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Eugenio Vaccari

Supreme Court of Cassation decision on activities of controlling entities

Company & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

Article 2497 of the Civil Code sets out that companies which provide direction and coordinate their subsidiaries are directly liable to the subsidiaries' minority shareholders for any damages caused to profitability and shareholding value by the violation of fair management principles.

Martin Foerster

Supreme Court redefines location surcharge in rent control leases

Real Estate - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

In early 2019 the Supreme Court passed three decisions confirming and clarifying its 2017 decision which had limited landlords' right to request a location surcharge for rent-controlled apartments in desirable neighbourhoods.

Ursula Baravalle

Patentability of living things – a South African approach

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Patent protection of living organisms – and the substances derived therefrom – has long been an area of confusion and controversy in South Africa.

Simon Hart

World freezing orders: recent dissipations and reasonable delays

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court has held that a delay in applying for a world freezing order was not fatal to its continuation at the return date, as the underlying transactions provided solid evidence of a risk of dissipation and the delay in seeking relief was not material and did not evidence the absence of a genuine belief in that risk.

Karen Lorenz

Court examines scope of multimodal transport

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Federal Court of Justice case law suggests that, in multimodal transport cases, voyages always have a series of sections and there are no stages without sections.

Gordon Drakes

Keeping your trade secrets safe – EU perspective for franchisors

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Trade Secrets Directive seeks to harmonise the protection of trade secrets in all EU member states.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey