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Jesper Windahl

Freight forwarder liable for depriving cargo interest possibility to declare general average

Shipping & Transport - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

A Danish court recently found a freight forwarder to be vicariously liable to a Danish company for fire damage caused to cargo carried by a subcontractor.

Sascha Dethof

Amazon versus marketplace merchants: FCO is investigating

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

The Federal Cartel Office (FCO) is investigating whether Amazon influences pricing on the Amazon marketplace.

Anthony V Lupo

Sanctions on Chinese apparel companies for forced labour hit retail supply chains

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Fashion and luxury goods companies should be concerned about the recent sanctioning of Chinese companies in Xinjiang province by the US Departments of Treasury and Commerce and other US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) developments relating to importing products that contain fabric made with prison or forced labour.

Simon Hart

What does 'market practice' entail? Court of Appeal rules on use of term in ISDA master agreement

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently held that 'market practice' is too wide a term to be implied into an International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) master agreement covering currency trading transactions by dismissing a claim arising from the 'de-pegging' of the Swiss franc from the euro.

Luke Tapp

Paid parental leave rights introduced

Employment & Immigration - United Arab Emirates
Pinsent Masons

Following a change in the law, employees of businesses which operate in the United Arab Emirates are now entitled to five working days' paid parental leave in the six months following the birth of their children.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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