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Tala Khoury

Unionising the gig economy: contractor or employee?

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

One of the main disputes regarding the rise and proliferation of the gig economy is whether its workers are employees or contractors.

Alexander Vogel

New DLT/blockchain regulatory framework ready for parliamentary deliberations

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Federal Council recently adopted a dispatch on the further improvement of the framework conditions for distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain.

Samuel Yang

Draft rules on collection of personal data by apps revised

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The App Governance Panel recently published a new draft of the Information Security Technology – Basic Specification for Collecting Personal Information in Mobile Internet Applications.

Katie Lee

Federal Court issues two interlocutory decisions in Section 8 pregabalin case

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court recently issued two decisions relating to Pharmascience's claim for Section 8 damages under the pre-amended Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations for its pregabalin product (Pfizer's Lyrica).

Gordon Drakes

Good faith and relational contracts: impact of recent decisions on franchisors

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

English law has traditionally resisted implying the obligation of good faith into commercial contracts, except in limited circumstances.

Chris Ross

Unfair prejudice saga – Court of Appeal tries to impose some order

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently sought to impose some order on an unfair prejudice petition which had been mired in wrangling over pleadings for six years.

OnDemand

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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