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Valerie Allan

OGA launches mediation pilot for resolving UKCS licence disputes

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) recently launched a year-long UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) mediation pilot, which aims to test the extent to which mediation can assist in resolving disputes involving licences in the UKCS.

Daniel R Zuccherino

New legislation on unfair competition and designations of origin

Intellectual Property - Argentina
Obligado & Cia

Until the approval of Emergency Decree 274/2019 in April 2019, the regulation of unfair competition in Argentina was characterised by a lack of organisation, narrow scope and lack of a general rule for standardising acts of unfair competition.

Patricia Barboza

What is PM 905 and will it lead to another labour reform in Brazil?

Employment & Benefits - Brazil
CGM Advogados

Provisional Measure 905/2019 (PM 905) was recently published in the Official Gazette, creating a new type of employment agreement specifically designed to incentivise companies to offer individuals aged between 19 and 29 their first formal job in exchange for benefits relating mainly to payroll taxation.

Eamon Harrison Courtenay

International arbitration: key legislative developments

Arbitration & ADR - Belize
Courtenay Coye LLP

Arbitration in Belize is governed by the Arbitration Act.

David Maria Marino

Control over distribution networks: recent IVASS and ANIA clarifications

Insurance - Italy
DLA Piper

Section 46 of Institute for the Supervision of Insurance (IVASS) Regulation 40/2018 concerns (re)insurance distribution and provides that undertakings must, among other things, draft an annual report on the control over their distribution networks, which must be submitted to the board and the compliance division and delivered to IVASS.

Michael Harowski

Fifth Circuit confirms Dorion test for maritime contracts

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently confirmed the Dorion test for determining whether a contract is a maritime contract and extended the test to all mixed service contracts.

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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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