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Sanaya F Vachha

Competition Commission initiates Phase II review of Uber's acquisition of Careem

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The Competition Commission recently decided on a joint pre-merger application by Uber Technologies, Inc and Careem Inc and concluded that – based on its assessment of the relevant market – the proposed merger was likely to substantially weaken competition through the creation or strengthening of a dominant position in the relevant market.

Marcel Meinhardt

Linked ETSs to benefit energy-intensive industries

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The CO2 Agreement between Switzerland and the European Union aims to link the Swiss and EU emissions trading systems (ETSs) to allow energy-intensive industries which currently participate in only the Swiss ETS to access the more dynamic EU emissions market.

Christopher Loh

Most important patent cases of 2019 thus far

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

Thus far, 2019 has been an eventful year for US patent law.

Nicolas Contis

Civil procedure reform: appeal proceedings regarding questions of jurisdiction clarified

Litigation - France
Kalliopé

The Supreme Court recently ended a conflict between the appeal courts and clarified that for any decision rendered exclusively on a jurisdictional issue, the party that wants to appeal such decision must file a motivated statement for appeal and, more importantly, appeal to the first president of the relevant appeal court through a formal request in order to obtain a fixed date on which the case will be heard.

Sandrine Giroud

Art collectors' alert – landmark Supreme Court ruling on returning artworks illicitly exported to country of origin

Private Client & Offshore Services - Switzerland
LALIVE

Estimated at $67.4 billion, the art market has become a global playing field for ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals to invest their assets.

Sophie Arseneault

Please hold the line: what to do when receiving calls from employment insurance officers

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

An adjudicator considering allegations of unjust dismissal under the Canada Labour Code recently ruled that an employer was prohibited from asserting dismissal for misconduct since the issue had already been decided by an employment insurance officer.

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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