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Court rejects preliminary attempt to enforce dockers' clause

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

The effort to make lashing a cargo-handling activity rather than a crew activity is set out in the so-called 'dockers' clause', contained in collective agreements covering some 15,000 seagoing vessels worldwide.

Nicolas Contis

Members of independent administrative authorities can be recused under principle of impartiality

Litigation - France
Kalliopé

In a June 2020 decision, the first civil chamber of the Supreme Court recognised the admissibility of a petition for a risk of lack of impartiality against a member of an independent administrative authority – namely, the president of the French Polynesian Competition Authority.

Amanda Wait

Competitive edge in merger control and FDI: everything you need to know to stay ahead

Competition & Antitrust - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, increased M&A activity is likely until at least the end of 2020.

Anat Shavit

Recent tax ruling provides for priority technological enterprise status for cloud services

Corporate Tax - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The Tax Authority recently published a tax ruling addressing priority technological enterprise status with respect to an Israeli company that engages in the development and provision of cloud service platforms.

Todd A Solomon

DOL creates path for 401(k) plans to offer private equity investment options

Employment & Immigration - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The US Department of Labour recently issued an information letter indicating that, in limited circumstances, it will allow defined contribution retirement plans (eg, 401(k) plans) to indirectly invest in private equity funds.

Hans Eriksson

Joint handling of patent infringement claims and contractual claims in Swedish IP courts

Intellectual Property - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

In the Swedish legal system, the specialist IP courts handle patent infringement claims, while the general courts handle contractual claims.

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