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Dominique Berther

Bonus payments for Swiss employees

Employment & Benefits - Switzerland
Rihm Rechtsanwälte

Each year many Swiss corporate clients ask the same question: are bonus payments under an employment contract at the full discretion of employers and therefore voluntary or do employers have an enforceable financial obligation in this regard? This article addresses the factual and legal considerations which usually play a role when HR departments prepare for the yearly bonus season..

Carlos P Martins

Court rules EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation claim cannot be enforced as breach of contract

Aviation - Canada
Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

A recent decision from the Ontario Small Claims Court marks the first time that a Canadian court has considered whether EU air passenger rights legislation can be enforced outside Europe.

Adrian Attard

Flag injunctions: practical alternative to ship arrests

Shipping & Transport - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Maltese law is straightforward in terms of who has a right to arrest and which claims can be secured by means of an arrest.

Abigail Smith

Health Canada consults on promotional and non-promotional activities for health products

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Health Canada has announced a consultation on its new draft guidance: The Distinction Between Promotional and Non-promotional Messages and Activities for Health Products.

Vicky Stilwell

Who takes the cake? Copyright over baked goods

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Professional and amateur bakers are often inspired by the extravagant and intricately designed cakes shown on TV shows.

Chakrapani Misra

Supreme Court holds government cannot seek preference while seeking stay on enforcement

Arbitration & ADR - India
Khaitan & Co

The Supreme Court recently considered whether an unconditional stay can be granted under Section 36 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 when the applicant is the government.

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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