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Laura Epplett

School no excuse for excessive absenteeism: arbitrator rules in upholding termination

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

In a recent arbitration decision, an arbitrator upheld the termination of a grievor for excessive absenteeism under the employer's absenteeism policy.

Rajasingam Gothandapani

Court of Appeal overturns High Court decision on breach of contract of carriage

Shipping & Transport - Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co

The Court of Appeal recently overturned a High Court decision regarding the alleged breach of a contract of carriage.

Claudia Bock

Competition authority under scrutiny for alleged fishing expedition

Competition & Antitrust - Czech Republic
Schoenherr

The legality of on-site inspections (also known as dawn raids) carried out by the Office for the Protection of Competition at the premises of betting companies in early 2019 is currently under judicial review.

David R Hamill

USMCA takes giant step towards ratification

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

House Democrats and the Trump administration recently reached an agreement on the final text of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Matej Kosalko

Enforcement of awards affected by international sanctions

Arbitration & ADR - Slovakia
Allen & Overy Bratislava sro

In 2019 the Ministry of Finance issued guidelines on procedures for the effective application of rules on the freezing of financial assets of sanctioned persons in Slovakia.

Matthew Norton

Federal Court dismisses patent infringement action for delay

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court recently dismissed an action for delay following a status review under Section 382.1 of the Federal Courts Rules where the proceeding remained at the documentary discovery stage with outstanding motions pending more than six years after the action had been commenced.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China

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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