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Emily Haithwaite

Jersey – a home for private equity fund managers

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

Jersey is witnessing a spike in the inflow of private equity fund managers establishing a physical presence on the island.

Marco Manzone

Supreme Court rules on defence of lack of jurisdiction due to state immunity

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

The Supreme Court recently ruled in a case concerning the defence of lack of jurisdiction due to state immunity claimed by Rina SpA in the matter concerning the sinking of the Al-Salam Boccaccio 98.

Nicolas Contis

Clarification of rules on fast-track appeal proceedings

Litigation - France
Kalliopé

The Code of Civil Procedure provides for fast-track proceedings before the courts of appeal in certain cases.

Mathew Newman

Not just a rubber stamp: principles for liquidators to get decisions blessed by Royal Court

Insolvency & Restructuring - Guernsey
Ogier

The Royal Court recently brought an end to an important chapter in a long-running dispute regarding control of the exploration and exploitation of the oil and gas reserves of Georgia.

Philippe Hameau

Mining arbitration: recent dispute trends

Arbitration & ADR - Africa
Norton Rose Fulbright

Africa's economic growth has historically been linked to the fluctuation of commodity prices and it supplies significant amounts of minerals in global demand.

Karsten Metzlaff

Appeals court finds clause allowing franchisor to unilaterally increase franchise fee to be invalid

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

The Jena Higher Regional Court recently held that a clause which allows a franchisor to adjust the franchise fee at the beginning of each quarter and does not clearly disclose to the franchisee the scope of the fee increase mechanism is in breach of the law regarding general terms and conditions, which applies to standard-form contracts and thus standardised franchise agreements.

OnDemand

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru