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Alastair Hall

Beware: High Court refuses permission to rely on new witness statement prepared part way through trial

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court of England and Wales recently refused a claimant permission to rely on a witness statement of one its in-house lawyers, prepared during an ongoing trial, and call that witness to give oral evidence during the trial.

Emily Haithwaite

Jersey – a home for private equity fund managers

Corporate Finance/M&A - Jersey
Ogier

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

Helen Ruelle

First COVID-19-related employment tribunal judgment

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

A recent Jersey Employment and Discrimination Tribunal judgment is believed to be the first employment decision relating to the restrictions imposed on businesses due to COVID-19.

Richard Moore

What's happening in employment law in 2021?

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

Although the COVID-19 pandemic still dominates the agenda, the employment law landscape continues to evolve.

Jürg Schneider

Federal Council in favour of requiring critical infrastructures to report cyberattacks

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently tasked the Department of Finance with drafting a bill which will introduce a cyberattack notification obligation for operators of critical infrastructure.

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.

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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