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Jos Van der Meché

Court of appeal sheds light on position of cargo owners, freight forwarders and CMR carriers

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

A recent court of appeal decision has shed light on the legal notion of a principal obtaining a claim right against a carrier when the principal has a contract of carriage with a freight forwarder for the transport in question.

Maurus Winzap

Abolition of issuance stamp duty to further boost Swiss economy

Corporate Tax - Switzerland
Walder Wyss Ltd

In Switzerland, 1% issuance stamp duty is levied on capital contributions from shareholders to Swiss companies.

Gordon Drakes

Parties which deliberately and wilfully breach contracts can rely on broad exclusion or limitation of liability clauses

Corporate & Commercial - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

A recent High Court case has provided reassurance that the courts will continue to respect and enforce clearly drafted exclusion and limitation of liability clauses, even broad ones, unless to do so would have the effect of excluding all liability for all breach or would reduce one party's obligations to a mere declaration of intent.

Jonathan Brosseau

Court annuls billion-dollar award, finding Crimea investment was made before BIT applied

Arbitration & ADR - France
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

The Paris Court of Appeal has set aside an award against Russia for the expropriation of the Crimean branch of Ukrainian state-owned bank Oschadbank.

Lawrence Theall

'Additional insured' coverage and multiple insurers: 'other insurance' clauses

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

Insureds which suffer a loss may find that they are covered by multiple insurance policies for that loss.

W Todd Miller

Expect more of the same: FTC's novel challenge to Illumina's acquisition of Grail

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Baker & Miller PLLC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently filed an administrative complaint challenging the acquisition of Grail, an emerging producer of early detection tests for multiple cancer types, by Illumina, a producer of next-generation DNA sequencing platforms which are used by Grail's (and potentially others') tests.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

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