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Karen Kitchen

Trademark life after death

Intellectual Property - South Africa

An individual may file a trademark in his or her own name, as opposed to in the name of a company.

Alexander Isola

Lender's liability in case of borrower's insolvency

Insolvency & Restructuring - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz

Recent case law from the Supreme Court demonstrates once again that lenders can be held liable by creditors of an insolvent borrower under certain conditions.

Shai Bakal

IAA publishes new draft guidelines on excessive pricing

Competition & Antitrust - Israel
Tadmor & Co Yuval Levy & Co

The Israel Antitrust Authority (IAA) recently concluded its initial re-evaluation of its policy on the prohibition on excessive pricing by monopolies and published draft guidelines on the factors that it will consider in enforcing the prohibition.

Jesper Windahl

Supreme Court asks ECJ whether jurisdiction clause binds third-party proceedings against P&I insurer

Shipping & Transport - Denmark
Windahl Sandroos & Co

The Supreme Court recently requested guidance from the European Court of Justice on whether an injured party which, under national law, may bring proceedings directly against the liability insurers of the liable party is, under EU law, bound by the jurisdiction clause of the policy between the insurer and policyholder.

Donna M Parisi

CFTC approves rule amending chief compliance officer annual report timing

Derivatives - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently announced its unanimous approval of a final rule amending CFTC Regulation 3.3 to provide for a 90-day window after the end of an institution's fiscal year for the filing of chief compliance officer annual reports.

Bernhard Lötscher

Federal Tribunal on professional privilege in context of internal investigations

White Collar Crime - Switzerland
CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd

The Federal Tribunal recently held that professional privilege did not prevent prosecutors from accessing information collected by attorneys retained by a Swiss bank to carry out an investigation of suspected contraventions of regulatory and penal laws by the bank's employees.



Diversity in the workplace

Employment & Benefits / Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Peru, Switzerland


Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA


Insolvency and licences

Insolvency & Restructuring / Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom