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Katarzyna Terlecka

OCCP imposes fine for resale price maintenance agreement

Competition & Antitrust - Poland
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (OCCP) recently issued a decision in which it concluded that wholesale supplier Fordex and sports retailer Intersport had entered into an anti-competitive agreement and violated Article 6 of the Competition Act.

Vasileios Psyrras

Guidance ahead of entry into force of ballast water convention

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC

The Department of Merchant Shipping recently issued guidance to owners, charterers and managers of Cyprus ships regarding the entry into force of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments 2004.

Alan Williams

Letters of credit: fraud conquers all – if it is fraud

Litigation - United Kingdom

A recent Court of Appeal decision provides a useful reminder of the difficulty in establishing the high threshold of fraud and that the fraud exception to the principle of autonomy is likely to be relevant in only very few circumstances.

Luciano Timm

Arbitration and corporate law in Brazil: a debate resurfaces

Arbitration & ADR - Brazil
Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

December 14 2016 is already being considered 'D-day' with regard to arbitration and corporate law, as before the Brazilian judiciary's court recess, two important precedents were set on the subject.

Mira Todorovic Symeonidis

Recent developments in natural gas sector

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

Unlike in most other EU countries, natural gas became part of the Greek market only recently following the launch of organised commercial import of natural gas at the end of 1996.

Anna T Pinedo

Court of appeals upholds SEC's backtesting finding

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

In a recent case, a former investment adviser lost a petition to review and vacate a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) administrative law judge's decision relating to the improper use of backtested information.



Opposition to energy projects

Energy & Natural Resources / China, Mexico


Diversity in the workplace

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


Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA