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Andrew Thorp

Court of Appeal provides guidance on directors' powers

Private Client & Offshore Services - British Virgin Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

A recent Court of Appeal ruling provided guidance on directors' powers after considering whether a fresh issuance of shares by directors which altered the balance of voting power between the shareholders was done for a proper purpose.

Madeleine Jephcott

Employment status review announced in response to Taylor report

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

In its Autumn 2017 Budget, the government indicated for the first time how it intends to respond to the recommendations made by Matthew Taylor in his review of modern working practices.

Phyllis H Marcus

FTC settles first children's privacy case involving connected toys

IT & Internet - USA
Hunton & Williams LLP

The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agreement with electronic toy manufacturer VTech Electronics Limited and its US subsidiary settling charges that VTech violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by collecting personal information from hundreds of thousands of children without providing direct notice or obtaining their parent's consent and failing to take reasonable steps to secure the data that it had collected..

Jan Erik Janssen

New government's ambitious climate and energy initiatives

Energy & Natural Resources - Netherlands
Stek Advocaten BV

The new government's coalition agreement contains an ambitious paragraph on climate and energy, which observes that the European Union's aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% (compared with 1990 levels) by 2030 will be insufficient to meet the Paris Agreement target.

Nan Jiang

TRAB launches online database of decisions

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung

The Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) recently launched an online searchable database which will make its decisions publicly available.

Klaus Oblin

Supreme Court rules on non-bank loans

Litigation - Austria
Oblin Melichar

The Supreme Court recently ruled in a case in which a loan was granted without collateral and obviously served to finance the acquisition of the target's shares.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey