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Jonathan Page

Barecon 2017 – broad-brush revision of widely used form

Shipping & Transport - International
Wikborg Rein

The Baltic and International Maritime Council recently released Barecon 2017, which represents an important update of one of the most commonly used maritime contracts.

Geoffrey Maddock

Brexit – EIOPA publishes opinion on cross-border legacy business

Insurance - United Kingdom
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

A recent opinion published by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority warns that UK insurers are unlikely to be able to meet obligations to European Economic Area (EEA) policyholders post-Brexit unless they mitigate the anticipated loss of passporting rights that will come with leaving the single market.

Fabian Kacic

Managers under trade law: how will Constitutional Court rule?

Company & Commercial - Austria
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Higher Administrative Court recently requested that the Constitutional Court repeal Section 39(2) of the Trade Act, as it infringes fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

Amy Patterson

Committal of bankrupt for contempt

Insolvency & Restructuring - United Kingdom
Taylor Wessing

A plaintiff recently applied for a bankrupt's committal to prison for contempt of court, providing certification that the bankrupt's conduct had breached the Insolvency Act 1986 without reasonable excuse.

Christine Reilly

Dish Network's Telephone Consumer Protection Act nightmare continues

Telecoms - USA
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

A $61 million judgment in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action will stand after a federal court judge denied Dish Network's motion to reduce or set aside the trebled damages award.

Douglas Sharrott

Court rules that immoral or scandalous matter can be registered

Intellectual Property - USA
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held that although the mark FUCT comprises immoral or scandalous matter, it is still federally registrable because the bar on registering such marks set out in Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act is an unconstitutional restriction of free speech, thereby violating the First Amendment..



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