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Carlos P Martins

Failure to include retraction or apology in defamation settlement offer has costs consequences

Media, Marketing, Sports & Entertainment - Canada
Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

A recent decision of the Court of Queen's Bench in Alberta highlights the costs consequences of litigating civil actions in Canada in the context of a defamation action involving a self-represented plaintiff who was forced to proceed to trial in order to obtain public acknowledgement that the article in question was defamatory.

Paul Maeyaert

Different yet the same? Intermediary liability in physical and online markets

Intellectual Property - European Union

The issue of intermediary liability is a hot topic, particularly in the online environment, with decisions in Tommy Hilfiger and McFadden only intensifying the debate.

PierDanilo Beltrami

Draft law to reform insolvency procedures: group-wide pre-bankruptcy agreements

Insolvency & Restructuring - Italy
Lombardi Segni e Associati

The Rordorf Commission was established in January 2015 to develop draft legislation to reform the existing Insolvency Act.

Jasleen K Oberoi

Supreme Court rules on segregation of grounds in detention order

White Collar Crime - India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The Supreme Court recently clarified and reaffirmed the legal position surrounding the existence and severability of multiple grounds contained in a detention order passed under the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act 1974.

Adrian Attard

Court lifts physical bunker supplier's arrest of vessel

Shipping & Transport - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Following the issuance of a provisional arrest warrant at the request of a physical bunker supplier, the Maltese court determined that it was not vested with jurisdiction in rem and accordingly lifted the arrest.

Philippos Aristotelous

New law for payment of tax arrears by instalments

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Process of Adjustment of Tax Arrears Law 2017 was recently published in the Official Gazette.



Opposition to energy projects

Energy & Natural Resources / Brazil, China, Mexico, Portugal


Diversity in the workplace

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


Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA