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Ian M Campbell

Bill 148: significant changes affecting agency employees

Employment & Benefits - Canada

One of the government's primary goals when enacting the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017 (known as 'Bill 148') was to provide additional protections for vulnerable employees, including individuals employed by temporary help agencies.

Stefan Paulmayer

FMA publishes new circulars concerning PRIIPS and remuneration policies

Insurance - Austria
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Financial Market Authority (FMA) recently published a new circular concerning key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products.

Cesare Galli

Italy ready to implement EU Directive on Trade Secrets

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

The government recently submitted to Parliament the text of a draft legislative decree to implement the EU Directive on Trade Secrets.

Sian Edmunds

Russell Hume: another meat processor falls foul of food safety regulation

Product Regulation & Liability - United Kingdom
Burges Salmon LLP

The Food Standards Agency recently announced that it has stopped products leaving sites run by Russell Hume, a major meat and poultry processing business, following "instances of serious non-compliance with food hygiene regulations".

Phillip Ashley

Oil and gas consultancy agreements: giving effect to parties' true intentions in a commercial context

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Court of Appeal has provided guidance as to what the words "fully operational and enforceable" in an agreement might mean in the context of a production sharing agreement in Kurdistan – in particular, whether such an agreement may be considered fully operational and enforceable without ratification by the Federal Government of Iraq.

Joanna Valentine

Cross-border mergers: recent case law upholding freedom of establishment

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that a company was entitled to use and benefit from the EU cross-border merger regime for its corporate reorganisation, even though the only cross-border element was the inclusion of a single, dormant foreign entity solely to allow the otherwise domestic reorganisation to benefit from the cross-border rules.



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