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Peggy Sharon

What is considered an 'accident' under Montreal Convention?

Aviation - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

The Tel Aviv Magistrates Court recently declined a passenger's claim for bodily injury damages after it concluded that the event which was the subject matter of the claim was not considered to be an 'accident' as defined by the Montreal Convention.

Jeffrey Kleywegt

Fact(or) finding: locating pure financial damage in cross-border securities class actions

Litigation - Netherlands

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal recently ruled in favour of British Petroleum Plc (BP) in a securities class action initiated by the Dutch Association of Shareholders (VEB).

Urszula Wojtyra

Federal Court finds PMPRB unreasonable in determining that patent pertains to medicine

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court recently found that the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's assessment that a patent pertained to Galderma Canada's Differin was unreasonable, as it had failed to consider the entire patent.

Shannon Rajan

Federal Court decision changes adjudication practice in Malaysia

Construction - Malaysia

The Federal Court recently dealt with three broad issues under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act – namely, jurisdictional challenge, the exclusion of defences and the setting aside and staying of decisions.

Mirza Manraj

Launching an ICO in British Virgin Islands

Banking - British Virgin Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

Interest in the setting up and distribution of initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the British Virgin Islands and other offshore locations has increased rapidly during 2017, and this is expected to continue.

Richard P Lawson

Florida federal court affirms FTC's available remedies

Telecoms - USA
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

In a recent case involving a purported time-share scam, a Florida federal court ruled that disgorgement and refunds are remedies available to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).



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