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William I Maema

Why 'you're fired!' is no longer law

Employment & Benefits - Kenya
Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

For a termination to be lawful, the employer must have a valid reason and adopt a fair termination process.

Adam Holden

Duty of care owed by local authority to commissioning owner after stadium collapse

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

The Supreme Court recently reversed a Court of Appeal judgment that a local authority did not owe a duty of care to a commissioning owner in issuing a code compliance certificate for a non-compliant building.

Chisako Yagi

RED BULL trademarks: determining well-known status and recognising fame

Intellectual Property - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

In a recent case, Red Bull AG claimed that a trademark registered by Korean company Bullsone Co, Ltd should be invalidated due to the likelihood of confusion as to the source of the designated goods.

Koen Platteau

Competition College refuses to initiate Phase II investigation of Volvo's acquisition of Kant

Competition & Antitrust - Belgium
Simmons & Simmons LLP

The Competition College recently refused to initiate a Phase II investigation and approved Volvo Group Belgium's acquisition of various companies belonging to the Kant group, despite concerns that the transaction was likely to result in competition issues.

Gigi Nyanin

SARS provides further clarity on VCCs

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released a binding class ruling which addressed, among other things, the eligibility of a partner in an en commandite partnership to claim a deduction in respect of venture capital shares acquired by the partnership.

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".



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