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Sotos Kasinos

Settlement agreement releases parties from rights and obligations under initial agreement

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Supreme Court recently reaffirmed the long-established principle that when contracting parties agree to amend or replace an agreement, the new agreement will replace the old one and define all of their rights and obligations.

Phillip Ashley

Oil and gas JOA defaults: English Court of Appeal upholds restraint of remedies

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

The Court of Appeal recently upheld a High Court decision in which an oil company was found in contempt of court for holding an operating committee meeting in the absence of an alleged defaulting party.

Babajide Oladipo Ogundipe

Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission under pressure

White Collar Crime - Nigeria
Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

Following media reports accusing the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission director general and two other senior officials of serious financial impropriety, the Federal Ministry of Finance recently announced the suspension of the accused officials pending investigations into the accusations.

Hui Huang

Beijing High Court releases new jurisdiction rules for civil IP cases

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung

Sources indicate that the Beijing High Court recently released the Provisions on the Adjustment of the Courts' Jurisdiction over Civil IP Cases in Beijing.

Caroline Landerfors

Insurance mediation or investment advice?

Insurance - Sweden

The Supreme Court recently referred a case to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning the demarcation of insurance mediation and investment advice, and the extent to which the statutory liability insurance for insurance intermediaries should respond to claims in respect of such services.

Vasileios Psyrras

Training subsidy scheme amendments

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Since November 2015 the government has subsidised practical training on board ships for deck and engine cadet officers.



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