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Stefan Sax

Restructuring Order applies only where binding ruling exists

Insolvency & Restructuring - Germany
Clifford Chance Deutschland LLP

On February 9 2017 the Great Senate of the Federal Fiscal Court published a decision stating that the Restructuring Order was illegal.

John DR Craig

Win for employers: Supreme Court rejects union's request for right to consultation in accommodation process

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

The Supreme Court recently dismissed an application from the Telecommunications Workers' Union for leave to appeal the decision that unions have no independent legal right, separate and apart from their collective agreement rights, to be involved in every unionised employee's accommodation request.

Michael Harowski

Maritime attachment permissible to obtain security for foreign arbitration, but only as adjunct to obtaining jurisdiction

Shipping & Transport - USA
Fowler Rodriguez

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently reinforced the availability of a maritime attachment as a means of obtaining security for a foreign arbitration.

Samuel B Boxerman

Ninth Circuit limits reach of anti-duplication provision

Environment & Climate Change - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The Ninth Circuit recently issued an opinion that reflected a limited interpretation of the scope of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's anti-duplication provision, which provides that the act must be construed to apply to or authorise state regulation of "any activity or substance" regulated under several other federal statutes, including the Clean Water Act..

Xiangrong Wu

TRAB rules that unusual product shape is eligible for 3D trademark registration

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung

Registering a three-dimensional (3D) trademark is difficult and the Chinese courts have failed to develop reliable jurisprudence on this matter.

Bernhard Lötscher

Fallout of FATF mutual evaluation report on Switzerland

White Collar Crime - Switzerland
CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd

In the aftermath of the fourth mutual evaluation of Switzerland's dispositive to combat money laundering and terrorist financing by the Financial Action Task Force, the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority recently published a draft amendment to its Anti-money Laundering Ordinance.



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