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Brian Smeenk

Bill 148: changes to Labour Relations Act

Employment & Benefits - Canada

The impact of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017 (known as 'Bill 148') has been overshadowed, to some extent, by the controversy surrounding the sweeping changes to the Employment Standards Act 2000, including the changes to the minimum wage.

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.

Thomas Mundry

Interested party and material transactions

Company & Commercial - Russia
Noerr LLP

Transactions of Russian joint stock companies and limited liability companies require the consent of the general meeting or the board of directors if they qualify as material or interested party transactions.

Filiz Toprak Esin

Turkey's Corruption Perceptions Index ranking falls again

White Collar Crime - Turkey
Gün + Partners

Transparency International recently published the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index, which reflects the public sector corruption perspective of non-governmental organisations and representatives of the business world.

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.

Victoria Rogers

The approach to redaction – High Court guidance

Litigation - United Kingdom

The English High Court recently considered the correct approach to the redaction of documents in civil proceedings.



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