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Steven Rajavinothan

Supreme Court holds defendant cannot be liable for greater loss than was caused by its negligent valuation

Litigation - United Kingdom

The Supreme Court recently clarified that when applying the 'but for' test in the context of a negligent valuation, the basic comparison is between the position that the claimant would have been in if the defendant had fulfilled its duty of care and the claimant's actual position.

Chisako Yagi

Similarity of device marks to be used as stitched ornamental marks

Intellectual Property - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

A Japanese company recently claimed that a Chinese company's trademark should be invalidated due to its similarity with the plaintiff's trademarks and the likelihood of confusion as to the source of the designated goods.

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.

Philippos Aristotelous

Extension of accelerated writing-down allowances for tax purposes

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Income Tax Law was amended in 2012 to introduce accelerated capital allowances for tax purposes on assets purchased between 2012 and 2014, inclusive.

Frode Vareberg

Parent company guarantee requirement for future decommissioning cost in corporate transfers on NCS

Energy & Natural Resources - Norway
Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma

In 2016 the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced that in all future corporate transfers subject to ministry approval it would consider requiring security from the seller establishing a secondary liability for future decommissioning costs.

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.



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