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Andreas Fankhauser

Switzerland and European Union to link emissions trading systems

Aviation - Switzerland
Baumgartner Mächler

In order for Switzerland and the European Union to recognise each other's emission allowances through a bilateral agreement, Switzerland is planning to include aviation in its existing emissions trading scheme (ETS) and to link the Swiss and EU ETS.

Valerie Allan

OGA consults on funding UK National Data Repository through OGA levy

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

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) recently opened a consultation seeking views from the oil and gas industry on its proposal to increase the levy (which is payable by all offshore petroleum licensees and is its primary source of funding) to support the creation and then maintenance of a UK National Data Repository.

Sean Dempsey

Uber's worker status appeal rejected

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently upheld the Employment Tribunal decision that drivers engaged by Uber are workers rather than independent contractors.

May Chen

Criteria for examining motivation to replicate invention of patent application

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

When faced with the challenge of determining whether an invention patent specification has an inventive step when compared with the prior art, the courts must decide whether a person having ordinary skill in the art would be sufficiently motivated to combine the prior art references and replicate the invention.

Costanza Mariconda

Supreme Court of Cassation issues decision on reasons for appeal under Civil Procedure Code

Litigation - Italy
Mariconda e Associati Studio Legale

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Cassation consulted its united sections on an important question regarding the specificity of reasons for appeal under Article 342 of the Civil Procedure Code.

Kathleen Harris

Anonymity: Khuja v Times Newspapers Limited

White Collar Crime - United Kingdom
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

In July 2017 the Supreme Court published its judgment in a case concerning the reporting of an individual's name, which had been mentioned during trial proceedings to which he was not a party.



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