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Andy McGregor

High Court considers retrospective costs amendments

Litigation - United Kingdom

In Sharp v Blank the High Court considered the defendants' application for approval of their revised cost budget on the basis that there had been significant developments in the litigation.

David Davies

Tax loss transactions denied

Corporate Tax - Canada
Thorsteinssons LLP

The Tax Court recently decided a new case under the general anti-avoidance rule in Section 245 of the Income Tax Act, holding that the rule applies to restrict losses in an attempted non-acquisition of control transaction.

Paweł Sikora

Shareholders' rights to give binding instructions to limited liability company managers

Company & Commercial - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

The Code of Commercial Companies provides that the supervisory board of a limited liability company cannot give binding instructions regarding the management of the company's affairs to its managers.

Babajide Oladipo Ogundipe

Whistleblower initiative faces challenges

White Collar Crime - Nigeria
Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

When the Federal Ministry of Finance's new whistleblowing programme was announced, an issue was identified with regard to the lack of clarity around how rewards will be calculated.

Rhéaume Perreault

Dismissals for incompetence: are we moving backward or forward?

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Employers in Quebec that wish to dismiss employees for incompetence may now need to accomplish an additional step before doing so, following the Quebec Superior Court's recent confirmation of an arbitration decision in which an additional criterion was added to those previously established by the Court of Appeal.

Galina Petkova

Commission fines Laptop.BG for video blog content

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Commission for the Protection of Competition recently fined Laptop.BG for unfair practices in the form of contradicting genuine practices.



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