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Xiangrong Wu

Proving copyright ownership in trademark disputes

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung

It is acknowledged doctrine that if an accused trademark exhibits substantial similarity to copyrighted works, copyright infringement can be established once the accused has demonstrated access to the copyrighted works, unless the accused can prove that the accused work is the result of its independent creation.

Jesper Windahl

High court rules on significance of CIF clause to jurisdiction dispute

Shipping & Transport - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

The High Court of Western Denmark recently decided in favour of a Danish cost insurance and freight (CIF) seller in a jurisdiction dispute involving a Czech buyer.

Sally Edwards

Generation games and avoiding family disputes

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey

The use of private trust companies is becoming more common as a method of retaining family control through the generations.

Gerhard Badenhorst

Residential property developers face cash-flow crunch due to VAT on temporary letting of units

Real Estate - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Many residential property developers will begin 2018 with a major cash-flow challenge, as they may be faced with a substantial value added tax (VAT) liability in respect of the temporary letting of residential units which have been developed for resale.

Maria Hadjisavva

Supreme Court decision breached European Convention on Human Rights

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The European Court of Human Rights recently reviewed disciplinary proceedings against a former judge that had taken place in the Supreme Court in 2006 and resulted in the judge's dismissal.

Samuel B Boxerman

Climate change nuisance suit to remain in federal court

Environment & Climate Change - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The US District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied a motion by Oakland and San Francisco to remand their climate change nuisance suit back to state court.



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