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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.

David Smyth

SFC collective redress: reliance on misstatement in a real but not ideal world

Litigation - Hong Kong

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong has been very active in using civil proceedings pursuant to Section 213 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance to seek redress for investors.

Joanna Valentine

Cross-border mergers: recent case law upholding freedom of establishment

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that a company was entitled to use and benefit from the EU cross-border merger regime for its corporate reorganisation, even though the only cross-border element was the inclusion of a single, dormant foreign entity solely to allow the otherwise domestic reorganisation to benefit from the cross-border rules.

Colin Leckey

Government response to Taylor review – a damp squib?

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The government has published its Good Work Plan in response to Matthew Taylor's review of modern working practices.

Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia

Changes to merchant discount rate framework: impact on stakeholders

Banking - India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The Reserve Bank of India and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology recently established a new regulatory framework for setting limits on and payments of merchant discount rates and encouraging digital payments.

Brian D Hirshberg

SEC grants principles-based Section 3(c)(5)(C) relief

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

In a recent principles-based grant of relief, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) focused on the business activities of the particular issuer, instead of whether a particular asset is a qualifying asset, in determining the availability of the Section 3(c)(5)(C) exemption.



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