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Man Mohan Sharma

CCI imposes penalty for bid rigging in coal transportation auctions

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India recently imposed a penalty of almost Rs120 million on 10 transport companies for bid rigging in regard to coal and sand transportation tenders.

Jack Su

Court sanctions transformation of registered trademark into infringing trademark

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung

The Zhongshan Intermediate Court has ruled that a trademark owner and his company must bear joint and several liability for the compensation of Rmb3 million after the distinctive element of their registered trademark was subtly modified in practice to appear visually similar to the trademark 3M.

Victoria Grogan

Legislative changes to look out for in 2018: a Q&A

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey

The Capacity and Self-Determination (Jersey) Law 2016, due to come into effect in April 2018, will be a long overdue update to the old customary laws.

Matthias Gippert

Negative interest on existing cash deposits imposed by change in terms and conditions unlawful

Banking - Germany
Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP

The Tubingen Regional Court recently held that negative interest on a consumer's existing cash deposits imposed by a German bank by unilaterally changing the bank's general terms and conditions was unlawful.

Cihan Mercan

Possibility of obtaining preliminary attachment before filing or during enforcement lawsuit

Arbitration & ADR - Turkey
Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law

In 2015 the 15th Chamber of the Court of Appeals held that courts cannot grant a preliminary attachment on the ground of a foreign court judgment, unless this judgment had been enforced in Turkey.

Stella Koukounis

Existence and use of 'golden shares' in private limited liability companies

Company & Commercial - Cyprus
Solsidus Law

The concept of a 'golden share' was devised to maintain control of newly privatised companies as they adjust to the free market environment or to prevent takeover by overseas shareholders of private companies operating in fields of national interest.



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