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Avneet Jaswal

Thirty-month notice of termination ruling overturned

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently reaffirmed that the upper limit for reasonable notice remains 24 months, absent exceptional circumstances.

Rayan Houdrouge

No deal? Post-Brexit admission of British nationals to Swiss labour market

Immigration - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Agreement on Admission to the Labour Market for a Temporary Transitional Period following the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the Free Movement of Persons will provide facilitated access to the labour market for British nationals in Switzerland and for Swiss nationals in the United Kingdom after Brexit.

Alexander Vida

Applicant found to have acted in bad faith in order to abuse trademark protection

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office recently rejected a trademark application on the grounds of bad faith, finding that the applicant had attempted to register the mark so that he could charge a licence fee when a swimming arena with the same name commenced operations.

Shubhangi Pathak

100% FDI in insurance intermediaries: a welcome change

Insurance - India
Tuli & Co

Since 2015, foreign investment in insurers and insurance intermediaries has been capped at 49%.

Simon Hart

World freezing orders: recent dissipations and reasonable delays

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court has held that a delay in applying for a world freezing order was not fatal to its continuation at the return date, as the underlying transactions provided solid evidence of a risk of dissipation and the delay in seeking relief was not material and did not evidence the absence of a genuine belief in that risk.

Fred M Ackerson

Illinois amnesty programmes now underway

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Illinois Department of Revenue has begun a new amnesty programme, which is running from 1 October 2019 to 15 November 2019.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey