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David Smyth

Courts confirm basis for indemnity costs

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

A couple of recent first-instance decisions demonstrate the courts' wide discretion to award costs between parties based on a higher rate of recovery (referred to as an 'indemnity basis').

Shane D Todd

Government appoints new expert panel on labour standards

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

The federal government has established an independent expert panel to provide advice and conduct consultations on the modernisation of labour standards in Part III of the Canada Labour Code.

Thiago Jabor Pinheiro

Anti-corruption: legislative changes and enforcement

White Collar Crime - Brazil
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Brazil has seen extensive legal changes and enforcement efforts against corruption over the past few years.

Constantinos Christofi

General Healthcare System contributions

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

As of 1 March 2019, employees, pensioners, state officials and income earners in Cyprus must contribute 1.7% of their income to the General Health System, while self-employed individuals must contribute 2.55% of their income.

Teresa Polino

US Customs and Border Protection proposes social compliance programme to combat forced labour

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

As part of its response to the changes regarding forced labour enforcement brought about by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act 2015, US Customs and Border Protection is proposing to compel members of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism to maintain a social compliance programme to help to combat forced labour in supply chains..

Pedro Cortés

Macau banking and financial services overview: legal update

Private Client & Offshore Services - Macau
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

In 2018 and 2019 the legislature approved numerous laws to reinforce Macau's economic stability and international fiscal cooperation.

OnDemand

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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