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Phillip Ashley

Deepwater Horizon – multiple arbitrator appointments on same incident

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Court of Appeal has considered the extent to which an arbitrator may, without the parties' knowledge, accept appointments in several matters in relation to the same or overlapping subject matters with only one common party without giving rise to an appearance of bias.

Maurus Winzap

Switzerland and Brazil sign double taxation agreement

Corporate Tax - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

Switzerland and Brazil recently signed a double taxation agreement, which is a major achievement for both countries and has been a long-standing demand of the private sector.

Valeria Gumuchdjian

Liability for false work references and reappraising social media

Employment & Benefits - Switzerland
Rihm Rechtsanwälte

Employers in Switzerland must provide work references that allow former employees to obtain new employment positions and may be liable for any false or overly negative work references that harm an employee's job search.

Marina E Sampson

Supreme Court of Canada upholds trade barrier in beer import case

Litigation - Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada recently determined that New Brunswick's restrictions on the importation of beer are constitutional and held that laws which create an incidental restriction on trade – but otherwise form a rational connection to a broader regulatory regime that is not targeted at restricting trade – will not contravene the Constitution Act 1867.

Simon Tilling

Brexit, chemicals and REACH: five issues to consider now

Product Regulation & Liability - United Kingdom
Burges Salmon LLP

The chemical and manufacturing industries are still waiting for clear post-Brexit plans for UK chemicals regulation, with exit from the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation a particular concern.

John Pearson

Slots can be traded for value even after insolvency

Aviation - United Kingdom
Vedder Price LLP

Monarch Airlines Limited's administrators have won an appeal with the Court of Appeal regarding Monarch's rights in and to certain 'slots' at Luton and Gatwick airports after it went into administration.



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