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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.

Neeraj Tuli

Arbitration where insurer denies liability

Insurance - India
Tuli & Co

The Supreme Court recently upheld the validity of a quantum-only arbitration clause and affirmed that once an insurer has denied liability, arbitration is no longer an option (unless the insurer and insured come to an independent agreement to arbitrate).

David Mlaver

Waiver leads to double tax liability on patent royalties

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

Declining to address whether certain technology licensing royalties should be subject to taxation as income or capital gains, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit found that a patentee-taxpayer had waived his claim on appeal and affirmed the Tax Court's decision that the royalties should be treated as income.

Abigail Smith

Federal Court grants motion to strike plaintiff's quia timet pleading in oxycodone infringement action

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In a recent case, the Federal Court granted the plaintiff's motion to strike a rival pharmaceutical company's statement of claim for infringement of a patent relating to oxycodone salt.

Dieter Hauck

The devil is in the details: transaction value draft guidelines

Competition & Antitrust - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

In 2017 an additional merger threshold was implemented to catch cases that fall below existing turnover thresholds but where the consideration for the transaction exceeds a specified amount and the target is active in the relevant country to a significant extent.

Laura Shirreffs

Disability to be a protected characteristic under Jersey discrimination law

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

Effective from September 1 2018, the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 will be amended to include disability as a protected characteristic.

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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