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Camilla Paoletti

Just desserts: CADE fines company for exclusivity practices in ice cream market

Competition & Antitrust - Brazil
BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

The Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) tribunal recently fined Unilever R29.4 million for abusing its dominant position in the impulse ice cream (ie, ice cream for immediate consumption) market.

Dries Hoek

New dawn for dividend-stripping rules?

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Abusive schemes whereby taxpayers retain shares for at least 18 months before they are disposed of for a nominal consideration recently came to the attention of the National Treasury, which proposed that the share buy-backs and dividend stripping rules be amended with effect from 20 February 2019.

Robert Gilroy

Doctrine of unjust enrichment may deprive named beneficiaries of life insurance proceeds

Litigation - Canada
Dentons

Designated beneficiaries of a life insurance policy have traditionally had a high degree of certainty that they would be entitled to the policy proceeds on the death of the insured.

Elise Heyman

Dutch dismissal law in a nutshell

Employment & Benefits - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

Dutch dismissal law contains certain distinguishing elements which make it unique within Europe.

Alexander Vida

Who owns a mark used by multiple business parties?

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

In a recent dispute between the inventor and marketer of a food supplement gel, the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, the Metropolitan Tribunal and the Metropolitan Court of Appeal had to determine the true owner of the associated word and device marks.

Rainer Herzig

Social security system to undergo restructure – but will it achieve cost savings?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

The Austrian social security system has been characterised by regional and occupational fragmentation and the domination of employee representatives.

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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