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Carlos P Martins

Quebec court rules 'one passenger one ticket' policy applies in class action

Aviation - Canada
Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

The Quebec Superior Court of Justice recently ruled against Air Canada in a class action brought by passengers with disabilities, their attendants and obese passengers who had been required to pay for additional seats on flights.

Stella Koukounis

Importance of certainty in agreements: can there be room for an agreement to agree?

Company & Commercial - Cyprus
Solsidus Law

The Contracts Law provides the legal framework for establishing legally valid and enforceable agreements in Cyprus.

Rami D Fakhoury

New presidential border security and immigration memorandum

Immigration - USA
Fakhoury Global Immigration

President Donald Trump has issued a memorandum to the attorney general and secretary of homeland security as a follow-up measure to a recent proclamation which declared a national emergency in order to address the security and humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border.

Suzan Kurdi

Economic duress: when is a threat not an (illegitimate) threat?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently examined the circumstances in which a threat not to enter into a contract can amount to economic duress and found that, broadly speaking, it is when pressure is exerted in bad faith.

Sergey Medvedev

New law introduced to regulate digital rights

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The president recently signed the Digital Rights Law, which will take effect on 1 October 2019.

Joanne van Harmelen

New breeding techniques and regulation of genetically modified organisms

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

A recent European Court of Justice ruling on the status of organisms obtained by new breeding techniques as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has again brought the scope of the South African GMOs Act into question.

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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