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Marc Rodrigue

Sufficient evidence is key to overturning release for unfairness

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that a release signed by an employee should be overturned for unfairness only if there is clear evidence of a lack of fairness.

Paulo Monteverde

New Industrial Property Code enters into force

Intellectual Property - Portugal
Baptista Monteverde & Associados

The new Industrial Property Code recently entered into force with a number of amendments resulting from the implementation of the EU Trademark Regulation.

David R Hamill

July update on China Section 301 tariffs: latest from China-US talks

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

At a recent G20 Summit press conference, President Trump said that he would not lift the existing Section 301 tariffs on China, but would also not add tariffs on any additional Chinese imports "for at least the time being" as part of an agreement to resume negotiations with China.

Otto Waechter

Virtual currency regulation

Banking - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Austria has no domestic legislation that directly applies to virtual currencies, although operations using cryptocurrencies may fall under existing laws.

Chelon Carr-Newbold

New tax reforms in effect

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

In the 2019/2020 Budget Communication the government announced various tax reforms which came into effect on 1 July 2019.

Rachele Vacca de Dominicis

Supreme Court of Cassation examines CEO duties of fairness and transparency

Company & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

The Civil Code sets out specific rules which apply in the event that a chief executive officer (CEO) or director has extra-company interests.

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