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Samuel B Boxerman

ATSDR asserts that perfluoroalkyl compounds may endanger human health at low levels

Environment & Climate Change - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry recently released a draft toxicological profile for perfluoroalkyl compounds which asserted that they may be harmful to human health at low levels.

David R Hamill

White House ups Section 301 ante, China responds

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

A US trade representative recently issued a statement advising that President Trump had directed him to consider raising the previously proposed 10% additional duty to be applied to $200 billion worth of Chinese goods (referred to as the List 3 products) to 25%.

Paul Lewis

Broker not in breach of duty to advise in failing to provide oral advice in relation to duty to disclose

Insurance - United Kingdom
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

In holding that a broker was not in breach of duty by failing to give oral advice in relation to the disclosure of criminal convictions, the High Court has provided a useful reminder of the extent of a broker's duty to advise in relation to disclosure.

Jeffrey Kleywegt

Supreme Court further clarifies scope of 'main proceedings' for pre-judgment attachments in cross-border disputes

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD NV

The Dutch courts have jurisdiction to grant permission for pre-judgment attachment on assets that are located in the Netherlands, even if the debtor is foreign and the Dutch courts have no jurisdiction in the main proceedings.

Ian Mann

Court of Appeal reaffirms that it will rarely reverse findings of fact

Private Client & Offshore Services - British Virgin Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

The BVI Court of Appeal recently dismissed an appeal against the liquidators of BVI company Pioneer Freight Futures Company Limited and reaffirmed the established law regarding reversing findings of fact.

Urša Kranjc

Competition Protection Agency adopts commitments for Renault

Competition & Antitrust - Slovenia
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

In 2017 the Competition Protection Agency initiated proceedings against Renault.

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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