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Charles Allen

Top court confirms basis for indemnity costs

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The Court of Final Appeal recently reaffirmed the principles applicable when the courts consider making an enhanced award of costs in favour of the successful party (ie, 'indemnity costs').

Wang Yan

Disputes over geographical indications

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Geographical indications identify goods as originating from a certain region or locality, where a given quality, the reputation or another characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to the natural or humanistic features of the indicated place.

Stephen P Kranz

New York considers 5% gross receipts tax on almost every corporation

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The New York General Assembly recently introduced Assembly Bill A9112.

Andy McGregor

Bitcoin is 'property' and can therefore be subject of proprietary injunction

Banking - United Kingdom
RPC

Following recent case law on the matter, the High Court has found that bitcoin can be 'property' and can therefore be the subject of a proprietary injunction.

Moran Friedman

Terminating employment: hearing processes

Employment & Benefits - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Israeli employment laws set certain limitations on employers' right to terminate employees.

Valerie Allan

OGA launches mediation pilot for resolving UKCS licence disputes

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) recently launched a year-long UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) mediation pilot, which aims to test the extent to which mediation can assist in resolving disputes involving licences in the UKCS.

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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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