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Jakob Widner

Teachers and brothels

Employment & Benefits - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently confirmed an appellate court's decision and ruled that a school teacher who had moonlighted as a brothel manager had been eligible for termination because this sort of behaviour could be considered a breach of trust and damaging to the school's reputation.

Ashleigh Carr

Court of Appeal confirms that parties can be forced to engage in certain types of ADR

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The Court of Appeal recently overturned the High Court judgment in Lomax v Lomax, confirming that the courts can order early neutral evaluation even without the parties' consent.

José Inácio Ferraz De Alemeida Prado Filho

Petrobras closes abuse of dominance investigations through divestment commitments

Competition & Antitrust - Brazil
BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

State-owned oil and gas company Petrobras recently reached two settlements with the Administrative Council for Economic Defence to close five investigations into alleged abuses of dominance in the oil refining and domestic natural gas markets.

Katie Lee

Amended PMNOC Regulations: second anniversary update

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The amended Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, which came into force two years ago, heralded significant changes to the IP landscape for pharmaceutical companies in Canada.

Helena Tapp Barroso

Processing personal health data for insurance purposes under GDPR

Insurance - Portugal
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

The recently published act to transpose the General Data Protection Regulation into Portuguese law was expected to provide specific grounds for the processing of health data for insurance purposes.

Haco van der Houven van Oordt

Court removes need for bailiffs to board ships to execute arrests

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

The Netherlands has long been considered one of the most favourable jurisdictions in which to arrest a ship.

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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