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Carolyn Soakell

ECJ confirms that Tesco employees can make equal pay comparison based on EU law

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The European Court of Justice has confirmed that Tesco shop workers can rely on EU law to compare themselves with distribution centre workers for the purposes of an equal pay claim.

Jan Erik Janssen

Regulation of electricity and gas network tariffs for 2022 to 2026

Energy & Natural Resources - Netherlands
Stek

The draft method decisions for TenneT and the electricity and gas regional distribution system operators (DSOs) were recently published, giving parties until 31 May 2021 to submit their opinions.

Gordon Drakes

Parties which deliberately and wilfully breach contracts can rely on broad exclusion or limitation of liability clauses

Corporate & Commercial - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

A recent High Court case has provided reassurance that the courts will continue to respect and enforce clearly drafted exclusion and limitation of liability clauses, even broad ones, unless to do so would have the effect of excluding all liability for all breach or would reduce one party's obligations to a mere declaration of intent.

Jukka Kantanen

AI patenting practices are changing – but is the direction right?

Intellectual Property - European Union
Berggren Oy

Protecting AI solutions by IP rights often entails a combination of patents, agreements regarding data and use and development of systems and software, and software copyright.

Marie Berard

Commercial Court declines to lift stay on enforcement of arbitral awards against Russia

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance

The High Court recently declined to lift a stay of the hearing of an application for the enforcement, under the Arbitration Act 1996, of certain arbitral awards and a related jurisdictional objection by the respondent (Russia) on grounds of sovereign immunity.

Tim Yimin Liu

Chinese court system: circuit courts

Litigation - China
Global Law Office

From 2015 to 2020 the basic structure of the Chinese court system remained as four levels: the Supreme People's Court, the higher people's courts, the intermediate people's courts and the basic people's courts.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru