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Gönenç Gürkaynak

Competition Board appoints new members: quorum established

Competition & Antitrust - Turkey
ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Two of the three vacant positions on the Competition Board (the competent decision-making organ of the Competition Authority) have now been filled.

Thomas Boone

Challenge of drafting first-demand guarantees

Banking - France
Odi-se Avocats

The Court of Cassation recently clarified its position on first-demand guarantees.

Andrae I Shaw

Speak now or forever hold your peace: court rejects insurer's attempt to withdraw defence

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently held that an insurer which had defended its insured for 10 months, without a reservation of rights, could not rely on a policy exclusion to withdraw its defence.

Beril Yayla Sapan

Survival of parties' will for penalty clauses in employment contracts

Employment & Benefits - Turkey
Gün + Partners

The Supreme Court General Assembly on the Unification of Judgments recently concluded that penalty clauses agreed for the unjust termination of a fixed-term employment contract before its end date are valid and enforceable even if the contract is deemed to be of an indefinite nature due to a lack of objective conditions required by law to conclude fixed-term contracts..

Matthew Nolan

Transpacific Steel secures trade court win for security tariffs on steel from Turkey

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Court of International Trade recently denied the Trump administration's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an importer challenging the government's use of a Cold War-era trade law to double national security tariffs on steel imports from Turkey.

Jonathan Cary

In-house lawyer prevented from relying on leaked email and overheard conversation

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

An email containing legal advice leaked to a claimant in an employment dispute did not fall foul of the iniquity principle and therefore remained privileged.

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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