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Bernardine Adkins

Acquisitions of minority shareholdings under UK merger control regime

Competition & Antitrust - United Kingdom
Gowling WLG

The Competition and Markets Authority can open an investigation and impose initial enforcement orders where it has reasonable grounds to suspect that two or more enterprises have ceased to be distinct.

César Navarro

Difference in severance for employees under service agreements and permanent employees is not discriminatory

Employment & Benefits - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

In a preliminary ruling in a case referred to it by the Galicia High Court, the European Court of Justice has confirmed the existence of objective grounds which justify a difference in compensation paid on the termination of works contracts linked to a specific service (ie, 12 days' salary) and the termination of permanent contracts (ie, 20 days' salary).

Magdalena Borucka

UKIPO considers whether LINKEDIN is similar to KINKEDIN

Intellectual Property - United Kingdom
Taylor Wessing

The UK Intellectual Property Office recently upheld LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company's opposition to JK Solutions' registration of the word mark KINKEDIN in Class 45 designating, among other things, internet and video dating services.

Urszula Wojtyra

Court strikes Novo Nordisk's judicial review application

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court recently struck Novo Nordisk's judicial review application challenging the minster of health's decision to accept for review an abbreviated new drug submission filed by Teva Canada.

Werner Jahnel

Revised PILA: setting the ground for trust arbitration in Switzerland?

Private Client & Offshore Services - Switzerland
LALIVE

While trusts have not been incorporated into the Swiss legal system, Switzerland ratified the Hague Trust Convention with effect from 1 July 2007 and adapted its conflict of laws provisions – in particular, Articles 149(a) to 149(e) of the Private International Law Act.

Ignacio Sanz

Supreme Court rules on scope of mortgage liability

Litigation - Spain
Pérez-Llorca

The Supreme Court recently confirmed that mortgage liability for interest claimed from third parties is limited to five years in accordance with the Mortgage Act.

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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