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Marco Manzone

Sea Watch 3: can coastal states limit right of innocent passage?

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

Can a coastal state prevent a ship from exercising the right of innocent passage into its territorial waters to access one of its ports in a maritime distress scenario deriving from rescuing migrants at sea? This question has been the focus of attention due to legislation that the government passed in 2019 in order to restrict such rights and the case of Sea Watch 3, which entered the Italian port of Lampedusa despite a government veto..

Annamaria Pedroni

When can employers use private investigators?

Employment & Benefits - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

According to case law, the Italian regulatory system allows employers to appoint private investigators to verify unlawful conduct on the part of their employees.

Vlad Săndulescu

Parliament eases procedure for setting up new companies

Company & Commercial - Romania
Schoenherr

A series of minor yet impactful amendments will shortly be introduced to the Companies Law, making it easier for investors and entrepreneurs to set up a new company.

Alexander Vida

All that jazz: bad-faith trademark applications

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

Hungarian case law has prohibited acting in bad faith for centuries – particularly since the introduction of the Civil Code 1958 and the Trademark Act 1979.

Katrina Edge

Enforcement of Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012

Banking - Jersey
Ogier

Under the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 1983, the powers of a secured party on enforcement were limited to a power of sale.

Charles Allen

Overseas intervener in Hong Kong

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In re Zadeh v Registrar of Companies, the Court of First Instance held that an application by an overseas company to intervene as a party in existing proceedings in Hong Kong did not expose it to a liability to provide security for costs and that, even if the court did have jurisdiction to order security for costs, it would not have ordered the intervener to do so.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, Switzerland

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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