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Geir Ove Røberg

Contractual options for stranded assets

Shipping & Transport - International
Wikborg Rein

Despite it being almost six years since the 2014 oil price crash, there appears to still be only limited appetite for new investments in the offshore space, with many offshore investors and other stakeholders appearing to be keeping their powder dry until more obvious signs of an upturn are visible on the horizon.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Supreme Court takes strict stance on conflict of interest

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently considered whether the fact that an arbitrator and a party counsel in one arbitration acted as co-counsel in another unrelated arbitration cast doubt on the arbitrator's independence and impartiality and thus disqualified him from acting as arbitrator in the arbitration under review.

Huib Berendschot

Competence of district courts in summary proceedings relating to EU community designs

Intellectual Property - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

The Supreme Court recently requested a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning the competence of district courts in summary proceedings relating to EU community designs.

Joel Stewart

PERM: employers, representatives and agents

Immigration - USA
Fakhoury Global Immigration

Some employers have learned the hard way that the role of representatives and attorneys is clearly separated in the Programme Electronic Review Management (PERM) rule and that a violation of this rule may have serious consequences.

Ruth Boardman

Information Commissioner publishes draft Code of Practice on Direct Marketing

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Bird & Bird LLP

The Information Commissioner's Office recently published its draft Code of Practice on Direct Marketing.

Linda Hallberg

Civil law as basis for interpretation in cases of allocation of responsibility for environmental damages

Environment & Climate Change - Sweden
Advokatfirman Lindahl

In a case concerning the distribution of the cost of remediation of pollution caused by polychlorinated biphenyls, the Land and Environment Court of Appeal denied the operator compensation from the polluter for remediation costs.

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China

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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