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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.

Jonathan Cary

Freezing orders: when will past conduct show a real risk of dissipation?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

In Lakatamia Shipping Co Ltd v Morimoto, the Court of Appeal overturned a decision to discharge a worldwide freezing order.

Jürg Schneider

IT outsourcing by banks and insurers facilitated by revised regulations

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

On 1 January 2020 the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority implemented various revised rules primarily targeting small banks (the so-called 'small banks regime').

James Brockhurst

HMRC opines on situs of cryptoassets

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs has a marvellous ability to confound expectations.

Urszula Wojtyra

Amendments to USMCA remove 10-year data protection requirement for biologics

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The United States, Mexico and Canada recently signed amendments to the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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.

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