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Lina Wiedenbach

Insurers' duty to advise assureds in cases of amended general terms and conditions

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

A recent Hamm Higher Regional Court decision concerning insurers' duty of advice continues the previous case law in respect of partly favourable and partly unfavourable new conditions or conditions that are merely more favourable for the policyholder.

Simon Hart

Witness evidence reform: evolution not revolution?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

Concern that current practice in relation to factual witness evidence does not achieve the best evidence at proportionate cost prompted the creation of the Witness Evidence Working Group to consider how the current practice could be improved in the business and property courts.

David R Hamill

Section 301 tariff developments affect US importers

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Section 301 of the Trade Act authorises the president to take retaliatory action if it is determined that a trade act, policy or practice of a foreign government is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts US commerce.

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.

Catharina Richter

Cartel damage claims for indirect damage: questioning German law on cartel damages after ECJ decision

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

Under German law, a plaintiff does not only have to prove the unlawful behaviour of a liable party (ie, in the case of cartel damages, a competition law infringement such as a cartel) and any damage caused by this behaviour; the Act Against Restraints of Competition also requires a plaintiff to be "affected" by unlawful behaviour.

Freddy Karyadi

Lending market review 2019

Banking - Indonesia
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

Fintech-based lending in Indonesia grew rapidly in 2019.

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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