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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.

Susan I Gault-Brown

2019 SEC regulatory summary: advisers and funds

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

To mark the new year, registered investment advisers and funds should take a look back at the activity undertaken by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and its staff during 2019 and carefully consider steps to be taken to implement new and amended regulations adopted by the SEC throughout the year.

Eliot Henderson

Covertly obtained information cannot be deployed until its legitimacy is resolved

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that where a party has covertly obtained confidential information, any dispute as to the information's confidentiality must be resolved before it can be deployed in civil proceedings.

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.

Hao Zhan

Antitrust in China – 2019 in review

Competition & Antitrust - China
AnJie Law Firm

China's antitrust enforcement agencies were reorganised in 2018.

Stephan Schmalzl

No worms for early birds? Lexitor and Austrian implementation of EU Consumer Credit Directive

Banking - Austria
Schima Mayer Starlinger

Considering the obvious conflict with European Court of Justice case law, the Austrian legislature's aim to fully implement the EU Consumer Credit Directive and the Austrian Consumer Credit Act's intended (but directive-breaching) effects consumers, legal advisers and the courts are now confronted with the delicate question of how consumer requests for repayment should be dealt with..

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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