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Sharon Shefer

Declination letter, statement of defence and what lies in-between

Insurance - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court clarified the boundary between maintaining the commissioner of insurance's directive requiring the full grounds and reasons for dismissing a claim to be included in a letter of declination and insurers' right to provide additional details in their statement of defence.

Leon Scheicher

Judicial authorisation of transfer of shares with restricted transferability

Company & Commercial - Austria
Schoenherr

The Supreme Court recently dealt, for the first time, with the judicial authorisation of a transfer of shares with restricted transferability in joint stock companies.

Alexander Vogel

FinSA/FinIA: proposed follow-up regulation by FINMA

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The new Financial Services Act and Financial Institutions Act came into force on 1 January 2020 together with the implementing ordinances.

Riccardo Fruscalzo

Hemp food – Ministry of Health sets acceptable levels of THC

Product Regulation & Liability - Italy
Hogan Lovells

The Ministry of Health recently published the THC Decree, which sets the maximum tetrahydrocannabinol content permitted in food products, together with guidance on the appropriate method of analysis.

Eamon Harrison Courtenay

International arbitration: key legislative developments

Arbitration & ADR - Belize
Courtenay Coye LLP

Arbitration in Belize is governed by the Arbitration Act.

Caroline von Nussbaum

Regulation of medical marijuana

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

Cannabis-containing finished medicinal products have been available on prescription in Germany for some time.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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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