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Matti Komonen

Do statutory maritime liens cover costs associated with general average contributions?

Shipping & Transport - Finland
HPP Attorneys Ltd

The Eastern Finland Appeal Court recently assessed whether a statutory maritime lien over cargo also covers the costs associated with a general average that accrued as a result of confirming that general average and exercising the lien for a general average contribution.

Urszula Wojtyra

Federal Court dismisses first motion for early dismissal under amended PMNOC Regulations

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court recently dismissed the first motion for summary dismissal brought under Section 6.08 of the amended Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Nicos Panayiotou

Legislation extending paternity leave to unmarried fathers referred to Supreme Court

Employment & Benefits - Cyprus
George Z Georgiou & Associates LLC

The Protection of Paternity Law provides paternity leave only to men who are married to their child's mother before the child's birth or adoption.

Valery Narezhniy

Tax authorities to be given access to audit documents

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

In January 2019 a new law will come into force enabling the tax authorities to request client-related documents from auditors which constitute 'auditing secrets'.

Sotos Kasinos

Foreclosure process amended to close appeal loopholes

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

In 2014 the Transfer and Mortgage of Properties Law was amended to introduce a streamlined foreclosure process aimed at helping banks to address the persistently high levels of non-performing loans and so-called 'strategic defaulters'.

Linda Sellami

German drone regulation superseded by new EU aviation safety rules

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

A new European Council regulation provides basic rules for civil aviation security across EU member states.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey