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Valerie Allan

OGA launches mediation pilot for resolving UKCS licence disputes

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) recently launched a year-long UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) mediation pilot, which aims to test the extent to which mediation can assist in resolving disputes involving licences in the UKCS.

Paul Ranjard

SPC clarifies requirements for citing prior use defence in trademark infringement cases

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

A recent Supreme People's Court (SPC) decision clarified the requirements to cite the prior use defence under Article 59.3 of the Trademark Law.

Georgina Thomson

Cryptocurrency treated as property in freezing order

Banking - United Kingdom
Allen & Overy LLP

The High Court recently granted a freezing order over £1.5 million worth of bitcoin and ethereum cryptocurrency against a trading platform and its directors in only the second known example of the court treating cryptocurrency as property.

Mikaël Maher

Religious freedom versus occupational health and safety

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

A great societal debate is taking place following the Quebec National Assembly's recent adoption of the Act Respecting the Laicity of the State, which regulates the wearing of religious symbols at the government level.

Gordon Drakes

Data protection post-Brexit: a game of 3D chess

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

The year 2019 was one of high-octane political drama for the United Kingdom, culminating in its withdrawal from the European Union.

Peggy Sharon

Subrogation claims by foreign insurers: contradictory district court decisions

Insurance - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

The Haifa District Court and the Tel Aviv District Court recently issued conflicting decisions on the question of whether foreign insurers can file subrogation claims through their insured after paying the insured insurance benefits.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, 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