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Kaori Yamada

JFTC considers application of Anti-monopoly Act to HR practices

Competition & Antitrust - Japan
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

In recent years, there has been a selection of work-style reforms in Japan, as well as a general move away from lifetime employment and a welcoming of more diversified ways of working, such as self-employment.

Fleur O'Driscoll

No armchair liquidators – court confirms appointment of provisional liquidators to Swiss company

Private Client & Offshore Services - British Virgin Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

In the latest judgment regarding the DPH liquidation, the BVI Court of Appeal upheld the appointment of BVI provisional liquidators in respect of a Swiss company and clarified that evidence of dissipation of assets (in the Mareva sense) may not be a pre-condition to the appointment of provisional liquidators..

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

New oil producing states following discovery of deposits

Energy & Natural Resources - Nigeria
Streamsowers & Köhn

The House of Representatives recently considered a motion to declare Kogi, Enugu and Anambra oil producing states following the discovery of oil and gas deposits in commercial quantities.

Neil Q Miller

Enforcement proceedings against state entities – from one end to another

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

In most jurisdictions, when it comes to enforcing an arbitral award against a non-paying or recalcitrant state or a state-owned entity, the road can be long and full of obstacles.

Mathieu Laurent

Appeal court questions law on exchange of tax information on request

Litigation - Luxembourg
Luther SA

The Luxembourg Administrative Court of Appeal and the European Court of Justice (on referral for a preliminary ruling) recently considered whether the Luxembourg law on the procedure applicable to the exchange of information on request in tax matters complied with EU Directive 2011/16/EU and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Núria Ribera

Barcelona patent court upholds valsartan-amlodipine patent invalidity

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

The Barcelona Commercial Court Number 4 recently dismissed a patent infringement action brought by Novartis against the first generics in Spain of its valsartan and amlodipine medicinal product for the treatment of hypertension.



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