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Brian Dardani

Back to formalities: recap fixture held insufficient evidence of charter contract

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

The Tribunal of Milan recently published a judgment analysing a common occurrence in shipping matters where a contract of charter is not incorporated into an agreement duly executed by both parties, but is instead contained in a recap fixture exchanged via email.

Kevin P O'Neill

Amendments to Workers Compensation Act and Employment Standards Act pass further readings

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

Bill 18 – Workers Compensation Amendment Act 2019, which proposes to expand the definition of 'firefighter' under the Workers Compensation Act for the purpose of presumptions in favour of compensation for firefighters, has passed its third reading in the British Columbia Legislature.

Maximilian Guth

Pleasure yacht insurance: navigating without up-to-date charts and proper voyage plan

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In a notable hull insurance case, the Celle Court of Appeal dismissed an action brought by an assured pleasure yacht owner who had been sailing on the Baltic Sea and ran aground.

Laura L Gavioli PC

Is an increase in LB&I assertion of penalties on the horizon?

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration recently released a report indicating that changes may be in the works regarding the assertion of accuracy-related penalties in examinations handled by the Internal Revenue Service's large business and international division.

Aleksandra Kolenda

President of Energy Regulatory Office's term of office comes to an end

Energy & Natural Resources - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

Maciej Bando's five-year term of office as the President of the Energy Regulatory Office recently came to an end.

David Schwartz

Experimental use exception under recently amended Patent Act

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Canada recently introduced the Budget Implementation Act 2, which brought about several changes to the Patent Act affecting the scope of protection available under Canadian patents.

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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

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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