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Gerdien van der Voet

Court rejects preliminary attempt to enforce dockers' clause

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

The effort to make lashing a cargo-handling activity rather than a crew activity is set out in the so-called 'dockers' clause', contained in collective agreements covering some 15,000 seagoing vessels worldwide.

David Berman

Conduct and culture update from FCA

Banking & Financial Services - United Kingdom
Latham & Watkins LLP

In 2019 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) hosted conduct roundtables with 18 wholesale banks termed the 'engine room'.

Bruno Floriani

Surprise! Rescission notice can be served in a pleading

Franchising - Canada
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

Ontario's Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) requires franchisors to provide adequate pre-contractual disclosure to potential franchisees, failing which a franchisee may be entitled to rescind its franchise agreement.

Jonathan Hughes

Recognition of UK insolvency practitioners in Jersey

Insolvency & Restructuring - Jersey
Ogier

In the current COVID-19 environment, more businesses will likely become insolvent, some of which will have an interest in Jersey property.

Adalia Chan

'Stale claims' on the way out?

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In a recent case, the High Court allowed the defendants' applications to dismiss the plaintiff's two actions on the ground of abuse of process – in particular, given that no procedural step had been taken by the parties since 1 April 2009, just before the civil procedure reforms came into effect in Hong Kong.

Teresa Polino

CBP gets tough on forced labour: turning supply chain risks into advantages

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

US Customs and Border Protection recently announced that it had collected $575,000 in penalties resulting from a civil enforcement action against importer Pure Circle USA for imports made with forced labour.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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