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Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Supreme Court evaluates hybrid arbitration agreement

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently considered the validity of a hybrid arbitration agreement which provided for the formation of a tribunal under the International Chamber of Commerce Rules of Arbitration to arbitrate at the Vienna International Arbitral Centre.

Charles Allen

Costs recovery for DIY litigation

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

Hong Kong has a high incidence of litigants in person, which is largely explained by the cost of civil litigation generally, the absence of class actions, contingent fee arrangements and third-party funding of most civil claims, and the financial eligibility limits for civil legal aid.

Louisa-Ann Lange

Aircraft tyre damage caused by foreign object on runway constitutes extraordinary circumstance

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In a recent preliminary ruling, the European Court of Justice held that a foreign object such as a screw or nail on an airport runway which damages an aircraft represents an extraordinary circumstance under the EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation.

Marc Rodrigue

Sufficient evidence is key to overturning release for unfairness

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that a release signed by an employee should be overturned for unfairness only if there is clear evidence of a lack of fairness.

David R Hamill

Customs issues guidance on how to preserve refund rights for Section 301 product exclusions

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Because of the length of time since Section 301 duties were first imposed on Chinese imports, many 2018 entries first covered by the duties are approaching their liquidation date (if they have not liquidated already).

Brandon Heard

Supreme Court of Canada denies Apotex leave to appeal in two cases

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Supreme Court of Canada has denied Apotex leave to appeal in two recent cases.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

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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