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Simon Hart

World freezing orders: recent dissipations and reasonable delays

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court has held that a delay in applying for a world freezing order was not fatal to its continuation at the return date, as the underlying transactions provided solid evidence of a risk of dissipation and the delay in seeking relief was not material and did not evidence the absence of a genuine belief in that risk.

Alexander Vida

Applicant found to have acted in bad faith in order to abuse trademark protection

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office recently rejected a trademark application on the grounds of bad faith, finding that the applicant had attempted to register the mark so that he could charge a licence fee when a swimming arena with the same name commenced operations.

Gordon Drakes

Keeping your trade secrets safe – EU perspective for franchisors

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Trade Secrets Directive seeks to harmonise the protection of trade secrets in all EU member states.

Eugenio Vaccari

Supreme Court of Cassation decision on activities of controlling entities

Company & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

Article 2497 of the Civil Code sets out that companies which provide direction to coordinate their subsidiaries are directly liable to the subsidiaries' minority shareholders for any damages caused to profitability and shareholding value by a violation of fair management principles.

Rayan Houdrouge

No deal? Post-Brexit admission of British nationals to Swiss labour market

Immigration - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Agreement on Admission to the Labour Market for a Temporary Transitional Period following the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the Free Movement of Persons will provide facilitated access to the labour market for British nationals in Switzerland and for Swiss nationals in the United Kingdom after Brexit.

Amanda Wait

Hart-Scott-Rodino annual report confirms likelihood of challenge for transactions subject to second requests

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division recently released the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018, covering 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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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