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Jeffrey Kleywegt

Locating pure financial damage in cross-border securities class actions: clarity on the horizon?

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

Determining a court's jurisdiction in cross-border class actions involving pure financial damage has proven difficult in practice.

J Alexandra MacCarthy

Bonus entitlement on basis of reasonable expectation

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

A recent British Columbia Supreme Court ruling has clarified that even where the terms of a bonus plan expressly state that payment of a bonus is discretionary, an employer's conduct can affect whether the bonus is treated as discretionary on termination of employment.

Martin Foerster

Supreme Court redefines location surcharge in rent control leases

Real Estate - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

In early 2019 the Supreme Court passed three decisions confirming and clarifying its 2017 decision which had limited landlords' right to request a location surcharge for rent-controlled apartments in desirable neighbourhoods.

Kay C Georgi

Amorphous human rights due diligence for US exporters of surveillance items

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US State Department recently solicited feedback on its draft US Government Guidance for the Export of Hardware, Software and Technology with Surveillance Capabilities and/or Parts/Know-How.

Samuel Yang

Email addresses and location information likely to fall within scope of 'personal information'

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The draft Civil Code was recently submitted to the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress for a third reading.

Tommaso Bernasconi

Non-possessory floating pledge: new floating charge under Italian law

Banking - Italy
Legance – Avvocati Associati

A recent reform introduced a non-possessory floating pledge to the Italian legal framework.

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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