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Shawn Kirby

Arbitrator bias and duty of disclosure in shipping arbitration: Supreme Court adopts pragmatic approach

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

The Supreme Court recently examined the requirement that an arbitrator must disclose related or linked appointments, which is a long-running debate, particularly in specialist fields (eg, maritime disputes), where there has traditionally been a limited pool of arbitrators.

Karsten Metzlaff

Appeals court finds clause allowing franchisor to unilaterally increase franchise fee to be invalid

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

The Jena Higher Regional Court recently held that a clause which allows a franchisor to adjust the franchise fee at the beginning of each quarter and does not clearly disclose to the franchisee the scope of the fee increase mechanism is in breach of the law regarding general terms and conditions, which applies to standard-form contracts and thus standardised franchise agreements.

Michelle Strowhiro

COVID-19 vaccine FAQs for employers

Employment & Immigration - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

Employers can implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, subject to some conditions and exceptions.

David Hanke

Trump and Congress pave way for potential delisting of publicly traded Chinese companies

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

President Trump recently signed into law the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, which aims to increase oversight of Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges and force the delisting of those that refuse to comply with US audit inspection requirements.

Sudish Sharma

SEBI tightens grip on M&A by listed companies

Corporate Finance/M&A - India
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Owing to market dynamics and in an attempt to clear certain regulatory cobwebs, the Securities and Exchange Board of India recently issued a circular which applies to all mergers, demergers, amalgamations and arrangements filed with a stock exchange after 17 November 2020.

Young-min Kim

Doctrine of equivalents: recent developments

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

According to the doctrine of equivalents, even when an accused invention includes a modified element in contrast with the elements in the patented claim, if they are practically equivalent, the accused invention infringes the patented invention.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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