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Haco van der Houven van Oordt

Court removes need for bailiffs to board ships to execute arrests

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

The Netherlands has long been considered one of the most favourable jurisdictions in which to arrest a ship.

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.

Jean-François Cloutier

Upcoming federal elections: employees' right to vote

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

The Canada Elections Act provides that every employee who is an elector is entitled to three consecutive hours off work to vote.

Samuel Yang

Regulations on Network Eco-governance issued for public comment

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

The Cyberspace Administration of China recently published the draft Regulations on Network Eco-governance for public consultation.

Galina Petkova

CPC fines snack distributor for unfair solicitation of customers

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Advokatsko Druzhestvo Andreev Stoyanov & Tsekova in cooperation with Schönherr

The Commission on the Protection of Competition (CPC) recently fined a snack distributor 4% of its annual turnover for the unfair solicitation of customers.

Andreas Wildi

Federal Council clarifies use of personal data in compulsory healthcare insurance

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently approved a draft of the Social Security and Health Commission of the Council of States in order to improve the legal basis for the transfer of data of insured persons.

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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