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David Smyth

Qualifying shareholders' access to company records

Litigation - Hong Kong

The recent decision of the High Court in Ninotre Investment Ltd v L & A International Holdings Ltd is a further example of the court's statutory power to grant a qualifying shareholder access to and inspection of company records.

Ronit Warshai

Are insurers exempt from liability towards third parties where insured driver was drunk?

Insurance - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

The Supreme Court recently dismissed the appeal of an insurer, declining its allegation that it should be exempt from liability towards a third party as the insured had driven under the influence of alcohol.

Fai Hung Cheung

Three strikes and you're out – bank's duty to make inquiries of suspicious transactions

Banking - United Kingdom
Allen & Overy LLP

A first-instance court recently considered the extent to which a bank's duty of care owed to its customers, co-existing in contract and tort, requires the bank to make inquiries of suspicious transactions in their bank accounts.

Robin D Adelstein

FTC eyes settlement agreements that restrict rivals' online search terms

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Litigants often enter into settlement agreements without giving much thought to whether those agreements could form the basis for an antitrust claim – and for good reason because most settlement agreements simply resolve a dispute through money payments.

Christopher B Kende

San Francisco federal judge dismisses class action claims as time barred and pre-empted by Airline Deregulation Act

Aviation - USA
Cozen O'Connor

In an interesting decision that may have significant repercussions for air carriers, a San Francisco federal judge recently dismissed a putative class action brought against Air France based on a limitations provision set out in Air France's General Conditions of Carriage and the pre-emption provisions of the Airline Deregulation Act..

Rajasingam Gothandapani

Court of Appeal finds carrier breached contract to deliver cargo

Shipping & Transport - Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co

A high court recently dismissed a plaintiff's claim against the defendant-carrier for breach of its contract to carry and deliver cargo to the plaintiff on the basis that the plaintiff had failed to prove its claim.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey