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Gordon Drakes

Economic duress and franchising: when does a threat not to enter into a contract amount to economic duress?

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal considered whether a threat not to enter a contract could amount to economic duress, holding that it would not unless the threat was made in bad faith.

Adrian Attard

Flag injunctions: practical alternative to ship arrests

Shipping & Transport - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Maltese law is straightforward in terms of who has a right to arrest and which claims can be secured by means of an arrest.

Karen Lorenz

Suspension of limitation period in coverage dispute

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

German law provides several circumstances in which the limitation period in an insurance coverage dispute may be suspended, subject to the case facts.

Geraldine Elliott

Notice givers take care – ignore contracts at your peril

Litigation - United Kingdom

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that an objective test will be applied when assessing whether a unilateral contractual notice has been validly given.

Christine Genge

Canada nears end of project to modernise patent, trademark and industrial design laws

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Canada's recent accession to the Patent Law Treaty marks the near completion of its long and ambitious journey to modernise its patent, trademark and industrial design laws and harmonise its IP laws with its most important trading partners worldwide.

Francesco Pedroni

National Labour Inspectorate specifies scope of penalties for irregular posting of employees

Employment & Benefits - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

The posting of employees from an EU country to Italy must comply with Legislative Decree 136/2016.



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