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Cindy Shu Qi Zhen

Zhejiang court awards Stokke Rmb2.25 million in damages in patent infringement suit

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

The statutory limit for damages set out in the Patent Act is Rmb1 million, which is lower than the equivalent limit set out in both the Trademark Law and the Anti-unfair Competition Law.

Mathew Newman

Royal Court issues letter of request to High Court

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Two joint administrators recently applied to the Royal Court of Guernsey seeking an order that it issue the High Court of Justice of England and Wales with a letter of request to act in aid of and auxiliary to the Royal Court in recognising their appointment as administrators of a company.

Colin Leckey

Trade union's Deliveroo judicial review challenge fails

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The High Court recently dismissed a judicial review challenge to a finding by the Central Arbitration Committee that Deliveroo riders are not workers.

Britt Haxton

Proposed BEAT regulations: tax-free transactions may lead to liability

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service recently released proposed regulations for the Base Erosion and Anti-abuse Tax (BEAT), which was added to the Internal Revenue Code as part of the Tax Act 2017.

Sarah Shaul

An excessive demand is still a demand – Barclays Bank plc v Price

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The recent decision in Barclays Bank plc v Price extends the established test that a demand made under a guarantee for an excessive amount may nevertheless be effective as a demand for what is due in circumstances where the amount that has been demanded exceeds an express liability cap.

Emeka Akabogu

Limiting shipowner liability: how to have your cake and eat it

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

Shipowners whose ships have caused damage will not want their ship to be arrested, but also will not want to pay damages to the extent of the actual claim.

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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