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Angelos Onisiforou

Registered alternative investment funds – an overview

Capital Markets - Cyprus
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

Cyprus recently introduced a law which aims to modernise its investment fund legislative regime and allows for the establishment of a new type of investment vehicle: the registered alternative investment fund (RAIF).

Arianne Bouchard

Contractor imprisoned for manslaughter: a first in Quebec legal history

Litigation - Canada

An excavation contractor who was found guilty of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death has been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment by the Court of Quebec.

Alexander Isola

Is Beneficial Ownership Register Act compliance an insolvency administrator's duty?

Insolvency & Restructuring - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Before the most recent update to the online FAQ section by the responsible authority, the question of whether Beneficial Ownership Register Act compliance is an insolvency administrator's duty was unclear.

Cesare Galli

Claims, infringement and the doctrine of equivalents – a case law perspective

Intellectual Property - European Union
IP Law Galli

The doctrine of equivalents, which forms the basis of the patent system and is codified in the original version of the Protocol on the Interpretation of Article 69 of the European Patent Convention, is fundamental for achieving a balance between the rights of patent owners and those of the market.

Frank Spoorenberg

Supreme Court provides useful considerations for challenge proceedings

Arbitration & ADR - Switzerland
Tavernier Tschanz

The Supreme Court recently rejected a challenge against a partial arbitral award for an alleged violation of the right to be heard and incompatibility with substantive public policy.

Anja Glück

Cross-border employment law – place of work

Employment & Benefits - European Union
Allen & Overy LLP

When drafting employment agreements which relate to several EU jurisdictions, it is advisable to determine the applicable law in advance.



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