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Olivier Vrins

Trademarks versus artistic freedom of expression: milestone referral for preliminary ruling

Intellectual Property - Belgium

In a high-profile trademark infringement case involving Moët Hennessey Champagne Services and a Belgian painter, the courts were asked to strike a balance between the right to property, including intellectual property, and artistic freedom of expression.

Takashi Tsukioka

Are lead managers liable for material misstatements in IPO disclosure documents?

Capital Markets - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

A recent Tokyo District Court decision was reported to be the first to hold an underwriter liable to investors that purchased shares in a company based on material misstatements in the financial information contained in the statutory disclosure document for a public offering in Japan.

Carlos Ramos Miranda

New minimum capital requirements for insurers in 2018

Insurance - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The National Insurance and Bonds Commission recently amended the Sole Provisions on Insurance and Bonds in accordance with its annual obligation to inform insurance and bonds companies of the value of the investment unit that they must consider in calculating their required minimum paid-in capital.

Adrian Miedema

Distracted by mobile phones: forklift operators guilty of occupational health and safety offence

Litigation - Canada

Two forklift operators were recently found guilty under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for using mobile phones while sitting on their forklifts.

Frédéric Crasemann

Federal Court of Justice resolves dispute on limitation periods in cartel damages claims

Competition & Antitrust - Germany

Litigants may now seek cartel damages for a longer period as the Federal Court of Justice has affirmed the suspension of the statute of limitations for antitrust claims before 1 July 2005.

Elena Christodoulou

New double tax agreement between Cyprus and Andorra

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Cyprus and Andorra have recently signed a double tax agreement, which is closely based on the latest Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Model Convention.



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