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Hao Zhan

Blockchain evidence accepted in judicial proceedings for first time

Litigation - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Hangzhou Internet Court recently confirmed, for the first time, the effectiveness of evidence recorded via blockchain.

Xavier Nicholas

Offshore income gains and not-so-protected settlements: unwelcome announcement from HMRC

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) recently surprised many with a statement that the government does not intend to remedy a defect in recently introduced legislation relating to the tax treatment of non-resident protected settlements.

Matthew Royle

Supreme Court rules on pregabalin patent

Intellectual Property - United Kingdom
Taylor Wessing

The Supreme Court recently handed down its judgment in the Warner-Lambert v Generics (UK) (Mylan) case concerning the validity and infringement of a patent claiming the use of pregabalin for treating neuropathic pain.

Alexander Vogel

Swiss financial market infrastructure regulation – revised reporting duties

Derivatives - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Federal Council recently agreed to push back the effective date for derivative transaction reporting duties for small non-financial counterparties to 1 January 2024 and extend the corresponding transitional period.

César Navarro

Court rules that employee's disciplinary dismissal for taking paid annual leave justified

Employment & Benefits - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

The Navarre High Court recently held that an employer had been justified in dismissing an employee for taking her paid annual leave on dates that were unauthorised by the employer.

Michael E Borden

US election results: five key matters for financial services industry

Banking - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

In the recent election, the Democrats captured a majority in the House of Representatives and Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif) is now in line to lead the House Financial Services Committee.



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