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Carsten Vyvers

Gap closed – no further risk for forwarders

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The German Freight Forwarders' Standard Terms and Conditions (ADSp) 2017 are designed to protect forwarders and close any potential liability risk gaps, particularly for organisations involved in air transport.

Rosa Nuria Becerril

Important amendments to Industrial Property Law

Intellectual Property - Mexico
Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC

A number of amendments to the Industrial Property Law's trademark chapter recently entered into force.

Okan Demirkan

Application of competence-competence principle

Arbitration & ADR - Turkey
Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law adopts the principles of competence-competence and the separability of arbitration agreements.

Federico De Noriega

New judicial guidance reinforces traditional view on trusts

Banking - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

Many loans involve the transfer of assets to a collateral or payment-source trust, especially (but not exclusively) when dealing with cash-generating assets, such as long-term contracts or receivables.

Vilma Toshie Kutomi

Supreme Court upholds labour reform's ban on mandatory union contributions

Employment & Benefits - Brazil
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

When the labour reform came into force, it amended the provision requiring employees to pay annual contributions to relevant unions, instead making union contributions optional.

Urszula Wojtyra

Alexion denied leave to appeal in case challenging constitutionality of PMPRB's remedial powers

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Supreme Court of Canada recently dismissed Alexion Pharmaceuticals' application for leave to appeal the Federal Court of Appeal decision in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc v Canada (Attorney General).



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