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Geoffrey F Aronow

New York State Department of Financial Services challenges OCC authority on fintech charters

Banking - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

In July 2018 the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced its decision to begin accepting applications from fintech companies for special purpose national bank charters (the Fintech Charter Decision).

Babajide Oladipo Ogundipe

Italian corruption case continues – will authorities ever investigate wrongdoing?

White Collar Crime - Nigeria
Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

Recent reports about developments in an ongoing corruption case in Italy, which alleges corruption in Nigeria by oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and Italian company Eni, have increased speculation as to whether any meaningful proceedings relating to the matter will ever be brought in Nigeria.

Teresa Polino

We have a deal! USTR publishes US-Mexico-Canada Agreement slated to replace NAFTA

International Trade - International
Arent Fox LLP

Following weeks of negotiations, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has published the agreed text of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which is slated to replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement with what the parties have called "a 21st century, high-standard agreement".

Suzanne Bos

Is this the end of traditional employment contracts?

Employment & Benefits - Netherlands

According to the European Commission, the growth of flexible contracts in the Dutch labour market, as well as the inequality between flexible contracts and employment contracts for indefinite periods, is a problem.

Weiwei Gu

Effects of unauthorised agency on arbitration agreements

Arbitration & ADR - China
Global Law Office

The Changsha Intermediate Court recently ruled on whether the arbitration clause in a share transfer agreement had a binding effect on the petitioner – who was a controlling shareholder of a public company – and a company to which he had intended to transfer his shares.

Claudia Bock

Office for the Protection of Competition gets tougher on fines for competition law infringements

Competition & Antitrust - Czech Republic
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Office for the Protection of Competition recently adopted new guidelines on the method of setting fines for competition law infringements.



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