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Karl Rosén

FSAN publishes draft regulation on prudent consumer lending practices

Banking - Norway
Advokatfirmaet Grette AS

In 2017 the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (FSAN) published guidelines on prudent consumer lending practices.

Christine Kranich

New basic regulation will revise aviation landscape

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The European Parliament and Council recently revised and replaced the basic regulation on common rules in the field of civil aviation.

Rhidian David

France tightens rules on state immunity

White Collar Crime - France
Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Articles 59 and 60 of Law 2016-1691 (the Sapin II Law) on transparency, anti-corruption and the modernisation of economic life established a system of immunity from the execution of civil judgments on property in France which is owned by foreign states.

Robert Lane

Progress, but still much to do: update on smart systems and flexibility plan

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Ofgem recently released a progress update relating to their July 2017 joint paper "Upgrading Our Energy System: Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan".

Charlotte Spiteri

Lost mortgage instruments

Shipping & Transport - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

The registration of a mortgage over a Malta-flagged vessel in favour of an individual, corporate lender or security trustee (the mortgagee) requires the filing of a statutory mortgage instrument (the deed) at the Maltese Ship Registry.

Johnson Li

Balancing patent protection and disclosure

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

The Patent Law provides that a patent's claims must be based on the description, which is a key mechanism devised to balance protection and disclosure under the law.



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