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Erin Porter

Amending the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

In 2018 the Ontario government issued a new compensation framework regulation that continued to freeze the current levels of compensation for executives at most designated employers within the broader public sector.

Alexander Vogel

Private mergers and reorganisations

Corporate Finance/M&A - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Under Swiss law, the acquisition of a business may be structured as a mere share deal, a mere asset deal or – according to the Merger Act – a statutory merger, demerger or bulk transfer.

John Gurley

Ruling offers protection to importers dealing with ambiguous scope of AD/CVD order

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled that where the scope of an anti-dumping/countervailing duty order is ambiguous, US Customs and Border Protection has no independent authority to suspend liquidation without explicit instructions from the US Department of Commerce..

Stephan Erbe

FDFA opens consultation procedure on CLNI 2012

Shipping & Transport - Switzerland
ThomannFischer

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) recently opened a consultation procedure on the Strasbourg Convention on the Limitation of Liability in Inland Navigation 2012 and its implementation (ie, an amendment to the Swiss Maritime Navigation Act).

Hewen Zhao

Exception in determining functional features in patent infringement disputes

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

In patent infringement disputes, it is possible to narrowly construe a feature to the specific embodiment and its equivalent embodiment by arguing that a claimed feature is a functional one.

Arthur Shay

Huawei ban – will smartphones lose their smarts?

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

US President Donald Trump's recent executive order which blacklists Huawei has generated a significant response from Huawei smartphone users, mobile operators and distributors in Taiwan which are handling returned purchases.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey