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Bethan Carney

Court of Appeal confirms that discrimination because of perceived disability is unlawful

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Court of Appeal recently found that it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of a mistaken perception that they have a progressive condition which would make them unable to perform the full functions of a role in future.

Werner Jahnel

Revised PILA: setting the ground for trust arbitration in Switzerland?

Private Client & Offshore Services - Switzerland
LALIVE

While trusts have not been incorporated into the Swiss legal system, Switzerland ratified the Hague Trust Convention with effect from 1 July 2007 and adapted its conflict of laws provisions – in particular, Articles 149(a) to 149(e) of the Private International Law Act.

Elena Christodoulou

EU directive on administrative cooperation in field of taxation amended

Corporate Tax - European Union
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The European Union has added further impetus to its objective of providing greater transparency with regard to harmful tax practices through an amendment to EU Directive 2011/16/EU.

Simon Tolson

TeCSA launches LVDs adjudication service

Construction - United Kingdom
Fenwick Elliott Solicitors

The Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association recently launched a low-value disputes (LVDs) adjudication service, which is being run on a pilot basis until November 2019.

Urszula Wojtyra

Federal Court of Appeal requires PMPRB to redetermine whether patent pertains to Galderma's Differin

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court of Appeal recently granted the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's (PMPRB's) appeal and returned to the board the matter of whether the invention of the patent at hand pertained to Galderma's Differin.

Guido de Vos

Airport of destination no safe haven for claims under Montreal Convention

Aviation - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal recently denied jurisdiction against an airline and its ground-handling agent in a case concerning a claim for loss of cargo from the agent's premises at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

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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