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Galina Petkova

Supreme Administrative Court repeals merger clearance for Sopharma Trading/Pharmastore

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Schoenherr

The Supreme Administrative Court, acting as the second and final instance, recently repealed the Commission for the Protection of Competition's (CPC's) clearance for the acquisition of Pharmastore OOD by Sopharma Trading AD.

Gerdien van der Voet

Court rejects preliminary attempt to enforce dockers' clause

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

The effort to make lashing a cargo-handling activity rather than a crew activity is set out in the so-called 'dockers' clause', contained in collective agreements covering some 15,000 seagoing vessels worldwide.

Ailsa Ritchie

Power to the people: recent guidance on Section 104 of Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act

Real Estate - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

In a recent judicial review appeal, the Inner House considered the application of Section 104 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, which deals with consultation in respect of disposing and changing the use of common good property.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Arthur Shay

Taiwanese 5G operators receive 'clean' 5G status

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

All five Taiwanese 5G operators were recently listed as 'clean' 5G networks by the United States.

Raúl Herrera Hazas

Tribunal dismisses all of investor's claims under NAFTA and orders him to pay more than $2 million in costs

Arbitration & ADR - Mexico
Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

In 2016 Joshua Dean Nelson commenced arbitration against Mexico on behalf of Telefacil México, SA de CV and himself under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan