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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).

Simon Davies

Guernsey injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Where a potential judgment debtor in onshore proceedings threatens to dissipate its assets, the plaintiff may face a pyrrhic victory with no assets against which to enforce its judgment.

Katia De Clercq

Laboratoire de la Mer and Omega Pharma in disguised trademark infringement claim procedure

Intellectual Property - Belgium
GEVERS

In a dispute leading to a recent Ghent Company Court decision, Laboratoire de la Mer and Omega Pharma made a claim against – in their opinion – confusingly similar packaging for nasal sprays commercialised by Febelco and Axone Pharma.

Simon Hart

What does 'market practice' entail? Court of Appeal rules on use of term in ISDA master agreement

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently held that 'market practice' is too wide a term to be implied into an International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) master agreement covering currency trading transactions by dismissing a claim arising from the 'de-pegging' of the Swiss franc from the euro.

Sascha Dethof

Amazon versus marketplace merchants: FCO is investigating

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

The Federal Cartel Office (FCO) is investigating whether Amazon influences pricing on the Amazon marketplace.

Lucy Lewis

Positive action speaks louder than words – five principles for employers

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

This article explores the legal limits of positive action in the workplace, including situations where it is permissible to give preference on gender or ethnicity grounds to make up for a historic lack of opportunity and what employers can and cannot do to improve diversity in their shortlists or hiring slates..

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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