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Argentina
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
The Ban Against Dismissing and Suspending Employees is Extended; as are the Duplication of Capped Severance Pay and the Presumption that COVID-19 is an Occupational Disease.
Australia
Law In Order
COVID-19 continues to have significant impact on litigation proceedings, with data management and eDiscovery challenges.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Since the pandemic, courts have been using technology to facilitate inter party communications during virtual hearings.
KordaMentha
COVID changes to giving of expert evidence have been evolutionary for arbitrations, but revolutionary for some courts.
Bartier Perry
This case is relevant for the execution of a deed, and to tenants qualifying for rent relief under COVID-19 regulations.
Austria
OBLIN Attorneys at Law LLP
As of 1st January, the 2021 ICC Rules have officially come into force. Building on the recent revisions introduced in 2012 and 2017...
OBLIN Attorneys at Law LLP
In a landmark decision, rendered on 23.07.2020, the Austrian Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof, OGH) considered the validity of conducting arbitral hearings via electronic means of videoconferencing despite party objections.
Belarus
REVERA
The number of unilateral economic sanctions of the EU, US and other countries is considerably growing.
Canada
Torkin Manes LLP
In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a judicial clarion call in Hryniak v. Mauldin 2014 sec 7.
Cassels
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused thousands of businesses across the country to close their doors either temporarily or permanently.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In Flying E. Ranche Ltd. v. Attorney General of Canada 2020 ONSC 8072, Justice Schabas recently rejected an adjournment sought due to pandemic-related delays...
Bennett Jones LLP
Many Canadian businesses have closed the books on their 2020 fiscal year, having faced an unprecedented economic shock wrought by the pandemic.
MLT Aikins LLP
Many legal uncertainties accompanied the pandemic's arrival in March 2020. As businesses closed and events were cancelled, the legal community wondered how contractual legal concepts...
Torkin Manes LLP
In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a judicial call-to-arms in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Following are this past week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In this significant decision for class actions, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the notion of waiver of tort as a cause of action under Canadian law, restricted the availability of disgorgement as a remedy for breach of contract ...
China
Arnold & Porter
Since we last wrote about the coronavirus-related lawsuits brought against China a few months ago, there have been few relevant developments.
Cyprus
PwC Cyprus
On 25 January 2021, the CTA issued Implementing Directive No. 07/2021 extending the application of the provisions of Implementing Directive No. 04/2020.
European Union
William Fry
As the COVID-19 vaccine programme slowly gathers pace across Europe, a dispute between the European Commission and vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca has been grabbing the headlines.
William Fry
The European Commission and AstraZeneca have recently become embroiled in a dispute about AstraZeneca's obligations to deliver its vaccine to the EU.
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