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EU & Competition Law Update – November 2017

EU opens investigation into UK tax scheme for multinationals - The EU State aid rules are designed to stop Governments and local authorities giving companies a selective advantage, as doing so would create an unequal playing field… more

Is Every Agent A Fiduciary?

In common parlance, a fiduciary is someone you can trust. The word itself is related to the Latin word, fidere, meaning to trust. We name our dogs “Fido” because dogs are trustworthy companions. For example, a dog named Hachiko… more

Brexit: Advanced Economic Operators (AEO)

After Brexit, customs declarations to UK Customs are expected to increase five-fold to 255 million annually and the UK companies making declarations to double to over 270,000. But only 0.2% of those traders have AEO status – ten times… more

AIG Must Defend Additional Insureds

That it took an appellate court to order AIG’s Lexington Insurance to honor its additional insured obligations is a measure of how frequently insurers attempt to dodge this important contractual obligation. The case of McMillin… more

The New DIAC Arbitration Rules 2018

The most prominent development during Dubai Arbitration Week 2017 last week was the announcement from the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (the "DIAC") that they will soon release and enact the new DIAC Arbitration Rules 2018… more

Employment News - November 2017 #2

Prove it! Right to work in UK meant reason for dismissal not illegality - In Baker v Abellio London Ltd, the EAT confirmed that illegality was not the reason for the dismissal of an employee who had the right to work in the UK..… more

New home for AFSA and CAJAC

New home for the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa and the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre Johannesburg From 4 December 2017, the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA) and the China-Africa Joint Arbitration… more

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