Mark Abell of Bird & Bird explores the weight of regulations in different EU jurisdictions. "Clearly, weight of regulation does not necessarily equate to effectiveness or appropriateness of regulation. Indeed the most heavily regulated member states are not, in the author’s view, the best-regulated ones."
The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers has brought together Jennifer Dolman of Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, John Pratt of Hamilton Pratt and Andrew Wiseman of Allens to discuss levels of activity, access to financing for franchise clients, pressure on fees and levels of specialisation in this area of law.
Lee Plave of Plave Koch PLC looks at the impact of the digital revolution on the franchise industry. "The greatest change of the modern era – the digital revolution – presents an ever-evolving array of challenges for all players in society – companies, their counsel, their vendors, their customers and even their governments."
The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators has brought together Alan Salpeter of Kaye Scholer, Des Williams of Werksmans Attorneys and Elizabeth Barrett of Slaughter and May to discuss the rise in popularity of alternative dispute resolution, levels of litigation, areas of activity and the impact of technological advancements on court processes.
Stefan Rützel, Stephan Wilske and Alexander Fritzsche of Gleiss Lutz look at collective redress mechanisms in Europe. "Even where national law does not foresee special collective redress mechanisms or where they are not available for the particular case, litigants are exploring ways to bundle their claims."
The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers has brought together Michael Schler of Cravath Swaine & Moore, Ana Lucía Ferreyra of Teijeiro & Ballone Abogados and João Magalhães Ramalho of PLMJ to discuss stricter enforcement, reconciling international and domestic tax regulation and transfer pricing and greater transparency.
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