New Rules to be launched for ‘Med-Arb’

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada (ADRIC) has recently announced its intention to launch new Med-Arb rules, Med-Arb designation and accreditation criteria and Med-Arb templates at its Annual National Conference in Victoria, BC on November 20-22, 2019. This article discusses Med-Arb as a process and comments on the proposed

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Have you considered cooperating with the European Commission on non-cartel/Vertical Agreements?

Two recent European Commission decisions – Nike[1] and Guess[2]are of great significance on the issue of cross-border sales restrictions in the form of geo-blocking – technology that restricts web content based on geographical location. In both cases, the allegations centred on ‘vertical restraint’ allegations – competition restrictions contractually applied at

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(Over) paying the Ferryman?

Gordon Downie examines how some UK local authorities, in raising their cremation charges (partly) in response to austerity, may be risking a breach of competition law Recent reports have highlighted the very high prices being charged to bereaved families for funeral services.  There have been large increases in such charges over recent

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