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Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

In Compucredit Corp v Greenwood the Supreme Court held that claims brought under the Credit Repair Organisations Act are arbitrable and that arbitration agreements subject to the act must be enforced.(1) While Compucredit concerned domestic ...more »

Competition Act threshold is increased
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

Under the Competition Act - Canada's antitrust law - there is a two-part test for determining whether a pre-merger notification is necessary. The test is based on the size of the parties and the size of the transaction. Under the size of the parties ...more »

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Egypt plans oil, gas exploration near border with Israel
YnetnewsMarch 16, 2012

Tomer Hadar, Calcalist The source further said that the oil and gas exploration will be held in accordance with the maritime borders set by the Egyptian government which are based on the international Maritime Law adopted by the UN in 1983.more »

Police resistant to change, report finds
Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 1, 2012

Mr Rush recommends a new Police Act to spell out Victoria Police's role, objectives and relationship with the government. The proposed new law would also enable the chief commissioner to select deputies, rather than the current arrangement where they ...more »

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Pacific Basin's Profit Slumps 69% on Lower Dry-Bulk Rates, RoRo Writeoff
BloombergMarch 1, 2012

Dry-bulk shipping is in “crisis” and freight rates will probably be lower industrywide this year than in 2011 because of overcapacity and global economic uncertainties, Pacific Basin said. The Baltic Dry Index (BDIY), a benchmark for commodity freight...more »

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