Below, are recent articles in newspapers and other sources related to the business disputes.
Calls are growing for licensing builders in the UK. Complaints about cowboy builders and rogue traders are up by over 25%. Homeowners are too often fleeced by criminals who damage their homes.
BCG, the world renowned strategic consultancy, is suing GameStop, the video games retailer, for $30 million in unpaid fees. The consultancy was hired by GameStop to help "enable corporate transformation". Apparently, the managers of GameStop were unimpressed by the work , given BCG's "seemingly meagre impact on the company’s bottom line". Gamestop is sitting on a cash pile of over $1 billion and could easily pay the fees if it chose to.
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Nippon Steel has accused its customer, Toyota, of manufacturing cars using specialised steel supplied by Baoshan Iron and Steel Co Ltd of China. Nippon Steel claims that the steel in question breaches its patents.
Iran is demanding UK repays £400m 40 year old debt.
At a meeting between the two foreign ministers, Iran pushed for the UK to lift sanctions and repay its £400 million debt. Whilst the UK pressed Iran to return to the talks on the nuclear deal and demanded the release of British dual national detained in Iran.
Bullards, a small UK distiller established in 1837, recently applied to trademark its name with the UK Intellectual Property Office. However, Red Bull's lawyers have objected to the application on the basis that the trademark contained the word "Bull", and demanded that Bullards removed deleted a series of goods and services from its application, including energy drinks, events and non-alcoholic beverages. Bullards say the objection is "ludicrous".
See BBC article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-58607923
Cairn Energy has threatened to seize Indian government assets if New Delhi fails to pay the UK oil and gas explorer $1.2bn after losing a bitter dispute over retrospective taxes.
Read more here: https://www.ft.com/content/6a2ffeb0-c321-47b2-a0dd-a2742b401f44
Axa should have registered its dispute with Combined Property Control on the Business Disputes Register.
Carslberg of Denmark is locked in a dispute with its joint venture partner in India. Both sides should seek alternative dispute resolution services to bring the matter to an end.
Microsoft and Foxconn Technology, the world’s biggest contract assembler of consumer electronics, said this week they had settled litigation over patent royalties in the United States and pledged new relations that suggest the American software giant plans to scale up its hardware business.
Epic have taken on the all mighty Apple in what is likely to be a lengthy and costly dispute.
High Court censures City firm for threatening respondent with jail
The foregoing of a dispute settlement system is nothing to fear as the Business Disputes Register can fill the gap.
Disputes resolution arbitration should be open to the public especially for cases involving sovereign states.
Covid and the Covid lockdown will be the root cause to many business disputes.
Britain’s Royal Mail and its largest labor union have agreed to start talks to resolve an ongoing dispute over a range of issues including pay and operational changes, the former postal monopoly said on Wednesday
Business urged to avoid ‘destructive’ Covid-19 disputes
U-turn comes as City regulator asks court to rule on whether policies apply to pandemic