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Stanislas Roux-Vaillard

Court rules that proteins produced through different methods are same product under SPC regulation

Intellectual Property - France
Hogan Lovells International LLP

In 2007 the US government filed a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) application in regard to a European patent for proteins used in the Cervarix vaccine, which was rejected on the basis that the proteins were identical to those covered by the SPC corresponding to the Gardasil vaccine.

Sara Göthlin

Update on new legislation

Banking - Sweden
Advokatfirman Törngren Magnell

The government recently issued directives for a commission of inquiry to analyse the market for crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending.

Chris Grieveson

OW Bunkers: owners stung by double payment

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the long-running OW Bunkers case.

George Z Georgiou

Court examines whether arbitral award is contrary to public policy

Arbitration & ADR - Cyprus
George Z Georgiou & Associates LLC

In a recent district court case the applicants applied to register and enforce an arbitral decision issued by the Russian International Commercial Arbitration Court.

David Mamane

Landmark decision: stricter rules for licence and distribution agreements

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Schellenberg Wittmer

The Federal Supreme Court recently ruled on a Competition Commission (ComCo) decision regarding a production and distribution licence agreement.

Nicolas Béguin

Financial Services Act: point-of-sale regulation

Capital Markets - Switzerland
ABR Avocats

The offering of financial instruments under the draft Financial Services Act is under debate before the Economic Affairs and Taxation Committee of the Council of the States.



Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA


Insolvency and licences

Insolvency & Restructuring / Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom


Climate change as a driver of change

Environment & Climate Change / Brazil, Sweden