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Christopher Loh

Federal Circuit identifies circumstances militating against early or summary Section 101 determinations

Intellectual Property - USA
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

A number of district court decisions have held patent claims to be ineligible under Section 101 during motions brought at the start of litigation or on motions for summary judgment.

Alexander Demner

Taxation of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Corporate Tax - Canada
Thorsteinssons LLP

At a basic level, cryptocurrencies constitute property under the Income Tax Act.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI imposes highest recorded penalty based on profits of hardcore coal-liaisoning cartel

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently exposed a cartel of three top coal-liaisoning companies, holding that in respect of tenders floated for the award of coal-liaisoning contracts, the companies had violated the Competition Act.

Guy Castegnaro

Free movement of workers: new provisions on equal treatment and minimum pay for highly qualified workers

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg

A number of changes pertaining to the free movement of workers recently took effect.

Costas Stamatiou

Department of Merchant Shipping transformed into deputy ministry

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Department of Merchant Shipping has announced that it will be a deputy ministry with effect from March 1 2018 and be renamed the Deputy Ministry of Shipping, following the entry into force of the Establishment of a Deputy Ministry of Shipping and Appointment of a Deputy Minister of Shipping and for Matters Connected Therewith Law 2017.

Juan Luis Serrano-Leets

COFEPRIS issues new drug advertising guidelines

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Mexico
Sanchez-DeVanny Eseverri SC

The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk recently published new guidelines for the authorisation of ad applications regarding prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal remedies and homeopathic medicines.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey