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Thomas Mundry

Contract drafting: right to terminate or amend contracts and fulfilment of payment obligations

Company & Commercial - Russia

The Supreme Court recently clarified parties' right to terminate a contract unilaterally (ie, the 'right to unilateral refusal of performance' in Russian terminology) or amend a contractual obligation unilaterally.

Shirley Liang Komosa

Teva awarded Section 8 damages regarding pregabalin and olanzapine

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court recently released two decisions on the merits under Section 8 of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations regarding pregabalin (Pfizer's Lyrica) and olanzapine (Eli Lilly's Zyprexa).

J Alexandra MacCarthy

Probationary clauses: the devil is in the detail

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently addressed probationary clauses in employment contracts.

Bart Heynickx

Changes to insolvency regime proposed

Insolvency & Restructuring - Belgium
Altius cvba

The government recently undertook steps to modernise and broaden its insolvency legal framework and submitted a proposal to Parliament intended to introduce a new chapter to the Code of Economic Law.

Jared D Kaplan

SEC provides relief from enforcement actions regarding certain portions of Conflict Minerals Rule

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The District Court for the District of Columbia recently entered a final judgment in National Association of Manufacturers v Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), affirming the prior holding of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that the so-called 'Conflict Minerals Rule' violates the First Amendment.

Javier Franco

Is Colombia really a Hague/Hague-Visby jurisdiction?

Shipping & Transport - Colombia
Franco & Abogados Asociados

For local lawyers working in the shipping and transport sector at the domestic level, the question of whether Colombia really is a Hague/Hague-Visby Rules jurisdiction has been posed on many occasions.



Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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


Opposition to energy projects

Energy & Natural Resources / Brazil, China, Cyprus, Greece, Mexico, Portugal


Diversity in the workplace

Employment & Benefits / Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Peru, Switzerland