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Latest updates

Felicity Monteiro

Amendments to Evidence Act for civil litigators

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

The Evidence Amendment Act 2016 came into force in January 2017 and is the fourth and most substantial amendment to the Evidence Act since its introduction in 2006.

Kathleen Harris

Recent Serious Fraud Office investigations

White Collar Crime - United Kingdom
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

In July 2017 the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) opened investigations into the oil services company Amec Foster Wheeler Plc and the Rio Tinto mining group.

May Chen

Do substantial differences exist in determination of equivalent infringement?

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

Generally, technical features disclosed in a patent claim relating to mechanical or electrical engineering are more suitable for breakdown into basic comparison units that realise a certain function or deliver a certain result independently.

Nancy Pei

New pharmaceutical patent linkage litigation scheme

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The recent amendments to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations introduced a new scheme for pharmaceutical patent linkage litigation in Canada regarding generic challenges.

Samuel B Boxerman

EPA issues directive on advisory committees

Environment & Climate Change - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a directive intended to strengthen and improve membership on the agency's advisory committees.

Sanaya F Vachha

Six fruit juice manufacturers investigated for deceptive marketing practices

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The Competition Commission recently initiated an enquiry into six fruit juice manufacturers for misleading consumers and engaging in deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act.



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