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Frode Vareberg

Transfers of Norwegian petroleum licences: is government approval regime tightening?

Energy & Natural Resources - Norway
Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS

An increased number of corporate transactions and mergers have been observed in the oil and gas sector on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) in recent years.

Sang Wook Han

Supreme Court overrules both lower tribunals to recognise inventiveness

Intellectual Property - South Korea
Kim & Chang

The Supreme Court recently issued decisions recognising the inventiveness of two Novartis patents for a compound and a transdermal composition.

Richard Collins

Public procurement challenges: costs awarded against winning tenderer that objected to amending confidentiality ring

Projects & Procurement - United Kingdom
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

The courts have ruled that a successful tenderer which raises unreasonable objections to an application to vary a confidentiality ring in a public procurement dispute may be liable for the claimant's costs of the application, even though it's not a party to that dispute.

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.

Laura Shirreffs

Buying Jersey property with a partner who has no housing qualifications

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey

An unmarried couple, both with housing qualifications, can buy property in joint names and have the security of jointly owning their home.

Andrew Mandlsohn

Consultation on use of foreign-sourced reference product as Canadian reference product

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada recently published a notice soliciting comments and recommendations from stakeholders regarding potential changes to its guidance document on the use of a foreign-sourced reference product as a Canadian reference product.



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