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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.

Alexander Isola

New group insolvency law

Insolvency & Restructuring - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The Insolvency Code was recently amended in response to the introduction of the EU Insolvency Regulation, creating – for the first time – specific rules for the insolvency of corporate groups in Austria.

Steven Rajavinothan

Supreme Court holds defendant cannot be liable for greater loss than was caused by its negligent valuation

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Supreme Court recently clarified that when applying the 'but for' test in the context of a negligent valuation, the basic comparison is between the position that the claimant would have been in if the defendant had fulfilled its duty of care and the claimant's actual position.

Urszula Wojtyra

Federal Court finds PMPRB unreasonable in determining that patent pertains to medicine

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court recently found that the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's assessment that a patent pertained to Galderma Canada's Differin was unreasonable, as it had failed to consider the entire patent.

Stephan Schmalzl

Limits set to client communication via e-banking

Banking - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently rendered its first judgment on the admissibility of the use of electronic mailboxes, which are exclusively incorporated and only accessible via the e-banking system of a credit institution for serving client account notices and statements to consumers.

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.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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