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Valerie Allan

OGA consults on funding UK National Data Repository through OGA levy

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) recently opened a consultation seeking views from the oil and gas industry on its proposal to increase the levy (which is payable by all offshore petroleum licensees and is its primary source of funding) to support the creation and then maintenance of a UK National Data Repository.

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.

Geoffrey B Goldman

Second Treasury report issued: implications for derivatives market

Derivatives - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The US Department of the Treasury recently released its second in a series of four reports evaluating the US financial regulatory system.

David Smyth

Costs orders are not an 'indemnity'

Litigation - Hong Kong

There has been a number of recent cases in Hong Kong in which successful parties have been awarded their costs on a more generous basis against unsuccessful parties – known as an 'indemnity' basis (in contrast to what is commonly called a 'standard' or 'party and party' basis).

Jakob Widner

Blue-collar and white-collar employees – sweetening the deal

Employment & Benefits - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

In its final session before the general election, Parliament passed a bill which serves as a first step in harmonising the different legal regimes covering blue-collar and white-collar employees.

Alex Horsbrugh-Porter

Scope of powers for trustee in bankruptcy where concurrent domestic insolvency proceedings exist

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey

The recognition of the powers of an English trustee in bankruptcy in Guernsey is generally pursued either by way of a letter of request issued by the foreign court or an application via common or customary law.



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