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Urszula Wojtyra

Stakeholder consultation on naming of biologic drugs, including biosimilars

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada recently opened their consultation on different approaches to the naming of biologic drugs, including biosimilars.

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 Vida

Do pharmaceutical marks deserve higher level of protection?

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent & Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office and the Metropolitan Tribunal recently dismissed an opposition of an applied-for mark on the basis that there was no likelihood of confusion.

William I Maema

Why 'you're fired!' is no longer law

Employment & Benefits - Kenya
Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

For a termination to be lawful, the employer must have a valid reason and adopt a fair termination process.

Lawrence R Hamilton

Bipartisan Senate proposal seeks partial reversal of FHFA captive insurance exclusion

Insurance - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

Certain captive insurers that lost or will lose membership in the US Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system as a result of a 2016 rulemaking by the Federal Housing Finance Agency may get a reprieve under the Housing Opportunity Mortgage Expansion Act.

Andreas Christofides

Jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The issue of jurisdiction was at the centre of a recent action in the Limassol District Court.



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