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Matti Komonen

Helsinki Appeal Court on carrier's liability for loss of pharmaceuticals

Shipping & Transport - Finland
HPP Attorneys Ltd

Correct temperature is vital to maintaining the feasibility and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals throughout their lifecycle, including during carriage.

John DR Craig

Win for employers: Supreme Court rejects union's request for right to consultation in accommodation process

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

The Supreme Court recently dismissed an application from the Telecommunications Workers' Union for leave to appeal the decision that unions have no independent legal right, separate and apart from their collective agreement rights, to be involved in every unionised employee's accommodation request.

Bram Woltering

Supreme Court sets standards for direct and indirect infringement of Swiss-type claims

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD NV

The Supreme Court recently rendered a landmark judgment on second medical use claims – more specifically, Swiss-type claims – which have been the subject of significant legal uncertainty throughout Europe.

Philippos Aristotelous

Extension of accelerated writing-down allowances for tax purposes

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Income Tax Law was amended in 2012 to introduce accelerated capital allowances for tax purposes on assets purchased between 2012 and 2014, inclusive.

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.

Shannon Rajan

Federal Court decision changes adjudication practice in Malaysia

Construction - Malaysia
SKRINE

The Federal Court recently dealt with three broad issues under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act – namely, jurisdictional challenge, the exclusion of defences and the setting aside and staying of decisions.

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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

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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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