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Joanne van Harmelen

Draft IP Policy Phase 1 – part two: access to medicines, state 'walk-in' rights and parallel import

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa

The recently published Draft IP Policy Phase 1 2017 includes a number of provisions relating to parallel import and state 'walk-in' rights for access to affordable medicines.

Frode Vareberg

Parent company guarantee requirement for future decommissioning cost in corporate transfers on NCS

Energy & Natural Resources - Norway
Simonsen Vogt Wiig Advokatfirma

In 2016 the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced that in all future corporate transfers it would consider requiring security from the seller establishing a secondary liability for future decommissioning costs.

Jonathan Culshaw

Anti-money Laundering Regulations for unregulated investment and insurance entities to take effect

White Collar Crime - Cayman Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels LLP

Under new anti-money laundering legislation, the list of activities classed as relevant financial businesses has been expanded.

Daniel R Zuccherino

Likelihood of confusion of pharmaceutical trademarks

Intellectual Property - Argentina
Obligado & Cia

Argentine law contains no specific rules on the risk of confusion regarding pharmaceutical products and legal commentators and case law provide opposing views of whether common or stricter criteria should be applied.

Jerome Brink

Further revisions to Income Tax Act's debt reduction rules announced

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The debt reduction provisions provided for in the Income Tax Act have been the subject of significant debate since their introduction.

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.



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