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Nancy Pei

Life sciences intellectual property: 2018 highlights

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

There have been a number of key developments in Canadian life sciences IP and regulatory law over the past 12 months, including a consultation on the different approaches to the naming of biological drugs.

Beril Yayla Sapan

Changes to minimum wage, severance payments and administrative fines

Employment & Benefits - Turkey
Gün + Partners

Minimum wage, severance payments and administrative fines prescribed by the Labour Act are revised at the beginning of each calendar year.

Andrea Giannelli

Amendments to securitisation framework under Budget Law

Securitisation & Structured Finance - Italy
Legance Avvocati Associati

Parliament recently approved Law 145/2018 within the context of the Budget Law 2019 and introduced some notable changes to the Italian securitisation framework.

Alvin Tang

Exclusion clauses – abuse of freedom of contract?

Company & Commercial - Malaysia
Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva

It is common for large conglomerates to require customers to execute agreements with standard boilerplate terms and conditions.

Marcel Meinhardt

Secretariat of Swiss Competition Commission advises on changes in shareholder structure of joint venture

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Secretariat of the Swiss Competition Commission recently issued advice in respect of Article 23(2) of the Cartel Act to two shareholders in a jointly controlled joint venture.

Riza Gümbüşoğlu

One last step before litigating your commercial receivables: mandatory mediation

Arbitration & ADR - Turkey
Gün + Partners

Mandatory mediation for commercial disputes was recently introduced by the Law on Legal Procedures to Initiate Proceedings for Monetary Receivables arising out of Subscription Agreements.



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