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E Sevi Fırat

Rare diseases and orphan drugs – regulation needed

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Turkey
Fırat Izgi Attorney Partnership

Orphan medicinal products are used to prevent and treat rare diseases.

Teresa Polino

USTR publishes final Section 301 duty list with eye towards adding more

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently released two product lists relating to Section 301 duties.

Takashi Tsukioka

Are lead managers liable for material misstatements in IPO disclosure documents?

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

A recent Tokyo District Court decision was reported to be the first to hold an underwriter liable to investors that purchased shares in a company based on material misstatements in the financial information contained in the statutory disclosure document for a public offering in Japan.

Andrew Mandlsohn

Supreme Court denies Idenix leave to appeal in SOVALDI dispute

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Supreme Court recently dismissed Idenix's application for leave to appeal the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal affirming the trial decision relating to two competing patents over Gilead's SOVALDI (sofosbuvir).

James Rogers

Summary awards and expedited procedures: strike out or home run?

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Although institutional rules arguably empower arbitral tribunals to streamline procedure and summarily dispose of claims or defences as part of their general case management authority, the trend is for institutional rules to expressly recognise such powers.

Adrian Miedema

Distracted by mobile phones: forklift operators guilty of occupational health and safety offence

Litigation - Canada

Two forklift operators were recently found guilty under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for using mobile phones while sitting on their forklifts.



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