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Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas

COFECE approves commitments to restore competition in pharmaceutical market

Competition & Antitrust - Mexico
SAI Law & Economics

In 2017 the Federal Economic Competition Commission initiated an investigation into an unlawful concentration between Marzam – a major pharmaceutical product distributor in Mexico – and its main competitor, which had come to light following the release of the Panama Papers.

Thiago Luis Sombra

Digital evidence, criminal investigations and due process of law

White Collar Crime - Brazil
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

The Superior Court of Justice recently appraised a noticeable theme regarding personal data protection from a criminal law perspective: the validity of police evidence obtained from smartphones without a specific judicial order to do so.

Alexander Vida

Novel approach to assessing similarity of services

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent & Law Office LLC

In a recent case, the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) held that the services covered by two conflicting marks were not similar and granted the applied-for mark protection in Class 35.

Lucy O’Neill

Seven top tips for employers at Christmas

Employment & Benefits - Ireland
Mason Hayes & Curran

With preparations in full swing for the festive season, this article reviews typical workplace issues which are commonly faced by employers at Christmas.

Baptiste Weijburg

Court of Appeal decision confirms that Article IV(5) of Hague Rules does not apply to bulk and liquid cargoes

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

A recent Court of Appeal decision concerned a claim by charterers against disponent owners in respect of contaminated fish oil in bulk carried on board a tanker.

Matthieu de Varax

Ryanair aircraft arrested in France

Aviation - France
Odi-se Avocats

While developing its French network, Ryanair received support from various regional airports, including the Mixed Syndicate of Charente Airports (SMAC).



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