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Warren Ganesh

Top court rules on protective costs orders

Litigation - Hong Kong

A recent landmark judgment of the Court of Final Appeal confirms that in deciding whether it is fair and just to grant a protective costs order in public interest litigation, the courts should be apprised of an applicant's financial position.

James W McPhillips

Real estate firms in the digital advertising era: are you thinking about the risks?

Real Estate - USA
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Digital advertising is an effective and efficient way to brand a property, but it is also increasingly complex and nuanced, which is why many real estate firms subcontract this work to creative agencies that specialise in digital ad strategy and development.

Samuel B Boxerman

NGOs sue EPA for ending 'once in, always in' policy for maximum achievable control technology

Environment & Climate Change - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

Environmental non-governmental organisations recently filed a petition for review with the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to end its 'once in, always in' interpretation of Section 112 of the Clean Air Act.

Kevin P O'Neill

Employer-mandated physician visit is not a privacy violation

Employment & Benefits - Canada

Employers are entitled to require employees to visit in-house occupational health department physicians to obtain reasonably necessary medical information if that right is provided for in their collective agreement.

Urszula Wojtyra

Apotex fails to establish that it would have obtained non-infringing product from foreign suppliers

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Servier and its related company ADIR were recently successful in another chapter of the patent litigation concerning perindopril when the Federal Court again dismissed the non-infringing alternative defence of Apotex Inc and Apotex Pharmachem Inc (collectively, Apotex).

Christopher Loh

Jury awards Apple $533 million in damages

Intellectual Property - USA
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

After a week-long trial and four days of deliberation, a federal jury has determined that Samsung owes Apple over $533 million in damages for infringing three design patents asserted by Apple.



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