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Abigail Smith

Amendments to Patented Medicines Regulations expected to come into force no earlier than Spring 2020

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada recently released its Forward Regulatory Plan 2019-2021: Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines Regulations.

Lawrence Theall

Ontario court rejects well-established rules for interpreting insurance policy exclusions

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently concluded that insurance policies should be interpreted differently when multiple insurers are involved.

Katie Lee

PMPRB publishes 2017 Meds Entry Watch

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board recently announced the publication of the 2017 edition of Meds Entry Watch.

Andrew J Heck

New Jersey Supreme Court signals potential sea change in scope of damages in auto accident cases

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

New Jersey's 'no-fault' automobile insurance scheme has been the subject of repeated reforms over the past 40 years.

Sophia Iwantscheff

Providing valid travel documents considered passengers' secondary obligation

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

A 2018 Federal Court of Justice decision clarified that the secondary obligations arising from a contract of carriage between a passenger and an air carrier extend to the verification of the validity of the documents required for entry.

Gisele Stephens-Chu

French court rules that mandatory expert determination provisions do not render arbitration clauses inapplicable

Arbitration & ADR - France
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

The Court of Cassation recently confirmed the quasi-absolute priority given to arbitral tribunals to determine questions relating to their jurisdiction, even when this involves rules of French public order.



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