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Brandon Heard

Orders of prohibition relating to polymorphic form patent for Pristiq upheld on appeal

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In a pair of decisions, the Federal Court granted orders prohibiting Apotex and Teva from marketing their generic o-desmethyl-venlafaxine succinate products until the expiration of Patent 2,436,668.

Peter S Spivack

Justice Manual and FCPA enforcement

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

Throughout 2018 the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued to ring the clarion call for cooperation and sought to provide some certainty, consistency and coordination regarding the incentives offered to companies that provide voluntary disclosures.

Kristin Graham Koehler

Eighth Circuit tightens False Claims Act pleading requirements

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

A recent US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decision follows a growing trend among courts in tightening False Claims Act pleading requirements.

Mathieu Laurent

Court of Appeal rules on testimony of executive board members

Litigation - Luxembourg
Luther SA

In a dispute between a public limited liability company and one of its employees, the Court of Appeal issued a decision concerning the testimony of executive board members of a party to a dispute.

Nicos Panayiotou

Supreme Court declares legislation extending paternity leave and benefits to unmarried fathers unconstitutional

Employment & Benefits - Cyprus
George Z Georgiou & Associates LLC

In late 2018 the House of Representatives introduced amendments which granted paternity leave and benefits to unmarried working fathers.

Rhidian David

Preparing for a no-deal Brexit: master agreements on financial services

Derivatives - France
Hughes Hubbard & Reed

In January 2019 France passed Act 2019-75, which authorised the government to take measures to prepare for the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union without a deal by way of ministerial orders, particularly in the area of financial services.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey