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Abigail Smith

Few significant changes made in final PMPRB guidelines

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board recently published the final version of its guidelines which operationalise the amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations scheduled to come into force on 1 January 2021.

Urszula Wojtyra

Federal Court orders minister of health to issue NOC to Fresenius Kabi for biosimilar

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Justice Manson of the Federal Court recently ordered the minister of health to issue a notice of compliance to Fresenius Kabi for IDACIO (adalimumab), a biosimilar of AbbVie's HUMIRA.

Rayan Houdrouge

World's highest minimum wage: Geneva introduces Sfr23 per hour minimum wage

Employment & Immigration - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

A referendum recently approved the '23 frs, c'est un minimum' ('23 Swiss francs is a minimum') initiative, introducing a minimum wage of Sfr23 (approximately £19, $25 or €22) per hour in the canton of Geneva, which has applied since 1 November 2020.

Kenneth D Basch

Use of GATS in Brazilian aircraft transactions

Aviation - Brazil
Basch & Rameh Advogados Associados

In June 2020 the Global Aircraft Trading System (GATS) was launched to facilitate aircraft trading and financing by reducing the burden on industry participants – in particular, airlines.

Samuel Beighton

Retailers and suppliers face enforcement risks regarding RPM

Competition & Antitrust - United Kingdom
Gowling WLG

In June 2020 the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) made a number of announcements regarding certain investigations into resale price maintenance (RPM) within the UK musical instruments sector.

Charles Le Maistre

Lockdown fails to dampen buoyant property market

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

The start of lockdown initiated a significant slowdown in the property market in early Spring 2020.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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