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Abigail Smith

Health Canada consults on promotional and non-promotional activities for health products

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Health Canada has announced a consultation on its new draft guidance: The Distinction Between Promotional and Non-promotional Messages and Activities for Health Products.

Megan Beal

Constructively dismissed? Maybe, but get back to work

Employment & Benefits - Canada

A recent decision reaffirms that employees must return to work following a constructive dismissal to mitigate the damages that they caused where doing so would not be embarrassing, humiliating or degrading.

Pieter Lombard

Nedbank and IT entrepreneurs in developing patent saga

Intellectual Property - South Africa

Two IT entrepreneurs recently applied for an interdict to prevent an asset management company from using (ie, infringing) their invention.

Markus Dörig

Forfeiture clauses versus statute of limitations

Insurance - Switzerland
Badertscher Attorneys at Law

The Federal Supreme Court recently addressed the relationship between a contractual forfeiture clause under Article 46(2) of the Federal Insurance Contract Act and the statutory limitation period for insurance claims.

Maciej Durbas

ICC award set aside for failure to admit further expert evidence

Arbitration & ADR - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

A recent Supreme Court case touched on the obligations of an arbitral tribunal which cannot base its award on party-appointed experts' opinions.

Babajide Oladipo Ogundipe

US government issues indictments against Nigerian citizens

White Collar Crime - Nigeria
Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

Throughout August 2019 the Nigerian media heavily reported on the US government's actions against Nigerian nationals who have been accused of committing various acts of fraud.



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