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Katie Lee

Procedural decisions under PMNOC Regulations: common validity issues and naming of defendants

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In two recent cases, the Federal Court considered procedural decisions in actions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Erica Gotfrit

Nice Classification with a trap – Canada introduces class top-up fees with no back door

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

With the long-awaited changes to the Trademarks Act and Regulations imminent, brand owners should be excited about Canada's alignment with international trademark standards and the new opportunities that these changes will bring.

Peter Grima

Irrevocable power of attorney as additional security

Shipping & Transport - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

If an event of default occurs, a power of attorney executed by the mortgagor will allow the mortgagee to apply for the immediate closure of the vessel's Maltese register on the mortgagor's behalf and to pay all fees, make all declarations and receive all certificates, including the deletion certificate.

Ben Grant

ICC construction industry arbitration report

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

The International Chamber of Commerce Commission recently published an update to its report on construction industry arbitration, focusing on recommended tools and techniques for effective management.

Rachel Richardson

Often overlooked competition law aspects of restrictive covenants in contracts

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Employers want maximum restriction on employees who leave but must be careful not to overstep the mark as covenants which are unduly restrictive risk being struck out by the courts.

Vittorio Pozzi

Securitisation transactions: new exciting chapter in reform process

Securitisation & Structured Finance - Italy
Legance – Avvocati Associati

Decree-Law 34 of 30 April 2019 introduced important amendments to the Italian securitisation framework.

OnDemand

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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