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Fabian Huber

Granting of gifts by pharmacies

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

Two recent Federal Civil Court decisions strengthen the strict understanding of Section 7(1.1) of the Act on the Advertising of Medicinal Products, under which the granting of gifts constitutes a violation of German pricing regulations.

Carla Santa María Orozco

Recovering damages for violations of industrial property rights

Intellectual Property - Mexico
Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

In order to recover damages following a violation of their rights, industrial property owners must first file an administrative infringement action before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property in order to obtain a declaration of infringement and then undergo a civil court trial.

Samuel Yang

PBoC proposes new rules to regulate collection and processing of personal financial information

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The People's Bank of China recently issued the Trial Measures for the Protection of Personal Financial Information/Data (Preliminary Draft) to relevant commercial banks in order to solicit their opinions.

Marcel Meinhardt

Low fine for vertical price fixing against Swiss ski manufacturer after leniency application

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Competition Commission (ComCo) recently fined a Swiss manufacturer of skis and other sporting goods Sfr140,000 for vertical price fixing with its dealers.

Gavin Ferguson

Family matters: why the world's wealthiest are setting up family offices in Guernsey

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Wealth is increasing exponentially among some of the world's richest families to the extent that, for many of these families, it makes commercial sense to set up their own bespoke family office to look after their key operations – and they are increasingly looking to Guernsey as the place to do it.

Masaki Konishi

Public consultation on appropriate choice and use of Japanese yen interest rate benchmarks

Banking - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

To address the risk that the London Interbank Offered Rate may be discontinued, the Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks was established to recommend the appropriate choice and use of Japanese yen interest rate benchmarks depending on the type of financial transaction involved and develop transition plans for a new framework enabling the use of Japanese yen interest rate benchmarks.

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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