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Ursula Baravalle

Patentability of living things – a South African approach

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Patent protection of living organisms – and the substances derived therefrom – has long been an area of confusion and controversy in South Africa.

Maria Hadjisavva

Supreme Court upholds first-instance decision on fraudulent transfer of shares

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

​The Supreme Court recently confirmed a first-instance decision which had annulled a transfer of shares by a debtor to his son.

Marcel Meinhardt

ComCo reduces antitrust fines due to damages compensation paid to cartel victims

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Competition Commission (ComCo) recently closed its investigations into bid rigging in the construction industry and issued fines of Sfr11 million, an amount which would have been much higher had the commission not deducted the damages compensation paid by the cartelists to the victims from its claims.

Llewellyn V Boyer-Cartwright

Gateway to The Bahamas: runway rehabilitation project

Aviation - Bahamas
Callenders & Co

In recent years, there has been significant growth in air traffic to and from The Bahamas.

David Hanke

CFIUS 2.0: real estate as a platform for foreign espionage against the government?

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is finalising its draft regulations to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernisation Act 2018 (FIRRMA).

Peter Aall Simonsen

Raudfjell and Kvitfjell wind farms commence operation

Energy & Natural Resources - Norway
Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS

The first wind turbines in one of Europe's largest land-based wind farms recently commenced operation.

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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