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Abigail Smith

Countdown begins: getting ready for new patented medicines pricing regime

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The long-awaited amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations were recently published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.

Frank Spoorenberg

Supreme Court annuls award for second time in same arbitration dispute

Arbitration & ADR - Switzerland
Tavernier Tschanz

In principle, if an application for an annulment of an arbitral award is upheld, the Supreme Court may cancel only the award (the so-called 'cassatory' nature of the setting aside proceeding).

Jaime L M Jones

Medicare Advantage providers pay $5 million to settle False Claims Act allegations

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

Beaver Medical Group LP and an affiliated physician recently agreed to pay a combined total of $5 million to resolve allegations that providers had knowingly submitted diagnosis codes that were not supported by medical records in order to inflate reimbursements from Medicare.

Arthur Shay

New drone regulations to come into force in 2020

Aviation - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

Further to the Unmanned Vehicles Technology Innovation Experimentation Act, which entered into force on 1 June 2019, a new regulation for drone use under the latest amendment to the Civil Aviation Act will take effect on 31 March 2020.

Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou

Privy Council determines extraterritorial reach of clawback claims in insolvency proceedings

Insolvency & Restructuring - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

The Privy Council has determined that, notwithstanding the absence of express statutory provisions permitting service out of the jurisdiction of fraudulent preference claims, such claims are to have extraterritorial effect.

Maurizio Dardani

Tribunal of Genoa examines jurisdiction issue in pre-trial proceedings regarding court surveyor's appointment

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

A recent Tribunal of Genoa case concerning a yacht lost during carriage examined whether the Italian courts have jurisdiction to appoint court surveyors and order survey operations to take place in Italy where the merits of a dispute are not subject to Italian jurisdiction.



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