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Adrian Attard

Flag injunctions: practical alternative to ship arrests

Shipping & Transport - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Maltese law is straightforward in terms of who has a right to arrest and which claims can be secured by means of an arrest.

Christine Genge

Canada nears end of project to modernise patent, trademark and industrial design laws

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Canada's recent accession to the Patent Law Treaty marks the near completion of its long and ambitious journey to modernise its patent, trademark and industrial design laws and harmonise its IP laws with its most important trading partners worldwide.

Birgit Matthiesen

Steeling for uncertainty

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Throughout the past few months, the United States and China have levied new tariffs, increased existing tariffs and imposed ever-higher retaliatory tariffs.

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.

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.

Davina Given

High Court waits for no lawyer

Litigation - United Kingdom

An appeal was recently lost after an application for an oral hearing was made just two days late.



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