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Katie Lee

Update on Vanessa's Law

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law), approved in 2014, amended the Food and Drugs Act and granted new powers to the minister of health directed at post-marketing oversight of therapeutic products (ie, drugs, medical devices and drug-device combinations).

Noah Sarna

Tax Court rules that Visa's services are subject to GST/HST

Corporate Tax - Canada
Thorsteinssons LLP

The Tax Court of Canada has released a landmark decision on the goods and services tax/harmonised sales tax status of certain commonplace transaction processing services – namely, Visa's payment platform offered to financial institutions.

Antoine Laniez

EAPOs: new pro-creditor enforcement mechanism under Luxembourg law

Banking - Luxembourg

EU Regulation 655/2014, which established a European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) procedure, aims to facilitate the collection of claims in civil and commercial matters by introducing a uniform EU procedure for identifying and freezing funds held in a debtor's bank accounts in another member state.

Peter S Spivack

Artificial intelligence and data analytics in fraud and corruption investigations

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells US LLP

When a legal team needs to find the facts behind fraud and corruption allegations in a government investigation, technology can drive substantial new efficiencies.

José Alberto Campos Vargas

Tobacco products: what constitutes a crime?

Product Regulation & Liability - Mexico
Sanchez-DeVanny Eseverri SC

The Secretariat of Health recently announced amendments to the General Law on Tobacco Control.

Samuel Yang

NISSTC seeks comments on personal information security impact assessments

IT & Internet - China
AnJie Law Firm

The National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee recently released the Information Security Technology – Guide to the Personal Information Security Impact Assessment (Draft for Comment).



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