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Thomas D Franklin

Blockchain and smart contracts could solve unsolvable construction problem

Construction - USA
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Every construction project, from contract negotiation through to the payment of the final pay application, involves the issue of the exchange of lien waivers for payment.

Abigail Smith

Canada releases final amendments to patented medicines pricing regulations

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Health Canada recently announced the final amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations.

Gordon Drakes

Economic duress and franchising: when does a threat not to enter into a contract amount to economic duress?

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal considered whether a threat not to enter a contract could amount to economic duress, holding that it would not unless the threat was made in bad faith.

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.

Andreas Wildi

Federal Council intends to improve access to psychotherapy

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council intends to improve access to psychotherapy, especially for children and adolescents, as well as adults in crisis situations.

Donna M Parisi

SEC proposes modifications to cross-border application of security-based swaps regime

Derivatives - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to take steps towards the implementation of its security-based swap (SBS) dealer registration framework.



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