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Antony Sassi

Permission to appeal order for production of documents to liquidators refused

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The Court of Appeal has refused permission to appeal an apparently wide-ranging order for the production of documents made in favour of the liquidators in China Medical Technologies Inc v Tsang.

Martin Foerster

Supreme Court redefines location surcharge in rent control leases

Real Estate - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

In early 2019 the Supreme Court passed three decisions confirming and clarifying its 2017 decision which had limited landlords' right to request a location surcharge for rent-controlled apartments in desirable neighbourhoods.

Riccardo Fruscalzo

Milan court sets precedent on second medical use invention plausibility

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Italy
Hogan Lovells

Few Italian precedents have considered the plausibility of a second medical use invention as a potential requirement for patent validity.

Mirosław Cejmer

Simple joint stock company introduced to Commercial Companies Code

Company & Commercial - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

Parliament recently introduced the simple joint stock company to the Commercial Companies Code.

Tom McEvoy

Labour Party announces plans for new Workers' Protection Agency and Ministry for Employment Rights

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

During the Trades Union Congress conference in early September 2019, the Labour Party announced plans for a new Workers' Protection Agency and Ministry for Employment Rights.

Martin J Valasek

Recent developments in ISDS reform: the big picture

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

Investor-state dispute settlement is an important feature of investment treaties as it is the procedural mechanism through which investors can claim compensation for a violation of a substantive investor-protection standard.

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