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Brandon Heard

Ontario Court of Appeal dismisses summary judgment appeal in Section 8 case

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently dismissed Abbott and Takeda's appeal of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's decision to dismiss their motion for summary judgment in an action brought by Apotex under Section 8 of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Julia Carretero

Appeal court stresses importance of drawings for defining a patent's scope of protection

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

The Madrid Court of Appeal (Section 28) recently confirmed the dismissal of a patent infringement action filed by PERI GmbH against Spanish company Sistemas Técnicos de Encofrados (STEN).

Colin Leckey

CEO pay ratio reporting coming soon

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The government intends to introduce legislation that requires all UK-listed companies with more than 250 employees in the United Kingdom to report annually on the difference in pay between their chief executive officer and their average UK worker.

Constantinos Christofi

Submission period for applications to settle tax arrears by instalments extended

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Process of Adjustment of Tax Arrears Law established a procedure for settling tax arrears by monthly instalments.

Samuel B Boxerman

EPA proposes to reject Delaware and Maryland 126(b) petitions

Environment & Climate Change - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

From July to November 2016, Delaware and Maryland respectively (and together) filed Clean Air Act 126(b) petitions to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging that upwind states such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio were significantly contributing to their non-attainment of eight-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards.

Charles E Harris II

HIPAA authorisation for research: HHS issues interim guidance on authorisation sufficiency

Insurance - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was to issue guidance by December 2017 clarifying when an individual's authorisation for a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-covered entity to use or disclose their protected health information contains a sufficient description of the purpose for its use or disclosure.



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