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Rainer Herzig

Reimbursement for medicine not listed in Reimbursement Code?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

Although Austrian social security provides for a legal entitlement to benefits in kind (ie, free administration of medicines listed in the Reimbursement Code, except for a small prescription fee), the Organisation of Austrian Social Security is reluctant to reimburse the cost of medicines not listed in the Reimbursement Code.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Supreme Court scrutinises admissibility of videoconference hearings

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently determined the admissibility of conducting an arbitral hearing by means of a videoconference in the context of challenge proceedings.

Matthew Tuchband

OFAC's new ransomware advisory

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control recently issued an advisory highlighting sanctions risks associated with facilitating ransomware payments on behalf of victims targeted by malicious cyberattacks.

Rubén Darío Gómez Arnaiz

Green CUFIN: tax incentive for renewable generation companies

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

Green Net Tax Profit Accounts (CUFINs) were established in 2016 as a double tax incentive.

Jae-sang Lim

Influence of functional parts when determining design similarity

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

When determining the similarity of designs, how is a court's judgment affected when a design element has commonality with a functional element? A recent Supreme Court decision allows some insight into this question.

Jürg Schneider

New Swiss DLT regulation as of 2021

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

Parliament recently approved new regulations for blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT).

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