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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.

Pierre Bienvenu

Data protection and cyber-risk issues in arbitration: regulation, cyberattacks and hacked evidence

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

Data protection and cybersecurity are hot topics in international arbitration and international surveys demonstrate that users of arbitration are concerned about data security.

David Schwartz

Get ready now: new Patent Rules in force 30 October 2019

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Two requirements under the new Patent Rules warrant particular attention for new Canadian patent applications and national phase entries: the Patent Cooperation Treaty national phase entry deadline and the requirement for certified copies of priority documents.

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.

Sara Baldus

Board of Equal Treatment finds that amendment of homeworking agreement was not discriminatory

Employment & Benefits - Denmark
Norrbom Vinding

The Board of Equal Treatment recently found that an amendment to a university lecturer's homeworking agreement and her subsequent termination did not conflict with the Anti-discrimination Act.

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.

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