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Agapi Patsa

ECJ sets dominance record straight: price discrimination not all bad

Competition & Antitrust - European Union
Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL

Discriminatory pricing as an abuse is a little-deployed area of EU antitrust law and there has been no recent enforcement at the European Commission level.

Ruth Zadikany

Second Circuit holds that sexual orientation discrimination is sex discrimination under Title VII

Employment & Benefits - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently reversed its prior precedent and held that Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination includes a prohibition on sexual orientation discrimination.

Parham Kouchikali

Court finds no contract without parties' signatures

Litigation - United Kingdom

In a recent dispute about the existence of a contract, the High Court found that the parties intended to be bound only when all parties had signed.

Katie Lee

First CSPs issued and application fee increased

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada recently issued the first certificates of supplementary protection (CSPs) against three approvals.

Ian Mann

Getting schooled in Nord Anglia – extra safeguards for companies facing appraisal litigation

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels LLP

In Nord Anglia the justice made directions orders regarding the use of keyword searches, the number and scope of information requests, and the conduct of management meetings consistent with the orders made in Xiadu Life Technology.

Urszula Wojtyra

Apotex fails to establish that it would have obtained non-infringing product from foreign suppliers

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Servier and its related company ADIR were recently successful in another chapter of the patent litigation concerning perindopril when the Federal Court again dismissed the non-infringing alternative defence of Apotex Inc and Apotex Pharmachem Inc (collectively, Apotex).



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