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Jakob Widner

Teachers and brothels

Employment & Benefits - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently confirmed an appellate court's decision and ruled that a school teacher who had moonlighted as a brothel manager had been eligible for termination because this sort of behaviour could be considered a breach of trust and damaging to the school's reputation.

Octavio Espejo

Plausibility: new patentability requirement?

Intellectual Property - International
Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

The concept of plausibility has emerged in numerous prosecution cases in recent years, with global trends suggesting a shift towards treating it as an additional, standalone patentability requirement.

Kate McKenna

Recent rulings on state aid

Litigation - Ireland
Matheson

Two recent Irish court rulings have helped to shed light on the role of the national courts in state aid cases.

Fred M Ackerson

Illinois amnesty programmes now underway

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Illinois Department of Revenue has begun a new amnesty programme, which is running from 1 October 2019 to 15 November 2019.

Jaime L M Jones

DOJ defends Medicare Advantage upcoding claims against Sutter

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The US government recently filed a brief in opposition to Sutter Health's motion to dismiss the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) complaint in intervention in a False Claims Act suit alleging that Sutter had knowingly submitted and caused the submission of unsupported diagnosis codes for Medicare Advantage organisation patients in order to inflate Medicare reimbursement.

Alexander Vogel

Classification of stablecoins under Swiss law: FINMA publishes amended guidelines

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published a supplement to its Guidelines on Initial Coin Offerings which outlines how it plans to apply provisions of Swiss supervisory law to projects involving so-called 'stablecoins'.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey