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Rodrigo Moraes Costa

BRPTO anticipates Phase II of Patent Prosecution Highway Programme

Intellectual Property - Brazil
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

Ordinance 404 recently came into force, establishing Phase II of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Programme in Brazil.

Claudia Bock

Competition authority imposes fine on retailer for abuse of significant market power

Competition & Antitrust - Czech Republic
Schoenherr

The Office for the Protection of Competition recently announced in a press release that it had imposed a Kc32 million (approximately €1.2 million) fine on Czech retail chain HRUŠKA, spol sro for an alleged abuse of significant market power.

Peggy Sharon

Statutory damages under Aviation Services Law cannot be claimed in class actions

Aviation - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

In August 2020 the Central District Court dismissed several requests for the certification of class actions which had been filed against different airlines on the basis that statutory damages under the Aviation Services Law cannot be claimed in class actions.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Can eye rolling be a reason to challenge an arbitrator?

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently dealt with the challenge of an arbitrator on the grounds that he had rolled his eyes during the pleading of a party's representative.

Sudish Sharma

SEBI tightens grip on M&A by listed companies

Corporate Finance/M&A - India
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Owing to market dynamics and in an attempt to clear certain regulatory cobwebs, the Securities and Exchange Board of India recently issued a circular which applies to all mergers, demergers, amalgamations and arrangements filed with a stock exchange after 17 November 2020.

Carmen Verdonck

BCA suspects Caudalie of imposing minimum resale prices on distributors and limiting active and passive online sales

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Belgium
ALTIUS

Following dawn raids carried out in 2018, the Belgian Competition Authority's Investigation and Prosecution Service has opened an investigation regarding alleged anti-competitive practices committed by Caudalie, a French cosmetics company specialising in vinotherapy, after a Belgian pharmacist complained that his supplier was imposing a pricing policy on him..

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru