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Marcel Meinhardt

Low fine for vertical price fixing against Swiss ski manufacturer after leniency application

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Competition Commission (ComCo) recently fined a Swiss manufacturer of skis and other sporting goods Sfr140,000 for vertical price fixing with its dealers.

Brandon Heard

Certificate of supplementary protection regime: second anniversary update

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The certificate of supplementary protection (CSP) regime recently celebrated its second anniversary.

Andreas Wildi

Federal Supreme Court upholds breast implant decision

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Supreme Court recently dismissed an appeal against a Zurich Social Insurance Court decision concerning the replacement of an appellant's breast implant under compulsory health insurance.

Peter M Marta

'Cyber hunt' legislation passes US Senate: any implications for business?

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - USA
Hogan Lovells

In a legislative environment charitably described as challenging, the fact that the Senate recently passed cybersecurity legislation by unanimous consent is noteworthy and highlights the bipartisan nature of this issue.

Gavin Ferguson

Family matters: why the world's wealthiest are setting up family offices in Guernsey

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Wealth is increasing exponentially among some of the world's richest families to the extent that, for many of these families, it makes commercial sense to set up their own bespoke family office to look after their key operations – and they are increasingly looking to Guernsey as the place to do it.

Camila Goldberg Cavalcanti

Presidential decree simplifies foreign investment in Brazilian banking sector

Banking - Brazil
BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

A recently issued presidential decree has authorised the Central Bank of Brazil to recognise the government's interest in establishing branches of foreign financial institutions in Brazil and increasing foreign equity participation in Brazilian financial institutions without the need for further presidential authorisation.

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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