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Y Artemis Lai

CIPO's new guidelines on patentable subject matter explained

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently released new guidelines on patentable subject matter and examples applying the new guidelines to computer-implemented inventions, medical diagnostic methods and medical uses.

Stephen McNaught

An uphill struggle? Drop-in planning permissions and incompatibility following Hillside case

Real Estate - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

A recent Court of Appeal case is the latest in a series of recent planning law cases to be decided against the developer.

Gan Khong Aik

Derivative proceedings: leave of court is substantive legal requirement

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

The Court of Appeal recently ruled that Sections 347(1) and (2) of the Companies Act 2016, which require leave of court to be obtained before any action may be initiated on behalf of a company and any such action to be brought in the name of the company, are substantive law and not merely procedural.

Anand Shah

Securitisation trends and developments

Banking & Financial Services - India
AZB & Partners

Securitisation as a structured finance mechanism has several commercial advantages, including balance sheet and risk management, increased liquidity, cost-efficient financing, the marketability of the resulting securities and the opportunity for portfolio diversification.

Alain Levy

Private M&A deals: Paris Court of Appeal manual for overriding termination clauses

Corporate Finance/M&A - France
AyacheSalama

In acquisitions of group companies, the agreements entered into by the parties are often subject to termination clauses.

James Beck

No Pennsylvania duty to send 'Dear Healthcare Provider' letters

Product Regulation & Liability - USA
Reed Smith LLP

In a significant, albeit unpublished, decision, an intermediate appellate court in Pennsylvania has ruled that there is no recognised Pennsylvania common law 'duty' for prescription medical product manufacturers to send 'Dear Healthcare Provider' letters about label changes..

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan