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Abigail Smith

Costco pharmacy directors fined for professional misconduct

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The discipline committee of the Ontario College of Pharmacists recently found that two directors of Costco pharmacies had committed acts of professional misconduct by soliciting C$1,266,000 in payments relating to advertising which would reasonably be regarded as rebates for the purchase of interchangeable drug products..

Laura Shirreffs

Disability to be a protected characteristic under Jersey discrimination law

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey

Effective from September 1 2018, the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 will be amended to include disability as a protected characteristic.

Kay C Georgi

Sanctions snapback: Trump announces withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Before former President Obama left office in late 2016, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a list of FAQs to address the possibility of revoking the relaxed sanctions on Iran.

Hsiu-Ru Chien

Adding new invalidation reason in patent invalidation administrative proceedings based on same evidence

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

To avoid repeated administrative litigation procedures, Article 33(1) of the Intellectual Property Case Adjudication Act stipulates that the IP Court must consider any new evidence submitted on the same invalidation reasons before the end of the oral debate proceedings.

Cristina Weidner

Berlin to Korneuburg: NIKI's insolvency proceedings

Insolvency & Restructuring - Germany
Clifford Chance Deutschland LLP

Charlottenburg Local Court ordered insolvency proceedings for safeguarding NIKI Luftfahrt, a company incorporated under Austrian law with its registered office in Vienna.

Marco Manzone

Pro rata rule and apportionment of salvage reward between co-salvors

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

A recent decision of the Genoa Court of Appeal dealt with two interesting issues arising under the London International Convention on Salvage 1989: whether, for the purposes of fixing a salvage reward, the judge should consider not only the value of the salved vessel, but also that of the cargo on board; and the apportionment of a salvage reward between co-salvors where only one salvor brought proceedings for its remuneration..



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