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Urszula Wojtyra

Stakeholder consultation on naming of biologic drugs, including biosimilars

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada recently opened their consultation on different approaches to the naming of biologic drugs, including biosimilars.

Victoria Goode

Making a termination payment after April 5 2018

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

Income tax and national insurance contributions must be paid on all payments in lieu of notice from April 6 2018.

Galina Petkova

Private damages directive implemented in law

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Act for Amendment and Supplementation of the Competition Protection Act was recently promulgated in the State Gazette.

Robert Lane

Clearing price plummets in T-4 Capacity Market Auction

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

National Grid recently published the provisional auction results for the 2017 T-4 Capacity Market Auction, with successful bidders having been provisionally awarded capacity agreements for delivery in 2021/22 at a price of £8.40 per kilowatt (kW) per year.

Nan Jiang

SAIC statistics and new initiatives on trademark practice

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung

The commissioner of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) recently delivered a keynote speech at the National Administration for Industry and Commerce and Market Supervision Conference, unveiling various 2017 statistics and the SAIC's new 2018 initiatives on trademark practice..

Romy Smit

More restraint required in granting permission for pre-judgment seizure

Litigation - Netherlands

The Netherlands has traditionally been known as a country in which it is easy to seize before judgment.



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