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Joshua Neubarth

On the (Quebec health) record: Quebec government liable for patent infringement

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In a digital-age David versus Goliath case, the Federal Court recently held that the Quebec government had infringed two patents owned by Dr Luc Bessette relating to a shared medical records system that he had invented 20 years ago.

Varusha Moodaley

Further amendments to VAT e-services regulations enter into force

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Revised regulations clarifying the e-services supplied by foreign suppliers to South African consumers which are subject to value added tax were proposed in 2018, which significantly broadened the scope of e-services.

K Shanti Mogan

Court of Appeal determines that negative declaratory arbitration awards are enforceable

Arbitration & ADR - Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co

A recent Court of Appeal case addressed whether a negative declaratory arbitration award is enforceable.

Gan Khong Aik

Attorney general's discretion is not unfettered

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

The attorney general is a public officer who has been given ample discretionary power under Article 145 of the Federal Constitution to institute, conduct or discontinue any criminal proceedings.

Elizabeth Mireya Freidenberg

Get off my plane! Court rejects damages claim by disruptive passengers

Aviation - Argentina
Freidenberg Freidenberg & Lifsic

The Federal Court recently heard a case in which two passengers claimed damages from Aeromexico after they had been ordered to disembark an aircraft for being disruptive.

Aaron Goonrey

The untouchable employee and dangers of playing office politics

Employment & Benefits - Australia
Lander & Rogers

Following a recent Federal Court decision, a power solutions company was forced to reinstate a senior employee who it had fired three years previously and pay him A$1.1 million in back pay.



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