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Pedro Cortés

Macau banking and financial services overview: legal update

Private Client & Offshore Services - Macau
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

In 2018 and 2019 the legislature approved numerous laws to reinforce Macau's economic stability and international fiscal cooperation.

Alice Tseng

Costco Pharmacies receives C$7.25 million penalty for accepting drug rebates

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently announced that CWC Pharmacies (Ontario) Ltd (Costco Pharmacies), a subsidiary of Costco, has been ordered to pay an administrative monetary penalty of C$7.25 million for accepting payments from certain generic manufacturers which had violated the prohibition on drug rebates..

Shuhua Zhang

Patent enforcement: administrative or judicial?

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

Against the backdrop of China's changing IP landscape, the administrative enforcement of patents remains a valid option.

Matej Kosalko

Has Slovakia become an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction?

Arbitration & ADR - Slovakia
Allen & Overy Bratislava sro

In 2018 the Slovak courts addressed a number of issues while upholding arbitral awards, suggesting that the jurisdiction is becoming more arbitration friendly.

Jeffrey Kleywegt

Legislature introduces possibility to claim mass damages in collective action proceedings

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

The Senate recently adopted the Bill on Redress of Mass Damages in Collective Actions (RMDCA).

Kelley Howes

SEC announces settlements resulting from Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced settlements with 79 investment advisers who self-reported violations of the Investment Advisers Act in connection with the SEC Division of Enforcement Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative.

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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