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Hao Zhan

Chip industry merger filings: what you need to know

Competition & Antitrust - China
AnJie Law Firm

The refusal of the Chinese antitrust authority to green light the Qualcomm/NXP merger garnered significant attention and shone a spotlight on China's merger review practice, particularly with regard to the chip industry.

Constantinos Christofi

General Healthcare System contributions

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

As of 1 March 2019, employees, pensioners, state officials and income earners in Cyprus must contribute 1.7% of their income to the General Health System, while self-employed individuals must contribute 2.55% of their income.

Abigail Smith

Federal Court finds invalidity allegations relating to patent for metformin formulations unjustified

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Valeant Canada's application for an order prohibiting the minister of health from issuing a notice of compliance to Generic Partners for its generic version of Valeant's Glumetza, a metformin formulation, was recently granted.

Marco Penna

Brexit decree-law comes into force

Banking - Italy
Legance Avvocati Associati

The government recently issued Decree-Law 22/2019, which is aimed at ensuring the security, financial stability and integrity of financial markets in the event of a so-called 'hard Brexit'.

April McClements

Delay in professional negligence claims

Litigation - Ireland
Matheson

The High Court recently dealt with a professional negligence claim following a retainer by a couple of a chartered engineering firm regarding the construction of their home in 2005.

Rebecca Ryan

Periodic payment orders in catastrophic injury cases

Insurance - Ireland
Matheson

A recently signed ministerial order marks the formal introduction of long-awaited periodic payment orders (PPOs) in Ireland.

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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