International Law Office

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Kevin Dam

Royalties, currency conversion and taxes: what rights holders need to know

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

South Africa has significant exchange control regulations in place that restrict and require approval for payments in international IP licensing relationships.

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.

Ryohei Tanaka

New commitment procedure under Anti-monopoly Act

Competition & Antitrust - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

A new commitment procedure was recently introduced to the Anti-monopoly Act (AMA), enabling enterprises to voluntarily resolve suspected violations of the AMA with the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC).

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..

Jürg Schneider

Protection of minors in respect of films and video games: consultation process commenced

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently launched the consultation process on the preliminary draft of the new Federal Act on the Protection of Minors in respect of Films and Video Games (Youth Protection Act).

Alvin Tang

Directors duty to act in company's best interests: how much is too much?

Company & Commercial - Malaysia
Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva

A recent case suggests that there are limits to the way in which directors can act when taking steps to protect a company.

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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