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Abigail Smith

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of judgment awarding Apotex damages

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In December 2017 Apotex was awarded more than C$11 million in damages and pre-judgment interest for losses resulting from delays in the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of its amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and levodopa-carbidopa products, which had been caused by contractual breaches and negligence on the part of MDS Pharma Services (MDS).

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.

Carsten Vyvers

Light goods + heavy pallets x 8.33 special drawing rights?

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

How should the weight of a shipment containing damaged goods but usable pallets be calculated, considering that this would form the basis for liability? According to a recent Federal Court of Justice decision, if the pallets are still usable, only the net weight of the goods counts.

Michael Hanson

The art of war: keeping and attracting talent in disrupted labour markets

Employment & Benefits - International
Carey Olsen Bermuda

There are several steps that employers can take to mitigate the risk of their employees leaving to join a competitor.

Donna M Parisi

ISDA proposes amendments to 2014 Credit Derivatives Definitions relating to narrowly tailored credit events

Derivatives - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association recently published proposed amendments to its 2014 Credit Derivatives Definitions relating to narrowly tailored credit events.

Pranay Bhatia

Hedging loss is not international transaction

Corporate Tax - India
BDO LLP

In a recent case before the tax tribunal, a taxpayer gave an unsecured loan to its associated enterprises for which it had charged interest equal to LIBOR plus 250 basis points based on the rate at which it had borrowed funds from a foreign bank.

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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