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Ha Kung Wong

Biosimilars and the BPCIA: past, present and future

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

While the biosimilar market in the United States has gotten off to a relatively slow start compared with Europe – where biosimilars have been available since 2006 – it has recently gained momentum and will continue to grow in the coming years as more blockbuster biologics lose regulatory exclusivity and patent protection..

Andrew Mandlsohn

Apotex seeks leave from Supreme Court of Canada in cefaclor damages action

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court of Appeal recently allowed in part Apotex's appeal of a decision awarding Eli Lilly more than C$100 million for Apotex's infringement of eight process patents relating to the antibiotic cefaclor.

David M Lynn

SEC proposes to expand 'test-the-waters' accommodation

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed a rule and related amendments under the Securities Act that would permit issuers to engage in oral or written communications with potential investors that are, or are reasonably believed to be, qualified institutional buyers or institutional accredited investors, either prior to or following the filing of a registration statement, to determine whether such investors have an interest in a contemplated securities offering registered under the Securities Act..

Teresa Polino

US Customs and Border Protection proposes social compliance programme to combat forced labour

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

As part of its response to the changes regarding forced labour enforcement brought about by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act 2015, US Customs and Border Protection is proposing to compel members of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism to maintain a social compliance programme to help to combat forced labour in supply chains..

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.

Klaus Majamäki

Bankruptcy estate liability for mutual real estate company's maintenance charges

Insolvency & Restructuring - Finland
HPP Attorneys Ltd

The Eastern Finland Court of Appeal recently ruled on a bankruptcy estate's liability for a mutual real estate company's maintenance charges.

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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