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Michael Harowski

Supreme Court to decide availability of punitive damages for seafarer's unseaworthiness claim

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether a Jones Act seafarer can recover punitive damages in a personal injury suit based on a vessel's unseaworthiness.

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.

Satoshi Hosokawa

Amendments to regulations on working hours and paid annual leave

Employment & Benefits - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

A number of amendments to Japan's labour and employment laws recently took effect.

Željka Rostaš Blažeković

Overview of acts and warnings regarding virtual currencies

Banking - Croatia
Porobija & Porobija

Virtual currencies and attempts to categorise them have attracted widespread attention.

Ashleigh Carr

Proprietary estoppel claims – lessons from recent case law

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

Proprietary estoppel claims often arise in a farming and/or family context and 2018 was a bumper year for such claims.

Tsung-Yuan Shen

Supreme Administrative Court interprets teaching away requirements

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

The Supreme Administrative Court recently considered whether a patent lacked an inventive step due to teaching away.

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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