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Fernando Eduardo Serec

Can you choose a foreign forum to decide your dispute? Yes, but…

Litigation - Brazil
TozziniFreire Advogados

The relatively new Civil Procedure Code specifically authorises parties to a contract to select a foreign jurisdiction to decide their disputes.

Tim Barrett

Federal government tables 2019 Budget: investing in middle class

Corporate Tax - Canada
Thorsteinssons LLP

The minister of finance recently tabled the 2019 Budget.

Siofra Maguire

Clarity for insurers seeking to join proceedings

Insurance - Ireland
Matheson

The April 2018 decision of Bin Sun v Jason Price provides a useful summary of the circumstances in which a party can be joined as a co-defendant against the wishes of a plaintiff.

Mingming Yang

Andreas Stihl registers orange and grey colour combination as trademark

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

Colour combinations have been registrable as marks since the Trademark Law was amended in 2001.

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..

Hasret Mutlu

Salary continuation for incapacitated employees

Employment & Benefits - Switzerland
Rihm Rechtsanwälte

The basic rule 'no wages without work' dictates that employees who perform no work, including those deemed incapable of working, should not receive wages.

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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