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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..

Adekunle Obebe

Curbing sexual harassment: lessons from Microsoft

Employment & Benefits - Nigeria
Bloomfield Law

In 2013 the National Industrial Court (NIC) ushered in a new labour law regime with regard to workplace sexual harassment when it held an employer vicariously liable for acts of sexual harassment perpetrated against one of its employees.

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.

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.

Enare Erim

NIMASA introduces new compliance strategy for cabotage

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) recently issued a marine notice to further the Cabotage Act's objectives and to ensure strict compliance.

Will Pearce

Takeover Panel: roundup of recent panel statements

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

The Takeover Panel recently published a revised version of the Takeover Code to reflect amendments relating to the response statement to its October 2018 consultation on asset valuations and the Financial Conduct Authority's announcement that it will phase out the United Kingdom Listing Authority name.

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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