International Law Office

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David Schwartz

Experimental use exception under recently amended Patent Act

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Canada recently introduced the Budget Implementation Act 2, which brought about several changes to the Patent Act affecting the scope of protection available under Canadian patents.

Michael Alexandrou

Tax benefits for foreign nationals

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cyprus
A G Paphitis & Co

Cyprus offers a number of tax incentives to high-net-worth individuals.

Kevin P O'Neill

Amendments to Workers Compensation Act and Employment Standards Act pass further readings

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

Bill 18 – Workers Compensation Amendment Act 2019, which proposes to expand the definition of 'firefighter' under the Workers Compensation Act for the purpose of presumptions in favour of compensation for firefighters, has passed its third reading in the British Columbia Legislature.

David R Hamill

Customs issues guidance on how to preserve refund rights for Section 301 product exclusions

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Because of the length of time since Section 301 duties were first imposed on Chinese imports, many 2018 entries first covered by the duties are approaching their liquidation date (if they have not liquidated already).

Shubhangi Pathak

Account aggregators: financial information sharing framework

Insurance - India
Tuli & Co

The account aggregator ecosystem was introduced to solve the problems of data portability in the insurance sector, among others.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI further amends combination regulations – minority acquisitions left untouched

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

In 2018 the Competition Commission of India (CCI) issued a notification which further amended the CCI (Procedure in Regard to the Transaction of Business Relating to Combinations) Regulations 2011.

OnDemand

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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