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Scott D Stein

Ninth Circuit invited to weigh in on public disclosure bar falsity

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

A US District Court for the Central District of California judge recently granted a stay and certified two questions for interlocutory appeal in a relator's False Claims Act suit.

Wu Xiaoping

Assessing non-obviousness in improvement drug invention patents

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Drug invention patents protect multiple types of invention, including compounds, crystal forms, dosage forms, preparation methods and uses.

David Smyth

False statement of truth leads to prison

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

Mathnasium Center Licensing, LLC v Chang is another recent example of the courts sentencing makers of false statements of truth to a period of imprisonment for contempt of court.

Jemma Thomas

Responsibility for pay information transfers under TUPE

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case clearly underlines that, on a Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) transfer, new employers must ensure that all records kept by the transferor in relation to the national minimum wage are transferred when it takes over the employees (especially as such records are likely to be held electronically).

Mira Todorovic Symeonides

RES sector reform – regulatory update

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

The renewable energy sources (RES) sector of the Greek energy market is undergoing continuous and significant reform.

Kay C Georgi

BIS imposes further restrictions on Cuba and temporary sojourn licence exception

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced another major policy change towards Cuba by further restricting the Cuban government's access to items subject to BIS's Export Administration Regulations.

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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