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Ryan Rohlfsen

DOJ commentary underscores importance of pre-acquisition diligence

Corporate Finance/M&A - USA
Ropes & Gray LLP

In a July 2018 conference speech the Department of Justice (DOJ) deputy assistant attorney general (DAAG) for the Criminal Division underscored the importance of pre-acquisition Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) diligence.

Abigail Smith

Amendments to Patented Medicines Regulations expected to come into force no earlier than Spring 2020

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada recently released its Forward Regulatory Plan 2019-2021: Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines Regulations.

Joshua Neubarth

On the (Quebec health) record: Quebec government liable for patent infringement

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In a digital-age David versus Goliath case, the Federal Court recently held that the Quebec government had infringed two patents owned by Dr Luc Bessette relating to a shared medical records system that he had invented 20 years ago.

Fernando Eduardo Serec

Declaration of Economic Freedom – impact on new and existing litigation

Litigation - Brazil
TozziniFreire Advogados

The Declaration of Economic Freedom was recently instituted by Presidential Provisional Measure 881/2019.

Maciej Durbas

State court not obliged to review arbitral case file

Arbitration & ADR - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

In post-arbitral proceedings, parties challenging an unfavourable award or its enforcement often argue that they were deprived of the right to present their case or that the tribunal violated the rules of procedure or committed some other procedural error and often request the state courts to order the tribunal to present the arbitral case file.

Till Spillmann

Non-public offerings in Switzerland – an endangered species?

Capital Markets - Switzerland
Niederer Kraft Frey

If everything goes according to plan, on 1 January 2020 Switzerland will have successfully overhauled its financial market legislation with the entry into force of the Financial Services Act and the Financial Institutions Act.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey