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Samuel Yang

Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Development of the Network Security Industry published for public comment

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently published the Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Development of the Network Security Industry for public comment.

Eleanor Wilson

Eli Lilly granted leave to add new cause of action for direct infringement absent allegation of direct infringement

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Eli Lilly was recently granted leave to amend its pleadings to introduce a new cause of action for the direct infringement of claims relating to a new use without including an allegation that the product had been directly infringed.

David Schwartz

Updated Manual of Patent Office Practice explains 'due care' standard and more

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

An updated Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP) was recently published, explaining Patent Office administrative and examination practice effective from 30 October 2019.

Megan Beal

Showing nude photos to supervisor justifies termination of long-service employee

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

A recent arbitration decision has confirmed that termination can be the appropriate penalty for long-service employees with clean disciplinary records when they engage in sexual harassment, including showing a nude photo to a supervisor.

Camila Goldberg Cavalcanti

Presidential decree simplifies foreign investment in Brazilian banking sector

Banking - Brazil
BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

A recently issued presidential decree has authorised the Central Bank of Brazil to recognise the government's interest in establishing branches of foreign financial institutions in Brazil and increasing foreign equity participation in Brazilian financial institutions without the need for further presidential authorisation.

Ahmed Murad

Why the Maldives should ratify the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Equipment Protocol

Aviation - Maldives
Mazlan & Murad Law Associates

If the Maldives ratifies the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Equipment Protocol 2001, it is likely to have a direct and positive effect on airlines, passengers and the Maldives economy as a whole.

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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