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Tierney GB Deluzio

Prohibition denied for Ranbaxy's bupropion extended-release tablets

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court recently dismissed Valeant's application under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations regarding Ranbaxy's bupropion extended-release tablets.

Jonathan Cary

Five ways civil courts are fighting back against cybercrime

Litigation - United Kingdom

The proliferation of fraud and blackmail offences carried out online has left victims, and the courts, playing catch-up.

Sana Shaikh Fikree

High Court of Sindh allows appeal in trademark infringement case

Intellectual Property - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The High Court of Sindh recently allowed an appeal filed by Novartis AG against Nabiqasim Industries (Private) Limited and restrained the latter from using the trademark DESCOL on account of its similarity with Novartis's prior registered trademark LESCOL.

Margarida Lima Rego

Portugal Finlab – innovation hub for insurtech

Insurance - Portugal
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

The Portuguese insurance regulator recently entered into an agreement with Portugal Fintech – a network focused on start-ups that connects fintech founders, investors, academics, consultants and legal advisers – to establish Portugal Finlab.

Louis Botha

Win for mining industry: High Court rules on calculation of royalties

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

United Manganese of Kalahari (Proprietary) Limited (UMK) recently applied to the High Court for declaratory relief in relation to the correct interpretation and application of Section 6(3)(b) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act.

Michael Paul Agius

Annual Leave National Standard Order: possible effects on maternity, sick and injury leave

Employment & Benefits - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Four new legal notices were recently published in the Government Gazette.



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