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Christopher Loh

Most important patent cases of 2019 thus far

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

Thus far, 2019 has been an eventful year for US patent law.

Sergio Passerini

Supreme Court of Cassation finds that aim of greater productivity justified employee's dismissal

Litigation - Italy
Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati Studio Legale

A recent Supreme Court of Cassation decision examined whether there were justified objective reasons for an employer to dismiss an employee following his refusal to reduce his hours in the wake of a company reorganisation to reduce labour costs and increase productivity.

Stuart Broom

Liability of administrators for economic loss of a creditor

Insolvency & Restructuring - United Kingdom
Taylor Wessing

In a recent ruling, the Court of Appeal confirmed that administrators owe a duty to all creditors and cannot be held personally liable for the economic loss of a creditor where no special relationship exists.

Munir Hassan

Offshore wind extension round: seven projects progress through plan-level HRA

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

​The Crown Estate has confirmed that seven offshore wind extension projects will progress to the award of rights following the completion of its plan-level Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA).

Andreas Wildi

Consultation on direct medical prescriptions for cannabis-based treatments

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently submitted a draft amendment to the Narcotics Act for consultation that aims to facilitate patients' access to cannabis-based treatments.

Ole Kristian Olsby

Employer liable for customer's sexual harassment of employee

Employment & Benefits - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

A recent district court ruling demonstrates that an employer can be liable for a customer's sexual harassment towards an employee.



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