International Law Office

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Chelon Carr-Newbold

New tax reforms in effect

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

In the 2019/2020 Budget Communication the government announced various tax reforms which came into effect on 1 July 2019.

Katie Lee

Federal Court upholds PMPRB's pricing decision regarding Alexion's Soliris

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court recently dismissed Alexion's application for judicial review of a Patented Medicines Price Review Board (PMPRB) panel's decision that Soliris (eculizumab) had been sold at an excessive price and its order fixing the amount of the payment to offset excess revenues (C$4.2 million).

Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen

Readiness for global sulphur cap – BIMCO's new IMO 2020 clauses

Shipping & Transport - International
Wikborg Rein

Most parties involved in the shipping industry will by now have a clear picture of the requirements under the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2020 global sulphur cap on marine fuels.

Jürg Schneider

Review of private WhatsApp messages on work mobile phone deemed unlawful

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Supreme Court of the Canton of Zurich recently clarified that employers must clearly regulate the private use of work communication devices, as well as any related control mechanisms.

David Schwartz

Experimental use exception under recently amended Patent Act

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Canada recently introduced the Budget Implementation Act 2, which brought about several changes to the Patent Act affecting the scope of protection available under Canadian patents.

Laura L Gavioli PC

Is an increase in LB&I assertion of penalties on the horizon?

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration recently released a report indicating that changes may be in the works regarding the assertion of accuracy-related penalties in examinations handled by the Internal Revenue Service's large business and international division.

OnDemand

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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