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Kevin Dam

What constitutes copyright in South Africa and how can it be protected?

Intellectual Property - South Africa

Under South African statute, the owner of copyright in a work is given the exclusive right to perform certain specified acts in respect of that work or to authorise others to do so, thus preventing unauthorised persons from performing those acts.

Brandon Heard

Orders of prohibition relating to polymorphic form patent for Pristiq upheld on appeal

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In a pair of decisions, the Federal Court granted orders prohibiting Apotex and Teva from marketing their generic o-desmethyl-venlafaxine succinate products.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI approves Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto subject to structural modifications

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India has approved Bayer Aktiengesellschaft's proposed acquisition of Monsanto Company, subject to certain remedies.

Simon Tilling

Chemicals regulation after Brexit: blueprints for BPR, CLP and PIC regimes

Product Regulation & Liability - United Kingdom
Burges Salmon LLP

Draft regulations have been laid before Parliament to ensure that regimes governing biocidal products, hazardous chemicals and chemical classification can continue to operate after Brexit.

Megan Beal

New rules on police record checks in Ontario

Employment & Benefits - Canada

The Police Record Checks Reform Act 2015, which recently came into force, standardises the types of police record check that can be performed and the types of information that can be disclosed.

Valery Narezhniy

FTS approves form of inquiry regarding beneficial owners

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The Federal Tax Service recently approved a form of inquiry which it will use to request information from legal entities regarding their beneficial owners in order to, among other things, identify tax evasion schemes.



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