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Brenda A Rogel Salgado

Initial approach to General Circular Economy Law initiative

Environment & Climate Change - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

In October 2019 the General Circular Economy Law initiative was presented to the Senate for discussion and approval.

Paul Ranjard

SPC clarifies requirements for citing prior use defence in trademark infringement cases

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

A recent Supreme People's Court (SPC) decision clarified the requirements to cite the prior use defence under Article 59.3 of the Trademark Law.

Gerald A Stein

Understanding FTC's monetary equitable remedies under Section 13(b) for antitrust violations

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Until recently, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) ability to seek monetary equitable remedies (particularly disgorgement and restitution) for alleged antitrust violations went virtually unchallenged.

Paul Lewis

High Court grants anti-suit injunction after finding that parties to insurance policy had agreed to arbitration

Insurance - United Kingdom
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The High Court has continued an anti-suit injunction against a defendant, having been satisfied to a high degree of probability that the parties had agreed to submit their dispute to London arbitration.

Charles Allen

Top court confirms basis for indemnity costs

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The Court of Final Appeal recently reaffirmed the principles applicable when the courts consider making an enhanced award of costs in favour of the successful party (ie, 'indemnity costs').

Joanne van Harmelen

Potential for lucrative cannabis industry in South Africa

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

There have been a number of key developments in South African life sciences law relating to cannabis in recent years, including amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act 1965, such that products which contain only cannabidiol – when intended for therapeutic purposes – can now be obtained from a pharmacist by prescription.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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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