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Christopher Loh

Federal Circuit holds that patent term extension not invalid for obviousness-type double patenting

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

A Federal Circuit panel recently held that a patent term extension (PTE) granted pursuant to 35 USC Section 156 was not invalid for obviousness-type double patenting.

Ron Sitton

Law for the Reduction of Cash Use introduced

Banking - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The Law for the Reduction of Cash Use, which came into force on 1 January 2019, imposes certain restrictions on the use of cash and cheques that do not name the payee.

Omolara Oladipo

Apportionment of liability under workers' compensation scheme

Litigation - Canada
Dentons

A recent case examined the apportionment of liability for damages between multiple defendants where at least one of them is statutorily immune from liability.

Emeka Akabogu

Legal limits of armed guards on board ships

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

Voyaging in West African waters, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, is considered dangerous and raises the question of whether shipowners are entitled to put armed guards on board their vessels to protect them from attacks by arms-bearing third parties.

Natasa Polyviou

Tax Department clarifies country-by-country reporting

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Tax Department recently announced that constituent entities of Cyprus ultimate parent entities (UPEs) will not be subject to local filing in their jurisdiction of tax residence, provided that the tax information exchange arrangement under the Common Reporting Standard Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement has been activated.

Laura Pierallini

Italian antitrust procedure in respect of airlines' new hand baggage policy

Aviation - Italy
Studio Pierallini

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) recently ordered Irish carrier Ryanair and Hungarian carrier Wizz Air to suspend the implementation of a new hand baggage policy that would have charged passengers extra for bringing a standard-sized trolley on board flights.

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