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David Schwartz

Updated Manual of Patent Office Practice explains 'due care' standard and more

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

An updated Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP) was recently published, explaining Patent Office administrative and examination practice effective from 30 October 2019.

Brandon Heard

Certificate of supplementary protection regime: second anniversary update

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The certificate of supplementary protection (CSP) regime recently celebrated its second anniversary.

Jörgen Larsson

Proposed modernisation of Swedish labour law

Employment & Benefits - Sweden

The government recently decided to appoint a special investigator to explore the possibilities of modernising some of the basic regulations of Swedish labour law.

Beat Mumenthaler

Legal qualification of cryptocurrencies under Swiss insolvency law

Insolvency & Restructuring - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

The recent insolvency of German-Swiss cryptocurrency mining venture Envion AG inevitably begs the question of how cryptocurrencies should be treated in debt enforcement and insolvency proceedings.

Ulrich Steppler

Q&A on pitfalls and red flags when dealing with German MROs

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

As airlines must constantly strive to reduce maintenance costs, it is prudent to carefully review and negotiate contracts with maintenance, repair and overhaul organisations (MROs).

Stephan Schmalzl

GDPR versus PSD II – right of access to information versus charges for information

Banking - Austria
Schima Mayer Starlinger

The Federal Administrative Court recently confirmed that a credit institution had violated its obligations under the EU Data Protection Regulation by refusing to provide its customer access to information – at no cost – on specific payment transactions effected in the previous five years.



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