International Law Office

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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.

Marco G Remiorz

Carrier liability for loss of goods and delayed delivery

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The distinction between freight and forwarding contracts is a common subject of legal disputes in Germany, as freight forwarders are generally liable only for organisational or selection faults and can usually relieve themselves of liability if they can prove that they chose a conscientious carrier.

Whitney Judson

Timing is everything: how early retention of expert consultants can make or break construction claims

Construction - USA
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Resolving construction disputes often involves unravelling complex issues and requires the analyses and opinions of expert witnesses in various industries relating to the project.

Kevin P O'Neill

Amendments to employment legislation affect all British Columbia businesses

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

The spring session of the British Columbia legislature recently ended, and both the Employment Standards Amendment Act and the Labour Relations Code Amendment Act were proclaimed into law.

Pedro Cortés

Fiscal consequences of offshore regime revocation

Private Client & Offshore Services - Macau
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

Macau's offshore regime will be revoked on 1 January 2021.

Matthew J Howell

No fun in the sun: Trump administration further restricts aviation traffic to Cuba

Aviation - USA
Cozen O'Connor

The Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security recently announced rules designed to further restrict travel to Cuba, including eliminating a sub-category of authorised travel to Cuba entitled 'people-to-people educational travel'.

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