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Sanaya F Vachha

Penalty imposed on electric cable manufacturers for non-disclosure of material information

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The Competition Commission recently initiated proceedings against 18 electric cable manufacturers which had engaged in deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act by failing to disclose to consumers that there were cash/cash coupons in the packaging of electric wire cable bundles.

Amjad Khadhair

Section B benefits require compliance with independent medical examination protocol

Litigation - Canada
Dentons

Can an insurer deny all Section B benefits if an insured agrees to attend an independent medical examination on conditions that conflict with the examining medical practitioner's protocol? The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench recently considered this question and answered in the affirmative.

Carolyn Soakell

Court of Appeal rules on liability of overseas co-workers for whistleblowing

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

In an unusual case of whistleblowing detriment brought by an overseas employee against two co-workers (also based overseas), the Court of Appeal has ruled that the employment tribunal in question had no jurisdiction to hear the claim in relation to personal liability of the co-workers because they were outside the scope of UK employment law.

John Gurley

Ruling offers protection to importers dealing with ambiguous scope of AD/CVD order

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled that where the scope of an anti-dumping/countervailing duty order is ambiguous, US Customs and Border Protection has no independent authority to suspend liquidation without explicit instructions from the US Department of Commerce..

Zhanhua Sun

CNIPA releases draft amendment to patent examination guidelines

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

The China National Intellectual Property Administration has released the Draft Amendment to the Patent Examination Guidelines.

Carlos P Martins

Canada's Air Passenger Protection Regulations coming into force

Aviation - Canada
Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

Following several rounds and many months of consultations, the government recently announced that the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPRs) developed by the Canadian Transportation Agency have been finalised.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

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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