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Karsten Metzlaff

Requirements for interim injunction to enforce obligation to operate business

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

The Bochum Regional Court recently looked at whether a franchisee's contractual obligation to operate a business can be enforced by way of an interim injunction.

Paul Den Boef

Patent Prosecution Highway: getting your patent application into the fast lane

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Canada launched its Patent Prosecution Highway programme in 2008 with the goal of fast tracking patent examination and improving patent quality.

Oshokha Michael Momoh

Liberalising aviation in Africa: the Yamoussoukro Decision

Aviation - International
George Etomi & Partners

The African Union endorsed the Yamoussoukro Decision in 2000 and it became fully binding in 2002.

Benjamin Paine

Constitutional Court sets out new standard for purchase of real estate in Georgia

Real Estate - Georgia
Paine Stevens LLC

The Constitutional Court recently considered issues raised in the decision of a lower court in which the legal presumption of accuracy and completeness of entries in the Public Register in relation to real estate was declared in part unconstitutional.

Will Pearce

Takeover Panel introduces new rules on asset sales

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

The Takeover Panel recently published Response Statement 2017/1 to its July 2017 consultation on the sale of a target's assets in competition with a takeover offer and related matters.

Megan Browdie

Equity part of your company's compensation plan? Don't forget about HSR

Company & Commercial - USA
Cooley LLP

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued its annual inflation-adjusted thresholds for determining whether an acquisition of voting securities requires prior notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.



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