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Audrey Whyte

New paid parental leave scheme

Employment & Benefits - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The government recently published the General Scheme for the Parental Leave and Benefit Bill.

Eleanor Wilson

PMPRB news

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board has released its CompassRx 2017/18 Annual Public Drug Plan Expenditure Report and related news release reporting various statistics regarding prescription drug expenditures by Canadian public drug plans.

Brian Dardani

Decision on shipbrokers' informative obligations

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

A significant recent judgment by the Genoa Court of Appeal examined the extent and nature of the informative duties imposed on shipbrokers under Italian law.

Wu Xiaoping

Assessing non-obviousness in improvement drug invention patents

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Drug invention patents protect multiple types of invention, including compounds, crystal forms, dosage forms, preparation methods and uses.

Alexander Vogel

Client segmentation under FinSA

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

This article provides a short overview of the Financial Services Act's (FinSA's) new cross-sectoral client segmentation.

Maya Ito

New law aims to facilitate offshore renewable projects

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

Although Japan has significant offshore renewable energy output potential, a number of issues – both systemic and technological – have hindered efforts to develop its offshore renewable market.

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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