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Takuya Mima

Patent Act revisions: new evidence collection system and damages calculation methodology

Intellectual Property - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

Japan's patent litigation system has often been said to offer insufficient protection to patentees.

Rachel Welford

TSA adopts alternative approach to enforcement against airlines and other regulated entities

Aviation - USA
Cozen O'Connor

The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) new Action Plan Programme (APP), which recently went into effect, details an alternative framework for addressing security compliance issues.

Pooja Ramchandani

Provident fund liability: EPFO to the rescue

Employment & Benefits - India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation recently directed the provident fund authorities not to initiate inquiries into employers' previous wage structures on the assumption that certain allowances might not have been treated by employers as basic wages for the purposes of provident fund contributions.

Carsten Vyvers

Calculating carriers' contributory negligence

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In a decision which conflicts with the examination sequence typically preferred by the Federal Court of Justice, the Hamburg Higher Regional Court ruled that a carrier's liability had been miscalculated and that that contributory negligence should have been examined before the limitations of liability.

Dominique Müller

Broad jurisdiction for avoidance claims (actio pauliana) – also for Swiss defendants?

Litigation - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

As a recent European Court of Justice opinion is likely to be adopted by Swiss legal doctrine and precedent, parties domiciled in Switzerland may be targeted by avoidance claims in another signatory state of the Lugano Convention based on a contract to which they were not a party but that was merely concluded between the debtor and a creditor..

David R Hamill

Round-up on Section 301 China tariffs: new tariffs, new deadlines, new uncertainty

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

List 4A goes into effect, all Section 301 tariffs are to increase by 5%, the US Trade Representative deadlines loom and the president has ordered US companies to "search for alternatives" to China sourcing.

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