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Riza Gümbüşoğlu

Supreme Court revokes its decision on service date of electronic notifications

Litigation - Turkey
Gün + Partners

The Supreme Court recently examined the date on which an addressee had viewed an electronic notification.

Michael Hanson

Pension scheme amendments

Employment & Benefits - Bermuda
Carey Olsen Bermuda

Provisions of the National Pension Scheme (Occupational Pensions) Amendment Act 2019 recently came into force.

Maximilian Guth

Court rules on representative action undertaken by insurance agent on insurer's behalf

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Hamburg Court of Appeal has expressly discarded an earlier obiter dictum, ruling that a representative action (ie, an authority to pursue the claim of another in one's own name) by an insurance agent on behalf of the insurer stops time only if the agent disclosed its authority and the name of the represented insurer when filing the action.

Maya Ito

New breeze: floating offshore wind

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism recently designated an area off the coast of Goto City as the first zone dedicated to the promotion of offshore wind projects under the Act Promoting the Use of Marine Areas for the Development of Marine Renewable Energy Generation Facilities.

Wu Xiaohui

Scope of reasonable protection in medical use claims

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Claims are technical solutions seeking protection and should be a generalisation of the content sufficiently disclosed in a patent description.

Joanne van Harmelen

Potential for lucrative cannabis industry in South Africa

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

There have been a number of key developments in South African life sciences law relating to cannabis in recent years, including amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act 1965, such that products which contain only cannabidiol – when intended for therapeutic purposes – can now be obtained from a pharmacist by prescription.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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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