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Urszula Wojtyra

Update on biosimilars

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Since June 2018 a number of biosimilar developments – including with regard to approvals, pending submissions, regulatory matters, litigation and market access – have taken place in Canada.

Beril Yayla Sapan

Survival of parties' will for penalty clauses in employment contracts

Employment & Benefits - Turkey
Gün + Partners

The Supreme Court General Assembly on the Unification of Judgments recently concluded that penalty clauses agreed for the unjust termination of a fixed-term employment contract before its end date are valid and enforceable even if the contract is deemed to be of an indefinite nature due to a lack of objective conditions required by law to conclude fixed-term contracts..

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.

James Campbell

Family matters: why the world's wealthiest are setting up family offices in Jersey

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

Wealth is increasing exponentially among some of the world's richest families to the extent that, for many of these families, it makes commercial sense to set up their own bespoke family office to look after their key operations – and they are increasingly looking to Jersey as the place to do it.

Lloyd Harmetz

FINRA fines broker-dealer for unsuitable sale of complex securities

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority recently censured and fined a Florida-based broker-dealer, including for failing to reasonably supervise sales of complex securities such as structured products and leveraged, inverse and inverse-leveraged exchange-traded funds.

Srdjana Petronijević

New state aid regime

Competition & Antitrust - Serbia
Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

From 1 January 2020, Serbia will have a new state aid regime under the new Act on State Aid Control.

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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