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Victoria Rogers

Clarity, clarity, clarity: more contract drafting lessons from High Court

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court recently adopted an interesting approach to the well-known principles of contractual interpretation in a dispute concerning the financing of a wind farm development.

Xavier Nicholas

Will the gift keep on giving? Office of Tax Simplification's inheritance tax review

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The Office of Tax Simplification recently published a report that made recommendations to the government to reform inheritance tax.

Kathleen Lobo

Supreme Court rules that arbitrators' fee schedule fixed by parties overrides Fourth Schedule of Arbitration Act

Arbitration & ADR - India
Khaitan & Co

The division bench of the Supreme Court recently held that if the parties to an arbitration have agreed an arbitrators' fee schedule, the arbitrators must charge their fees in accordance with this agreed schedule and not in accordance with the Fourth Schedule of the amended Arbitration Act.

Alexander Vida

Significance of third-party prior use in annulment proceedings

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office recently granted the cancellation of the mark MINIME on the basis that the term 'mini me' had been widely used with regard to 3D printing services before the mark's filing date.

Urszula Wojtyra

Federal Court of Appeal requires PMPRB to redetermine whether patent pertains to Galderma's Differin

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court of Appeal recently granted the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's (PMPRB's) appeal and returned to the board the matter of whether the invention of the patent at hand pertained to Galderma's Differin.

Shai Bakal

Competition authority initiates wide-reaching reform of merger reporting regulations

Competition & Antitrust - Israel
Tadmor Levy & Co

The Israel Competition Authority recently published a draft amendment to the Antitrust Regulations (Registry, Publication and Reporting of Transactions) for public consultation.

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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