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Gordon Drakes

Good faith and relational contracts

Company & Commercial - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

In two recent cases, the English courts considered whether the duty of good faith should be implied into commercial contracts.

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.

David Schwartz

New Patent Rules in force

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Canada has now reached the end of its journey to implement the Patent Law Treaty, with new Patent Rules and associated amendments to the Patent Act recently coming into force.

Robin D Adelstein

California's legislature passes bill enhancing antitrust scrutiny of patent settlements

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

California's governor recently signed a bill designed to enhance antitrust scrutiny of patent settlements between branded and generic pharmaceutical companies.

Samuel Yang

PBoC proposes new rules to regulate collection and processing of personal financial information

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The People's Bank of China recently issued the Trial Measures for the Protection of Personal Financial Information/Data (Preliminary Draft) to relevant commercial banks in order to solicit their opinions.

Andrae I Shaw

Speak now or forever hold your peace: court rejects insurer's attempt to withdraw defence

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently held that an insurer which had defended its insured for 10 months, without a reservation of rights, could not rely on a policy exclusion to withdraw its defence.

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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