International Law Office

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Urszula Wojtyra

List of generic submissions under review now available

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada recently advised that it would implement certain proposals for its prescription drug product transparency initiatives.

Hans Eriksson

No infringement where software backups are passively stored

Intellectual Property - Sweden
Advokatfirman Lindahl

The Supreme Court recently declared that the mere passive storage of backups of copyrighted software with expired licences does not constitute copyright infringement.

Benjamin R Young

Reasonable notice damages for wrongful dismissal cannot be determined via summary judgment

Litigation - Canada
Dentons

A recent Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta decision provides clarity amidst the conflicting jurisprudential landscape regarding whether the assessment of damages for a termination without cause is appropriate for summary judgment.

Michael Withington

HKIA launches public consultation to update its guidelines

Insurance - Hong Kong
Howse Williams Bowers

The Hong Kong Insurance Authority (HKIA) will take over the regulation of insurance intermediaries from the three self-regulatory organisations in mid-2019.

Martin Kube

Carriers' liability for implementing safety instructions

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

A recent Bremen Regional Court decision serves as a stark reminder to carriers that all contractual obligations, particularly those relating to security instructions, must be fulfilled and that any carrier found to have breached these obligations could face unrestricted liability in the event of damages.

Ruth Zadikany

California appellate court holds individuals personally liable for civil penalties for wage and hour violations

Employment & Benefits - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District recently held that individuals can be held personally liable for civil penalties under the California Labour Code.

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