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Abigail Smith

Federal Court finds invalidity allegations relating to patent for metformin formulations unjustified

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Valeant Canada's application for an order prohibiting the minister of health from issuing a notice of compliance to Generic Partners for its generic version of Valeant's Glumetza, a metformin formulation, was recently granted.

Kelley Howes

SEC announces settlements resulting from Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced settlements with 79 investment advisers who self-reported violations of the Investment Advisers Act in connection with the SEC Division of Enforcement Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative.

Nick Rogers

Cayman Islands economic substance requirements

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

New legislation recently came into force in the Cayman Islands requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in Cayman.

Marie Berard

Court upholds tribunal's jurisdiction over settlement agreement lacking express arbitration clause

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance

The High Court recently found that a tribunal had jurisdiction over a dispute that arose from a settlement agreement lacking an express arbitration clause.

Rachel Younan

Between a rock and a hard place: employer faces competing statutory obligations

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

How can an employer balance its obligation to maintain a safe workplace for its employees with its duty to accommodate an employee who has serious mental health issues? According to a recent arbitration award, an employer may inadvertently breach one statutory obligation by satisfying another.

Mathieu Laurent

Court of Appeal rules on enforcement of pledge versus insolvency proceedings and fraud

Litigation - Luxembourg
Luther SA

A Court of Appeal decision appears to have definitively removed any possibility of effectively challenging a transfer of ownership of pledged assets in an enforcement scenario on the basis of fraud, including manifest fraud by the pledgee.

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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