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Urszula Wojtyra

Competition Bureau concludes investigation into alleged restrictions of off-label use of vaccines

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Competition Bureau has conducted a preliminary investigation into allegations that a vaccine manufacturer tried to contractually restrict a provincial public immunisation programme's off-label use of a vaccine product.

Maya Ito

New law aims to facilitate offshore renewable projects

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

Although Japan has significant offshore renewable energy output potential, a number of issues – both systemic and technological – have hindered efforts to develop its offshore renewable market.

Barbara Krystkowiak

Criminal sentence for possession of infringing FC Barcelona t-shirts

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

The Madrid Court of Appeal recently confirmed a Madrid Trial Court Number 11 decision which had sentenced a Spanish resident of Chinese origin to five months' imprisonment for the possession of 9,317 counterfeit items of clothing – including t-shirts which infringed FC Barcelona's IP rights – for commercial purposes.

Jonathan Cary

In-house lawyer prevented from relying on leaked email and overhead conversation

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

An email containing legal advice leaked to a claimant in an employment dispute did not fall foul of the iniquity principle and therefore remained privileged.

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.

Anna Lena Wülbern

Delivery of goods by parking container outside consignee premises

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

According to the Bremen Higher Regional Court, if agreed by contracting parties, goods can be delivered by parking a shipping container in front of the consignee's premises during non-business hours.

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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