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Vicky Stilwell

Who takes the cake? Copyright over baked goods

Intellectual Property - South Africa

Professional and amateur bakers are often inspired by the extravagant and intricately designed cakes shown on TV shows.

Brandon Heard

Drug and medical device highlights

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Health Canada recently published an annual highlights report for 2018.

Antony Sassi

Court rejects solicitors' application to dismiss based on time-bar

Litigation - Hong Kong

The High Court recently rejected a defendant solicitors' firm's application to strike out a plaintiff's claim on the ground that it was commenced too late.

Thomas D Franklin

Blockchain and smart contracts could solve unsolvable construction problem

Construction - USA
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Every construction project, from contract negotiation through to the payment of the final pay application, involves the issue of the exchange of lien waivers for payment.

Elizabeth Mireya Freidenberg

Airlines challenge fines by immigration office

Aviation - Argentina
Freidenberg Freidenberg & Lifsic

It is not unusual for immigration authorities to pursue airlines for infringements of the passenger documentation requirements which travellers must meet in order to enter a country.

Anna Turi

Compensating consumers may save reputation

Competition & Antitrust - Hungary

Misleading business-to-consumer information may lead to significant fines.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey