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Galina Petkova

Supreme Administrative Court repeals merger clearance for Sopharma Trading/Pharmastore

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Schoenherr

The Supreme Administrative Court, acting as the second and final instance, recently repealed the Commission for the Protection of Competition's (CPC's) clearance for the acquisition of Pharmastore OOD by Sopharma Trading AD.

Takayuki Inoue

Court rules in Japan's first plea bargaining case

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The plea bargaining system, which came into effect in 2018, allows suspects and defendants to enter into negotiations with prosecutors whereby evidence of others' criminal conduct can be provided in return for criminal charges being reduced or dropped.

Jennifer L Key

FERC takes narrow view of Broadview

Energy & Natural Resources - USA
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

In the long-awaited Broadview order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reinforced the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act's statutory limit for small power production qualifying facilities (SPP QFs) to a power production capacity of no more than 80MW.

Johnson Li

Landmark judicial interpretation promulgated in patent administrative cases

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Supreme People's Court recently promulgated the Provisions on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Laws in Adjudicating Administrative Cases Involving Granting and Affirmation of Patent Rights, which is the first judicial interpretation concerning the trial of patent administrative cases.

Min Lee Tan

CIPAA: court has no discretion to set aside adjudicator's costs order

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

The Construction Industry Payment Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA) was enacted to alleviate payment problems in the construction industry by allowing any payment dispute to be resolved speedily through adjudication.

Simon Davies

Guernsey injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Where a potential judgment debtor in onshore proceedings threatens to dissipate its assets, the plaintiff may face a pyrrhic victory with no assets against which to enforce its judgment.

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