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Takuya Mima

Patent Act revisions: new evidence collection system and damages calculation methodology

Intellectual Property - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

Japan's patent litigation system has often been said to offer insufficient protection to patentees.

Andreas Wildi

Federal Council clarifies use of personal data in compulsory healthcare insurance

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently approved a draft of the Social Security and Health Commission of the Council of States in order to improve the legal basis for the transfer of data of insured persons.

Stephan Schmalzl

Credit insurance – void assignment for breach of banking secrecy

Banking - Austria
Schima Mayer Starlinger

The Supreme Court recently extended to credit insurers its established jurisprudence that banking secrecy may prevent a statutory transfer of credit claims on fulfilment of such claims by a third party.

Javier Franco

New maritime code offers a way forward

Shipping & Transport - Colombia
Franco & Abogados Asociados

The National Maritime Authority recently published the first draft of what could become the new Colombian maritime code.

Alison G FitzGerald

Singapore Convention: update on enforcing mediated settlement agreements

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (Singapore Convention) has been signed by 46 states and will come into force six months after being ratified by at least three state parties.

Amanda Wait

Hart-Scott-Rodino annual report confirms likelihood of challenge for transactions subject to second requests

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division recently released the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018, covering 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

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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