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Steven Garland

Supreme Court rules on Crown copyright

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Supreme Court recently issued a highly anticipated decision in which it found that Ontario holds the copyright in plans of survey published by the third-party operator of the province's electronic land registry system.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Competition Board appoints new members: quorum established

Competition & Antitrust - Turkey
ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Two of the three vacant positions on the Competition Board (the competent decision-making organ of the Competition Authority) have now been filled.

Jonas Löfgren

Heavily discounted starter pack considered unethical grant to healthcare

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

The Committee for the Review of Pharmaceutical Information recently confirmed the strict approach to the marketing of medicinal products in relation to pricing.

Gavin Ferguson

Family matters: why the world's wealthiest are setting up family offices in Guernsey

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Wealth is increasing exponentially among some of the world's richest families to the extent that, for many of these families, it makes commercial sense to set up their own bespoke family office to look after their key operations – and they are increasingly looking to Guernsey as the place to do it.

Arthur Shay

Online box office liable for data theft and consequential damages

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

In September 2019 a landmark appeal court decision found an online information service provider liable for consequential damages of data theft.

Lloyd Harmetz

FINRA fines broker-dealer for unsuitable sale of complex securities

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority recently censured and fined a Florida-based broker-dealer, including for failing to reasonably supervise sales of complex securities such as structured products and leveraged, inverse and inverse-leveraged exchange-traded funds.

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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