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Chen Li

Court dismisses judicial review application of minister of health's interchangeability designation

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta recently dismissed Allergan's application for judicial review of the Alberta minister of health's decision to designate Allergan's glaucoma treatment product Lumigan RC 0.01% and Sandoz's generic bimatoprost ophthalmic solution Vistitan 0.03% as interchangeable.

Mathieu Laurent

District court examines aspects relating to loan guarantees

Litigation - Luxembourg
Luther SA

The Luxembourg District Court recently ruled on the equivalence of suretyships and autonomous guarantees.

Takayuki Fujii

Ministry relaxes rules for affixing technical standard conformity marks

Product Regulation & Liability - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Following the diversification and miniaturisation of electronic equipment, the means by which technical standard conformity marks must be affixed received significant attention from business operators that sell or import electronic equipment in Japan.

David Maria Marino

Differential damages and insurers – everything must change so that everything can stay the same

Insurance - Italy
DLA Piper

Employees injured at work are compensated by the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work (INAIL), but can also bring an action before the civil courts against their employers or other liable third parties for damages not covered by INAIL.

Sang Hoon Lee

Greater reforms for promoting work-life balance

Employment & Benefits - South Korea
Lee & Ko

Significant changes to the Gender Equality Employment and Work-Life Balance Support Act, including changes to employees' rights to paternity leave and reduced working hours for child and family care, recently came into effect.

Tor Pöpke

Politics, environmental policies and permit decisions

Environment & Climate Change - Sweden
Advokatfirman Lindahl

The legislature has decided that official decisions which could have a major impact on future environmental conduct should be made at the political level rather than through a judicial review.

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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