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David Schwartz

CIPO deadlines extended

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has further extended patent, trademark and industrial design deadlines fixed under the relevant legislation.

Victoria Grogan

Rise of will disputes in Jersey

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey

Recent research highlights the increasing likelihood of people being willing to dispute a will and go to court if they are unhappy with the division of their relative's estate, and this is definitely an increasing area of work in Jersey.

Simona Zangrandi

Heal Italy decree-law: main tax measures

Corporate Tax - Italy
Studio Legale e Tributario Biscozzi Nobili Piazza

In order to face the COVID-19 emergency, the government has issued Decree-Law 18/2020, a package of extraordinary measures to strengthen the national health service and provide financial and economic support to families, workers and companies.

Sebastian Hepp

Federal Supreme Court: negative interest in loan agreements

Corporate & Commercial - Switzerland
Badertscher Attorneys at Law

The Federal Supreme Court recently dealt with the question of whether the interest payment obligation in loan agreements can be reversed due to the introduction of negative interest.

Katrina Vasey

COVID-19 Weekly Report (30 March-5 April 2020)

Litigation - International
International Law Office

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe.

Jonas Löfgren

Biosimilars still not subject to mandatory substitution

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

Both the Medical Products Agency and the Dental and Benefits Agency (the authority which decides on reimbursement) have long held the position that biosimilars are not interchangeable or substitutable with their reference products, which has been reiterated in different policy papers since 2007.



Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Bahamas, Germany


Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan


Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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