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Katie Lee

Canadian Institute for Health Information publishes drug spending statistics

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Canadian Institute for Health Information recently published statistics on drug spending, finding that in 2018 approximately 40% of drug spending was spent on 2% of beneficiaries.

Samuel Yang

Beijing Communications Administration examines app network and data security

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Beijing Communications Administration recently organised a two-month examination of the network and data security of apps to target the illegal, compulsory and excessive collection of user information.

Pooja Ramchandani

Rainbow workplaces: Transgender Persons Act

Employment & Benefits - India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The Transgender Persons Act came into force with effect from 10 January 2020 and aims to protect transgender persons' rights and welfare, particularly with regard to employment.

Paul Lewis

High Court grants anti-suit injunction after finding that parties to insurance policy had agreed to arbitration

Insurance - United Kingdom
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The High Court has continued an anti-suit injunction against a defendant, having been satisfied to a high degree of probability that the parties had agreed to submit their dispute to London arbitration.

Nancy Pei

Life sciences intellectual property: 2019 highlights

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

There have been a number of key developments in Canadian life sciences IP and regulatory law over the past 12 months, including significant amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations, a number of biosimilars developments relating to approvals, pending submissions and naming and the second anniversaries of the certificate of supplementary protection regime and the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations..

David Heffernan

Comfort animals are not service animals: DOT to narrow scope of service animal accommodations

Aviation - USA
Cozen O'Connor

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed significant changes to its disability regulations relating to the transportation of service animals by air.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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

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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