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Ole Kristian Olsby

Supreme Court's ruling on workplace sexual harassment provides clarification

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

The Supreme Court recently pronounced a judgment in which a female employee was awarded damages for non-economic loss after being subjected to sexual harassment by customers.

Brandon Heard

Federal Court finds silodosin formulation patent valid but not infringed

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court recently issued a decision in a patent infringement action pursuant to Section 6(1) of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations relating to silodosin.

Ian Mirandah

Fee waivers and modifications available to IP owners

Intellectual Property - Malaysia
Mirandah Asia

The government recently took steps to ensure that corporate IP owners which have been adversely affected by government measures introduced to curb the COVID-19 crisis are not excessively burdened by certain official fees of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Office.

Bryan De Verneuil-Smith

Snapshot: pre-action disclosure

Litigation - Guernsey
Ogier

Unlike in England, pre-trial disclosure against a third party is generally not available in Guernsey.

Marcel Meinhardt

New transparency obligations for commodity companies

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

As of 1 January 2021, companies domiciled in Switzerland that are active in the extraction of raw materials must disclose payments to state authorities or government officials of Sfr100,000 or more per financial year.

Kevin Spencer

Exxon prevails in $200 million tax penalty case

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The US District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently ruled in favour of Exxon Mobil Corporation in its battle against the government over tax penalties.

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