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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.

Maya Ito

New law aims to facilitate offshore renewable projects

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

Although Japan has significant offshore renewable energy output potential, a number of issues – both systemic and technological – have hindered efforts to develop its offshore renewable market.

Eleanor Wilson

Eli Lilly granted leave to add new cause of action for direct infringement absent allegation of direct infringement

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Eli Lilly was recently granted leave to amend its pleadings to introduce a new cause of action for the direct infringement of claims relating to a new use without including an allegation that the product had been directly infringed.

Bruno Floriani

Franchisees can't have their cake and eat it too: statutory disclosure exemptions have consequences

Franchising - Canada
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

In recent years, many Canadian provinces have adopted franchise-specific disclosure laws with a view to remedying the inequality of bargaining power between franchisors and franchisees.

Brian Dardani

Decision on shipbrokers' informative obligations

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

A significant recent judgment by the Genoa Court of Appeal examined the extent and nature of the informative duties imposed on shipbrokers under Italian law.

Maciej Durbas

Important changes to arbitration of corporate disputes introduced

Arbitration & ADR - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

The arbitrability of corporate disputes has long been a controversial issue in Poland.

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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