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Robin D Adelstein

California's legislature passes bill enhancing antitrust scrutiny of patent settlements

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

California's governor recently signed a bill designed to enhance antitrust scrutiny of patent settlements between branded and generic pharmaceutical companies.

Mira Todorovic Symeonides

RES sector reform – regulatory update

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

The renewable energy sources (RES) sector of the Greek energy market is undergoing continuous and significant reform.

Sıla Başaran

Non-registered cartoon characters may enjoy trademark protection in Turkey

Intellectual Property - Turkey
Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

The physical appearance, name, expressions used and other distinctive components relating to or associated with copyrighted works or characters may enjoy trademark protection in Turkey irrespective of whether they are registered there.

Altair Richards

It all hinges on 2026 – will we be prepared for national health insurance?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, which is set to come into force on 1 January 2026, will centralise the purchasing of healthcare services in a single body established by the government: the National Health Insurance Fund.

Beril Yayla Sapan

Survival of parties' will for penalty clauses in employment contracts

Employment & Benefits - Turkey
Gün + Partners

The Supreme Court General Assembly on the Unification of Judgments recently concluded that penalty clauses agreed for the unjust termination of a fixed-term employment contract before its end date are valid and enforceable even if the contract is deemed to be of an indefinite nature due to a lack of objective conditions required by law to conclude fixed-term contracts..

Samuel Ljubicic

Granting of security interests in Switzerland

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Until recently, Swiss regulations had no direct impact on the country's corporate lending market or the documentation of corporate loans.

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