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Todd A Solomon

DOL creates path for 401(k) plans to offer private equity investment options

Employment & Immigration - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The US Department of Labour recently issued an information letter indicating that, in limited circumstances, it will allow defined contribution retirement plans (eg, 401(k) plans) to indirectly invest in private equity funds.

Guy Tompkins

Court of Appeal confirms right to cancel insurance contract for fraudulent claims

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the consequences which flow from an insured providing dishonest information in support of an insurance claim.

Jeffrey A Brown

Concurrent duty to defend – a team sport

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

In a recent case, the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed three important elements of the duty to defend where there is concurrent coverage under two policies – namely, whether there was a concurrent duty to defend given the existence of an 'other insurance' clause, the obligation to pay ongoing costs and its allocation and the right to participate in the defence..

David Schwartz

8 important life sciences IP issues for innovators doing business in Canada

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The US-Canada border is the longest border between any two countries and US goods and services trade with Canada totalled an estimated US$718.5 billion in 2018, possibly the largest bilateral trade volume between two individual countries.

Guadalupe Esparza Sánchez

Counter-reform: latest developments in battle that has become war

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

The new federal government has taken many actions in an effort to prioritise the Federal Commission of Electricity, Mexico's state-owned power company, over other participants in the open electricity market implemented by the 2013 to 2014 energy reform.

Galina Petkova

Supreme Administrative Court repeals merger clearance for Sopharma Trading/Pharmastore

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Schoenherr

The Supreme Administrative Court, acting as the second and final instance, recently repealed the Commission for the Protection of Competition's (CPC's) clearance for the acquisition of Pharmastore OOD by Sopharma Trading AD.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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