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Zhigang Zhu

SPC publishes six exemplary cases relating to punitive damages

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In China, decisions in which punitive damages are claimed and supported by the court are becoming increasingly frequent.

Joanne van Harmelen

Would a TRIPS waiver improve access to COVID-19 vaccines?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - International
ENSafrica

A recent proposal calls for a waiver for all World Trade Organisation members of certain provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in relation to the "prevention, containment or treatment" of COVID-19.

William Jones

Court of Appeal finds that Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

Litigation - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Court of Appeal has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal order in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available.

Andrew Osborne

Home Office strategy statement on legal migration and border control – what's in it?

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

As part of the government's 'new plan for immigration', the Home Office has released a strategy statement setting out its plans for legal migration and border control.

Patrick Rennie

Court finds immigration exemption under Data Protection Act non-compliant with GDPR

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Wiggin LLP

The Court of Appeal recently found that the immigration exemption under Paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the Data Protection Act 2018 – which disapplies some data protection rights where their application would be likely to prejudice immigration control – did not comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Olaf Hartenstein

CMR carrier's liability for wrong delivery of goods

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Koblenz Higher Regional Court recently decided on a case of wrongful delivery.

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