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Legal Briefings | 23 December 2016

Regulatory reform to the advertising of medicines and medical devices

The Australian Government has announced that the regulation of medicines and medical devices advertising is to be changed. Given recent examples of challenges faced by advertisers of these products in accurately conveying product characteristics and performance, the proposed regulatory reforms...
Legal Briefings | 23 December 2016

Nuevo procedimiento acelerado de Arbitraje de la CCI

La Cámara de Comercio Internacional (CCI) ha publicado su nuevo Reglamento de Arbitraje que entrará en vigor el 1 de marzo de 2017 y se aplicará a acuerdos arbitrales de fecha posterior. El reglamento incluye un nuevo procedimiento acelerado que ha sido introducido con el fin de atender las...
Legal Briefings | 22 December 2016

PREGABALIN PATENT DODGES PAINFUL REVOCATION

On 21 October 2016, Justice Nicholas of the Federal Court handed down his decision, in the much anticipated case over the pregabalin drug ( Apotex Pty Ltd v Warner-Lambert Company LLC (No 2) [2016] FCA 1238).
Legal Briefings | 22 December 2016

Argentina passes a Public-Private Partnership law

On 30 November, the Argentine Government passed Law 27,328 on Public-Private Partnership Contracts, which regulates the essential aspects of public-private partnership contracts entered into by the State, as contracting party, and the private sector, as contractor.
Guides | 22 December 2016

A legal guide to EU anti-dumping

This guide provides an overview of EU anti-dumping law and practice .
Legal Briefings | 22 December 2016

Infringement of Patented Method Claims: The Need to Think Beyond Australia

In the much anticipated decision of Apotex Pty Ltd v Warner-Lambert Company LLC (No 2) [2016] FCA 1238, the Federal Court has held that the importation and sale in Australia of products made overseas using a method or process which is the subject of an Australian patent can amount to patent...
Guides | 21 December 2016

Guide to Private Wealth in Asia, third edition

The third edition of the Herbert Smith Freehills Guide to Private Wealth in Asia provides concise information on trusts, estates, probate and mental capacity issues across 12 jurisdictions in the region (China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea,...
Legal Briefings | 21 December 2016

Can acquired rights provide protection for individuals and businesses post-Brexit?

An important area of law requiring consideration in the context of the UK’s planned withdrawal from the EU is the question of whether rights granted to individuals and businesses during the UK’s membership of the EU will endure following its exit.
Legal Briefings | 21 December 2016

High Court Rules that principal/agent pricing agreements can be illegal price-fixing

The High Court has upheld the ACCC’s appeal in the Flight Centre case, finding that Flight Centre attempted to induce price-fixing arrangements with airlines despite being their agent. This decision has significant ramifications for industries that utilise agency distribution models.
Legal Briefings | 21 December 2016

OVERVIEW OF AND FOREIGN PERSPECTIVE ON THE INDIAN INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY CODE 2016

The Indian Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 ( Code ) introduces a completely new insolvency and resolution regime for India. Key provisions of the Code and related regulations came into effect this month, the latest of them being the provisions relating to the liquidation of corporates and...
Legal Briefings | 20 December 2016

2017 review of Australian climate change policies

The Federal Government has announced terms of reference for a review of its climate change policies in 2017.
Legal Briefings | 20 December 2016

World-first licensing exemption for fintech businesses – ASIC’s new regulatory sandbox

On 15 December 2016, ASIC released news of class waivers to allow eligible financial technology ( fintech ) businesses to test certain products and services without holding an Australian financial services ( AFS ) or credit licence.
Legal Briefings | 20 December 2016

NUEVA INFRAESTRUCTURA DE COMBUSTIBLES ALTERNATIVOS AL PETRÓLEO

El pasado 10 de diciembre se publicó en el BOE, el Real Decreto 639/2016, de 9 de diciembre, por el que se establece un marco de medidas para la implantación de una infraestructura para los combustibles alternativos.
Legal Briefings | 20 December 2016

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update - December 2016

In case you missed: this month, our team brings you a round-up of the key changes that have taken place in the Asia Pacific region in the second half of this year. For a handy table of the changes, click here .
Legal Briefings | 19 December 2016

Top 10 Australian M&A predictions for 2017

Our annual Top 10 Australian M&A predictions for the coming year are set out below. We also look back at how accurate last year’s predictions turned out to be.