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European Union: ECJ Rules For The First Time On "Pay-For-Delay" Agreements - Herbert Smith Freehills

On 30 January 2020 the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") clarified for the first time the criteria governing whether so-called "pay-for-delay" agreements entered into between originator and generic
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European Union: Brexit - Impact Of The Withdrawal Agreement For Merger Control - Herbert Smith Freehills

On 31 January 2020, at 11pm GMT, the UK ceased to be a Member State of the EU and the transition period provided for in Article 126 of the Withdrawal Agreement started to run.
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UK: OPEN INNOVATION & COLLABORATION: Triggering And Managing Innovation And Collaboration & The IP, Data And Competition Issues Involved - Herbert Smith Freehills

In the first of a two-part series on open innovation, we explore how organisations can manage and benefit from the changing nature of innovation and collaboration.
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European Union: Brexit Legal Guide Updated As UK Leaves The EU And Future Relationship Negotiations Commence - Herbert Smith Freehills

Today, updated sections of our Brexit Legal Guide were released. Below is a message from our Chair and Senior Partner James Palmer which accompanied the updated sections.
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UK: Brexit Legal Guide 2020 - Herbert Smith Freehills

The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020 and is due to end transitional arrangements on 31st December 2020.
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UK: The FRC And Enforcement Action - What Next? - Herbert Smith Freehills

Over the last year, three key reports have been published on the future of the audit and accountancy professions
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Australia: Policyholder Insurance Highlights 2019 - Herbert Smith Freehills

Read our assessment of the key lessons for insurance policyholders based on last year's top cases and market developments.
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UK: Jurisdiction And Enforcement After Brexit Transition – Latest Developments Re UK's Accession To Hague And Lugano Conventions - Herbert Smith Freehills

As noted in our previous blog post, where English legal proceedings are started before the Brexit transition period comes to an end, most likely on 31 December 2020...
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European Union: The Court Of Justice Of The European Union Provides Clarifications On The Assessment Under Competition Law Of Pay-For-Delay Deals In The Pharmaceutical Sector - Herbert Smith Freehills

On 30 January 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision on a request for preliminary ruling ...
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European Union: EPO Publishes Reasons For Rejecting AI As Inventor On Patent Application - Herbert Smith Freehills

The European Patent Office (‘EPO') has published its reasons for rejecting two patent applications on the grounds that an AI system known as DABUS, rather than a human, was named as the inventor.
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Indonesia: Digitalisation Trends In Indonesia's Financial Services Sector – Recent And Upcoming Developments - Herbert Smith Freehills

In October 2019 Herbert Smith Freehills launched its 2019 Global Bank Review: The Data Game.
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UK: CEO Mark Rigotti Reflects On Leading A Global Law Firm And How Leadership Has Changed In The Past 30 Years (Video) - Herbert Smith Freehills

CEO Mark Rigotti talks to business journalist James Ashton about his experience leading the firm.
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UK: High Court Declines To Order Specific Disclosure Even Though Failure To Disclose May Have Breached Initial Order - Herbert Smith Freehills

A recent High Court decision underlines the strict approach the courts have tended to adopt in considering applications for specific disclosure
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European Union: The Month Ahead In Financial Services Regulatory Developments… (February 3, 2020) - Herbert Smith Freehills

In this blog post, we round-up forthcoming developments in the UK and at EU and International levels in financial services regulation which are expected for February 2020:
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European Union: European Commission & UK Government Outline Proposals For The Future EU-UK Relationship - Herbert Smith Freehills

Today, the European Commission issued a press release setting out a recommendation to the European Council to begin negotiations on the future relationship with the UK
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UK: Brexit's Happened – What Now For Pension Schemes And Sponsors? - Herbert Smith Freehills

Although the UK's exit from the EU last Friday does not have an immediate impact on pension law and regulation in the UK
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UK: HS2 Back On Track? - Herbert Smith Freehills

The future of HS2 looked uncertain for a while but reports that Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid will back the project may pave the way for the government to announce ...
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UK: Brexit Asset Management Update - January 31, 2020 - Herbert Smith Freehills

The post below summarises the latest Brexit developments related to asset management.
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Peru: Peru Approves Arbitration Reform On Disputes Involving State Entities - Herbert Smith Freehills

On January 24, 2020, the Executive Branch of Peru approved the Emergency Decree No. 020-2020 ("Emergency Decree"), introducing amendments to the rules on international and domestic...
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UK: Brexit Day - Herbert Smith Freehills

Yesterday, the European Parliament ratified the Withdrawal Agreement which sets out the terms of the UK's departure from the EU: this was the last remaining step to completing the Brexit process.
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UK: Equity derivatives: recent UK developments and considerations for the proposed changes in Australia - Herbert Smith Freehills

In the UK it has long been a policy objective of regulators to ensure that holders of significant interests in securities are required to disclose those interests.
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Australia: No Smoke Without Fire: Insider Participation In Rescue Transactions - Herbert Smith Freehills

An independent expert's report can mitigate the issue of information asymmetry between participating insiders and shareholders where there are potential or actual conflicts of interest.
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Australia: Control Effects Of Underwritten Rights Issues: Takeovers Panel's Declaration Of Unacceptable Circumstances In Relation To Era - Herbert Smith Freehills

The Offer was fully underwritten by North Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto (Underwriter). Rio Tinto also committed to subscribe for its entitlement in full.
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UK: DIFC Employment Law Update: New DEWS Scheme Replaces ESG From 1 February 2020 – 10 Key Features Every Employer Needs To Know - Herbert Smith Freehills

As we previously reported, the new DIFC Employment Law, Law No. 2 of 2019, came into effect on 28 August 2019 (click here to read our employment e-bulletin on 16 key changes introduced by the new law).
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UK: Brexit & IP – Status Quo For The Transition Period; Changes To Come Post-Transition - Herbert Smith Freehills

From 23.00 on 31 January 2020, the UK will no longer a member state of the EU, although it will be treated as such for the duration of the transition period.
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Australia: Unfolding Privacy Class Actions In Australia - Herbert Smith Freehills

Claimants in Australia face a number of challenges to successfully bringing a privacy class action, including the absence of a clear cause of action and difficulties in quantifying loss.
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UK: Court Of Appeal Finds Legal Advice Privilege Is Subject To A "Dominant Purpose" Test - Herbert Smith Freehills

In a decision handed down earlier this week, the Court of Appeal has found that legal advice privilege (LAP) is subject to a "dominant purpose" test.
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UK: The ICO Publishes Its Age–Appropriate Design Code Of Practice For Online Services - Herbert Smith Freehills

The Code is not a new law but is a statutory code of practice required under Section 123 of the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018.
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European Union: CJEU Decision In SkyKick Offers Relief To Trade Mark Owners - Herbert Smith Freehills

The CJEU has today handed down a crucial decision as it seeks to provide clarification on important questions about the extent of the monopoly businesses can obtain legitimately through ...
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UK: Corporate Debt And Treasury Research 2020 - Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) are proud to be collaborating again on the 7th Annual - UK Corporate Debt and Treasury Report.
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