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The Australian government has launched ‘Accelerating Commercialisation’, an initiative aimed at accelerating the commercialisation of intellectual property relating to new products, processes and services.
Hong Kong Competition Commission publishes draft guidelines — a key step toward bringing the competition ordinance into full force
The Hong Kong Competition Commission has published a set of draft guidelines on 9 October 2014 for public consultation.
In a recent case that came before the High Court, the TCC has shown that it will go to great lengths to enforce obligations to deliver collateral warranties and performance bonds that are provided for in construction contracts.
The Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation jointly issued the Circular confirming continuance of the preferential income tax treatment for ATSE for 1 January 2014 to the end of 2018.
High Court restricts common law duty of care where hospitals/ doctors have statutory obligation to discharge from involuntary detention
This case provides some clear guidance on how the statutory obligations on doctors and hospitals to care for mentally ill persons in the ‘least restrictive’ manner relate to, and can limit, a duty of care.
Health Alert — Robinson v Ng; Dr A v Health District; Health Practitioner Regulation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014; and more
DLA Piper has released the 24 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Food and Beverage News and Trends — advocates of GMO labelling vow to continue fight even after electoral losses; and more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
The PRC Supreme People’s Court has issued the provisions on the establishment of intellectual property courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
The opinion in the dispute opposing Huawei and ZTE sheds a bright light on the legal landscape for injunctions in SEP-FRAND licensing contexts.
A clear understanding of the extent to which US antitrust laws can reach conduct outside the US would be extremely useful, even essential, for global companies.
A prosecutorial assault has been launched on businesses that use outsourcing, franchising or subcontracting.
Focus: loans to enterprises by insurance companies — amendments to Regulation 36/2011 approved by IVASS
Law Decree no. 91 of 2014 has added a new provision to paragraph 2 of article 114 of Legislative Decree no. 385 of 1 September 1993.
The Sentencing Council has just opened a consultation on proposed draft guidelines for the sentencing of food safety and food hygiene offences.
This article discusses the draft’s proposals regarding commissionaire arrangements and the activity exemptions.
This article updates key, high-level takeaways based on recent meetings surveying ongoing developments.
The new legislation will be applicable for fiscal years starting as from 1 January 2015, although some new measures will only be effective as from 2016.
The Sentencing Council has opened its 14-week public consultation on draft guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences.
Opinion Release No. 14-02 raises questions about whether the DoJ is clarifying its stated view of how the FCPA applies to M&A transactions.
Forbes has dubbed 2014 ‘The Year of the Whistleblower’. For healthcare providers, this designation has translated into millions of dollars in fines.
One current hot topic ‘good faith’. Can it be implied into contracts? If so, what would that mean in practice?