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Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

Recent Commercial Court decision highlights the importance of strict compliance with claim notification provisions in share and business sale and purchase agreements

In a recently delivered decision, Dodika Limited & Others v. United Luck Group Holdings Limited [2020] EWHC 2101 (Comm), Mr Peter MacDonald Eggers QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge of the Commercial Court) has ruled that a notice of claim under a tax covenant contained in a share sale and purchase agreement (SPA) failed to comply with the requirements of the claim notification provisions in the SPA. As a result, a sum of USD 50 million held in escrow was liable to be released to the SPA sellers.

Cyber security: Proactivity vs reactivity

Worried about the rise in cyber crime? Peter Yapp explains to Counter Terror Business Magazine how to “expect the unexpected” and get proactive when it comes to cyber security.


SIAC introduces significant rule changes

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has recently introduced significant changes to its rules, reflecting a major organisational and governance change with the launch of the new SIAC Court of Arbitration. The SIAC has also introduced updated rules for the conduct of arbitration. The new SIAC rules came into effect on 1 April 2013 and establish […]

Review of European waste management targets

The European Commission has launched a much-anticipated consultation on the future of Europe’s legally binding waste and recycling targets. The comprehensive consultation, which opened on 4 June 2013, is the first phase of the commission’s review of recycling targets. The second phase will consider the impact of the preferred options that emerge from phase one. […]


Sweden’s Mannheimer strengthens employment with Linklaters hire

Sweden’s largest firm, Mannheimer Swartling, is boosting its employment team with the hire of Linklaters’ local employment head Anders Nordstrom. Nordström has been a partner and head of the Nordic employment team at Linklaters since 2001, and has also headed the firm’s Swedish litigation group in the past. He advises the state and corporates on […]

BVI international tax co-operation initiatives: FATCA and misconception

On 4 April 2013, the BVI government announced that it has decided to pursue a bilateral intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the US for the implementation of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, colloquially known as FATCA. A further announcement followed, confirming BVI’s commitment to similar information sharing agreements with Britain and other western European […]

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