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Challenger banks: risks and rewards for new entrants

United Kingdom - September 14 2016 Challenger banks, which are set up to compete with the larger traditional banks, have seen rapid growth in the wake of increased openness to change

Can post-Brexit UK remain involved in the UP and UPC system?

European Union, United Kingdom - September 16 2016 An Opinion, by English barristers Richard Gordon QC and Tom Pascoe, has been published considering the effect of Brexit (i.e. Departure from the EU

Patent survives anticipation attack based on use in Phase III clinical trial

Canada - September 22 2016 On September 7, 2016, the Federal Court found that Apotex and Cobalt infringed three claims of Bayer’s Canadian Letters Patent No. 2,382,426.1 The

Electricity generators and embedded benefits - cause for concern?

United Kingdom - September 20 2016 Embedded benefits are savings or payments available to generating stations that are directly connected to distribution networks (commonly referred to

French tax legislation applicable to trusts: positive developments regarding penalties

France - September 15 2016 Article 1736 IV bis of the French Tax Code (FTC) imposes very high penalties for trustees who fail to comply with filing requirements imposed by

Newer is not always better

Canada - September 29 2016 If a borrower sells its business and the buyer agrees to assume the related indebtedness, does the lender of that indebtedness have to accept the

Alberta registered land interests prevail over unregistered trust for deposit monies

Canada - September 29 2016 A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has confirmed the priority of registered interests in land against an unregistered trust for

Brexit - the future of IP law in the UK

European Union, United Kingdom - September 29 2016 IP Law in the UK is currently framed by a combination of EU law and UK law. The relative contributions of EU and UK law differ across different areas

Brexit - the impact on EU competition law

European Union, United Kingdom - September 29 2016 This section covers the impact of Brexit on current competition legislation and enforcement. We include competition laws regulating firms' behaviour

Reforms to taxation of non-domiciled individuals: updated proposals

United Kingdom - September 29 2016 On August 19 2016 the government published its long-awaited follow-up consultation on the proposals for reform of the taxation of non-UK domiciled