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Avoid costly contractual mistakes - both in drafting and performance

United Kingdom - August 16 2017 Two recent cases highlight the danger of failing to ensure that all the blanks are completed prior to execution of a contract or to perform a

Condo Pool Dress Code: The Debate Over What’s Too Much and What’s Not Enough

Canada - August 9 2017 An Ontario woman recently launched a human rights complaint against the municipality of Cornwall over its policies preventing her from swimming

The Singapore Court of Appeal Rules on Post Grant Amendments to Patents and Validity of Second Medical Use Claims

European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom - August 11 2017 On 1 August 2017, the Singapore Court of Appeal in Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd 2017 SGCA 45 dismissed

The impact of Construction Lien Act amendments on PPPAFP infrastructure projects

Canada - August 10 2017 Public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects sit uncomfortably alongside provincial construction lien legislation, hopeful that parties

Trade Secrets Made Practical

Canada - August 14 2017 The understanding and management of trade secrets have become increasingly important in recent years due to the competitiveness of modern businesses

Discrimination - overview - Pensions in 30 Podcasts, Episode 21

United Kingdom - August 22 2017 The first of four podcasts focusing on discrimination, episode 21 of Pensions in 30 Podcasts provides an overview of UK laws and looks discrimination

Québec becomes first Canadian jurisdiction to impose zero-emission vehicle targets on manufacturers

Canada - August 21 2017 In late 2016, Québec became the first province in Canada to introduce a zero-emission vehicle (“ZEV”) mandate through legislation

Risk of challenge to fees charged in finance agreements

Canada - August 21 2017 It is common practice for a receivables finance agreement to allow the lender to charge a collection fee in the event that they step in to collect

IP Official fees to increase in Indonesia

Indonesia - August 18 2017 The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is set to increase the official fees for several services carried out by the Directorate General of

Québec Energy Board proposes improvements to electricity rate-setting practices

Canada - August 18 2017 On April 7, 2016, the Government of Quebec made public the 2030 Energy Policy, Energy in Québec - A Source of Growth. This policy suggests