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Brexit one year on – what it means for auto

UK Automotive continues to grapple with the impact of what remains an uncertain Brexit. There is a need for medium-term certainty so that decisions made today will still make economic sense over the next 10-15 years.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 26 June 2017 | Practice Area: Competition

European Commission places environmental, social and governance issues centre stage

The European Commission has recently published plans to integrate sustainability considerations into decisions made by investors within the EU. This briefing looks at the main proposals.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 22 June 2017 | Practice Area: Sales and Asset Finance

Pharma faces sweeping distribution overhaul in China

China launches a “Two-Invoice System” aimed at simplifying the drug distribution chain and reducing prices and corruption in the healthcare sector.

Law Firm: China Law & Practice | Published: 21 June 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

Dismissal for gross misconduct is not always fair

When a finding of gross misconduct is made, an employer would expect to be able to dismiss the offending employee. However, dismissal is not always an appropriate sanction.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 19 June 2017 | Practice Area: Contract Law

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Tax incentives in Puerto Rico: a quick introduction

DLA Piper's new handbook provides an overview of ten of the most significant tax incentives available to businesses operating in Puerto Rico.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 15 June 2017 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

Back to basics: conducting intellectual property work in the Middle East

Gowling WLG’s intellectual property team in Dubai has put together this handy alphabetised guide as an introduction to conducting IP work in the Middle East.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 13 June 2017 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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Uganda M&A activity rises as politics settle and economy recovers

Renewed political stability, investor-friendly tax relief and slowly recovering commodity prices have seen Uganda enjoying an uptick in merger and acquisition activity so far in 2017.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 12 June 2017 | Practice Area: Environment

Battery storage - a new frontier

Growth in battery storage is being fuelled by a reduction in costs and wide recognition of the value of storage. Yet, the market is still in its infancy. Does it have the potential to disrupt the energy market?

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 09 June 2017 | Practice Area: Intellectual Property

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Court of Appeal considers implied variation and good faith in relation to contractual rights of termination

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision granting summary judgment to a defendant in relation to an allegation that it had wrongfully terminated a distribution agreement.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 09 June 2017 | Practice Area: Public Procurement

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Federal Circuit returns the On-Sale Bar to status quo for AIA patents

Contrary to USPTO guidance, invention details need not be publicly disclosed to trigger on-sale bar for AIA patents.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 08 June 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

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