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Chambers Global 2018 rankings: excellent results for BarentsKrans

Chambers Global 2018, the guide that provides a worldwide overview of international practice areas, has just been released. BarentsKrans received several honourable mentions. This year the most noticeable mention is the Corporate / M&A practice group’s first ranking within the Mid-Markets category. Like last year, the Intellectual Property team has been rewarded with a splendid
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Pharma update: Indirect infringement of Swiss type claims is possible

In its judgment of 3 November 2017 in the case between Merck Sharp & Dohme (‘MSD’) and Teva, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled (ECLI:NL:HR:2017:2807) that indirect infringement of a ‘Swiss type’ second medical use patent claim is possible. In addition, the Supreme Court found that there is no difference in the scope of protection of second
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Pharma update: long-awaited final relief judgment on enforcement second medical use patent

In its final relief judgement of 5 April 2017 in Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (Europe) B.V. (“Sun“) v. Novartis et al. (“Novartis”), the District Court of The Hague ruled that Sun has directly infringed Novartis’ second medical use patent EP 1 296 689 (EP ‘689) which relates to the treatment of osteoporosis. Previously, in its interim
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Lawyers BarentsKrans receive praise in Chambers Global

The 2016 edition of Chambers Global recognizes 4 BarentsKrans lawyers in the global practice areas Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution. Chambers Global identifies the world’s best lawyers in 190 countries across the world. Dispute Resolution  – Band 3 William Schonewille is a skilled and experienced financial litigator. Recent work highlights include representing the subordinated bondholders of SNS Bank in a
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