International Law Office

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Erica Gotfrit

Nice Classification with a trap – Canada introduces class top-up fees with no back door

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

With the long-awaited changes to the Trademarks Act and Regulations imminent, brand owners should be excited about Canada's alignment with international trademark standards and the new opportunities that these changes will bring.

Pranay Bhatia

CBDT and GSTN to sign MoU on exchange of taxpayer information

Corporate Tax - India
BDO LLP

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has authorised the principal director general of income tax (systems) to share taxpayer information with the Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN).

Arturo Sferruzza

Use of corporate power purchase agreements

Energy & Natural Resources - Italy
Norton Rose Fulbright Studio Legale

The use of corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) looks set to increase in Italy.

Andy McGregor

Court of Appeal upholds decision on importance of industry standard documents in conflicting jurisdiction clauses

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently upheld a High Court decision highlighting the risk that English and Italian courts may reach different decisions on the underlying factual background of related disputes even where the disputes could be said to fall under different agreements.

Marie Berard

Court grants third party access to confidential arbitration documents for disciplinary proceedings against arbitrator

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance

A recent High Court decision concerning access to confidential documents illustrates the limits to the implied duty of confidentiality arising out of arbitration proceedings in English law.

Alexander Vogel

Private mergers and reorganisations

Corporate Finance/M&A - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Under Swiss law, the acquisition of a business may be structured as a mere share deal, a mere asset deal or – according to the Merger Act – a statutory merger, demerger or bulk transfer.

OnDemand

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey