International Law Office

Latest updates

David R Hamill

Section 301 update: List 3 exclusion process to commence Summer 2019

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Trade Representative recently published a Federal Register notice requesting comments on the proposed exclusion process for List 3 of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports.

Jürg Schneider

Implementation plan adopted for national cybersecurity strategy

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently adopted a plan to implement the national strategy to protect Switzerland against cyber risks until 2022 and took additional steps towards the establishment of a cybersecurity competence centre.

Jacqueline Moody

Scope of disclosure orders and contempt of court

Private Client & Offshore Services - British Virgin Islands
Harneys

A BVI court recently considered a contempt application seeking further disclosure by way of an 'unless' order and whether cross-examination of the respondents should be ordered to determine the issue of contempt.

Jamie-Lynn Kraft

Top 10 changes to Canada's trademark law

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

After five years of anticipation, sweeping changes to Canada's trademark law have finally come into force.

Godofredo Mendes Vianna

Bill of lading limitation of liability clause accepted by Brazilian courts

Shipping & Transport - Brazil
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

Bills of lading generally contain a provision that limits carriers' liability to a certain extent if goods are lost or damaged or other claims arise.

Kenneth D Basch

Aircraft repossession: judiciary fails to uphold local law or Cape Town Convention

Aviation - Brazil
Basch & Rameh

Following developments earlier in 2019, aircraft repossession has continued to be in the spotlight – yet again with regard to the Oceanair Linhas Aéreas SA (commonly known as 'Avianca Brazil') bankruptcy and, in particular, the experience of lessors that sought repossession of leased aircraft therefrom.

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