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Sherisa Rajah

Canadian gig economy: embracing the future of work

Employment & Benefits - Canada

Canada has recently seen its lowest unemployment rate in nearly 40 years.

Joel Stewart

BALCA approval of equivalency language is double-edged sword

Immigration - USA
Fakhoury Global Immigration

The Board of Alien Labour Certification (BALCA) recently reversed a decision where a certifying officer had denied a Programme Electronic Review Management labour application because the employer had not specified the exact combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree that would be acceptable.

Julia Carretero

EU Trademark Court rules on use of well-known trademarks to sell smell-alike perfumes

Intellectual Property - European Union
Grau & Angulo

Section 8 of the Alicante Provincial Court (acting as the EU Trademark Court) recently dismissed Equivalenza Retail, SL's appeal against the Alicante Commercial Court Number 2 judgment in which it had been sentenced for infringing various perfume trademarks owned by Hugo Boss, Gucci and Lacoste in the context of its smell-alike business.

Carlos Ramos Miranda

CFE separation rules relaxed

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The 2013 energy reform ordered the legal separation of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in order to guarantee equal competition for all industry players.

Valery Narezhniy

New law entitles Russian exporters of services to deduct VAT

International Trade - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The Duma provides certain incentives to encourage businesses to operate in Russia.

Deepshikha Dutt

Court dismisses statutory misrepresentation claim against credit union board in landmark decision

Litigation - Canada

For the first time, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has released a decision that considers issues of statutory misrepresentation in an offering statement under the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act 1994.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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