International Law Office

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Philip Lapin

Save money: renew all trademark registrations now

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The new trademark law will take effect on 17 June 2019.

Anthony J Cole

R v Barra: timely but qualified success for corruption of foreign public officials regime

Litigation - Canada
Dentons

In R v Barra the Ontario Superior Court of Justice convicted two businesspeople on charges of bribing foreign public officials in India.

Satoshi Hosokawa

Amendments to regulations on working hours and paid annual leave

Employment & Benefits - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

A number of amendments to Japan's labour and employment laws recently took effect.

Arturo Sferruzza

Fine line between financial initiatives in PV greenhouses and genuine agricultural projects

Energy & Natural Resources - Italy
Norton Rose Fulbright Studio Legale

The Regional Administrative Court of Sardinia recently annulled the regional authority's decision to revoke authorisation for the construction and operation of a photovoltaic (PV) plant on the rooftops of agricultural greenhouses following its alleged loss of status as an agricultural company.

Jaime L M Jones

Court dismisses DOJ's complaint against pharmacy and private equity fund but permits re-pleading

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is pursuing a compounding pharmacy and its private equity fund owner, alleging that the pharmacy filed claims with Tricare that were rendered false by alleged kickbacks.

David M Lynn

SEC proposes to expand 'test-the-waters' accommodation

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed a rule and related amendments under the Securities Act that would permit issuers to engage in oral or written communications with potential investors that are, or are reasonably believed to be, qualified institutional buyers or institutional accredited investors, either prior to or following the filing of a registration statement, to determine whether such investors have an interest in a contemplated securities offering registered under the Securities Act..

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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