International Law Office

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César Navarro

New digital rights: employees' right to privacy in use of digital devices at work

Employment & Benefits - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

The new Data Protection Act recently entered into force, introducing a number of so-called 'digital rights'.

Duck Soon Chang

KIPO begins policing 'idea theft' unfair competition

Intellectual Property - South Korea
Kim & Chang

The latest amendment to the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act introduced a new provision prohibiting unfair competition in connection with 'idea theft' – the unfair use of the ideas of another that were acquired as part of a business negotiation or transaction.

Sian Edmunds

New Year's resolutions for safeguarding food and drink sector

Product Regulation & Liability - United Kingdom
Burges Salmon LLP

In view of the challenges faced by the food and drink sector in 2018, businesses across the supply chain may want to make some New Year's resolutions to ensure that they are fighting fit and ready for the year ahead.

Simon Lewis

PFI contracts: gone but not forgotten?

Projects & Procurement - United Kingdom
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

According to a recent budget speech, the government has abolished the private finance initiative (PFI) for future projects.

Britt Haxton

Proposed BEAT regulations: tax-free transactions may lead to liability

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service recently released proposed regulations for the Base Erosion and Anti-abuse Tax (BEAT), which was added to the Internal Revenue Code as part of the Tax Act 2017.

Carlos Ramos Miranda

CRE endorses retailers' use of benefit and loyalty programmes

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The Energy Regulatory Commission recently confirmed that certain business models used by retailers of refined products (eg, diesel and gasoline) are valid and stimulate competition in the market to the benefit of customers.



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