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Carlos Ramos Miranda

New president bans fracking

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

In his inaugural address, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that fracking will be prohibited in Mexico.

PierDanilo Beltrami

Loans granted by shareholders of companies in crisis – evolution of rules and interpretation of problems

Insolvency & Restructuring - Italy
Lombardi Segni e Associati

​​The reorganisation effort of distressed companies often requires new funding.

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.

Christopher Loh

Federal Circuit holds that patent term extension not invalid for obviousness-type double patenting

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

A Federal Circuit panel recently held that a patent term extension (PTE) granted pursuant to 35 USC Section 156 was not invalid for obviousness-type double patenting.

Jessica Carr

Clarification in SARS' latest issue of Interpretation Note 64

Real Estate - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The South African Revenue Service recently published the fourth issue of Interpretation Note 64, which seeks to provide guidance on the application and interpretation of Section 10(1)(e) of the Income Tax Act.

Shane D Todd

New harassment and violence obligations to be added to Canada Labour Code

Employment & Benefits - Canada

Bill C-65 – which comprises an Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code (Harassment and Violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act 2017 – recently received royal assent.



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