International Law Office

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Valery Narezhniy

Price increases expected following VAT changes

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The basic value added tax (VAT) rate recently increased from 18% to 20%.

Alexander Vogel

Federal Council adopts implementing provisions for new fintech licence

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

From 1 January 2019 companies that operate beyond the core activities characteristic for banks will be able to accept public funds of up to Sfr100 million on a professional basis subject to simplified requirements.

Mathew Newman

Royal Court issues letter of request to High Court

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey

Two joint administrators recently applied to the Royal Court of Guernsey seeking an order that it issue the High Court of Justice of England and Wales with a letter of request to act in aid of and auxiliary to the Royal Court in recognising their appointment as administrators of a company.

Cindy Shu Qi Zhen

Zhejiang court awards Stokke Rmb2.25 million in damages in patent infringement suit

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

The statutory limit for damages set out in the Patent Act is Rmb1 million, which is lower than the equivalent limit set out in both the Trademark Law and the Anti-unfair Competition Law.

Abigail Smith

Federal Court of Appeal overturns cefaclor damages decision on pre-judgment interest issue

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court of Appeal recently allowed in part Apotex's appeal of a decision awarding Eli Lilly over C$100 million for Apotex's infringement of eight process patents relating to the antibiotic cefaclor.

Ruth Zadikany

California appellate court holds individuals personally liable for civil penalties for wage and hour violations

Employment & Benefits - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District recently held that individuals can be held personally liable for civil penalties under the California Labour Code.



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