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Gordon Drakes

Legalities of franchising in the United Kingdom

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

Franchisors expanding into the United Kingdom need a thorough knowledge of any UK rules and regulations which may affect them, particularly in a post-Brexit Britain.

William Walsh

California federal court declares drones are aircraft

Aviation - USA
Cozen O'Connor

A recent decision from the Central District of California in Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company v Hollycal Production, Inc is somewhat groundbreaking in its significance, primarily because it is the first to address in a precedential context the long-held assumption that drones are, in fact, aircraft..

Gang Bai

China promulgates 2018 national IP action plan

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

The Office of the Inter-ministerial Joint Meeting for Implementation of the National IP Strategy recently promulgated the Action Plan for Furthering the National IP Strategy and IP Rights Powerhouse Initiative 2018.

Nancy Pei

Life sciences intellectual property: 2018 highlights

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

There have been a number of key developments in Canadian life sciences IP and regulatory law over the past 12 months, including a consultation on the different approaches to the naming of biological drugs.

Amit Bechler

Foreign worker permits: frequently asked questions

Immigration - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Israeli and international organisations seeking to employ foreign workers in Israel in management positions or in positions that require special expertise or training must apply for a foreign expert work permit (B/1 permit) from the Population and Immigration Authority.

Giffy Pardede

Repatriation of natural resource export earnings: new regulation signals stricter approach

Energy & Natural Resources - Indonesia
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

Government Regulation 1/2019 requires exporters in the natural resources sector to repatriate their forex-denominated export earnings to Indonesia.



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