International Law Office

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Andrew Roberson

IRS real-time audit programme: further developments

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Compliance Assurance Process programme is a real-time audit programme that seeks to resolve the tax treatment of all or most return issues before tax returns are filed.

Marc Rodrigue

Bill 47 passes but more changes to come following Bill 57 and 2018 FES

Employment & Benefits - Canada

The new provincial government has been active in reshaping provincial employment and labour laws and responsibilities.

Jaime L M Jones

Court provides insight into when funds may be held responsible for portfolio company conduct

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The government has intervened in a qui tam suit against a compounding pharmacy and its private equity fund owner in which it is alleged that the pharmacy filed claims with Tricare that were rendered false by kickbacks.

Christopher Loh

Federal Circuit holds that assignor estoppel not available in inter partes reviews

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

The Federal Circuit recently held that the assignor estoppel is not available in inter partes review proceedings.

Alain Levy

Private M&A deals: recent case law strengthens shareholders' agreements

Corporate Finance/M&A - France

In the context of the acquisition of group companies, the parties will carefully select what to insert in the bylaws of the company, whereas in separate private agreements, which are confidential, the parties may include further, more detailed information.

Thiago Luis Sombra

Digital evidence, criminal investigations and due process of law

White Collar Crime - Brazil
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

The Superior Court of Justice recently appraised a noticeable theme regarding personal data protection from a criminal law perspective: the validity of police evidence obtained from smartphones without a specific judicial order to do so.



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