International Law Office

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Pranay Bhatia

Hedging loss is not international transaction

Corporate Tax - India
BDO LLP

In a recent case before the tax tribunal, a taxpayer gave an unsecured loan to its associated enterprises for which it had charged interest equal to LIBOR plus 250 basis points based on the rate at which it had borrowed funds from a foreign bank.

Julian Riekert

#MeToo inspires employees to act: Fair Work Commission upholds dismissal of Coles manager

Employment & Benefits - Australia
Lander & Rogers

The Fair Work Commission recently considered whether a Coles employee, whose conduct had been found to breach the chain's code of conduct and equal opportunity policy, had been unfairly dismissed.

Katie Lee

Final regulations addressing public release of clinical information now in force

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The final Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations and Regulations Amending the Medical Devices Regulations recently came into force.

Manuela Grassi

Time barred: court rejects contract claim based on limitation period

Litigation - Italy
Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati Studio Legale

A client company recently sued a leading Italian bank, arguing that the interest rate swap contracts concluded between the parties should be declared null and void because, among other things, no master agreement had been executed and the contracts had allegedly been concluded in violation of the bank's general duties of correctness and delay.

Beatriz Bejarano

Battle of the bottles: EU Trademark Court of Appeal finds infringement of well-known Malibu bottle

Intellectual Property - European Union
Grau & Angulo

In December 2018 the EU Trademark Court of Appeal declared that the Ibiza Beach drink marketed by Productos Ibicencos, SL and Aromáticas de Ibiza, SL – whose bottle was highly similar to the well-known Malibu bottle – infringed The Absolut Company AB's (TAC's) 3D and graphic trademarks which protect the shape of such bottle.

David R Hamill

Border update: importers should expect slowdowns and delays

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

While various news accounts have now indicated that President Trump will not close the US-Mexico border, the administration will take further actions.

OnDemand

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey