International Law Office

Latest updates

Philip Lapin

Trademarks Office issues new limits on time extensions to respond to office actions

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Following a recent practice notice, the Trademarks Office will not grant time extensions for office actions issued on or after 17 January 2020 unless exceptional circumstances are demonstrated.

Maciej Durbas

Res iudicata saga continues

Arbitration & ADR - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

The Supreme Court has previously opted for both a broad and a narrow understanding of res iudicata in Polish arbitration law.

Annamaria Pedroni

When can employers use private investigators?

Employment & Benefits - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

According to case law, the Italian regulatory system allows employers to appoint private investigators to verify unlawful conduct on the part of their employees.

Elena Christodoulou

European Union tightens net on e-commerce VAT evasion

Corporate Tax - European Union
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Tackling e-commerce fraud is high on the European Union's political agenda, with significant effort being put into creating new rules to combat value added tax fraud in particular.

Garon Anthony

Beware of Quincecare: update from Supreme Court

Company & Commercial - United Kingdom
Squire Patton Boggs

In 2018 the Court of Appeal rejected a stockbrocker's appeal against the High Court's decision that it owed a client a Quincecare duty.

Peter Aall Simonsen

NVE will not extend commissioning deadlines beyond 31 December 2021

Energy & Natural Resources - Norway
Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate recently announced restrictions on its practice of extending commissioning deadlines for wind power farms.

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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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