International Law Office

Latest updates

David Schwartz

COVID-19: CIPO deadlines extended until 1 June 2020

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has further extended patent, trademark and industrial design deadlines fixed under the relevant legislation.

Rob Jardine-Brown

Notification is key: prevention principle, delay and extensions of time under shipbuilding contracts

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

A recent High Court decision provides an in-depth analysis of how, if at all, the prevention principle applies to shipbuilding contracts and the importance of good contract management to notify and seek extensions for events of delay.

Anita Krizmanić

Measures introduced to preserve employment during COVID-19 pandemic

Employment & Immigration - Croatia
Macesic & Partners

A second package of government measures for mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Croatian economy recently entered into force.

Marcel Meinhardt

Strengthening of domestic renewable energies and liberalisation of electricity market

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

A consultation on the revised Electricity Supply Act has shown that a majority of people support a full market opening, but that more incentives for investment in domestic renewable energies and planning security are desired.

Laura Pierallini

Additional COVID-19 measures introduced for aviation industry

Aviation - Italy
Studio Pierallini

The government recently introduced additional measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alexander Vogel

Fulfilment of Swiss takeover offer obligation by completing a merger

Corporate Finance/M&A - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Takeover Board recently confirmed its case law on whether the obligation to make a public takeover offer may be fulfilled by completing a merger.

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Bahamas, Brazil, Germany

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, 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