International Law Office

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Gordon Moir

Ofcom publishes statement on its review of wholesale call markets

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Wiggin LLP

Ofcom recently published a statement on how it will regulate the wholesale markets that underpin landline and mobile phone calls in the United Kingdom between April 2021 and March 2026.

Fabian Huber

COVID-19 pandemic: relief for vaccination damage provided by law

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

Vaccinations represent a ray of hope in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Xingnan Ming

SPC invalidates copycat N trademarks

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In an exemplary trademark case concerning major sport footwear manufacturer New Balance, the Supreme People's Court ruled that a single-letter mark can become distinctive and famous in the market through long-term use and promotion and that the bad faith of registrants of disputed marks must be considered in determinations of similarity..

Lisa Cabel

M&A considerations: court reiterates applicable law for employees terminated following transaction

Employment & Immigration - Canada

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently commented on an employee's entitlement to reasonable notice of termination when their employer sells its business and the successor employer subsequently terminates the employee.

Katsuki Matsuura

Options for launching business in Japan

Corporate & Commercial - Japan
City-Yuwa Partners

When expanding business to Japan, non-Japanese companies could consider acquiring an existing Japanese company, establishing a new company, branch or representative office or simply commencing business through a company located outside Japan.

Bruce MacNeil

Snapshot: debt for equity swaps

Insolvency & Restructuring - Jersey

Jersey continues to be the offshore jurisdiction of choice for restructurings involving debt for equity swaps (particularly restructurings of UK and international corporate groups).



Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania


Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria


Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru