International Law Office

Latest updates

Timothy Strickland

Arbitration panel awards Mammoet Salvage Americas over $28 million

Shipping & Transport - USA
Fowler Rodriguez

Despite numerous attempts to resolve its salvage contract dispute with Pico, Mammoet Salvage Americas (MSA) was forced to commence arbitration proceedings pursuant to the terms of the contract.

Omar Morales

Taxes to be considered under Brazil-Chile double tax treaty

Corporate Tax - Chile
Montt y Cia SA

The Chilean Tax Authority recently issued Official Letter 869, which reported that Brazil has published an interpretative law establishing an exemption for social contribution tax on net profits in all double tax treaties to which Brazil is party.

Sara Johns

Virtual currency regulation takes effect

Offshore Services - Jersey

The value and volume of virtual currency trading is skyrocketing globally, but regulating virtual currencies and virtual currency exchangers is challenging.

Srdjana Petronijević

Competition Authority investigates tobacco industry

Competition & Antitrust - Albania
Moravčević Vojnović i Partneri in cooperation with Schoenherr

The Competition Authority recently initiated ex officio proceedings against MIKA KORÇA JSC.

Vladimir Biriulin

Happy hour is over: Patent Office cancels three BLACK RUSSIAN trademarks

Intellectual Property - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

After a prolonged and heated discussion, the Patent Office recently cancelled three BLACK RUSSIAN trademarks on the basis that the term had been in general use before the trademarks' priority dates to denote a special kind of product in Class 33 – more specifically, a type of cocktail.

Halim Gebeili

Comparison of Iraqi and western contract law

Company & Commercial - Iraq
Newton Law Group

Contracts can be a valuable tool to help foreign businesspeople deal with issues in Iraqi law, such as the inability of foreigners to own real estate in Iraq and the inability of non-Arab foreigners to own interests in Iraqi companies.



Diversity in the workplace

Employment & Benefits / Brazil, Hungary, Peru, Switzerland


Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA


Insolvency and licences

Insolvency & Restructuring / Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom