International Law Office

Latest updates

Szymon Gogulski

New approach adopted for protection of personal rights

Media, Marketing, Sports & Entertainment - Poland
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

The amount of compensation awarded for the infringement of personal rights is discretionally decided by the courts and has, to date, been rather moderate.

Max WF Oosterhuis

Final consent decision on new extraction plan for Groningen natural gas

Energy & Natural Resources - Netherlands
Loyens & Loeff NV

The minister of economic affairs recently published his final consent decision on the new five-year extraction plan for Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV (NAM).

Nicolas Béguin

Proposed amendment to reporting obligation for significant shareholding in listed companies

Capital Markets - Switzerland
ABR Avocats

The disclosure requirements for significant shareholding in listed companies are governed by the Financial Markets Infrastructure Act and the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) Financial Market Infrastructure Ordinance.

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.

Carmel Green

Dismissal of stale claims

Litigation - Hong Kong
Smyth & Co in association with RPC

Defendants will welcome the recent decision in Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd v Ho Chi Lui, in which a Hong Kong judge struck out court proceedings that the plaintiff allowed to remain inactive for over 14 years.

Filip Sodulski

New approach to taxation of severance benefits introduced

Employment & Benefits - Poland
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

The Ministry of Finance recently issued a general interpretation of the Personal Income Tax Act 1991 provisions regarding the tax exemption applicable to employee compensation received under voluntary redundancy programmes.



Diversity in the workplace:

Employment & Benefits / Brazil, Peru, Switzerland


Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA


Insolvency and licences

Insolvency & Restructuring / Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom