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Victoria Santis

Technology and innovation support centre inaugurated

Intellectual Property - Chile
Montt y Cia SA

The National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) recently inaugurated its technology and innovation support centre, which was backed by the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

Brian D Hirshberg

SEC grants principles-based Section 3(c)(5)(C) relief

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

In a recent principles-based grant of relief, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) focused on the business activities of the particular issuer, instead of whether a particular asset is a qualifying asset, in determining the availability of the Section 3(c)(5)(C) exemption.

Stephanie Yonekura

New administration, same policy? Only time will tell

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells US LLP

With few Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) corruption investigations resolved under the Trump administration's watch, it is too early to weigh up how the administration will affect enforcement or settlements in the long term.

Kay C Georgi

What are the risks of doing business with Russian Oligarchs List and Russian Defence and Intelligence List?

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

At the end of January 2018, the Trump administration took two actions relating to the Russia and Ukraine sanctions programme under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act 2017, the law that President Trump signed on August 2 2017.

Maria Eugenia De la Cera

Supreme Court reconsiders calculation of collective dismissal thresholds

Litigation - Spain

A trade union recently sought to declare the existence of a de facto collective dismissal on the grounds that the company had exceeded the maximum number of individual objective dismissals (as well as other comparable terminations) in a 180-day period.

Andrew Weston

Is this the end of 'smash and grab' adjudications?

Construction - United Kingdom
Fenwick Elliott Solicitors

A recent judgment has provided an important clarification in relation to the issue of 'smash and grab' adjudications and will likely be welcomed by the construction industry.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey