International Law Office

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Kathleen Harris

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation given leave to appeal

White Collar Crime - United Kingdom
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Following the judgment in the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO's) declaratory relief application against the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, it appeared that the mining company would have to disclose documents which it claimed were subject to legal professional privilege.

Marty Dunn

New staff guidance on shareholder proposals

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Corporation Finance recently released a staff legal bulletin which provides new guidance on how staff will evaluate arguments for the omission of a shareholder proposal from their proxy materials and the submission of a proposal by a representative on behalf of a shareholder, among other things.

Katie Lee

PMPRB releases scoping paper concerning proposed amended regulations

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board recently released a high-level overview of the potential new framework proposed by the Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines Regulations.

Christine Genge

Proposed new Industrial Design Regulations mark step towards joining Hague Agreement

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The governor in council recently took the formal step of publishing proposed new Industrial Design Regulations in the Canadian Gazette.

Nicolaj Kleist

New subsidy scheme for wind and solar power 2018-2019

Energy & Natural Resources - Denmark
Bruun & Hjejle

Due to a recent agreement between the government and the Danish People's Party, solar and wind power projects will compete for state subsidies for the first time.

David Davies

Tax loss transactions denied

Corporate Tax - Canada
Thorsteinssons LLP

The Tax Court recently decided a new case under the general anti-avoidance rule in Section 245 of the Income Tax Act, holding that the rule applies to restrict losses in an attempted non-acquisition of control transaction.



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