International Law Office

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Mehmet Nazim Aydin Deriş

Changes to patent requirements regarding declaration of use and compulsory licences

Intellectual Property - Turkey
Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

The new Code of Industrial Property, which repealed the previous decree-laws on patents, utility models, trademarks, designs and geographical indications, recently entered into force.

Laura Ruiz

Supreme Court rules on whether dissolved companies can be sued

Litigation - Spain

The Supreme Court recently considered whether the cancellation of a company with the Companies Registry removes its legal capacity or only limits it for the purposes of covering the debts that appear after such cancellation, in which case the company could be sued.

David Reston

High Court refuses to order pre-action disclosure of a defendant's public liability insurance policy

Insurance - United Kingdom
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Peel Port applied for pre-action disclosure of the defendant's insurance policy.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

No foul play in arbitral award regarding football licensing

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz

The Supreme Court recently considered whether an arbitral award rendered in connection with licensing for the Austrian First Division Football League had to be set aside because of an alleged infringement of public policy.

Katherine Wang

Regulation on the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices amended

Healthcare & Life Sciences - China
Ropes & Gray LLP

The State Council recently promulgated amendments to the Regulation on the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices 2014, which took effect immediately.

Craig Cordle

Infrastructure funds can sometimes create a catch-22

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey

From a structuring perspective, infrastructure funds are most frequently established as either a limited partnership or a limited company.



Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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


Opposition to energy projects

Energy & Natural Resources / Brazil, China, Cyprus, Greece, Mexico, Portugal