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Rogelio López-Velarde

Deep-water bidding process approved

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
López Velarde, Heftye y Soria

The National Hydrocarbons Commission recently approved the call for Bidding Process CNH-R01-L04/2015.

Alexander Vogel

New rules for publication of documents relating to public tender offers

Corporate Finance/M&A - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

An amendment of the Ordinance of the Takeover Board on Public Takeover Offers has entered into force, abolishing the requirement that announcements and notices relating to a public offer be physically published in newspapers.

Neil Padgett

Looking back on 2015 in IP law and practice

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Some of the top highlights from Canadian IP law and practice of 2015 include the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, amendments to the Patent Act and the Trademarks Act providing a statutory privilege for confidential communications with patent and trademark agents and new Patent Office guidance on diagnostic method and medical use claims..

Michelle Maniago

Court reaffirms application of res judicata and issue estoppel to commercial arbitrations

Arbitration & ADR - Canada
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision confirms that the legal principles of res judicata and issue estoppel can, as a matter of law, apply to commercial arbitrations.

Grant T Miller

Employment litigation round-up: key cases affecting employers

Litigation - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

In the latter half of 2015 the National Labour Relations Board continued to attack class action waivers in accordance with its DR Horton and Murphy Oil USA decisions, despite the fact that both decisions were reversed by the Fifth Circuit.

Charles Julien

Energy in TTIP negotiations: an EU perspective

International Trade - European Union
King & Spalding LLP

Recent reports of the influence of major oil and gas companies on the European Commission's position on energy in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations have attracted renewed attention in the TTIP energy chapter discussions.

Deals

1

Veolia Environnement SA to acquire Kurion Inc

$350 million / February 02 2016

2

EQT Partners AB to acquire Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd

$1.6 billion / February 02 2016

3

Nestle SA to acquire stake in Osem Investment Ltd

$837 million / February 02 2016

OnDemand

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Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA

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Insolvency and licences

Insolvency & Restructuring / Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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Climate change as a driver of change

Environment & Climate Change / Brazil, Sweden