International Law Office

Latest updates

Bernhard Lötscher

Federal Tribunal clarifies nemo tenetur privilege of legal entities

White Collar Crime - Switzerland
CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd

The Federal Tribunal recently made some significant clarifications regarding the scope of protection provided by the nemo tenetur privilege in penal investigations against corporate entities.

Libin Zhang

Local governments claim jurisdiction over e-vehicle charging industry

Energy & Natural Resources - China
Broad & Bright

China still has work to do to develop its electric vehicle charging infrastructure industry and the construction and operation of the infrastructure continue to face many challenges.

Renato Antonini

Confidential information and rights of defence in EU trade defence proceedings

International Trade - European Union
Jones Day

The EU General Court recently annulled the anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of threaded tube and pipe cast fittings of malleable cast iron for Jinan Meide Casting Co Ltd products.

Georgia Georgalla

Amendments to permanent residence scheme

Immigration - Cyprus
G Georgalla Law Firm

The Ministry of the Interior recently introduced improved provisions to the popular permanent residence permit scheme, with the aim of establishing it as one of the most competitive real estate investment programmes in Europe.

Eliëtte Vaal

Hyperlink to infringing content may constitute copyright infringement

Intellectual Property - Netherlands

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled that hyperlinking to protected works which are freely available on another website without the consent of the copyright holder may be regarded as communication to the public and thus constitute copyright infringement.

Alain Levy

Supreme Court rules on purchaser claims under seller warranties

Corporate Finance/M&A - France

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the court of appeals had rightfully, and in accordance with its sovereign power of interpretation, decided that the purchaser was entitled to make a claim under the warranties ‒ even though he had not complied with some of the contractual provisions ‒ and that the amount to be paid by the seller should be reduced to account for the loss of chance..



Diversity in the workplace

Employment & Benefits / Brazil, Hungary, Peru, Switzerland


Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA


Insolvency and licences

Insolvency & Restructuring / Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom