International Law Office

Latest updates

Joel Stewart

Department of Labour discusses PERM process

Immigration - USA
Fakhoury Law Group PC

The Department of Labour recently held a meeting which provided an opportunity for stakeholders to pose questions regarding the Programme Electronic Review Management process.

Donna M Parisi

CFTC proposes rule establishing minimum capital requirements for swap dealers

Derivatives - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently issued a proposed rule establishing minimum capital requirements for swap dealers and major swap participants.

K Shanti Mogan

Malaysian courts continue to give effect to arbitration agreements

Arbitration & ADR - Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co

A high court recently granted an order approving the defendant's application to stay the court proceedings and have the dispute referred to arbitration pursuant to the Arbitration Act 2005, finding that the plaintiff had, through its conduct, demonstrated that it intended to refer the dispute to arbitration.

Rutger van Dijk

Landmark Dutch CMR rulings also apply to rail carriage liability

Litigation - Netherlands

Dutch case law regarding the interpretation of the Uniform Rules Concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM) is limited.

Sharissa Ellyn

Controversial Bank Act amendments delayed

Banking - Canada
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Proposed amendments to the Bank Act (Canada) which would add a financial consumer protection framework have been withdrawn from Bill C-29 in response to objections from the Quebec government.

Christina Schwarz

Supreme Court hears oral argument on infringement liability for US exporters

Intellectual Property - USA
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

The Supreme Court recently heard oral argument on the interpretation and application of a statutory provision which imposes infringement liability on US manufacturers that supply components of patented inventions for use abroad.



Diversity in the workplace

Employment & Benefits / Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Peru, Switzerland


Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA


Insolvency and licences

Insolvency & Restructuring / Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom