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Marie Berard

Commercial Court sets aside partial award of LCIA tribunal – time limits for objections to jurisdiction

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance LLP

It is relatively rare for the English courts to overturn awards of arbitral tribunals.

Peter Armstrong

Are privilege protections coming to Japan?

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The absence of attorney-client privilege protections in Japan means that regulatory investigations must be handled with particular care.

Miriam H Wugmeister

SEC publishes new guidance on cybersecurity disclosures and compliance practice

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

In an unusual step that appears to indicate renewed, if not intensified, scrutiny of public companies' cybersecurity practices by the Securities and Exchange Commission, its five commissioners have unanimously issued guidance covering a range of cybersecurity topics, including disclosure obligations, board oversight and risk management controls.

Trinidad Prieto

SoE orders permanent closure of Pascua Lama mine

Environment & Climate Change - Chile
Montt y Cia SA

The Superintendence of the Environment (SoE) recently issued an environmental resolution ordering the permanent cessation of Compañía Minera Nevada (CMN) SpA's Pascua Lama mining project.

Philip Lapin

Signed, sealed and almost delivered: new trademark law in sight

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Although the new trademark law was finalised in 2014, it has yet to come into force.

Catarina Brito Ferreira

New rules for obtaining electricity generation permits when request capacity exceeds grid capacity

Energy & Natural Resources - Portugal
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

The 2018 state budget amended Article 33-F of Decree-Law 172/2006, which establishes the criteria that applicants must fulfil to generate electricity via renewable and non-renewable endogenous resources on a market basis in order for the licensing authority to grant a generation licence or accept a prior notification.



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