International Law Office

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Katie Lee

Health Canada implements mandatory use of eCTD format

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada previously announced January 1 2018 as the proposed date for mandatory filing of specified regulatory activity.

Seema S Mansoor

Effect of disclaimer on registered trademark

Intellectual Property - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

An appellant filed an appeal in the High Court challenging a district judge's decision dismissing an application for the grant of a temporary injunction against the respondent's use of a trademark.

Jonathan Culshaw

Important changes to regulations and compliance for investment funds

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels LLP

The recent changes that have been made to the anti-money laundering regime will bring the Cayman Islands into line with international best practice and are a welcome update to the territory's financial services landscape.

Costas Stamatiou

Department of Merchant Shipping transformed into deputy ministry

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Department of Merchant Shipping has announced that it will be a deputy ministry with effect from March 1 2018 and be renamed the Deputy Ministry of Shipping, following the entry into force of the Establishment of a Deputy Ministry of Shipping and Appointment of a Deputy Minister of Shipping and for Matters Connected Therewith Law 2017.

Adrian Miedema

Possession of small amount of marijuana was just cause to fire employee

Litigation - Canada

The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal has upheld the firing of a unionised millwright who was caught with a small amount of marijuana in his pocket before boarding a helicopter that would transport him to an offshore platform.

Kay C Georgi

What are the risks of doing business with Russian Oligarchs List and Russian Defence and Intelligence List?

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

At the end of January 2018, the Trump administration took two actions relating to the Russia and Ukraine sanctions programme under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act 2017, the law that President Trump signed on August 2 2017.



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