International Law Office

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Roch Pałubicki

Social security contributions of self-employed managers

Employment & Benefits - Poland
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

Social security contributions in Poland are significant, particularly in the case of highly paid managers.

Michael Gu

Pharmaceutical companies face harsher antitrust compliance challenges

Competition & Antitrust - China
AnJie Law Firm

The National Development and Reform Commission recently released price conduct guidelines for business operators active in the drugs prone to shortages and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) markets.

Vasileios Psyrras

Increase in maximum number of firearms permitted under anti-piracy law

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

On the basis of experience gained since the implementation of the Protection of Cyprus Ships Against Acts of Piracy and Other Unlawful Acts Law, the Department of Merchant Shipping has increased the maximum number of firearms that approved private ship security contractors are entitled to register from 400 to 600.

Kathleen Harris

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation given leave to appeal

White Collar Crime - United Kingdom
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Following the judgment in the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO's) declaratory relief application against the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, it appeared that the mining company would have to disclose documents which it claimed were subject to legal professional privilege.

Samuel B Boxerman

Ninth Circuit permits interest group enforcement of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Environment & Climate Change - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

Can an environmental organisation file suit under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's citizen suit provision claiming harm from stormwater run-off which could be, but was not, subject to limits under a Clean Water Act permit? The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that it could.

Ann Stewart

Land reform and community engagement update

Real Estate - United Kingdom
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

The most recent incarnations of the Scottish Parliament's land reform and community engagement policies have continued the land reform agenda regarding land ownership and furthered the empowerment of communities.



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