International Law Office

Latest updates

Anthony Thompson

Online trust registration service updated

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) recently issued an updated set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the new online Trust Registration Service and the information that certain trustees must maintain and report.

Alejandro Angulo

Courts adopt specific protocol for protecting IP rights during MWC 2018

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

The next Mobile World Congress will be held in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1 2018.

Jesper Windahl

Question of jurisdiction for claim against carrier under Brussels I Regulation revisited

Shipping & Transport - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

The Supreme Court recently decided a case on appeal from the Maritime and Commercial Court concerning whether the latter had jurisdiction to hear proceedings that a Danish seller had brought against a Dutch terminal and a Danish carrier following a lost food consignment pursuant to Article 8(1) of the Brussels I Regulation.

Cihan Mercan

Possibility of obtaining preliminary attachment before filing or during enforcement lawsuit

Arbitration & ADR - Turkey
Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law

In 2015 the 15th Chamber of the Court of Appeals held that courts cannot grant a preliminary attachment on the ground of a foreign court judgment, unless this judgment had been enforced in Turkey.

Thomas Rihm

US companies bring care leave to Switzerland

Employment & Benefits - Switzerland
Rihm Rechtsanwälte

Under Swiss employment law, employees are entitled to only three fully paid care days for an ill child; there is no regulation for parents, siblings or partners.

Matthias Gippert

Negative interest on existing cash deposits imposed by change in terms and conditions unlawful

Banking - Germany
Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP

The Tubingen Regional Court recently held that negative interest on a consumer's existing cash deposits imposed by a German bank by unilaterally changing the bank's general terms and conditions was unlawful.



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