International Law Office

Latest updates

Louis Botha

Crossing borders: the not-so-golden loop structure

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

In deciding whether to invest abroad and which country to invest in, taxpayers will usually consider whether South Africa has a double tax agreement with that country.

Riccardo Fruscalzo

Parallel import of medicinal products – when a name change is a game changer

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Italy
Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

The Lazio Administrative Court recently decided that, as a rule, parallel importers of medicinal products have no right to change the trademark affixed to products in their country of origin unless this change is strictly necessary due to safety grounds or national regulatory restrictions.

Arianne Bouchard

Contractor imprisoned for manslaughter: a first in Quebec legal history

Litigation - Canada
Dentons

An excavation contractor who was found guilty of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death has been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment by the Court of Quebec.

Julie Robinson

Suspension without pay and constructive dismissal: a refresher

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

Despite agreeing with a trial judge that a casino employee's suspension without pay was a constructive dismissal, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the trial judge's award on the question of damages and examined whether the employer had been obliged to offer alternate employment.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI introduces concept of 'relevant period' in market definition

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

By way of two separate orders, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) dismissed two allegations of abuse of dominance against DLF Limited and DLF New Gurgaon Home Developers Pvt Limited by holding that the enterprises were not in a dominant position in Gurgaon during the relevant period.

Meng Qi

State Council issues guidelines for stable development of natural gas sector

Energy & Natural Resources - China
Broad & Bright

The State Council recently issued Several Opinions on Promoting the Coordinated and Stable Development of Natural Gas.

OnDemand

1

Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

2

Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

3

Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey