International Law Office

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Daniel Proietto

Employee termination payments: how long do you have to pay?

Employment & Benefits - Australia
Lander & Rogers

In its four-yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission has varied nearly all modern awards to require that employers make termination payments within seven calendar days of the effective date of termination.

Mark Evans

Anti-dilution remedy not limited to registered trademarks

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Section 22 of the Trademarks Act, depreciation of a registered trademark's goodwill, is a potentially powerful yet generally underused weapon for dealing with damaging comparative advertising campaigns.

Louis Botha

Good news for lenders? Further proposed amendments to doubtful debt provisions

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service recently appeared before Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance to provide it with a further update regarding some of the proposals contained in the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill published earlier in 2018.

Jürg Schneider

New strategy for providing free access to government data

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently adopted a new open government data strategy for providing the public with free access to government data.

Ian Tucker

Brexit and UK consumer law

Product Regulation & Liability - United Kingdom
Burges Salmon LLP

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently published draft regulations to amend legislation that enforce laws protecting consumers' rights in the United Kingdom.

Adrian Miedema

Court of appeal decides WSIB fraud requires wilful act

Litigation - Canada

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) recently prosecuted three workers who were receiving WSIB benefits for failing to report a material change with respect to their benefit entitlement.



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