International Law Office

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Yoshihiko Matake

Recent developments regarding attorney-client privilege

Competition & Antitrust - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Japan is one of only three OECD jurisdictions to not recognise attorney-client privilege.

Eleanor Wilson

Innovators commence court challenges regarding recent amendments to Patented Medicines Regulations

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The recent amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations have been the subject of two court challenges launched by groups of innovative pharmaceutical companies – one in the Quebec Superior Court and the other in the Federal Court.

Luke Tapp

Private companies can grant work permits to men sponsored by their families

Immigration - United Arab Emirates
Pinsent Masons

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation recently announced that private companies in the United Arab Emirates may now employ men who have been sponsored by their families on a dependant visa.

Keith Robinson

Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards

Arbitration & ADR - Bermuda
Carey Olsen Bermuda

A recent Supreme Court judgment has once again confirmed Bermuda's status as a sophisticated, arbitration-friendly jurisdiction.

Dominique Müller

Broad jurisdiction for avoidance claims (actio pauliana) – also for Swiss defendants?

Litigation - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

As a recent European Court of Justice opinion is likely to be adopted by Swiss legal doctrine and precedent, parties domiciled in Switzerland may be targeted by avoidance claims in another signatory state of the Lugano Convention based on a contract to which they were not a party but that was merely concluded between the debtor and a creditor..

Kate McKenna

European Commission issues notice on recovery of unlawful and incompatible state aid

International Trade - European Union
Matheson

The European Commission recently published a new notice on the implementation of its decisions ordering the recovery of state aid.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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