International Law Office

Latest updates

Paula Sailas

IP litigation and alternative dispute resolution options

Intellectual Property - Finland
Berggren Oy

In Finland, the validity of IP rights (except copyrights) is examined by the Finnish Patent and Trademark Office.

David R Hamill

USTR Tai takes control of Trump tariffs

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Now that United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai has officially assumed office, there have been some early developments to take ownership of both the ongoing investigations regarding digital service taxes and the EU Airbus dispute.

Lisa Cabel

Human rights tribunal – childcare obligations require accommodation

Employment & Immigration - Canada
KPMG Law

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal recently found that an employer's failure to accommodate an employee's childcare obligations violated the Human Rights Code.

Alexander Vogel

Reporting of beneficial ownership in private equity transactions

Corporate Finance/M&A - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Swiss law rules that the ultimate beneficial owners of a Swiss corporation must be disclosed to the company.

Hao Zhan

Applicants must disclose facts when prompted by insurers to avoid rescission

Insurance - China
AnJie Law Firm

When concluding insurance contracts, applicants have a duty of disclosure.

Ryoji Moroi

Updates to solar FIT decommissioning fee regulations

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

In June 2020 a bill was enacted pursuant to which the Japanese authorities can withhold a portion of payments under a power purchase agreement that will instead be placed in a reserve to cover decommissioning costs.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru