International Law Office

Latest updates

David Schwartz

Options to consider when requesting an extension to respond to the Patent Office

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The recent extensive amendments to the Patent Act and Patent Rules have complicated the process of responding to an office action (ie, examiner's report) issued by the Patent Office.

Elena Riga

Widow's pension: unequal treatment and discrimination on grounds of gender

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Administrative Court recently ruled in a case concerning the differentiation in treatment, by law, between women and men of deceased spouses.

Annamaria Pedroni

Italy ratifies International Labour Organisation Violence and Harassment Convention

Employment & Immigration - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

Italy has ratified the International Labour Organisation Violence and Harassment Convention, which will have a significant impact on employment law.

Sebastian Hepp

New gender quotas for publicly listed companies and transparency rules for commodity sector enter into force

Corporate & Commercial - Switzerland
Badertscher Attorneys at Law

On 1 January 2021, as part of the new corporate governance regulations, the new provisions regarding gender quotas and transparency rules for the commodity sector entered into force.

Jennifer L Key

Order 872-related FERC and state proceedings initiated in its initial weeks of effectiveness

Energy & Natural Resources - USA
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Now that Order 872 has been effective for a few weeks, the first few proceedings that will inform its implementation have commenced.

Alain Levy

Private M&A transactions: update on foreign investments

Corporate Finance/M&A - France
AyacheSalama

In the context of the worldwide economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, France has reinforced its protection of French companies from foreign investments by extending existing measures and slowing down or vetoing negotiations if deemed necessary.

OnDemand

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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