International Law Office

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Katie Lee

First CSPs issued and application fee increased

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada recently issued the first certificates of supplementary protection (CSPs) against three approvals.

Kenneth D Basch

Changes to registration requirements: why aircraft financiers should be on alert

Aviation - Brazil
Basch & Rameh

A tax regulation that was promulgated in 2016 has taken effect in ways that are now affecting aircraft lessors and lenders to Brazilian carriers, including by imposing requirements concerning the identification of lessor entities' ultimate beneficial owners and increasing the document disclosure requirements on lessors and lenders in cross-border aircraft finance transactions.

Victoria Rogers

Guidance on factors to be considered in assessment of worldwide freezing orders

Litigation - United Kingdom

Freezing orders are a valuable weapon in the arsenal of parties seeking enforcement in England and Wales.

Xingnan Ming

Keemun GI certification trademark invalidated

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung

The Beijing High Court recently overturned a first-instance judgment relating to a certification trademark filed by the Keemun Black Tea Association.

Laura Görtz

Corporate penalties and internal investigations

White Collar Crime - Germany

The federal government plans to create new corporate penalties and abandon the discretionary principle which has thus far applied in corporate prosecutions.

Mark Diserio

More than 2 million Australians set for 3.5% wage increase – 2017-2018 Annual Wage Review

Employment & Benefits - Australia
Lander & Rogers

The Fair Work Commission's Expert Panel recently issued its 2017-2018 Annual Wage Review decision.



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