International Law Office

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Valery Narezhniy

Tax authorities to be given access to audit documents

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

In January 2019 a new law will come into force enabling the tax authorities to request client-related documents from auditors which constitute 'auditing secrets'.

Andrew Mandlsohn

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's multi-stakeholder steering committee holds first meeting

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) has been consulting on its proposed reform of the federal price review process and associated guidelines.

Elizabeth Mireya Freidenberg

Plane and simple changes to airfares

Aviation - Argentina
Freidenberg Freidenberg & Lifsic

In the context of deregulating the aviation sector and attracting low-cost carriers, the Ministry of Transportation recently issued Resolution 656/2018, which allows domestic carriers to charge any fare that they wish under certain circumstances.

Katie Lee

Eli Lilly's Effient combination use patent found obvious

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court recently dismissed Eli Lilly's application for a prohibition order, finding that Apotex's allegation of obviousness of Patent 2,432,644 (the '644 Patent) was justified.

Luciano Timm

Superior Court of Justice rules on consequences of successful challenges to arbitral awards

Arbitration & ADR - Brazil
Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

The Superior Court of Justice recently decided on the consequences of a successful application to set aside an arbitral award.

Vilma Toshie Kutomi

Supreme Court upholds labour reform's ban on mandatory union contributions

Employment & Benefits - Brazil
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

When the labour reform came into force, it amended the provision requiring employees to pay annual contributions to relevant unions, instead making union contributions optional.



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