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Carlos Ramos Miranda

New administration confirms suspension of bidding rounds

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently confirmed that bidding rounds organised by the National Hydrocarbons Commission will be suspended for at least three years until the contracts awarded during the previous administration result in effective investment and, most importantly, new oil and gas production.

Mark Evans

Anti-dilution remedy not limited to registered trademarks

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Section 22 of the Trademarks Act, depreciation of a registered trademark's goodwill, is a potentially powerful yet generally underused weapon for dealing with damaging comparative advertising campaigns.

Pantelis Mountrakis

Supreme Court judgment on appointment of IT experts

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Supreme Court recently issued an innovative judgment relating to Norwich Pharmacal orders which demonstrates the Cyprus courts' readiness to stay abreast of technological developments.

Ian Tucker

Brexit and UK consumer law

Product Regulation & Liability - United Kingdom
Burges Salmon LLP

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently published draft regulations to amend legislation that enforce laws protecting consumers' rights in the United Kingdom.

Andrew Roberson

IRS real-time audit programme: further developments

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Compliance Assurance Process programme is a real-time audit programme that seeks to resolve the tax treatment of all or most return issues before tax returns are filed.

Anja Glück

Correct implementation of employment contracts: favourability assessment in case of dispute

Employment & Benefits - European Union
Allen & Overy LLP

With respect to employers with a multi-jurisdictional presence in the European Union, where a dispute arises between them and an employee concerning the law applicable to cross-border employment contracts, it is first necessary to assess whether the objectively applicable law was deviated from by way of a choice-of-law clause.



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