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'.

Rogério Fernando Taffarello

Corporate criminal liability under Law of Environmental Crimes

Environment & Climate Change - Brazil
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Article 3 of the Law of Environmental Crimes constitutes Brazil's sole provision regarding legal entities' liability.

Will Pearce

Private M&A trends: the use of a 'locked box' pricing mechanism

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

For the sale of a company using a European-style share purchase agreement governed by English law, the use of a 'locked box' as the seller's preferred pricing mechanism is now more commonplace than the traditionally popular closing accounts.

Donna M Parisi

NFA adopts disclosure requirements for members engaging in virtual currency activities

Derivatives - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The National Futures Association (NFA) recently adopted an interpretive notice that requires futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisers to disclose to customers certain potential risks involved when dealing with virtual currencies and virtual currency derivatives.

Teresa Polino

United States and Mexico shake on NAFTA renegotiation deal

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The United States and Mexico recently announced an agreement regarding key issues that have been the focus of trilateral discussions between the United States, Mexico and Canada for over one year.

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.



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