International Law Office

Latest updates

Mark Evans

Why you should designate Canada – and a Canadian agent – in your next Madrid application

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

A little over one year has passed since Canada overhauled its trademark legislation and acceded to the Madrid Protocol, making it easier than ever to protect trademark rights in Canada.

Marcel Meinhardt

ElCom points to possible danger to security of supply

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The revision of the Electricity Supply Act is in full swing.

Matthew Tuchband

OFAC's new ransomware advisory

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control recently issued an advisory highlighting sanctions risks associated with facilitating ransomware payments on behalf of victims targeted by malicious cyberattacks.

Sascha Dethof

FCO continues to act against price fixing by manufacturers against distributors: Alhambra guitars

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

Under pressure from the Federal Cartel Office (FCO), guitar manufacturer Alhambra has distanced itself from influencing the selling prices of wholesalers and distributors.

Jennifer Fox

Snapshot: bringing claims against Cayman entities subject to insolvency processes

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

To ensure the orderly and collective resolution of a company's affairs, the Companies Law imposes a moratorium on commencing or proceeding with any suit, action or other proceedings against the company once liquidators are appointed by the court (including on a provisional basis).

Simona Zangrandi

New step-up option on taxpayer assets introduced

Corporate Tax - Italy
Studio Legale e Tributario Biscozzi Nobili Piazza

Decree-Law 104/2020 recently introduced a new opportunity for Italian companies to step up the cost of tangible and intangible assets (real estate and other immovable properties which are built or for resale are excluded) and participation in controlled and associated companies included in financial statements as of 31 December 2019.

OnDemand

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan