International Law Office

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Hans Eriksson

Joint handling of patent infringement claims and contractual claims in Swedish IP courts

Intellectual Property - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

In the Swedish legal system, the specialist IP courts handle patent infringement claims, while the general courts handle contractual claims.

Takayuki Inoue

Court rules in Japan's first plea bargaining case

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The plea bargaining system, which came into effect in 2018, allows suspects and defendants to enter into negotiations with prosecutors whereby evidence of others' criminal conduct can be provided in return for criminal charges being reduced or dropped.

Stuart Seidel

United Kingdom takes major step towards membership of Trans-Pacific free trade area

International Trade - United Kingdom
Baker McKenzie

The Department for International Trade recently announced that the United Kingdom has taken a major step in the process of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the world's largest and most dynamic free trade areas.

Emily Haithwaite

Jersey expert funds

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

Jersey expert funds were introduced to enhance Jersey's attractiveness as a jurisdiction for the establishment of funds aimed at institutional and high-net-worth investors.

Raúl Herrera Hazas

Tribunal dismisses all of investor's claims under NAFTA and orders him to pay more than $2 million in costs

Arbitration & ADR - Mexico
Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

In 2016 Joshua Dean Nelson commenced arbitration against Mexico on behalf of Telefacil México, SA de CV and himself under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Gerdien van der Voet

Court rejects preliminary attempt to enforce dockers' clause

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

The effort to make lashing a cargo-handling activity rather than a crew activity is set out in the so-called 'dockers' clause', contained in collective agreements covering some 15,000 seagoing vessels worldwide.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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