International Law Office

Latest updates

Colin Leckey

Home and away – when working from home means working abroad

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

COVID-19 is causing many employees to ask if they can work from home for an extended period overseas (eg, because it is their home nation or because their family is based there).

He Wei

CNIPA issues new administrative measures for use of special marks reserved for GIs

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently issued the new Administrative Measures for the Use of Special Marks Reserved for Geographical Indications (GIs) (Trial).

Jennie Cherry

Completing US tax forms: Form 5472 – foreign-owned disregarded entities

Private Client & Offshore Services - USA
Kozusko Harris Duncan

A limited liability company (LLC) that is created under the laws of a US state and wholly owned by a single non-US person is required to report transactions with its non-US owner and other related parties to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Form 5472, which must be submitted with a pro forma Form 1120.

Antony Sassi

Further guidance on remote civil hearings

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

A second guidance note on the use of remote hearings in civil proceedings took effect on 15 June 2020.

Keiji Tonomura

Amendments to foreign direct investment regulations on foreign investment in Japanese technology companies

Corporate Finance/M&A - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Amendments to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, which regulates foreign direct investment (FDI) in Japan, as well as its related cabinet orders, ministerial ordinances and public notifications, came into force and was fully implemented as of 7 June 2020.

Carlos Trujillo

Competition authority introduces fast-track merger procedure

Competition & Antitrust - Ecuador
Meythaler & Zambrano Abogados

The Superintendency for Market Power Control (SCPM) recently published a resolution which established a fast-track merger control procedure and introduced the so-called 'failing firm' defence.

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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