International Law Office

Latest updates

Javier Franco

Oil pollution risk: should Colombia ratify the Supplementary Fund and the Bunkers Convention?

Shipping & Transport - Colombia
Franco & Abogados Asociados

Discussions have recently arisen among academics and professionals as to whether Colombia's pollution protection regime for ships carrying crude oil as cargo or bunkers is satisfactory.

Sunny Mann

Further updates to UK sanctions against Belarus

International Trade - United Kingdom
Baker McKenzie

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation has further expanded the reach of sanctions in respect of Belarus to cover an additional 40 individuals.

Tsung-Yuan Shen

Is commercial success a factor considered in determining non-obviousness of a patent?

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

A pitfall that is difficult to avoid when determining whether a patent is non-obvious is hindsight bias when comparing a patent with prior art.

Søren Terp Kristophersen

Control measures: duty to provide information and transparency

Employment & Immigration - Denmark
Norrbom Vinding

The Data Protection Agency recently completed five inspections which focused on employers' duty to provide information when using control measures to monitor employees.

Rosa Isabel León Canseco

Amparo actions against CENACE act's impact on competition in electricity industry

Competition & Antitrust - Mexico
SAI Law & Economics

Many renewable energy investors have challenged the National Energy Control Centre (CENACE) act before the constitutional courts through various amparo actions.

Daniel Kendziur

Binding implications of notification under German Drug Act and qualification of preparation as presentation drug

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

The Frankfurt am Main District Court recently examined whether a Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices notification can establish whether a preparation is a medicinal product subject to authorisation.



Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria


Aviation industry trends

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


Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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