International updates

Arbitration & ADR

Third-party funding – how useful is it in practice?
Becerril Coca & Becerril SC
  • International
  • 03 June 2021

Third-party funding is a relatively new solution which can help parties to engage in costly international arbitration proceedings. However, there are concerns surrounding third-party funding and there is a level of risk involved. Therefore, while third-party funding is a useful way for most parties to access arbitration and front the associated costs, the process must be subject to specific rules to guarantee the integrity of the arbitration.

Conventional wisdom and innovation in arbitral proceedings
Obeid Law Firm
  • International
  • 22 April 2021

Innovative tools and platforms represent a way to improve the international arbitral process and ensure respect for conventional wisdom. Long and costly arbitration procedures can be avoided if the arbitration is organised and managed effectively, and numerous ideas have been developed to improve the efficiency of the arbitral process. This article considers several examples of procedural innovations which can improve both the time-consuming nature and cost efficiency of the arbitral process.

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  • International
  • 07 April 2021

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Conventional wisdom and perceptions in arbitral proceedings
Obeid Law Firm
  • International
  • 11 March 2021

Although the principles which constitute conventional wisdom are intended to be universal and are theoretically esteemed for their acceptability, international arbitration practice shows that despite a general consensus as to the formulation of certain principles, the perception of the way in which they should apply is likely to be influenced by the background of the party representatives or arbitrators. This article examines how perceptions may be influenced by legal, cultural and industry backgrounds.

Amendments to EU-Mexico Trade Agreement and investment arbitration
Becerril Coca & Becerril SC
  • International
  • 04 March 2021

Mexico and the European Union have agreed to update the EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement, which aims to improve, among other things, the settlement of investment disputes. Two fundamental proposed amendments are the introduction of two-stage arbitration and the creation of a permanent court of arbitration to resolve investment disputes.


Aviation

Air freight overview
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein
  • International
  • 21 April 2021

Many of the goods that arrive in stores or directly at people's homes every day have travelled a long way. The customer's wish for goods to be available as quickly as possible means that such goods are often transported across borders by air freight. National laws do not apply in such cases, at least not to a great extent. Instead, various air transport agreements establish comprehensive regulations of which parties must be aware.

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  • International
  • 08 April 2021

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COVID-19 Weekly Report (25-31 May 2020)
  • International
  • 01 June 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

COVID-19 Weekly Report (18-24 May 2020)
  • International
  • 25 May 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

COVID-19 Weekly Report (11-17 May 2020)
  • International
  • 18 May 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.


Banking & Financial Services

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  • International
  • 07 April 2021

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COVID-19 Weekly Report (18-24 May 2020)
  • International
  • 25 May 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

COVID-19 Weekly Report (11-17 May 2020)
  • International
  • 18 May 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

COVID-19 Weekly Report (11-17 May 2020)
  • International
  • 18 May 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

COVID-19 Weekly Report (20-26 April 2020)
  • International
  • 27 April 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.


Competition & Antitrust

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  • International
  • 07 April 2021

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European Commission comments on Western Balkan countries' level of harmonisation of antitrust rules
Schoenherr Serbia
  • International
  • 05 November 2020

The European Commission recently adopted the 'enlargement package' for 2020, which encompasses reports on candidate and potential candidate countries' progress towards EU accession. The progress reports contain, among other things, an assessment of the level of harmonisation of the Western Balkan countries' national competition laws with EU competition law and practice.

Competitive edge in merger control and FDI: everything you need to know to stay ahead
  • International
  • 24 September 2020

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, increased M&A activity is likely until at least the end of 2020. The pandemic has changed the landscape of M&A, antitrust and foreign direct investment reviews globally in many key areas, including with regard to so-called 'killer acquisitions', failing firm arguments, distressed transactions and gun jumping.

Global antitrust and competition trends in 2020
  • International
  • 11 June 2020

The world is living through the most dynamic period in antitrust and competition policy for decades – with pressure for change coming from different directions and likely to generate concrete proposals and political controversy in 2020, plus the global COVID-19 pandemic adding unprecedented complexity and uncertainty. In this context, this article highlights a number of significant trends and developments of which businesses should be aware.

COVID-19 Weekly Report (1-7 June 2020)
  • International
  • 08 June 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.


Corporate & Commercial

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  • International
  • 07 April 2021

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COVID-19 Weekly Report (1-7 June 2020)
  • International
  • 09 June 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

COVID-19 Weekly Report (18-24 May 2020)
  • International
  • 26 May 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

COVID-19 Weekly Report (4-10 May 2020)
  • International
  • 12 May 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

COVID-19 Weekly Report (27 April-3 May 2020)
  • International
  • 05 May 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of experienced international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.