Canada
CCPartners
Last week Mike MacLellan blogged on a case where a unionized employee was terminated for sexually harassing another employee. This week we're reviewing a termination case that involved
Fasken
On February 11th, the Competition Bureau published its Strategic Vision for 2020-24. Titled "Competition in the Digital Age", this document outlines how the Bureau plans to deliver the benefits
Gowling WLG
In Canada, claims to new uses based on the discovery of "hitherto unrecognized properties" constitute patentable subject matter
Smart & Biggar
The 2010s saw many developments in Canadian patent law. Establishment of a trade agreement with the European Union, ratification of an international IP treaty,...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Votre entreprise opère ou a recours à des agences de placement de personnel (communément appelées agences de location de personnel) ou de recrutement de travailleurs étrangers...
India
HSA Advocates
The banking sector has been under tremendous stress in the past few years due to the increasing number of non-performing assets (NPA)...
M Mulla Associates
The Supreme Court of India in its recent decision in Mohammade Yusuf & Ors V. Rajkumar & Ors. observed that a compromise decree does not require registration if it does not take in property that is not the subject-matter of the suit.
Portugal
Fragomen
Effective February 10, 2020, the minimum monthly salary for highly-qualified Residence Visa applicants in Portugal increased to EUR 1,914 calculated over 14 payments, up 17.7 percent
UK
BCL Solicitors LLP
As with many of Britain's post-Brexit policies, the details of the government's plans for a Magnitsky sanctions regime remain unclear.
Dentons
On February 11, 2020, the OECD published the "Transfer Pricing Guidance on Financial Transactions" (Guidance), which supplements the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines of July 2017.
BCL Solicitors LLP
The Government's much anticipated response to the Online Harms White Paper consultation has finally been released but those seeking clarity at this stage may be left...
United States
BakerHostetler
FDA Announces Proposed Information Collections – The Notice "announces the FDA information collection request from the OMB for a generic clearance
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Eighteen months after President Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act ("FIRRMA") which broadened the power of the Committee on Foreign...
McDermott Will & Emery
For 2020, legislation enacted in December of 2019 dramatically increases penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) for late filing of certain employee benefit plan notices...
McDermott Will & Emery
In an appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that although the PTAB
McDermott Will & Emery
In a case addressing the applicability of free speech as a defense to trade secret misappropriation, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas retracted its previous ruling
McDermott Will & Emery
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit imposed limits on what the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is authorized to do by statute when dealing with challenged claims in an...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The landmark decision in the Ruta del Sol arbitration against the Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura – ANI, the Colombian government agency in charge of awarding concessions
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In an earlier article we posted entitled "What's in a Name? (Part 1)," we set forth the various possible ways that assets can be titled. Titling controls how an asset that you...
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Complex corporate structures and internal reinsurance relationships can complicate legacy reinsurance relationships.
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