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Featured Top Ranked Firms
Gumucio & Abogados
One of the best legal firms in Bolivia in labour matters. Clients include national and foreign companies; industrial, commercial, pharmaceutical, automotive, oil, mining, environmental, construction, retail, hospitals, non-profit institutions, among others.
Keller Benvenutti Kim
A corporate bankruptcy, restructuring, and crisis management law firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm’s experience spans a range of business sectors, including technology, biotech, construction, energy, real estate, hospitality, healthcare, municipal debt, retail, transportation, telecom, and professional services.
McAndrews Held & Malloy
A premier, full-service intellectual property and technology law firm. From world-class patent portfolio development, trademark, and design protection to its exceptional record of litigation success against highly regarded law firms.
DLA Piper Mexico, S.C., counsels US, Mexican and international clients doing business in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Our lawyers' portfolio includes some of the largest domestic and transnational companies in Mexico.
Smith Currie & Hancock
Providing comprehensive, high-quality legal services, nationwide and internationally, to all segments of the construction industry. Representing general contractors, construction managers, owners/developers, specialty contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, and design professionals on all types of construction projects, both public and private. The firm also has an extensive practice in government contracting (federal, state, and local), environmental law, and commercial litigation.
An international firm of market leading legal experts specialising in all aspects of commercial law, from non-contentious advisory and transactional work, through to all forms of commercial litigation and arbitration. With offices in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia, we provide services across four broad business groups.
Campos Mello Advogados
Campos Mello Advogados is a business law firm operating throughout Brazil specialized in different practice areas applied to several industry sectors. Partnering with clients in facilitating business is how we translate the commitment we have with our clients in helping them reach their business objectives. Campos Mello Advogados is an independent law firm working in cooperation with DLA Piper.
DLA Piper Latin America offers full-service business legal counsel to domestic and multinational companies with interests in and operations throughout the region. Our integrated approach to serving clients combines local knowledge with the resources of the DLA Piper global platform.
A leading law firm known worldwide for its unique depth and experience in the energy, infrastructure, finance and technology industries throughout the world. Our industry focus results in comprehensive state-of-the-art knowledge of the commercial, legal and governmental challenges faced by our clients and enables us to provide innovative solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes.
Ulloa & Asociados
Ulloa y Asociados is a full service firm, helping domestic and international clients. We always put our clients first and obtain favourable results. Since 2008, Ulloa & Asociados became the first Law Firm in the country to obtain the ISO Certification. and have commited to develop better ways of working that promote the efficiency and quality of our services.
Bergstein’s most important asset is the people it has, a perfect match of senior lawyers and a younger generation, who make up the firm and are taking the lead. The firm heavily invests in professional development; most of the firm’s lawyers have completed international studies abroad and have been trained at some of the most prominent international law firms in the US and Europe. All of them are bilingual and culturally attuned to the firm’s clients’ business environments.
Zaid Ibrahim & Co. - ZICO Law
Zaid Ibrahim & Co ("ZICO Malaysia") is a leading law firm and one of the largest in Malaysia. Since its establishment in 1987, it has earned a reputation for its commitment to providing high quality services to its clients and its ability to devise innovative and workable solutions to satisfy client needs.
Buzescu Ca is a specialist business law firm in Romania focused on investment related matters. Our team advises international and local clients in relation to cross-border transactions, and on doing business in Romania.
Founded in 1965 by attorneys from the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice as a tax-focused firm specializing in tax planning, controversy and litigation, Chamberlain Hrdlicka has grown to over 150 attorneys, servicing a wide variety of practice areas. Today, the firm’s tradition of personalized service continues to be valued by clients from the smallest start-up ventures to the largest multinational companies.
Dr Ghada M Darwish Karbon Law Firm
Strongly representing our clients through quality counsel and advocacy, putting the interest of our clients at the center of our attention, and providing a service that will match or pass our clients' expectations, while maintaining a knowledge based & sustainable profitable business.
Westerberg & Partners
Assisting our clients in identifying, analysing, strengthening and protecting their rights – whether based on intellectual property (IP), contracts, treaties or regulatory frameworks. Our considerable experience in our focus areas also make us particularly well-suited to advise on transactions within these areas. We have worked with everything from small start-ups to major multi-national companies and states, in virtually all industries.
Atsumi & Sakai
Atsumi & Sakai is a multi-award-winning, independent Tokyo law firm, and one of the ten largest independent full-service law firms in Japan. The firm was the first Japanese law firm to create a foreign law joint venture, which enables it to admit foreign partners and so offer its clients the quality of service that the modern international business community demands.
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick
Liedekerke is an independent law firm recognized for its leadership and expertise. Our clients rely on flexible and multidisciplinary teams. Each of our practice areas is highly regarded, and our lawyers are recognized for their commitment to our clients’ interests. In cross border matters we assist you with our solid international service capability and our relationships with leading law firms across the world.
Solomon & Co
Solomon & Co. is a full-service law firm headquartered in Mumbai, the financial and commercial capital of India, with offices in Mumbai and Pune. Routinely advising American, European and other international clients on domestic and cross-border transactions. Founded in 1909, the firm is ranked amongst the most reputed law firms in the country.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
As one of India’s marquee law firms, we help our clients grow, innovate and thrive. For over a century, we have built a reputation for our expertise, specialised solutions and the ability to think ahead. We find the most relevant and highly tailored solutions to our clients’ composite legal challenges.
Corporate Immigration Law Firm
Corporate Immigration Law Firm is engaged exclusively in the practice of Canadian, U.S. and foreign immigration and consular matters. Our focus is on people in business – executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, senior management, intra-company transferees with specialized knowledge and expertise – and their families.
Deris Attorneys at Law Partnership
A one-stop shop for IP services with one of the largest and internationally regarded IP prosecution and advisory team. Pioneers in shaping the IP landscape by obtaining the precedent decisions & participating the preparation of the IP legislation upon the invitation of the legislative bodies. We provide a wide spectrum of high-quality services that are essential for securing, maintaining and enforcing IP rights.
Dryllerakis & Associates
For over 40 years, our mission has been to offer our clients the optimum and most comprehensive legal advice in all fields of business Law, and to provide the best and most effective litigation strategy. We have long-standing experience before all Greek courts (including the Supreme Courts), as well as with an extensive involvement in local and international arbitrations.
A boutique competition law firm that does nothing but competition law. Our senior lawyers have extensive experience and market-leading reputations and have advised on some of the most high-profile and complex competition law transactions and cases in Europe.
Luthra and Luthra Law Offices
Since its inception in 1990 which coincides with India’s economic liberalization, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices has assisted numerous multinational corporations to set up their presence in India, we are known for seamlessly executing high value complex transactions. advising on innovative and complex, cross-border & domestic deals,
Tuli & Co
Established in 2000 to service the Indian and international insurance and reinsurance industry. It is an insurance-driven commercial litigation and regulatory practice and has working associations with firms in other Indian cities as well as globally through an association with Kennedys.
Itkan Law brings together some of the most experienced legal practitioners and scholars in Libya. Our lawyers and consultants have over 200 years of combined legal experience. Our client base includes Fortune 500 companies, Silicon Valley heavyweights, State Legal departments of G20 nations, and other corporate clients from around the world
Generating creative and innovative solutions that add value to our clients, taking the time to know and understand their business objectives, focused on providing reliable and accurate legal services, always considering their best interests.
Macchi di Cellere Gangemi
Established in 1986 and serving clients worldwide on matters of European, Italian, French, English and international law through its affiliated offices in Rome, Milan, Verona, Paris and London.
The Fenix Legal team consists of a unique combination of patent and trademark attorneys, patent engineers, lawyers, business consultants and branding experts, providing clients with business-focused IP rights management.
LED Taxand is an Italian tax law firm with a recognised quality and high reputation of its professionals. With more than 20 tax advisors and office in Milan, LED Taxand is the Italian member of Taxand (www.taxand.com), the worlds largest independent tax organisation with over 550 tax partners and 2.500 tax advisors in 50 Countries.
COMAD, S.C. is a boutique law firm with more than 55 years of experience, offering tailor-made solutions for our clients in the areas of construction, public procurement and anti-corruption. We have been involved for many years in some of the most important construction and infrastructure projects in Mexico and in Central and South America.
Guzmán Ariza Abogados
Founded in 1927, Guzmán Ariza is the only national law firm in the Dominican Republic, with seven offices strategically located to serve clients in every major business and tourism centre in the country. The firm’s multilingual and multinational staff is equipped to assist international clients across a wide variety of practice areas.
Colin Vega Fletes
Widespread expertise in both the local and international sector, defending insurance, reinsurance and bonding companies, has placed us in a privileged position. We know and understand better than anyone the needs, difficulties, strengths and weaknesses, of each of the parties involved in disputes in Latin America, especially in Mexico.
IBERBRAND ® is a specialized intellectual property firm that combines a remarkable background and experience with a fresh approach to the IP law practice in Mexico and Latin America, dealing with both Industrial and Intellectual property matters. Based in Mexico City, we provide strategic advice for protecting, maintaining and enforcing your IP Rights in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
SCR offers legal services in Corporate, Real Estate, Employment, Intellectual Property and related areas of legal practice, focusing on the needs of clients and what the “best fit” for the client’s needs is in each situation aiming to create long standing relationships with clients and seeking high work quality standards.
A renowned Mexican intellectual property firm. The practice includes all aspects of obtaining, registering and protecting inventions (patents, utility models and industrial designs), distinctive signs (marks, trade names, brand slogans and designations of origin), copyrights (owner and author’s rights, related rights) and information technologies (domain names and Internet assets). It also has expert litigation, anticounterfeiting and related commercial law (corporate, licensing and tax) capabilities that provide a full array of IP related legal services.
Nader Hayaux & Goebel
Nader, Hayaux & Goebel is a market leader in mergers & acquisitions, banking & finance, Fintech, securities and capital markets, structured finance, telecom, tax, insurance and reinsurance, project finance, real estate, energy and infrastructure, restructurings and workouts, government procurement, antitrust and compliance.
Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa
A leading firm in Mexico in advisory, consulting and tax litigation. According to the needs and attention to our customers, we have been incorporating other practices in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, administrative and regulatory law, a specialized area in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financial and banking law, labour and intellectual property practice area, thus offering a comprehensive, specialized and high quality multidisciplinary service.
Guyer & Regules
Guyer & Regules is considered Uruguay’s blue chip firm and the first choice for international and domestic complex legal, accounting and tax work. Such reputation is grounded on the largest group of the most experienced partners in the country, who lead a solid team of internationally trained professionals with experts in every field of business law, and promote a culture of innovation within the firm.
Wiener Soto Caparrós
WSC’s core practice areas are Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution (including litigation, arbitration, and mediation), Labor & Employment, Antitrust, and Taxation. Our practice covers a wide range of legal matters affecting investment and business activity in Latin America.
We have a reputation for tireless dedication to our clients. We are committed to providing exceptional legal service in Venezuela’s complex business environment. Our goal is to be the firm of choice for clients with respect to their most challenging Venezuelan transactions, matters or disputes. Our reputation is confirmed by the awards we have received for our legal work and our rankings
Bufete Aguirre Quintanilla Soria & Nishizawa
A full service law firm consolidated in 2018 as the result of the full merger of two of the most traditional law firms in Bolivia, Bufete Aguirre Soc. Civ. and Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa Soc. Civ. The merger constitutes the first precedent of a law firm merger in the country, aiming to an integral provision of high quality and specialized services in all areas of the law.
Gálvez Risso Zegarra & Asociados
The firm is a professional team focused on providing specialized tax services, corporate issues, foreign trade and customs matters, as well as foreign investment services, by using protocols and methodologies as a result of its experience and talents.
Quiñones Alayza Abogados
Quiñones Alayza Abogados - QALegal - is a legal boutique with five areas of expertise: arbitration, public and administrative law, energy, infrastructure, construction and TMT. QA Legal has positioned itself as one of the to go firms for energy and telecom matters; its founder, María Teresa Quiñones, is considered a leader in the Peruvian electricity, infrastructure and telecom sectors.
Machado Associados specialises in the main Corporate Law areas, providing services to national and international clients of all sizes and economic sectors. Since the onset, Machado Associados is acknowledged in the Market as one of the leading firms in the tax area by its clients, peers and the most renowned international publications. The firm’s excellence in the tax segment was extended to its other practice areas, which enjoy equal recognition and reputation.
Gökçe Attorney Partnership
Offering a broad range of legal services to meet the needs of its diverse client base, ranging from rapidly expanding international companies to emerging growth companies. Since its establishment in 2010, Gökçe has earned a reputation for its expertise in technology and media space. Moreover, Gökçe has become a go-to law firm for high-profile commercial disputes.
Tailor-made solutions and expertise at the highest level to every single one of our clients. The domestic businesses we represent are key players in their respective market and our international clients include well known entities with multi-national commercial interests, established law firms, technical & business consultancies, all accustomed to quality, prompt and efficient services.
BTS & Partners
A business enabler and policy influencer in sectors where digital technologies and law are the key considerations for business success and digital transformation. Providing services to large business conglomerates and companies which lead the Turkish economy, as well as the largest technology companies listed in the Fortune 500. Recognized by all the stakeholders of Turkish economy as well as the multinational players. Our vision leads BTS to become much more than a law firm, to undertake the role of a business enabler, with an ambition to disrupt the “status quo”.
Kilinc Law & Consulting
Kilinc Law & Consulting, providing its clients operating in many different fields of legal services at the national and international arena is built in a law office in Turkey. The leading services provided by our law firm are energy law, commercial law, competition law, merger and acquisition transactions including the execution of application processes to the Competition Authority, project finance and consultancy services for Foreign Direct Investments.
Our professional practice has enabled us to develop partnerships with foreign law firms in order to best respond to the international issues of our clients. Our reputation has enabled us to create partnerships with the major players in asset management (Private Banks, Asset Managers, Family Office, etc.) while maintaining total independence, guaranteeing the quality of our firm's services.
One of Greece’s largest full-service law firms, with a leading presence in key market sectors and practice areas. The firm’s team has established a reputation for quality, innovation, commitment and enthusiasm, and the firm is committed to providing the best possible Greek legal service.
Uribe Hübner & Cía
Providing advice in practically all areas of law, especially in corporate, labor, tax, dispute resolution, insurance and civil litigation areas. Clients include National, Foreign and Multi-national companies. In addition, we work directly with other law firms, as members of a non-exclusive network between Chile and abroad.
Rentsch Partner is a leading Swiss law and patent attorney firm, advising and representing clients in all aspects of intellectual property law – transactions, proceedings and complex cases both on a domestic and a global level.
Papapolitis & Papapolitis
Papapolitis & Papapolitis is a leading full service business law firm with offices in Athens and London and a unique international outlook. Built on the foundations of a long heritage intertwined with contemporary success. We have developed a results orientated culture of high performance and innovation. With a deep understanding of our market and globally minded philosophy, we are uniquely positioned to act for foreign investors and corporations looking to invest or establish themselves in Greece.
Nelson Contador & Compañía
Renown for delivering personalized, direct and specialized attention to individuals or companies, when facing financial, corporate or personal crisis. Helping our clients overcome their problems with a framework of security, confidentiality and speed, which has allowed them to transform their crisis into growth.
Gorrissen Federspiel is among the leading Danish law firms with strong international relations. With offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus, more than half of our approximately 500 employees are lawyers, all of whom have a broad education and the competencies that our clients demand. We have achieved our position in the market through constant dedication to quality. providing well-thought-out advice in relation to the client's specific situation and needs. Our specialists have value-creating insight into relevant industries and advise based on the client's business and strategic goals.
With offices in ten jurisdictions and over 250 local and international lawyers, we deliver consistent, joined-up legal advice and assistance across diverse regional markets – together with the know-how and experience to champion your interests while minimising exposure to risk. Our clients include leading international and regional corporations, banks and other financial institutions, state bodies, multi-lateral institutions, and international law firms with clients that require top-quality legal counsel in our jurisdictions.
A full-service, multi-practice law firm advising clients on all aspects of national and international law. Through the creation of SRS Global (Angola, Brazil, Macau, Malta, Mozambique, Portugal and Singapore), as well the creation of a strong network of international relationships with third parties, we aim to extend our experience, expertise and services globally so as to ensure that we can respond efficiently to complex issues with global implications.
A leading litigation firm with the structure and capacity to engage in all central legal areas, with a solid competency in corporate legal assistance and dispute resolution. Highly acclaimed judicial competency, combined with a corporate understanding and commercial appeal are the reasons we are an unparalleled contributing partner to important and demanding legal cases.
Cederquist is a top-ranked independent Swedish business law firm, regarded as one of the leading law firms on the Swedish market. Cederquist offers full service from its office in Stockholm and provides clients with specialist expertise within most areas of business law.
Providing high quality legal services in a national and international context. It is supported in Slovakia and has contacts within Europe, Asia and America. The Legalité team comprises leading law experts in various fields with many years of experience in advocacy and also in an academic and business environment.
An international business law firm based in Milan, established in 1965. Comprised of a multi-disciplinary practice of lawyers and tax accountants, with a diverse range of skills and backgrounds. Our team includes dual-qualified Italian and English lawyers together with Italian Dottori Commercialisti (qualified tax practitioners). Our clients are fast growing and several are leaders in their industry sectors.
Zaborski Morysiński Adwokacka
A select team of lawyers specializing in various fields of law guarantees high quality comprehensive legal services covering the entire scope of civil law, intellectual property, criminal law, and administrative law.
A leading IP Boutique which helps clients design and build their portfolios and secure and enforce their exclusive rights. Services include searching, filing strategy and advice, oppositions and appeals, trademark litigation, anti-counterfeiting, out-of-court interventions and expert support in patent lawsuits, copyright advice, as well as valuation of intangible assets.
AFDO-adv is specialized in tax matters, and provides complementary legal services, such as in corporate law matters, to both national and international clients, including the arbitration on tax-related matters and lawsuits before the Constitutional Court, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights..
Vinson & Elkins
Vinson & Elkins is providing innovative business solutions for clients whose needs are as diverse as the entities they represent. In today’s challenging environment of global markets, volatile economies and complex human and environmental issues, its time-tested role as trusted adviser has become even more critical. Its lawyers’ experience, combined with the responsiveness and efficiencies of the firm’s global reach.
ARS-Patent has been pioneering in the emerging markets of the Former Soviet Union with a focus on providing superior effective, assessable and comprehensive intellectual property law services in a proficient and timely manner. Enabling ARS-Patent to gain the leading position among IP firms of the former Soviet Union.
Studio Legale Corte
Studio Legale Corte mainly deals with food law and related matters. Assisting companies producing and importing food, beverages and similar products, as well as large-scale distribution and collective catering companies. The defensive activity and consultancy are carried out nationally.
Jacobacci | Abril
A prominent professional law firm with a strong reputation providing legal and registration services in the field of industrial and intellectual property law. Based on the founders’ market experience and expertise acquired after years of work and training in this area, Abril Abogados has become one of the fastest-growing firms in the Spanish legal sector. The firm’s team has currently over 40 people working from five offices based in the major Spanish cities. Abril Abogados’ broad expertise as agents and attorneys at law entails the best service to clients, endeavouring at all times to achieve maximum protection and results.
LGV specialises in IP and business law and has a large client base, both domestic and foreign. In litigation LGV offers an unrivalled competence, acquired over the years in relation to enforcement programmes concerning both national and international profiles.
Advising those who provide or receive financial services for more than 25 years. Together with our clients, we have experienced the transformation of its industry, driven by successive regulatory changes in Europe and, in recent years, by the interruption that the Internet has brought. We continue to accompany them in this new digital environment.
Pérez-Llorca is a pre-eminent law firm in Spain providing high-end advice to international and domestic clients in connection with the largest and most complex transactions and disputes in Spain or matters with a Spanish component.
Van Olmen & Wynant
Van Olmen & Wynant is an independent law firm offering quality services with a personal touch. A dedicated team of experienced, multilingual professionals serves business clients in employment and corporate law. The firm has developed distinctive expertise in the areas of private equity and venture capital, and civil servants law.
Elvinger Hoss Prussen
We guide clients on their most critical Luxembourg legal matters. The firm was founded in 1964 by lawyers committed to excellence and creativity in legal practice. Since then, they have shaped a firm fit for one purpose; to deliver the best possible advice for businesses, institutions and entrepreneurs.
Trifirò & Partners
Trifirò & Partners provides legal assistance, court and arbitration services to private sector companies, (automotive, retail, pharmaceutical, transportation, publishing, health, post, tourism, entertainment, insurance, banking) the public sector, and in the fields of Labour and Civil Law.
Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading Swiss business law firms. Over 150 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law.
Kobre & Kim
Kobre & Kim is completely focused on disputes and investigations. The firm has a reputation as being conflict-free and able to advocate in situations involving overlapping institutional interests across multiple jurisdictions.
Studio Legale VILDE Villata Degli Esposti e Associati
Studio VILDE is a leading firm in administrative law with offices in Milan, Rome, Bologna and Padua
Posse Herrera Ruiz
Posse Herrera Ruiz is a full-service law firm that uses a systematic, multidisciplinary approach to find creative, prudent and value generating business solutions, optimising the clients’ return on investment while minimising risks
A full service law and consulting firm founded by a talented and experienced team of attorneys with decades of experience providing first-rate legal services. Our clients’ needs are taken very seriously and the firm strives to provide trustworthy and dedicated legal and advisory services in a wide array of practice areas.
The largest law firm in Central America with more than 200 attorneys and 7 offices strategically located in the 5 countries of the region and a multigenerational team that knows your needs. The firm provides regional coordination from a single point of contact for all your transactions. Consortium is a full-service firm that has focused in the care of all types of companies that wants to do business in the region. The firm has specialised departments led by partners in different areas of practice.
Indacochea & Asociados
Indacochea & Asociados is ranked as one of the most prestigious law firms in Bolivia. The reputation achieved has placed IA as the preferred referral to foreign investors by combining youth and experience in order to provide our clients with team work, which guarantees quality,
East & Concord Partners
One of the largest and the most comprehensive law firms in China. With 400 professionals, legal experts with years of working with national ministries, courts, procuratorate, international arbitration institutions and leadinglaw firms.
Carey is Chile’s largest full-service law firm, with more than 270 legal professionals. The corporate, litigation and regulatory groups comprise specialised attorneys and who practice in all areas of law.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Our client relationships are based on a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and objectives. Our Firm’s 800+ legal and business professionals serve as trusted advisors to clients across a broad range of industry sectors providing practical advice, advocating on their behalf, and working side-by-side towards shared goals.
PRK Partners (‘PRK’) is a leading regional full-service law firm with a team of experienced legal and tax professionals and twenty- seven years’ experience in providing outstanding service in Central Europe. The firm has worked on many of the region’s largest and most complex transactions.
IP Law Galli
The expertise of the firm and of his head and founder, Professor Cesare Galli, has been widely recognised at both domestic and international level. In 2009 he was appointed as a Member of the Sub-group on Legal Framework of the European Commission Counterfeiting and Piracy Observatory. In 2004 Professor Galli was called by the Parliamentary Commission of Productive Activities of the Chambers of Deputies of Italy as one of the experts giving their options on the new Italian IP Code. Since 2005 he has been appointed as a member of all of the Governmental Commissions in charge of revising the Italian IP rules.
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners is a law firm with over 130 attorneys with its main offices in Tokyo and Osaka. It was originally established in Osaka in 1981 by Tadashi Ishikawa, Makoto Miyazaki and Hiroaki Tsukamoto. The firm opened offices in Shanghai in 1995, Tokyo in 2002 and Nagoya in 2015.
Glimstedt law firm is a full-service firm focused on commercial law. Most of our clients are large and medium-sized Swedish and international companies. We have 14 offices in Sweden and three in the Baltic States. Glimstedt clients can expect the best lawyers. Our advice is focused and to the point. The solutions we provide are based on solid business insight, helping our clients to reach their respective goals.
Veritas Legal is a boutique business law ﬁrm established in 2015. We are an experienced, and dedicated team of lawyers who thrive on energy and complexity. Our clients beneﬁt tremendously from our unparalleled skills blended with our culture, personal attention and streamlined advice that we provide. Our success is driven by our core values which form the very foundation in deﬁning our cohesive culture and what we stand for as a team.
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Introduction In light of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting financial slump in the country many companies are likely to find modes to ring fence their assets for better security and protection. Some distressed companies may also look at ring fencing their assets to secure them from any corporate insolvency resolution process (“CIRP”) that […]
Towards a carbon-neutral India: How central, state governments, and corporations are striving to tackle the planetary crisis One of the few positive outcomes of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is the commitment by major nations to achieve net zero carbon emissions by a certain year. India has also committed to becoming a net […]
I. ANTECEDENTES.- Antes de la promulgación de la Ley General sobre Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, No. 64- 00 (18 de agosto de 2000), el marco normativo que regulaba el aspecto ambiental se caracterizaba en normas diversas y dispersas. Siendo unas sectoriales, manteniéndose la ausencia de una norma general o marco, con una coexistencia de […]
This edition of the international arbitration newsletter is a collection of case updates on commercial and investment arbitration from Q1 and Q2 of 2022, which comprises a landmark US Supreme Court case on discovery, and a European Court of Human Rights ruling on the enforcement of arbitration awards. The edition also includes a summary of […]
In a long-anticipated action, the Democratic-led Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 on a party-line vote to issue an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which seeks to limit “commercial surveillance.” The FTC asks if new rules are needed to protect against the “business of collecting, analyzing, and profiting from information about people.” Specifically, the Commission seeks comment […]
How 10th Circ. Trustee Fee Ruling Will Affect Ch. 11 Appeals The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Aug. 15 became the first appeals court to rule following the June 6 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Siegel v. Fitzgerald in In re: John Q. Hammons Fall 2006 LLC and held that the […]
Costa Rica is a country with an abundant flow of water that brings scenic beauty and biodiversity and satisfies human needs. Despite their undeniable value, the rivers, streams, or natural reservoirs that run through private property sometimes pose heavy burdens to landowners due to the legal limitations that bodies of water present to the use […]
In a session on August 24, 2022, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved a special transitional law that grants facilities for the voluntary compliance of tax and customs obligations. Such law seeks to rehabilitate the situation of taxpayers who currently owe internal and customs taxes to the Tax Administration by exonerating them from fines […]
The approval of Legislative Decree 48-2022 Law for the Economic Recovery and Reactivation of Micro and Small Businesses and Agreement 362-2022 Regulations for the Economic Recovery and Reactivation of Micro and Small Businesses applies to all Micro and Small Enterprises (MSMEs) that have been: Incorporated in Honduras. Operating informally within five (5) years before the […]
Charles Feng, partner at East & Concord in Beijing, explains why filing for a trademark early is still a brand’s best bet. Since the promulgation of China’s Trademark Law in 1982, the first-to-file principle has been firmlyestablished. The major benefits of the principle are that it promotes the efficiency of trademark examination by the China […]
Prensa/El Mercurio Legal, publica la columna “Las modificaciones a las normas de relación” escrita por nuestro socio Mauricio Loy. “… Los conceptos son totalmente nuevos y, como tales, debemos esperar una clarificación posterior de los mismos por parte del SII, pero desde ya llama la atención que los redactores se encargaron de clarificar que la identificación […]
On August 2, 2022, IRCC announced it would be expanding work permit opportunities for certain former or current post graduate work permit holders, as well as Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident (“TR to PR”) Pathway applicants. Beginning on August 8, 2022, individuals whose post graduate work permit expired on or after September 20, 2021, or […]
upreme Decree No. 4732 (hereinafter, the “Decree 4732”) and its regulation were issued by the National Government. This regulation contains provisions aimed at regulating the presence of abusive clauses and commercial practices in contracts of future sale, sale with reservation of title, and other types of real estate pre-sale contracts, under Law No. 453, law […]
The Belgian transposition of the EU Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions: next steps for employers The Belgian transposition of the EU Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions: next steps for employers. In Belgium, the transposition of the EU Directive 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union (the Directive) is not yet […]
GDPR VIOLATION DUE TO INTERNAL COMMUNICATION CONCERNING THE HEALTH STATUS OF A DISMISSED EMPLOYEE The Belgian national data protection authority (DPA) has recently reprimanded a public employer, following a complaint for a breach of GDPR-rules concerning data procession of personal health information, filed by a dismissed employee. During an internal meeting of HR staff the dismissal of the employee […]
On 18 August 2022, the President of Ukraine signed the new Law “On Joint Stock Companies” No. 2493 (“the Law”). It will enter into force on 1 January 2023. The Law was enacted to ensure the fulfilment of Ukraine’s obligations under the Association Agreement with the EU regarding the harmonisation of national legislation with EU legislation […]
On November 5, 2021, WIPO Standard ST.26 was approved. This Standard defines the nucleotide and amino acid sequence disclosures in a patent application required to be included in a sequence listing, the manner in which those disclosures are to be represented, and the Document Type Definition (DTD) for a sequence listing in XML (Extensible Markup […]
As of June 2022, the Costa Rican Antitrust Authority (“COPROCOM”) implements the Leniency Program. This Program grants incentives to individuals and companies that participate in practices related to horizontal restraints, so they disclose these practices to COPROCOM. The persons or entities that participate in this Program can obtain an exemption of 20% and up to […]
In recent days, the Insurance Superintendency of Panama approved Rule No. 02 of 2022, which regulates the use of electronic signatures in the documentation related to the insurance sector. This legislation came into effect on July 20, 2022. Read more
SUBSTRATION OF FOREST RESERVE AREAS: COURT REVOKES RULING THAT ORDERED THE SUSPENSION OF RESOLUTION 110 OF 2022 The Superior Court of the Judicial District of Bogotá, in a ruling dated on the 3rd of May, revoked the Constitutional Protection (tutela) ruling dated March 11, 2022 that, in the first instance, had ordered the provisional suspension […]
Thursday last saw the publication of the long awaited Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill 2022 (“IAF Bill“) which, when enacted, will introduce the Individual Accountability Framework and the associated Senior Executive Accountability Regime (“SEAR“). The IAF Bill can be found on the Oireachtas’ website. The legislation has been welcomed by the Central Bank of Ireland, see […]
Draft Resolution Establishing List Of “Minor Changes” In Construction Of Energy Projects With Environmental License Was Published The Ministries of Mines and Energy (“MME“) and of Environment and Sustainable Development (“MADS“) published, for public information and comments, the draft joint resolution establishing a series of activities and works considered as “minor changes” or “normal adjustments” in the […]
The memory reader may remember it. In September 2019, the Entrepreneurship Law (Law No. 19,820, “the Law”) created the so-called simplified stock company, usually known by its acronym: “SAS”. The objective was very clear: to make available to entrepreneurs an agile, flexible vehicle, with a lower burden of procedures and bureaucracy and, therefore, with a lower cost. […]
Through an announcement issued by the Ministry of Finance, Mario Marcel, the government presented the general outlines of its tax reform proposal. This reform would consist of four bills (two of which would be submitted to Congress during July, and the remaining ones during the fourth quarter), which will be relevant to know in order […]
The real estate sector is one of the most recognised sectors worldwide from an investment standpoint and primarily consists of four sub-sectors – residential, commercial, hospitality and retail. In India, the real estate sector is considered to be the backbone of the economy and is the second largest employment generator after agriculture, with a multiplier […]
Thinking of Setting Down a New Flag? What Must a Contractor Know When Expanding to a New Region? During periods of growth and diversification, contractors often look to new geographic regions as part of their strategic business development. When expanding to a new region, contractors must examine several risk and operational considerations before setting down […]
Recent news related to construction material escalation has been sobering. Today, contractors face increased risks related to cost escalation of numerous construction materials, and it is expected that increased costs will be passed on to owners in the form of increased bid prices. While U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicates that bid increases lagged […]
IRS Announces Unprecedented Waiver of Penalties for Certain International Information Reporting and Late Tax Returns: Short Window of Opportunity On August 24, 2022, the IRS released Notice 2022-36, Penalty Relief for Certain Taxpayers Filing Returns for Taxable Years 2019 and 2020 (the “Notice”). The Notice waives certain failure-to-file penalties (FTF) and international information return (IIR) […]
SUPREME COURT SETS ASIDE TRIBUNAL’S ORDER WHICH FAILS TO CONSIDER GROUP OF COMPANIES DOCTRINE: (ONGC v DISCOVERY ENTERPRISES PVT LTD & ANR)  A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has set aside an arbitral tribunal’s §16 order on the ground that it failed to consider the applicability of the “group of companies” doctrine. This […]
Delhi High Court has held that an order passed by an arbitral tribunal,, pursuant to the matter being remitted back to it cannot be treated as a fresh arbitral award Facts On 14 December 2017, an arbitral award was passed in favour of the Respondent. Aggrieved, the Petitioner filed an application before the Tribunal under […]
El 22 de agosto de 2022, se publicó en el Boletín Oficial la Ley 27.679, por medio de la cual se prorroga el régimen de blanqueo de capitales para la construcción implementado por la Ley 27.613. El régimen implementado por la Ley 27.613 no tuvo la participación pretendida, debido a los acotados plazos de adhesión y […]
On August 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the pre-Federal Register publication of its latest effort to revise the Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule – this time titled the “Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention” or SCCAP rule. EPA proposes to reinstate many of the 2017 revisions (e.g., third-party audits, safer technology analysis, […]
Over the past few years, the phenomenon of ESG has grown in importance at a breathtaking speed. Originally an instrument in the financial markets allowing investors to better assess the risks in their investments, ESG has further evolved into a major legislative effort of the European Union. In countries with significant financial markets, ESG has […]
Following an August 11, 2022 opinion from the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, certain irrevocable surety bonds will not be considered executory contracts in bankruptcy, even when a court applies a functional multiparty approach to the traditional Countryman definition of an executory contract. In industries like oil and gas, where surety bond programs are often […]
The crypto winter has overcast the summer for many Voyager customers. Upon the commencement of Voyager’s chapter 11 filing in July, customer accounts were frozen. Unable to trade their own crypto assets, some frustrated customers rushed to consult with legal counsel. Others began studying bankruptcy law in the hopes of finding a legal solution. It […]
Se proyectan modificaciones en el Decreto-Ley Nº 15.322 Ponemos en su conocimiento que el día 30 de junio de 2022, el Poder Ejecutivo remitió a la Asamblea General un proyecto de ley referente a la Rendición de Cuentas y Balance de Ejecución Presupuestal correspondiente al ejercicio 2021 (el “Proyecto”), cuyo artículo 432 introduciría modificaciones al […]
Executive Summary ■ The Irish Government recently published a policy document in relation to data centre development (the “Policy Document”), highlighting that data centres play an “indispensable role” in the Irish economy and society and identified various ‘principles’ to ensure that data centre infrastructure can be accommodated. ■ Separately, to support the achievement of Ireland’s […]
With record high electricity prices and low development costs, solar power has become a strongly growing market in the past year. Before the summer, Avinor opened Rogaland’s largest ground-mounted solar park at Stavanger Airport Sola. NVE has recently awarded the first license to a solar power plant in Norway, and the turnover of solar cells to private […]
Ordinance No. 212/2022, of August 23, was published, a diploma that updates the values of the license classes. Object According to Law No. 41/2015 of June 3, (Legal regime applicable to the exercise of the construction activity), the qualifications in the various categories and subcategories contained in the permits of the construction companies are assigned […]
Competition damages claim: inappropriateness of precautionary measures requiring the CNMC to refrain from issuing a report requested by a Commercial Court On 10 February 2022, Commercial Court No. 1 of Oviedo (the “Court”) requested that the Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition (the “CNMC”) publish a report for the resolution of a claim procedure […]
With the much-debated reforms to Act 19/2003, of 4 July, on capital movements (“Act 19/2003”), the Spanish foreign direct investment (“FDI”) regime has been expanded over the past few years. However, FDI screening in relation to defense investments predates Act 19/2003 (and the recent FDI hype more broadly), and was regulated in Royal Decree 664/1999 of 23 […]
The importance of corporate behaviour in the climate transition and to reach a sustainable development has led to increasing requirements on responsible business conduct and an ongoing shift towards more binding rules relating to sustainability. According to a proposal for a new EU directive, companies will be required to carry out due diligence regarding sustainability. […]
Introduction The question of whether there exists likelihood of confusion between two trademarks may arise in several situations – for example, in the case of trademark registrations or oppositions to trademarks, or in the use of trademarks when marketing and selling goods and services. It may seem commercially attractive to companies to register a trademark […]
Introduction Developments in the past year confirm that Sweden remains an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction. Arbitration is a favoured means of dispute resolution for many Swedish businesses and while Stockholm is not as frequently selected as an arbitral seat as London, Paris, New York or Washington DC, it is not uncommon for parties in international commerce to […]
On 5 August 2022, to increase the EU’s security of energy supply, the European Council adopted COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2022/1369 on coordinated demand reduction measures, aimed at reducing gas demand by 15% ahead of the 2022-23 winter season (the “Regulation”). The purpose of the Regulation is to contribute to the filling of storage capacities, help […]
The increasing liberalization of the market for cannabis products in Switzerland opens new opportunities for companies. With the prohibition on the traffic of cannabis for medicinal purposes being lifted, cannabis medicinal products are likely to play a greater role in the future. Read more
Supreme Court Declares in the Long-Lasting Trademark Combat That the Attention Level for Unprescribed Medicines Is No Different Than the Prescribed Ones. Supreme Court Assembly of Civil Chambers has rendered a significant decision (E. 2017/413, K. 2021/1127 T. 30.09.2021) on the long-lasting trademark combat between the pharma trademarks. In the precedent, the plaintiff- owner of the […]
Decision on processing of the data subject’s “hand geometry” information by the data controller without obtaining explicit consent for entrances to the service building of an enterprise Data subject has filed a complaint with the Board, alleging that palm and fingerprint information was scanned by the company authorities to enter the service area while registering […]
Con fecha 26 de agosto de 2022, el Banco Central del Uruguay (el “BCU”) publicó en la “Sala de Prensa” de su sitio web una noticia, informando que a partir del jueves 1° de setiembre de 2022 los comerciantes y prestadores de servicios tendrán la posibilidad de contar con la totalidad de opciones de pago […]
Advice for the New Partner Although most everyone likes a sunny forecast, in the legal profession it is those who make it rain that are often the most valued and well-compensated. But while farmers need rain to feed and nurture their crops, for lawyers, the inverse proposition is more likely true because it is the […]
On July 27, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted 3-2 to sue in federal district court to block Meta Platforms, Inc.’s (“Meta”) acquisition of Within Unlimited, Inc. (“Within”), a virtual reality (“VR”) app developer. In authorizing the complaint, the commissioners took the unusual step of overruling an FTC staff recommendation to close the agency’s investigation. Further, the two Republican […]
Creditors do not have standing to assert derivative claims on behalf of a bankrupt Delaware limited liability company, according to a recent ruling by Delaware’s bankruptcy Judge John Dorsey in In re Ector County Energy Center LLC. The ruling, handed down orally on August 15, cuts off one avenue for creditors seeking to force a […]
In an article published in the Daily Business Review, Miami-based partner Daniel Newman and associate Sam Ludington discuss cryptocurrency litigation trends and the rapidly evolving legal landscape surrounding digital assets. “Without legislation or regulatory guidance, more questions around cryptocurrency remain unanswered than not,” they wrote. “Failing to consider the legal implications around cryptocurrency can result in actions and investigations […]
In an article published in the Daily Report, Columbia Encompass Discovery Counsel and Advanced Solutions Administrator Rick McGee discusses burnout and languishing in legal professionals with a specific focus on e-discovery and technology-focused practices. McGee explores solutions to remedy an increasingly common reality in a post-pandemic world. McGee examines how burnout more predominantly affects technology- Read more
With the ordinance n. 24722/2022 of 11.8.2022, the Supreme Court of Cassation, expressing itself on the legitimacy of a dismissal for poor performance, takes the opportunity to emphasize a principle of law and a provision of the Workers’ Statute , which, in light of the entry into force of Legislative Decree no. 104/22 (now known as the […]
In accordance with the General Law of Immigration and Immigration, and its respective regulations, all foreigners who request a temporary residence as an annuitant, must provide proof of the enjoyment of monthly income, coming from abroad or from Costa Rica, for a minimum amount of two thousand five hundred dollars. When the income is generated […]
Merger control is an essential element for any effective competition system, regardless of geography. Although recommended by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) on several occasions, a merger control regime eluded the Peruvian market up until 2021, when – after several bills failed in Congress – Law N° 31112 was finally enacted in January 2021. […]
With Federal Decree nº 11.075/2022, Brazil takes another step toward creating a carbon market Brazil has published Federal Decree No. 11.075 which establishes the procedures for Sectorial Plans for Mitigation of Climate Change and institutes Sinare, the National System for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Since Brazil created its National Policy on Climate Change […]
Con fecha 30 de junio de 2022, entró en vigencia la Ley N°21.461, que modifica la Ley N°18.101 que fija Normas Especiales sobre Arrendamiento de Predios Urbanos y el Código de Procedimiento Civil, mediante su publicación en el Diario Oficial. Las principales modificaciones que contempla la Ley N°21.461 dicen relación con: La incorporación de la medida […]
Los datos personales son uno de los principales insumos empresariales en la actualidad, particularmente, en el ámbito de los negocios digitales, ya que la economía del conocimiento es “data-driven”. Esto ha dado lugar al nacimiento de una nueva área legal – la privacidad o protección de datos personales –, con un “mapa de calor” en […]
On February 17, 2021, the First Chamber of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (“ SCJN ”) issued a judicial precedent pursuant to which it determined that notwithstanding the insurance premium is paid, in case this is done after the 30-day grace period , the insurance contract terminates, even if the insurer received the premium. The rationale […]