The Clients’ Choice for Top Ranked Law Firms
Using unique algorithms based on the quality of lawyer and firm rankings to produce quarterly updated aggregated tables of the top ranked lawyers and firms by region, jurisdiction and practice area, worldwide.
Featured Top Ranked Firms
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.
For more than 40 years we have provided excellent service to our clients. Our team of lawyers is committed, close and creative. We distinguish ourselves by giving personalized attention and by seeking practical solutions to complex problems.
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.
Mayora´s renowned IP practice is handled by sister firms Mayora IP, S.A. and Mayora Domains, S.A. Our founding partner Eduardo Mayora Dawe created these two firms to bring the practice of intellectual property law to the forefront.
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.
Loy Letelier Campora
We are a cohesive team whose function is simple: prevent problems and deliver solutions, maximizing the interest of our clients. We have experience in complex local and cross-border litigation; local arbitration; international, commercial and investment arbitration; preventive dispute management; corporate restructuring and tax variable; transfer prices; free competition; fusions and acquisitions; protection of foreign investment, and business development. We have represented and advised national and foreign, public and private companies, actively participating in some of the most relevant cases and transactions in recent years in Chile.
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.
Arsene is the first business law firm in France exclusively specialising in tax. A founding member of the Taxand international network (spanning 50 countries, with 400 partners and 2,000 tax advisors), Arsene is independent and not related to any audit or law firm.
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.
Operating in the advisory and litigation areas, advising clients in the sectors of transport, logistics, mining, steel, infrastructure, construction, telecommunication, services, banking, financial, industrial, electronics, real estate and the third sector. Tolentino Advogados operates throughout the country, being recognized as one of the most respected Brazilian law firms.
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 independent law firm focusing on real estate investments with vast experience in Real Estate M&A, commercial rental law, construction and development projects, corporate law and corporate governance. We consistently represent clients in complex high profile transactions.
FALM – Sociedade de Advogados
Advising a large number of national and foreign construction and infrastructure companies in some of the major construction and engineering projects in Portugal, with special focus on the different areas of Corporate and Administrative Law, with vast experience in the areas of Public Procurement, Energy Law and Natural Resources, Environmental Law, Land Planning and Litigation
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.
Since 1923, Wildgen has been at the heart of legal practice in Luxembourg serving its clients as an independent full-service business law firm. It is today known as one of the best law firms in the country, possessing a strong track record and offering sound technical expertise. In 2018 Wildgen opened its first international representative office in London.
Pavia e Ansaldo
An independent, full-service, Italian law firm with a strong international orientation and a solid reputation in the international areas. Founded in Milan in 1961, the firm has over 130 professionals, offices in Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, 22 departments, eight foreign desks, providing assistance in all areas of business law.
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.
Danubia is well known in the scope of acquiring and enforcing patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights across all sectors of industry. Danubia advises on intellectual property rights, inventor fees, licensing and other IP-related contractual issues.
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.
Všetečka Zelený Švorčík and Partners
Všetečka Zelený Švorčík and Partners is well known for patent applications in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and before the European Patent Office and International Bureau WIPO.
Moalem Weitemeyer is one of Denmark's leading corporate law firms with strong international relations and expertise within M&A, private equity and venture capital, real estate and distressed M&A.
Kegels & Co
Kegels & Co law firm handles commercial law matters and matters related to the transport industry, international trade, related customs, banking and insurance.
Lenz & Staehelin
With over 200 lawyers and offices in three major economic centres, Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest law firms in Switzerland. Known for its high professional standards, the firm provides its domestic and international clients with a full range of services in the main areas of 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.
Fenech & Fenech Advocates
The oldest full service law firm on Malta and a leader in maritime, commercial, corporate, tax, mergers and acquisitions, asset and corporate finance, ship finance, financial services, FinTech, regulatory, aviation, intellectual property, employment, i-gaming and TMT law.
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria
PPU has offices in Santiago (Chile), Bogota and Barranquilla (Colombia), and Lima (Peru). The firm has over 400 lawyers specialising in 13 practice areas.
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
Deep & Far
Arap Nishi & Uyeda Advogados
Based in the city of São Paulo, our firm was established by highly qualified and experienced professionals who have studied in the USA, and have worked in both major law firms and/or in multinational companies, out of and/or in Brazil. All partners have a great deal of experience in dealing with international clients.
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.
BLP was founded in March of 2003 by a group of lawyers who shared the same view of the practice of law. They were convinced that legal advisors should become true business partners of their clients, especially by providing top legal advice with business sense. Hence the name: Business Law Partners.
Hernández & Cía Abogados
Hernández & Cía Abogados is a full service law firm, with experience in more than 20 practice areas, that has been involved in major operations, representing first-class, cross-industry, global and local clients. The firm aims to be a business partner and successfully help its clients to reach their goals by tailoring its legal expertise to them.
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.
CEE Attorneys s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
CEE Attorneys is an international law firm with a presence in European countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia. We also closely cooperate with partners’ offices to ensure that our clients have one point of contact and receive consistent and efficient solutions to their legal issues.
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.
General counsel and world-class consultants will join law firm leaders for October’s online Law Firm Marketing Summit. Senior executives from Baker McKenzie, Chiomenti, Eversheds Sutherland, Hogan Lovells and Nixon Peabody are among the speakers at the Law Firm Marketing Summit, which takes place in October. The virtual forum on 5 October will bring together managing […]
1. The institution is rebranded the “Swiss Arbitration Centre” – arbitration agreements referring to SCAI or the chambers of commerce remain valid and binding. 2. The revised Rules entered into force on 1 June 2021 and apply to all arbitration proceedings which are initiated on or after that date, unless the parties have agreed otherwise. 3. […]
To put this into context, worldwide in 2017 natural phenomena caused losses of around 330 million dollars -due to the earthquakes that were added that year-, in 2018 for 186 and in 2019 for 150, of which there were only insured and were compensated 135, 86 and 52 million dollars, respectively. From the foregoing, it […]
Everyone is talking about the “resurrection” of Lola Flores as well as about the “making-off” of the new commercial of @cruzcampo, but… What about the artist’s image rights? *image extracted from the video of the making-off of the commercial, link below. All rights reserved. It is amazing to see the things that can be done […]
The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, particularly in Asia (India) and Latin America. In these regions, there are still high levels of infections and deaths, despite vaccination campaigns. This situation is due in many of these developing countries to the fact that the vaccination process is slow, and the number of doses is […]
The exponential technological advances in recent decades, in particular the use of big data and digital services, enhanced by the new dynamics imposed by the health emergency derived from the pandemic, have stressed the current regulation on personal data protection, which has led authorities worldwide to question whether a stricter protection regime is required. At […]
Introduction: In El Salvador, the Bitcoin Law was approved by the Legislative Assembly and published in the Official Gazette last June 9th of this year, establishing a vacatio legis of ninety days from its publication; in that sense, its entry into force is scheduled for next September 7th. There are still several questions about how […]
Council of State, Section VI, 21 July 2021 no. 5496 In this judgment, the Supreme Court ruled on the applicability of the principle of prevention in the event that the provisions of a local building regulation provide for compliance with a minimum distance. The case originated from the appeal filed by the owners of an […]
(Previously published in the WTS Newsletter.) Brazil is widely known for taking a different approach to transfer pricing rules, with Brazil- ian rules diverging substantially from the OECD Guidelines. This unique approach also extends to transfer pricing documentation requirements. Out of the three standard documents recommended by the OECD as transfer pricing docu- mentation requirements, […]
With the rise of environmentalism and awareness to take care of the planet, the popularity that alternative products to milk of animal origin has reached is an indisputable reality. One of the beneficiaries of this trend is the Swedish company Oatly, specializing in oat-based dairy substitutes and whose consumption has spread significantly. In fact, Oatly’s […]
Although fundamental responsibilities regarding Board of Directors unavoidably include timely response to challenges faced by the company it represents, the circumstances created by the Covid 19 pandemic, challenge the traditional practices in corporate governance, relocating the demands of the company and various stakeholder groups, into an scenario of permanent incertitude, requiring a more active, creative […]
Council of State, Section IV, 7 June 2021 no. 4350 The Supreme Administrative Court ruled on the issue regarding the non-payment of the construction contribution for buildings of public interest. The case originated from an appeal, which was upheld by the Regional Administrative Court of Tuscany, whereby a well-known restaurant group had obtained the annulment of […]
The role trademarks play as quality indicators is more important today than ever before. The coronavirus pandemic has meant that in most countries wearing a mask has become a mandatory part of our lives. While some fashion houses are investing heavily in protecting us from the coronavirus, others are using creative mask designs to make […]
Earlier this year a local crypto exchange, Bit2me, deployed a massive campaign promoting bitcoin in Madrid and Barcelona. The firm put over 800 posters across the Spanish capital city, and some of them very close to the CNMV headquarters (the Capital Markets’ Spanish authority). The situation has indeed been worrying to the Spanish economic authorities […]
Against the backdrop of the global crisis caused by the Coronavirus and the reduction of foreign investments in Brazilian applications in 2020 (which made the last year the worst in direct investment performance in the country since the 2018 crisis), Bill 5387/2019 (“PL 5387/19”), also known as “Currency Exchange Legal Framework”, represents an important promise […]
(Guatemala, July 2020) Guatemala has the largest economy of Central America, excluding Panama, and its gross domestic product (GDP) represents one third of the region’s GDP. It has strong macroeconomic indicators with adequate reserves, a controlled public deficit and debt, controlled inflation, and a stable exchange rate. Guatemala’s economy is mostly dependent on agricultural exports, […]
The life sciences sector has been one of the areas most impacted by COVID-19. On the positive side, certain related products and devices experienced unexpected demand in the past year, thus increasing sector progress. On the negative side, the coronavirus led to the interruption of research and development in fields unrelated to the pandemic creating […]
On June 1st, 2021, Law No. 21,342 (hereinafter, the “Law”) was published in the Official Gazette, establishing protocols for occupational health safety and a mandatory health insurance for safe, gradual return to presential work. The above, in the context of the health alert caused by the Covid-19 disease in Chile. The main implications of the […]
June 2021 – On 4 June 2021, the European Commission updated its standard contractual clauses for transfers of personal data to third countries and also released new standard clauses for controller-to-processor relationships. As data transfer standard contractual clauses (“SCCs”) can easily be incorporated into data processing agreements, they represent a widely sought-out mechanism for businesses to ensure data protection […]
Costa Rica is an ideal country to visit, retire and invest thanks to its excellent reputation for environmental protection, globally recognized ecotourism schemes, political and social stability, legal security, and our health system. The new LAW FOR THE ATTRACTION OF INVESTORS, RENTERS AND PENSIONERS has just been approved. This law allows foreign persons who qualify as […]
On June 2nd, 2021, Brazil published the Complementary Law No. 182/2021, which establishes the Legal Landmark for Startups and Innovative Entrepreneurship (“Legal Landmark”) and presents measures to foster the country’s business environment through the flexibilization of regulatory requirements. According to the Special Secretary of the Special Secretariat for Productivity, Employment, and Competitiveness at the Ministry […]
Tomorrow is the entrance into force of ILO C190 on elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work. On June 25, International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention N° 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work (hereinafter the ‘Convention’) will enter into force, as it was ratified by Uruguay passing Law N° […]
The Spanish expression “El Clásico” was conceived to designate the world-famous match between Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona that is repeated at least twice annually in Spain’s national football championship organised by Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LaLiga). But does “El Clásico” possess distinctiveness to serve and be registered as an EU trademark for […]
To restart the labour market, social dialogue will be crucial in identifying effective active labour policies by Giacinto Favalli The rules that have been progressively enacted to stem the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic cannot be considered adequate and sufficient from a medium and long-term point of view. In terms of labour law, the most […]
Global Political Events in First Week of May From the first week of May, the world’s press is all over the worsening virus situation in India. It can be read everywhere that India and South-Africa requested various forums to lift or waive patent rights and confidentiality of trade secrets of COVID-19 vaccines and pharmaceutical products […]
A large part of the health regulations issued in 2020 focused on the protection of employees during working hours. Thus, the decade has begun with increased attention to compliance with company health and safety regulations. Since the beginning of 2020, the authorities at the global level have been much more vigilant in compliance with health […]
Law No. 14.112/2020, which amended Law No. 11.101/2005, the Brazilian Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law, brought relevant changes to the insolvency regime in Brazil. STAY PERIOD The 180 days may be extended, exceptionally, only once, provided that the debtor has not contributed to exceed the original period or if the creditors submit, within the established period, […]
Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira and Rogério Gaspari Coelho of Machado Associados discuss a Supreme Court decision about the taxation of software licensing in Brazil In February 24, 2020, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) delivered a final decision related to the taxation of software in Brazil, defining that the transactions with software are […]
In the wake of the early months of COVID-19, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) instituted a foreclosure and eviction moratorium on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac single-family foreclosures and real estate owned evictions. Additionally, the FHFA offered COVID-related forbearances in order to defer mortgage payments. After multiple extensions, […]
The 4th edition of the textbook on Swiss and European patent law and patent litigation has been published. Christian Hilti, Alfred Köpf, Demian Stauber and Andrea Carreira have updated the book. On 1 January 2012, the Swiss Federal Patent Court took up its work. Since then, Swiss patent case law has reached a level that […]
HR Digitalization in the Czech Republic Recently, the topic of digitalization became important in all areas due to the current pandemic of COVID-19, which brought the need to look for an alternative to paper solutions. However, many employers are still hesitant about whether the switch to electronic documents in HR in the Czech Republic due […]
I. REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT FUNDS. Real estate investment funds (“Funds”), are subject to regulations of Capital Markets Board (“Board”) in the Republic of Turkey and generally regulated on the provisions of; Portfolio Management Companies of the Board and communique on Principles Regarding the Activities of These Companies (III-55.1) (“PMC Communique”) Communique on Principles Regarding Real […]
By Elaine Yap The National Law Review Since inauguration, the Biden Administration has used Executive Orders, guidance and regulations, and cabinet nominations to make clear that LGBTQ+ protections are a top policy priority. In the January 26, 2021, press briefing, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice stated that “[e]very agency will place equity at the core of their […]
The filing of a patent application gives rise to two different rights, namely the right derived from the application in question (ownership), and the right of priority, i.e. the right to claim the priority of a first application in a second patent application that must be filed within a certain period of time, which in […]
Following a preview of the text, the International Chamber of Commerce officially launched its new Arbitration Rules on 1 December 2020. These new Rules will enter into force on 1 January 2021 and will apply to proceedings initiated on or after that date (the “ICC Rules 2021” or the “Rules”). The ICC Rules 2021 are […]
Spain, December, 2020 The terrible disease that is hitting us worldwide has also another face in terms of business opportunities. In the industrial and intellectual property sector, the first thing that comes to mind are the multiple developments in the field of medical-scientific research against the clock fight for the pandemic vaccines, medicines, smart tissues, […]
(Spain, November, 2020) 1. INTRODUCCIÓN La transformación digital de la economía y del sector financiero en particular representa un fenómeno de cambio estructural, impulsado tanto por factores tecnológicos como por variaciones en la demanda de los servicios solicitados por el ciudadano y la empresa. Del mismo modo, las nuevas tecnologías suponen un reto […]
(Spain, November 2020) On 14 November, the Law for the digital transformation of the financial system (the “Law”) was published in the Official State Bulletin (“BOE”). The Law allows companies to create sandboxes, or controlled testing environments, to enable financial market operators to implement technology-based financial innovation projects, with the involvement of the relevant supervisory […]
At the end of October 2020, the Commission published its proposal for a Directive on adequate minimum wages for workers across Member States. The right to adequate minimum wages is established by Principle 6 of the European Pillar of Social Rights. In light of this, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen promised a legal instrument […]
(Nicaragua, November 2020) It is nothing new that COVID-19 came in like a hurricane in the middle of the summer. No one expected it, no one was prepared and most of the responses have been simply reactive to the situation. In Nicaragua, even with the few self-imposed measures of social distancing, we have had the […]
(Santiago, Chile, May, 2020) Upon the sanitary emergency triggered by COVID-19 and the consequential slowdown for commerce and the economy in general, it is likely that many companies will lack the liquidity to face payments for their creditors, suppliers, personnel, etc. In the face of such an issue, companies might ensure financing via short-term loans, […]
(Lima, Peru, June, 2020) Andean Community (Formerly Andean Pact) Decision 486, that is in force in Peru since December 1st, 2000, is the Industrial Property law applicable individually in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and although this Decision 486 states that no evidence of use is required for purposes of a trade mark renewal, the […]
(Denmark, July 2020) In May 2020, the General Court of the European Union (the “Court”) overturned the European Commission’s decision to prohibit the merger between CK Hutchison’s Three and Telefonica’s O2 UK in 2016. The decision itself as well as the Court’s argumentation are significant reminders to the European Commission (the “Commission”) to act very carefully […]
(Central America, July 2020) Confinement and strict measures of social distancing are now part of the reality of millions of people around the world. In the face of the world’s uncertain economic, political, social, and cultural environment, authorities must go one step further to try to mitigate the severe consequences that the COVID-19 pandemic has […]