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Featured Top Ranked Firms
Ružička & Partners
A full-service law firm offering comprehensive business-oriented legal and tax advice across a range of areas including banking and finance, commercial and corporate, employment, energy, insurance, litigation, M&A, private equity, public procurement and PPPs, real estate and construction, regulatory and compliance, EU law, competition and state aid.
Sullivan & Cromwell
Providing the highest quality legal advice and representation to clients worldwide. The firm’s record of success and unparalleled client service has set it apart for more than 130 years and made the firm a model for the modern practice of law. Today, S&C is a leader in each of its core practice areas and geographic markets.
A hyper-specialized law firm in Labour Law with professionals who have been dedicated exclusively to labour law issues and complex labour litigation for more than 40 years.
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 (in association with KPMG Law)
Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law) 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 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.
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.
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n December 27, 2022, the Decree amending and adding various provisions of the Mexico City Tax Code (CFCDMX) was published in the Official Gazette of Mexico City, which will enter into force on January 1. of 2023. The topics that we consider most relevant are described below, although we recommend that the Decree be reviewed […]
Last week, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a new DOJ charging and sentencing policy memorandum, replacing existing guidance to federal prosecutors in their exercise of prosecutorial discretion. The thrust of the extraordinary new policy is that prosecutors are no longer expected to charge the highest most readily provable offense, but rather to consider potential punishments […]
On November 30, 2022, the IRS and the Treasury Department published Notice 2022-61 (the Notice) in the Federal Register. The Notice provides guidance regarding the prevailing wage requirements (the Prevailing Wage Requirements) and the apprenticeship requirements (the Apprenticeship Requirements and, together with the Prevailing Wage Requirements, the Labor Requirements) that taxpayers must satisfy to be eligible […]
On November 15, 2022, it has been published in The Gazette Official Daily No. 214, Law No. 1137, Special Law for the Change of Legal Regime of Non-Profit Organizations, which has the following objectives: 1. To establish special conditions and procedures for the change of the mercantile legal regime of 29 Non-Profit Organizations (hereinafter “NPOs”) to recipient […]
The Court of Justice of the European Union requests that its statutes be changed in order to reduce the court’s workload by introducing the possibility of referring certain cases for a preliminary ruling to the General Court and expanding the possibility of leave to appeal procedure for certain cases . The Court of Justice of the […]
Bracewell’s Amber Dodds and Bob Nichols look at potential unforeseen compliance and legal concerns with long-term remote work arrangements, including practical steps to address those issues. Read more.
Back in July 2022, the media reported that two of President Trump’s rivals, former FBI Director James Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe, had both been selected for IRS examinations under the National Research Program (NRP). There were allegations that President Trump had sicced the IRS on his political foes. That Comey and McCabe were both selected […]
How are perishable products suspended and preserved before the Turkish customs? Registering IP rights before Customs is a strong way of IP protection as it provides cumulative protection over all Turkish borders and customs authorities. By having a registration, right holders obtain ten business days to pursue legal routes against the suspicious products. However, this […]
La Ley N° 20.075, publicada el 3 de noviembre del corriente, reitera la obligación de constituir domicilio electrónico ante el Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social (MTSS), previamente establecida por el Decreto N° 343/017. La obligación alcanza a todos los empleadores del sector privado, que cuenten en su planilla de trabajo con empleados en régimen […]
It is common that after an initial honeymoon period, labor relations enter a state of plateau. Sometimes the routine does its thing, and what at the beginning were pure praise, ends up in a disagreement of proportions, sometimes even unpleasant. Perhaps that pattern is in the nature of all human relationships… Read more
WELCOME TO PANORAMA A year ago, the economic situation in LatAm seemed dire. But in the second half of 2021 and well into 2022, the business and economic outlook for Latin America has not only bounced back, but in many areas is surging forward. The picture, of course, is uneven. Exciting new technologies are being adapted […]
For more than 60 years, Puerto Rico has used its unique territorial framework to enact numerous tax incentives programs that have served as its main economic development tool. Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, and the majority of US laws apply in Puerto Rico. However, Puerto Rico also possesses the authority to […]
The coming months will likely see significant changes and challenges for companies operating in Peru. In this article, we take a concise look at recent developments in the legal frameworks affecting antitrust, consumer protection and data protection. Antitrust: new rules for business concentrations Peru’s Law No. 31112, establishing the regime of prior control of business […]
Across Latin America, one of the challenges the energy sector faces is how to project future energy supply and demand in light of numerous possible scenarios. In such long-term planning, these projections must integrate an array of variables that are each essentially uncertain, such as post-pandemic economic recovery, the efforts of different countries to achieve carbon […]
In October 2015, the European Commission found that a tax ruling granted by Luxembourg to Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe (“FFT”) in 2012 (“Ruling“), validating certain transfer pricing methodologies to assess the annual taxable profit of FFT, constituted State aid and ordered Luxembourg to recover from FFT the unlawful and incompatible aid. In 2019, the General […]
Law Amending the Law on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce (Amendment Law), which envisaged significant changes within the e-commerce legislation, was published in the Official Gazette on 7 July 2022. The Amendment Law introduced the concepts of electronic commerce intermediary service provider and electronic commerce service provider and set forth comprehensive regulations covering electronic commerce […]
The December festivities are approaching, and as experts in the field of industrial and intellectual property, we are interested in letting you know if it is possible for any individual or corporation to obtain an exclusive protection for words that are widely used during this Holiday time, such as: Santa Claus, Christmas, Hannukah, Merry Christmas, […]
Investing in crypto assets is a high-risk activity. The existing structure of the crypto market, its supervision and its participants, is currently such that it cannot guarantee the security of funds, even for the customers of the best-known and, seemingly, best-protected exchanges. Given these inherent risks, there are several aspects that should be considered when […]
I. NEWLY ADOPTED BELGIAN TAX MEASURES On 30 November 2022, a new law on various fiscal and financial provisions (Law) was published in the Belgian State Gazette. The Law is part of the Belgian Minister of Finance’s action plan against tax and social fraud and modifies inter alia the investigation, assessment and retention periods in Belgian […]
CHALLENGE OF RULINGS BY THE DEFAULTING PARTY: THE SHORT-TERM TIME LIMIT FOR CHALLENGING The rule is simple: the defaulting party’s time limit for challenging a ruling shall runs from the moment when it has knowledge of the adverse ruling. The rule applies both to ordinary civil proceedings (art. 163 and ff. of the Italian Code […]
Provisional Measure (MP) 1152, published on December 29, 2022, substantially amended the Brazilian transfer pricing rules currently in force fo transactions caried out between related parties, with the purpose of aligning them with OECD Guidelines. The MP comes into effect on January 1, 2024, but taxpayeers may choose to apply it as from January 1, […]
Christopher and Dunstan contributed to Lexology’s annual reference guide, where they discuss design patent infringement. They explore the role that logos play when analyzing design patent infringement and how the Federal Circuit has analyzed such design patent infringement. Read more
There is little in this world more valuable than fine art. Just ask Paul Allen, whose collection of paintings and sculptures recently fetched over $1.5 billion at auction, including $117 million for van Gogh’s “Verger avec cyprès.” But, as so often happens, the financial rewards of fine art accrue to the collector, not the artist. Van Gogh […]
Wolf Pack Activism vs. Poison Pill in Japan by Yuichi Urata A. Introduction: The Shocking Decision in the Mitsuboshi Case On July 28, 2022, the Japan Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court to halt the implementation of the shareholders’ rights plan (or poison pill) of Mitsuboshi Co., Ltd.1 (“Mitsuboshi”) that was challenged by […]
On 22 November, the Executive approved Royal Decree-law 19/2022, which establishes a Code of Good Practice to alleviate the rise in interest rates on mortgage loans on primary residences (hereinafter, the RDL). The RDL amends the Code of Good Practice approved by Royal Decree-law 6/2012, of 9 March, on urgent measures for the protection of […]
Through the Agreement reached by the Permanent Commission of Concertation of Wage and Labor Policies, the increase of the minimum legal monthly salary for 2023 was set in the following amount: Minimum Legal Monthly Salary for year 2023: Read more
On 16 December 2022, the Swiss Federal Council published its position paper on next steps to be expected regarding the prevention of greenwashing in the financial sector. Greenwashing commonly refers to any practices of knowingly or unknowingly deceiving or misleading clients or investors about the sustainable characteristics of financial products and advisory processes. We are referring for further details to […]
In this newsletter we analyse a recent development where in The High Court of Delhi has clarified that Section 14 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 cannot be invoked to raise a challenge to appointment of an arbitrator on the grounds of bias. The decision strengthens the primacy of the arbitral tribunal to decide […]
The California Legislature introduced more than 4476 bills in 2021-2022 sessions, with 1726 coming in the second session, down from the 2750 in the first session. This article summarizes some of the more important bills directly affecting contractors, addressing issues such as payroll liability and reporting, Read More…
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 […]
The new Whistleblowers Act for the private sector of 28 December 2022 was published on 15 December 2022. Companies employing 250 and more workers will have to install an internal reporting procedure before 15 February 2023. Below you can read our Guide to the private sector Whistleblower rules in Belgium. A. Legal basis for whistleblowing Which […]
Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”) agreed to pay a combined $520 million in two “record-breaking settlements” on Monday. The settlements resolve alleged violations of both the Federal Trade Commission Act (the “FTC Act”) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (the “COPPA Rule”). Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”) agreed to pay a combined $520 million in two […]
In an earlier article, we discussed the concept of behavioural approach in the policy-making process. Recently, there has been a shift from traditional regulatory reform (which focuses on reviewing existing legislation and improving them by way of amendments or new laws) towards non-regulatory solutions (such as using behavioural sciences to revise policy framework). This is […]