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DC Circuit upholds cross-state air pollution rule as part of EPA's regional haze rule

Sidley Austin LLP

On March 20 2018 a three-judge panel in the US District Court for the District of Columbia unanimously upheld a portion of the Environmental...

Congress's omnibus spending bill addresses environmental issues

Sidley Austin LLP

On March 22 2018 the US Congress passed an omnibus spending bill - later signed by President Trump - which largely preserved the Environmental...

Sanctions snapback: Trump announces withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Arent Fox LLP

On May 8 2018 President Trump announced that the United States is withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Before former...

NAFTA uncertainty set to continue but for how long? And with what impact on businesses and investors?

Lexology

Several missed deadlines later and there is still no end in sight for the ongoing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...

Bricks and clicks: How M&A is accelerating the convergence of the high street and online

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The last two to three years have seen a number of significant M&A transactions between traditional bricks and mortar retailers and online retailers...

DC Circuit upholds cross-state air pollution rule as part of EPA's regional haze rule

Sidley Austin LLP

On March 20 2018 a three-judge panel in the US District Court for the District of Columbia unanimously upheld a portion of the Environmental...

Colour it mine: protecting colour trademarks

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Colours can function as source indicators and many acquire distinctiveness over time. For example, when thinking of green in association with farm...

Congress's omnibus spending bill addresses environmental issues

Sidley Austin LLP

On March 22 2018 the US Congress passed an omnibus spending bill - later signed by President Trump - which largely preserved the Environmental...

Quebec Amends Highway Safety Code to Include Provisions Governing Autonomous Vehicles

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

On April 18, 2018, the Parliament of Québec adopted Bill No. 165, a reform of the Québec Highway Safety Code (“HSC”). As we have previously noted...

Tax treatment of doubtful debts to be clarified through statutory amendments

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

In 2015 various discretionary powers granted to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) commissioner in the context of the assessment provisions...

Sanctions snapback: Trump announces withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Arent Fox LLP

On May 8 2018 President Trump announced that the United States is withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Before former...

Arbitral appointments: broadening horizons or getting into deep water?

20 Essex Street

The recent decision in Halliburton v Chubb is of great interest for its treatment of an application to remove an arbitrator under s 24 of the...

Terminal allowed to release containers for a fixed fee after Hanjin bankruptcy

Van Steenderen MainportLawyers

Rotterdam based Europe Container Terminal ("ECT") exercised its right of retention on Hanjin containers following the carrier's bankruptcy in 2016...

Derogation from CMR by Framework Agreement

Van Steenderen MainportLawyers

Under the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) carriers shall be free to agree among themselves on...

Financial Services and Treasury Bureau proposes new tax deductions for voluntary contributions and deferred annuity policies

Baker McKenzie

In line with the Hong Kong government's commitment to further develop the local pension system to address the aging population, the Financial Services...


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