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United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Arnold & Porter

Goodwin

MoloLamken LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Proskauer Rose LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Baker & Hostetler LLP

White & Case LLP

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Jenner & Block LLP

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Hueston Hennigan LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Mayer Brown

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Goodwin

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.

McGuireWoods LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Goodwin

Proskauer Rose LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Arnold & Porter

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

MoloLamken LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hueston Hennigan LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Levine Lee LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

International trade

Dechert LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Clifford Chance

Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Bowman and Brooke LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Dechert LLP

Butler Snow LLP

Venable LLP

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Cooley LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Morrison & Foerster LLP

United States: Labor and employment

ERISA litigation

Baker McKenzie LLP

Jenner & Block LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Mayer Brown

Jones Day

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

Goodwin

Dechert LLP

Vedder Price

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Mayer Brown

Ballard Spahr LLP

Thompson Hine LLP

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Goodwin

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Arnold & Porter

Loeb & Loeb LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Mayer Brown

Davis & Gilbert LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Arnold & Porter

Cooley LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Goodwin

Ropes & Gray LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Technology transactions

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

White & Case LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Baker McKenzie LLP

Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Mayer Brown

Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Jenner & Block LLP

Milbank

Cooley LLP

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP


Legal Developments worldwide

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  • Consolidated Group (Income Tax) Rules, 2019

    On 31 May 2019, Malta published the “Consolidated Group (Income Tax) Rules". The rules will come into force as from year of assessment 2020 and the rules introduce the concept of fiscal units into Maltese tax law .
  • Renewable energy in Ukraine: green auctions launched

    In the first half of 2019 alone, renewable energy facilities with a capacity of more than 1.5 GW were connected to the Ukrainian grid, with about 96% of those being solar and wind energy facilities. In the whole of 2018, which has been a record-breaking year so far, numbers were almost half as high. The Ukrainian market also remains very attractive to foreign investors, not least because of the lucrative feed-in tariff rates, which are paid out regularly. Now, after the adoption of the so-called law on green auctions, significant changes can be expected.
  • Economic Substance Requirements - Fund Managers

    The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 (the “ES Law”) came into effect in the Cayman Islands on 1 January 2019, requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in the Cayman Islands.
  • Shipping at the spotlight of terrorism

    Is terrorism the new norm for shipping?
  • Adidas three stripe Trademark Revocation

    In a judgment of the General Court of the European Union of the 19th June 2019, Adidas saw their hopes of extending their three stripes trademark dashed, as the court ruled that there was no distinctiveness in the three stripes trademark. Furthermore, the court held that the Adidas had failed to prove that the mark had acquired distinctive character through use throughout the member states of the EU.
  • David against Goliath – Libra vs Central Banks: Who will win?

    Working in the crypto and DLT space is like being on an emotional rollercoaster with feelings which range from curiosity, excitement, euphoria, revelation, shock, disappointment, hope, wonder and determination – did I miss any?
  • UK Telecoms company fined £100K over unsolicited marketing messages

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) which is the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, recently issued a fine of £100,000 to EE Limited, a telecoms company operating in the UK. The fine was issued in response to EE Limited having sent two and a half million unsolicited direct marketing messages to its customers, back in early 2018. The direct marketing messages were sent without EE Limited having first obtained the required consent to send them to its clients.
  • British Airways and Marriott International Inc. face huge fines from UK data protection authority

    British Airways (‘BA’) may be hit with what will be the highest-ever penalty which the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’), the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, has handed out.
  • UAE Tax domicile certificate

    Issued by the Ministry of Finance in the United Arab Emirates (‘UAE’), the Tax Domicile Certificate (also referred to as the Tax Residency Certificate) enables eligible government entities, companies and individuals to take advantage of double taxation avoidance agreements on income signed by the UAE.
  • The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law, 2017

    The following information relates to the enactment of The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law, 2017 (" DPL "), which was expected to come into force on 29 January 2019, will now come into force in September 2019. The DPL will regulate the future processing of all personal data in the Cayman Islands.