• Changes to employment laws

    Just when we thought that we could start thinking about packing up for the holidays, the President had a busy November and assented to four new employment Acts

    December 04, 2018

  • Strengthened IP protection under the USMCA: Extensions to data protection and patent-term restoration headline forthcoming changes to Canadian law

    As a party to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Canada has agreed to adopt important new protections for biologic and other pharmaceutical innovation, as well as other changes to strengthen its patent system and harmonise certain IP laws with its trading partners.

    November 19, 2018

  • 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey

    Fourteenth edition highlights challenges of cybersecurity, balancing data protection and discovery obligations.

    November 15, 2018

  • CFIUS issues interim regulations for FIRRMA pilot program

    The CFIUS issued two interim rules implementing certain provisions of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018.

    October 16, 2018

  • The US crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege

    The recent seizure by United States federal agents of documents in the possession of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has generated much press and speculation concerning the scope of protection over those documents afforded by the attorney-client privilege.

    October 04, 2018

  • Sustainable agribusiness

    With the world’s population projected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050, and climate change continuing to exert pressure on our food production capability, the challenges of feeding the world will become ever more pressing with each passing year.

    October 03, 2018

  • News in the Infrastructure Area

    The Energetic and Mining Planning National Entity (Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética, “UPME”) has initiated a tender process with the purpose of selecting an investor to, under its own account and risk, design, construct, operate and maintain (a) the regasification plant of the Colombian pacific and (b) the gas duct crossing the municipalities of Buenaventura – Yumbo (the “Project").

    October 02, 2018

  • Cannabis judgment causes trouble in the workplace

    On 18 September 2018 the Constitutional Court ruled that the private cultivation and private consumption of cannabis by consenting adults is not a criminal offence and directed Parliament to amend the relevant legislation within 24 months.

    October 01, 2018

  • The South African Companies Amendment Bill, 2018

    The long awaited South African Companies Amendment Bill (Bill) was published last week Friday for comment here.

    September 25, 2018

  • Renewable energy, rechargeable batteries and cobalt: clean, renewable, but what about modern slavery?

    With the introduction of Modern Slavery legislation in Australia and with it a requirement to report publically on the risk of Modern Slavery in supply chains, a key modern slavery risk for energy companies lies within the cobalt used in batteries.

    September 14, 2018