Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
The Legal Risks to Deep-Pocketed Entities Are Only Growing
Diana Vellos Coker
The H-1B category has undergone significant changes recently, and more are anticipated in 2018.
An interview with Brazil "Law Firm of the Year" SVMFA's Rogério Miranda.
Ethan Price-Livingston & David Y. Loh
One of the hallmarks of American admiralty and maritime law is the Limitation of Liability Act, which has been in existence since 1851 and permits a shipowner to limit its liability to the value of the vessel after the casualty.
A Q&A with Advisory Board member Andrew Smulian at Akerman.
The approval is only required if it is requested by a member of the supervisory board, a member of the executive board, a CEO, or a 1 percent shareholder.
Rafael Quirós Bustamante
The objective is to identify the “final or effective beneficiary,” defined as a natural person who exercises substantive influence or direct or indirect control, to the legal vehicle taxable because it has the majority of the voting rights and therefore voice and decision in the entity.
Julie Desrosiers and Michael Shortt
The nine judges of the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the so-called “promise doctrine” was not part of Canadian patent law, and laid out a new approach to the utility requirement which substantially lowers the bar to proving usefulness of patented inventions.
Holly K. Towle
One answer is that it’s bleak.
Martin B. Margulies
The Supreme Court has found the governing board of the town of Greece, New York opening its meetings with a prayer to be constitutionally unobjectionable.
Patrick Monahan and Damian Clancy
While corporate administrators often operate in firms, their appointment is personal. When an administrator leaves the employ of their firm, their appointment is unaffected by that departure.
Caroline Helbronner and Sean Maxwell
The case serves as a reminder of the importance of carefully drafting the benefit provisions in supplemental plan texts where members of the underlying registered plan are subject to pension legislation that provides for grow-in benefits on termination of employment.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
It remains a relevant question as to whether any market will ever completely drop its resistance to incorporating terms to which it is not accustomed.
The jury is out.