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  • April 08, 2018
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Topics covered this week included franchise law and rescission, liability for wrongful patent enforcement, the duty to defend in the MVA context, family law (custody and access and breach of court orders), securities class actions, and mortgage enforcement. John Polyzogopoulos

Civil Litigation, Family Law, Franchise Law and 4 more..., Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Real Property Law

International Conflicts of Service

  • February 21, 2017
  • Stacey Hsu and Daniel Reisler

Xela Enterprises Ltd et al v Castillo et al is the leading case on how to serve a document on a party residing in a country that is not a signatory to the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters.

International Law

Breathing Easier: Recent Investor-State Dispute Settlement Cases Prioritize Public Health Regulation over Tobacco Company’s Rights

  • November 21, 2016
  • James Rendell

In two recent international arbitration cases, Philip Morris challenged new cigarette packaging regulations in Australia and Uruguay that it argued violated certain bilateral investment treaties signed by the countries. The arbitral tribunals sided with the state in both cases. What does this mean for tobacco companies and state regulatory and legislative autonomy in the future? In this article, James Rendell discusses the two decisions in the context of changing regulatory environments.

Home Away From Home: Doing Business in The Bahamas

  • June 23, 2016
  • Chris Balkos

The Bahamas presents an opportunity for businesses to expand into new markets. It is a jurisdiction with easy access to major North America markets, no corporate tax, and legal standards similar to Canada’s. However, before in order to consider the opportunities and challenges of relocation, it is necessary to address the elephant in the room: the “Panama Papers" and surrounding issues.

International Law