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Author
Mark Evans, Partner and Graham Hood, Partner, Smart & Biggar
Publication Date
05/05/2020
4 pages

This article outlines five key considerations for in-house counsel looking to cost-effectively enforce trademark rights in Canada.

Articles
Publication Date
06/04/2019
30 pages

The ACC Guide to Value-Based Fees provides a step-by-step approach to help those new to the process get started and to help those who are veterans of the process consider whether there may be opportunities to improve what they already do. The checklists, flow-charts and tables are designed to help in assessing a particular matter to determine which value-based fee constructs would fit best, as well how to best implement and carry out those terms.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Articles
Author
Meritas Law Firms
Publication Date
05/21/2020
122 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional article, in-house counsel will learn the laws and regulations of product safety and liability for regions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Meritas produced this resource in 2018.

Resource Details
Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe
Articles
Author
Meritas Law Firms
Publication Date
05/21/2020
32 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional article, in-house counsel will learn the laws and regulations of employee non-compete agreements for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Meritas produced this resource in 2017.

Resource Details
Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Articles
Author
Meg Utterback, Partner and Paul Starr, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
06/18/2020
3 pages

Confidentiality in arbitration proceedings can be varied on a global scale. In this article, confidentiality and privacy are clarified during arbitration as a dispute mechanism. This resource was published in November 2018.

Resource Details
Region: Global, United Kingdom, Hong Kong
Checklists
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
2 pages

Checklist, US

Articles
Author
Christian Oetiker, Mladen Stojiljković, Nicole Brauchli-Jageneau, VISCHER Ltd.
Publication Date
08/27/2020

Swiss arbitration laws have been newly revised to be shorter and more concise. In this Quick Overview, the authors discuss these newly revised laws and how in-house counsel can navigate the Switzerland's international arbitration system.

Resource Details
Region: Switzerland
Audience: Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Ian Bloemendal, Partner, and Luke Furness, Senior Associate, Clayton Utz
Publication Date
09/17/2020
3 pages

In this article, in-house counsel can learn more about the pitfalls of social media and posting certain types of information. Australia's first defamation case involving emojis highlights complicated ways that a simple keystroke can impact your business.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Bronwyn Lincoln, International Arbitrator
Publication Date
08/01/2020
2 pages

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (UN CISG) objectives include the promotion of international trade and removal of legal barriers for trade. In this article, the UN CISG's mission and scope are defined against the backdrop of the current pandemic.

Resource Details
Region: Australia, Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Large Law Departments
Articles
Publication Date
12/28/2020

Understand the implications of the Brexit agreement of December 24, 2020 between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Articles
Author
Stéphane de Navacelle, Partner, Clémentine Duverne, Partner, Thomas Lapierre, Associate, NAVACELLE
Publication Date
01/07/2021

In-house counsel advising businesses that operate in France (or working in French businesses that operate in other countries) should be aware of the French mechanisms for deferred prosecution agreements and plea bargaining. This article gives an overview of what in-house corporate counsel should consider in this respect when their company faces criminal proceedings in France.

Resource Details
Region: France
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Kevin G. Chapman, Associate General Counsel, Dow Jones & Company, Aida Babalola, Senior Legal Director, Global Employment Law, PepsiCo, Inc., Leilani Harbeck, Senior Counsel, Conagra Brands, Inc., Lesley Marlin, Senior In-house Counsel, Northrop Grumman Corp.
Publication Date
01/13/2021

Conducting investigations during the COVID-19 lockdown has presented some challenges. It also has taught in-house counsel some lessons about how to handle a remote investigation, which may be transferrable to the after-COVID world. Here are some key points and tips, primarily from a US perspective.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Program Materials
Author
Kevin G. Chapman, Associate General Counsel, Dow Jones & Company, Aida Babalola, Senior Legal Director, Global Employment Law, PepsiCo, Inc., Leilani Harbeck, Senior Counsel, Conagra Brands, Inc., Lesley Marlin, Senior In-house Counsel, Northrop Grumman Corp.
Publication Date
01/13/2021

In this Slide Presentation from ACC's Annual Meeting 2020, in-house counsel can learn how Covid-19 impacts investigating certain claims in your companies. This is a partner resource to "Top Tips for Investigating and Defending Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Claims In the COVID-19 Era (United States)" found in ACC's Resource Library.

This presentation took place virtually at ACC's Annual Meeting 2020 from October 12-16, session #712.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
11/12/2020
151 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding class and group actions across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, South Korea, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
11/17/2020
122 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding investor-state arbitration across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Blakes
Publication Date
09/14/2020
84 pages

This guide provides an introduction to Canada’s civil litigation and dispute resolution system. It describes the procedures followed in Canada’s civil courts and administrative tribunals and discusses alternatives to dispute resolution, with a focus on mediation and arbitration.

Resource Details
Region: Canada
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
02/15/2021
274 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding litigation and dispute resolution across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Denmark, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, United States, Zambia
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
04/08/2021
170 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding enforcement of foreign judgments across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Belarus, Bermuda, Brazil, China, Croatia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Global
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
04/20/2021
295 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding international arbitration across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Andorra, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
04/29/2021
170 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding drug and medical device litigation across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, China, Cyprus, United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Paul Starr, Partner and Practice Leader, and Gao Feng, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons 
Publication Date
09/15/2020
6 pages

This resource describes the release and impact of the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered interim Measures in aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland an of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region. The success of applications submitted under the terms and requirements of the Arrangement have made it a compelling reason for parties, irrespective of origin, to select Hong Long as the seat of arbitration if they are doing business with parties in China Mainland.

Resource Details
Region: Hong Kong, China
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Max Shapiro, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Toronto), Robin Linley, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Toronto), and Natasha Lombardi, Associate, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Toronto)
Publication Date
06/30/2021

Given the close relationship between the United States (US) and Canada, it is common for commercial disputes with US origins to migrate north and take on cross-border dimensions. There are certain key considerations for in-house counsel to keep in mind once a dispute reaches Canada. All Canadian provinces except for Quebec follow the common law system, to which this article is limited.

Resource Details
Region: Canada, United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
James Noble, Partner, Kate Lan, Senior Associate, and Yan Chng, Associate, Carey Olsen
Publication Date
10/20/2020
3 pages

This article examines the recent trends in cases which involve the extent of a Court’s jurisdiction to determine a “just and equitable winding up petition” when the two parties involved have a valid arbitration agreement between them.

Resource Details
Region: British Virgin Isles, Hong Kong
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
ONC Lawyers
Publication Date
02/01/2021
4 pages

New laws in the People’s Republic of China – which went into effect on 1 January 2021 – have completely revamped the rules pertaining to the succession of the deceased’s assets into a more organized system. The new policies, which have replaced laws in place since 1985, provide more guidelines and structure regarding appointing estate administrators and their scope of power.

Resource Details
Region: China
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
ONC Lawyers
Publication Date
02/01/2021
4 pages

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a boost in popularity in alternative dispute resolution processes, which obviously face some technical and logistical challenges, but have also shown to aid in facilitating dispute resolution in a flexible and cost-effective measure. The article also provides sample contract clauses for parties to consider including as part of their process so that all of the guidelines are explicitly laid out.

Resource Details
Region: Hong Kong, Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Martin L. Roth, Litigation Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Publication Date
11/09/2020
4 pages

This article provides an assessment of the benefits (and some potential challenges) with virtual litigation, which has become a necessity in the pandemic era. It also proposes additional tips for using these new platforms effectively when the pandemic ends.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Mark Beeley, Partner, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Oil & Gas, and Rebecca Dipple,
Professional Support Lawyer, Antitrust & Competition, International Trade & Compliance, Orrick
Publication Date
10/19/2020
3 pages

This article provides a brief summary into changes that the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) have each made to their existing rules. Specifically, both organizations have embraced technologies that were necessary to adapt to the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic (such as the use of electronic communications and remote hearings).

Resource Details
Region: United Kingdom
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Sar Katdare, Competition/Antitrust Partner, Johnson, Winter & Slattery, and Jaime Campbell
Publication Date
04/01/2021
3 pages

This article provides an overview of a new law issued by NSW Fair Trading (of New South Wales) requiring businesses to make disclosures regarding terms that substantially prejudice the interests of consumers. Because of its similarity to requirements in the Australian Consumer Law, the article explains how the two regimes interact and how they should be approached.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
08/24/2021
433 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding international arbitration across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Australia / Pacific, Asia, Australia, Brunei, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Europe, Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, South America, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Caribbean / Central America, Middle East, Africa, Kenya, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Zambia, Zimbabwe, North America, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
09/07/2021
274 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding litigation and dispute resolution across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, China, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
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