Who’s Who Legal brings together Mark Engelmann of Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, Mark Feldman of DLA Piper and Cynthia Rowden of Bereskin & Parr to discuss the increasing significance of the Madrid Protocol, the influence of the internet and social media, the effects of client cost-consiousness and the impact of globalisation on this sector and its legal market.
John Hackett of AJ Park takes an in-depth look at the impact of three high-profile trademark-related cases which have recently been tried in New Zealand's High Court: "In the first case of its kind in the country, the High Court has found that using a competitor’s trademark as a Google AdWord is not trademark infringement."
Paul Murphy of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy in Washington, DC explores the considerations for lenders when financing nuclear power projects: "For the successful financing of an NPP, technological, political (both domestic and international), reputational and economic issues must be dealt with in a holistic manner, whereby the financing entities must be able to answer the question 'Is this a good project?'"
David Coull of Bell Gully takes an in-depth look at the impact of recent regulatory reforms in New Zealand's exploration and production industry: "Since 2009, the New Zealand government has actively focused on promoting and enabling the local oil and gas industry, undertaking a series of changes designed to help the industry grow, including by attracting new international investors into the sector."
Tina Reissmann of Plesner looks at the importance of remuneration when it comes to motivating and engaging employees. "A bonus scheme is one of several means to encourage cooperation in a team. This will be the case if the determination of the bonus criteria focuses on the team as a whole, instead of on the individual employee."
Who’s Who Legal brings together Cynthia Chung of Deacons, Arnold Perl of Glankler Brown, Francisco Salas Chaves of BDS Asesores and Rafael Giménez-Arnau of Garrigues to discuss levels and types of activity, the increasingly international nature of their work, regulatory developments, and changes to clients' needs and the legal market in their jurisdiction.
Fraser Younson of Squire Patton Boggs explores recent amendments to the UK's Public Interest Disclosure Act and anticipates future developments: "Whistleblowing reached the top of the UK political agenda last summer when the cover-up of medical malpractice, gagging clauses in severance agreements and the victimisation of whistleblowers came to light in the UK’s health service."
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