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Counterfeits, Privilege, Registration Procedures, Tobacco and French Signs – The Impact of Changing Canadian Laws


By Cynthia Rowden, Bereskin & Parr Canada is in the midst of a whirlwind of legislative activity centred around trademark and brand protection. Brand owners should ensure that they are not only taking advantage of new options to protect their marks in Canada, but that they do not miss opportunities or requirements expected in the next couple of years.

Trademarks 2016: Roundtable

Who’s Who Legal has brought together John Hackett of AJ Park, Patricia McGovern of DFMG and Maximilian Kinkeldey of Grünecker to discuss key issues facing trademark lawyers and their clients today.

Corporate Counsel Q&A: Trademarks

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Holger Gensmantel, Carl Zeiss AG In an exclusive interview with Who’s Who Legal, Holger Gensmantel discusses his role at Carl Zeiss, the qualities that make a successful trademarks lawyer, the German legal marketplace and the challenges of fostering innovation while adhering to regulation. 

Energy 2016: Roundtable

Who’s Who Legal brings together Paulo Valois Pires of L O Baptista, Steven Otillar of Akin Gump and Brad Roach of Gibson Dunn to discuss issues facing energy lawyers and their clients in the industry today.

The Positive Outlook for Global Energy M&A


By Robert Merrick, Herbert Smith Freehills Last year presented a difficult and turbulent time in the energy sector with the dramatic slide of the price of oil. The oil price, which had previously skyrocketed to over US$100 per barrel in recent years amid an unprecedented growth in US oil production, continued its plunge to as low as US$27 per barrel.

An Increasing Focus on Financial Regulation of Energy Markets


By Alex McLean & Niall Esler, Arthur Cox  The liberalisation of energy markets has given rise to a raft of new regulatory challenges, with policymakers and regulators devising increasingly elaborate responses. Traditional measures of market power have been refined to recognise the power to set prices in time frames which may be only minutes in duration. Dominance is being addressed through measures including regulated contracts, virtual independent power auctions and regulated bidding. Third-party access rights are being structurally reinforced by network unbundling.

Labour Law Reform in Chile: A Major and Integral Change for Collective Labour Relations


By Enrique Munita L, Munita & Olavarría On 29 December 2014, the Chilean government presented a bill to Congress to reform major aspects of Chile’s industrial relations system, seeking important amendments to the current regulation related to collective bargaining procedure and unions. Due to the calibre of such amendments, this is the deepest reform in Chile in recent years.

Developments in the Labour Market in Spain


By Íñigo Sagardoy de Simón and Gisella Alvarado Caycho, Sagardoy Abogados To date, and having taken stock of what the 2012 Labour Reform has meant in practice, we can confirm that the data seems persuasive and hopeful. Indeed, the Spanish economy has passed the recession’s turning point, and has resumed growth in an environment of stable prices: key to strengthening competition further.

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