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Responsible Investment: Time for Lawyers to Engage?

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Doug Bryden and John Buttanshaw, Travers Smith LLP (UK) Responsible investment, under its various guises, is nothing new. Certain elements have been scrutinised by the investor community and its advisers for some time. However, over recent years, the range of issues within the scope of responsible investment has grown exponentially. In addition to environmental and climate change risks, concerns relating to social impact, human rights, gender inequality and financial crime are now commonly considered. It is fair to say that the legal profession has at times seemed unsure of how, and even whether, to properly engage with this expanding area (or simply remain “deep” specialists in given constituent parts).

Environment 2018: Discussion

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Who’s Who Legal brings together Magnus Fröberg at Fröberg & Lundholm and Michael Gerrard at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer  to discuss issues facing environment lawyers and their clients in the industry today.

Practical Aspects of Using Trade Defence Instruments in Ukraine

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Olena Omelchenko, Ilyashev & Partners Many countries are now widely using anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations and measures to defend their trade interests. Ukraine is no exception. Ten years of WTO membership have given Ukraine a valuable opportunity to sharpen its skills in practical application of the trade defence instruments, although transparency and simplification of investigation procedures remain an issue. 

Corporate Tax Review

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Igor Nascimento de Souza, Madrona Advogados

Brazil Patent Updates

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Ana Paula Jardim, Luiz Leonardos, and Gustavo Leonardos, Luiz Leonardos Intellectual Property This article highlights the recent efforts taken by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office to tackle the backlog of patent applications pending examination throughout the country.

Franchise 2018: Discussion

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Who’s Who Legal brings together Martine de Koning at Kennedy Van der Laan, Olivia Gast at Gast Avocats, Peter Snell at Gowling WLG, Jonathan Solish at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Chris Wormald at Chris Wormald Associates to discuss issues facing franchise lawyers and their clients in the industry today.

The Regulation of Franchising

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In this article, John Pratt and James Barrett of Hamilton Pratt discuss the approach to, and the importance of, franchise regulation around the world. 

Private Client 2018: Discussion

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WWL brings together Morven McMillan at Maples and Calder and Tahera Mandviwala at TDT Legal to discuss issues facing private client lawyers and their clients today, including recent regulatory changes, the increased use of family offices and privacy issues. 

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