International News: Focus on International Dispute Resolution

Features

Overview of the Proposed Reforms of the EU Merger Control Regime


In October 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation to continue the process of identifying possible areas of the EU Merger Regulation suitable for refinement, improvement and simplification.


The US and EU Strengthen and Harmonise Protection of Trade Secrets


Laura Morelli

A knowledge-based economy depends on that knowledge being protected. Inadequate or inconsistent protection of competition-sensitive information threatens companies and industries whose greatest assets are their trade secrets, particularly in an increasingly international, digital business environment.


Opportunities for Investment in the Chinese Health Care Market


Dale C. Van Demark

The purchasing power of the Chinese middle class is reshaping the world’s market for luxury brands, tourism, real estate, and private investments. It has also created a strong demand for premium health care services and products.


Changes to Chile’s Competition Law


Chile has amended its Competition Law to “consolidate [its] leadership as a sophisticated agency in Latin America.”


Focus On

Statute of Limitations in Administrative Investigations by Chinese Government Agencies Following Foreign Investigations


In follow-on investigations, the Chinese Government often faces a statute of limitations hurdle that may enable a company to limit its liability under China administrative law.


Arbitration of Trust Disputes


Jacob Grierson | Nicholas Holland

Arbitral awards are typically easier than court judgements to enforce internationally. Trust arbitrations could be the “next big thing” in dispute resolution.


Foreign Discovery Under 28 US Code Section 1782 in French Proceedings


Aymeric Discours | Nisrin Abelin

The foreign discovery rules under 28 US Code Section 1782 provides countries where discovery is either forbidden or severely restricted, with a competitive advantage in international litigation.


The Eleventh Circuit Affirms Use of Section 1782 to Compel the Production of Documents Located in Foreign Countries


Lauren H. Evans

The Eleventh Circuit affirms that 28 US Code Section 1782 applies to documents located in foreign countries.