Aviation manufacturers considering targeting the US market have reason to structure their business with an eye on the US Supreme Court’s personal jurisdiction decisions, recent and upcomingMany courts in the United States have been a desirable venue for foreign and domestic claims and, until recently, it has been extraordinarily difficult for a defendant corporation to successfully challenge jurisdiction
Genentech v Hoechst/Sanofi: new insights regarding the control of conformity by French courts of international arbitral awards with “international public policy”For over ten years, since a 2004 Thales decision of the Paris Court of Appeal, followed in 2008 by an SNF decision of the Cour de cassation, the French highest court in civil and commercial matters, French courts have taken a restrictive position regarding the extent to which a court can review the...
The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and its Protocol on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment, each dated 16 November 2001 (together the Cape Town Convention), were intended to standardise aviation finance transactions. To achieve this objective,...
Emerging markets (EMs) and frontier markets (FMs) offer important opportunities to investors seeking growth around the world. Over the past two decades, EMs -- defined as the BRICs plus most other developing countries -- have grown twice as fast as advanced markets (AMs). The challenge we confront...
Rock n' Roll and Pop music as we know it is approximately 60 years old. Over this time, there have been many well-documented cases of recording artists 'borrowing' ideas from or being inspired by one another, yet the claim recently brought by the Estate of Marvin Gaye against Pharrell Williams and...
During the past year there has been a fervent activity in the media sector. We set out below a brief update on two of the most controversial topics: the regulations for logical channel numbering (LCN) for Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting and the copyright infringement regulations in online and...
From Rule Taker to Rule Maker
In 1995, when the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued the Transfer Pricing Guidelines, China was not at the table. At that time, China did not factor in the global calculus except as a cheap Asian export platform. Fast forward 18 years,...