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    • AUSTRALIA Major Changes on the Way for Banking and Financial Services Sector in the Federal Budget CLAYTON UTZ
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    • BRAZIL New Law Modifying Rules of Outsourcing and Temporary Work TOZZINIFREIRE
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    • CANADA Ontario Court of Appeal Permits Union Certification Application in Face of Insolvency Stay of Proceedings BENNETT JONES
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    • CHILE Manufacturing Incentives Announced to Promote Development of Lithium Products CAREY
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    • CHINA Released of Draft Measures for Transfer of Data Overseas GIDE
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    • EL SALVADOR Metal Mining Prohibition Act in Effect ARIAS
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    • EU Bill 7128 Implementing The Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive NAUTADUTILH
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    • INDONESIA Supreme Court Guidance on Handling of Corporate Crime ABNR
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    • NEW ZEALAND Commerce Commission Puts Retailers On Notice Over Misleading Pricing SIMPSON GRIERSON
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    • PHILIPPINES New Issuances of the Competition Commission SyCip Law
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    • TAIWAN Summary of Draft Amendments to the Enforcement Rules of Labor Standards Act LEE & LI
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    • UNITED STATES Federal Circuit Holds that “Secret Sales” and Offers for Sale May Constitute Prior Art Under Post –AIA Section 102 BAKER BOTTS
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    • UNITED STATES Draft “Internet Freedom NPRM” Released by FCC - More Net Neutrality Madness to Follow DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
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    • UNITED STATES Health Care Reform Bill Clears the House, but Could Hit a Wall in the Senate HOGAN LOVELLS
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May 2017 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • ARIAS Adds Key Guatemala Partner
  • BAKER BOTTS Strengthens West Coast Corporate Practice
  • CLAYTON UTZ Market Leaders Join Insolvency and Forensic Practices
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Adds Complex Litigation Partner
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Bolsters Life Sciences Bench with Prominent U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Attorney
  • ROUSAUD COSTAS DURAN Welcomes New Partners
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Adds Senior Public Law Specialist
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS Assists in Unicomer US$350 million bond offer
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Sunnova Energy Corporation in Solar Asset-Backed Notes and Warehouse Credit Facilities
  • BENNETT JONES Acts for Cenovus Energy in Acquisition 50% Stake in FCCL Partnership
  • BRIGARD URRUTIA Acts for Buyer in Acquisition of Local Airport Operators
  • CAREY Acts for Incofin USD$40 million Bond Issuance
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advises MMG Limited on US $210 million sale of Golden Grove mine to EMR Capital
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Leads $83 Million CMBS Refinancing for the Westin Palo Alto Hotel
  • GIDE Counsel to CNP Assurances on Reorganising Sanef’s capital
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises In the first sukuk to be listed on ISE's Global Exchange Market
  • MUNIZ Assists Campas Group SAFI in US$47 million Property Sale in Lima
  • NAUTADUTILH Acts in Geneba Properties sale agreement to Frasers Property
  • SANTAMARINA Y STETA Assists Kruger Brown in Plastic Acquisition
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Assists Kirin US$704 Million Sale of its Brazilian beverage assets to Heineken
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA Major Changes on the Way for Banking and Financial Services Sector in the Federal Budget CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL New Law Modifying Rules of Outsourcing and Temporary Work TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA Ontario Court of Appeal Permits Union Certification Application in Face of Insolvency Stay of Proceedings BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE Manufacturing Incentives Announced to Promote Development of Lithium Products CAREY
  • CHINA Released of Draft Measures for Transfer of Data Overseas GIDE
  • EL SALVADOR Metal Mining Prohibition Act in Effect ARIAS
  • EU Bill 7128 Implementing The Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive NAUTADUTILH
  • INDONESIA Supreme Court Guidance on Handling of Corporate Crime ABNR
  • NEW ZEALAND Commerce Commission Puts Retailers On Notice Over Misleading Pricing SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • PHILIPPINES New Issuances of the Competition Commission SyCip Law
  • TAIWAN Summary of Draft Amendments to the Enforcement Rules of Labor Standards Act LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES Federal Circuit Holds that “Secret Sales” and Offers for Sale May Constitute Prior Art Under Post –AIA Section 102 BAKER BOTTS
  • UNITED STATES Draft “Internet Freedom NPRM” Released by FCC - More Net Neutrality Madness to Follow DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • UNITED STATES Health Care Reform Bill Clears the House, but Could Hit a Wall in the Senate HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • October 21 - 24, 2017 - PRAC 62nd International PRAC Conference - Sao Paulo - TozziniFreire

  • April 21 - 24, 2018 - PRAC 63rd International PRAC Conference - Honolulu - Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP
March 2017 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • ALLENDE BREA Adds Special Counsel to Energy & Natural Resources Group
  • BAKER BOTTS Expansion includes 11 Partners Across Practices Areas and Offices
  • CLAYTON UTZ Launches Forensic & Technology Services Practice With New Partner Appointment
  • GOODSIL Adds Corporate Partner and Litigation Associate
  • GIDE Promotes 10 to Partnership
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Expands Private Equity Funds Practice
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Announcements
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS Advises AerCap Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance
  • BAKER BOTTS Unanimously Wins Statutory Construction Appeal in Texas Supreme Court
  • BENNETT JONES Gibson Energy Sale of Propane Operations to Superior Plus
  • CAREY Acts for Amsted in take over of railway Joint Venture
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advises MMG Limited on US $210 million sale of Golden Grove mine to EMR Capital
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Leads $83 Million CMBS Refinancing for the Westin Palo Alto Hotel
  • GIDE Advises DTZ Investors France on the setting-up of a French AIFM
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises ISA in Investment of up to US$80 Million in Andean Tower Partners
  • MUNIZ Assists Campas Group SAFI in US$47 million Property Sale in Lima
  • NAUTADUTILH Assists PSA Group with Acquisition of 0pel/Vauxhall Operations and GM Financial’s European Operations from General Motors Co
  • RCD Advises Siroco Capital on €2.7 million Acquisition of El Conjuro Wind Farm (Granada)
  • SANTAMARINA Y STETA Assists Kruger Brown in Plastic Acquisition
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Assists Kirin US$704 Million Sale of its Brazilian beverage assets to Heineken
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA Clipsal Turns Off Lights for Clipso in Trade Mark Dispute CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL Federal Government Mines & Energy Seeks to Reduce by 50% the Minimum Percentages of Local Content TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA Federal Court Cracks Down on Intentional Infringement with $1Million Punitive Damages Awards BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE Establishment of National Financial Market Commission CAREY
  • CHINA How to Protect Your On-Line Games in China DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • COLOMBIA New Anti-Bribery Standards BRIGARD URRUTIA
  • COSTA RICA Changing Regulations to be Considered in Human Resources Policies ARIAS
  • INDONESIA Draft Law on Drug and Food Supervision ABNR
  • LUXEMBOURG Modernisation of Company Law NAUTA DUTILH
  • NEW ZEALAND Select Committee reports back on Resource Legislation Amendment Bill SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • SINGAPORE Avoiding the Perils of Joint Investments In Real Property DENTONS RODYK
  • TAIWAN Proposal to Relax Threshold for Commercial Banks to Invest In Non-Self-Use Real Estate LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES Federal Circuit Applies Akamai v. Limelight to Divided Infringement in Healthcare BAKER BOTTS
  • UNITED STATES BAP Holds Rejection of a Trademark License Does Not Automatically Terminate Licensee's Rights GOODSILL ANDERSON QUINN & STIFEL
  • UNITED STATES Yahoo Incident Reinforces Vital Role of Counsel in Cybersecurity HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • April 22 - 25, 2017 - PRAC 61st International PRAC Conference - Hong Kong - Hogan Lovells
  • October 21 - 24, 2017 - PRAC 62nd International PRAC Conference - Sao Paulo - TozziniFreire
February 2017 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • BAKER BOTTS Welcomes Highly Regarded IP Litigator
  • CLAYTON UTZ Announces New Board Appointments
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Continues Antitrust Practice Expansion
  • ROUSAUD COSTAS DURAN Strengthens Regulated Markets Practice
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Appoints Three New Partners
  • SKRINE Appoints Four Partners
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS Acts for International Finance Corporation in USD$45M Commercial Real Estate Loan
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP in First MLP Initial Public Offering of 2017
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advises MMG Limited on US $210 million sale of Golden Grove mine to EMR Capital
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Leads $83 Million CMBS Refinancing for the Westin Palo Alto Hotel
  • GIDE Advises Joint Lead Managers on €500 million note issue by Bolloré
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises Allianz Global Investors on €450 billion AUM Global Outsourcing
  • MUNIZ Acts for Coca-Cola Bottler Corporation Lindley's in USD$42 million Bond Offering
  • NAUTADUTILH Assists Delta with Sale of Delta Retail to EQT
  • RCD Advises Siroco Capital on €2.7 million Acquisition of El Conjuro Wind Farm (Granada)
  • SANTAMARINA Y STETA Assists Kruger Brown in Plastic Acquisition
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON advises Daiwa Living Management on significant transaction
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Assists Brazilian subsidiary of French Company Elis in USD$403 million acquisition of Lavebras
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • ALGERIA 2017 Investment Related Measures GIDE
  • ARGENTINA New Data Protection Bill ALLENDE BREA
  • AUSTRALIA Native Title Agreement-Making Turned on its Head CLAYTON UTZ
  • BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG, NETHERLANDS Court of Justice of European Union Imposes Strict Conditions for Payment Service Providers NAUTADUTILH
  • BRAZIL Cannabidiol and Tetrahyydrocannabinol Authorised for Medical Use TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA New Coordinated Rules Relating to the Clearing of Over the Counter Derivatives BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE Public Power Tender Process to Supply Distribution Companies CAREY
  • CHINA Regulation on Internet-Based Live Broadcasting Business DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • COSTA RICA Corporate Tax Approval ARIAS
  • HONG KONG RegTech - The State of Play HOGAN LOVELLS
  • INDONESIA Draft Law on Drug and Food Supervision ABNR
  • MALAYSIA Bankruptcy Act Amendment Bill SKRINE
  • NEW ZEALAND The Flouride Bill Is Here SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • SINGAPORE Enforcement of Judgement Debt - Joint Accounts - The New Shield? DENTONS RODYK
  • TAIWAN Promulgation of Taxpayer Protection Act to Safeguard Taxpayer Rights LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES DMCA Safe Harbor Protection - All Online Service Providers Must Re-Register Agents BAKER BOTTS
  • UNITED STATES FCC Eliminates Two Public File Requirements DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • UNITED STATES Travel Ban Update: Appeals Court Upholds Temporary Halt on Enforcement HOGAN LOVELLS
  • VENEZUELA Approval of Multilateral Instrument for Modification of Over Two Thousand Bilateral Tax Treaties HOET PELAEZ CASTILLO & DUQUE
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • April 22 - 25, 2017 - PRAC 61st International PRAC Conference - Hong Kong - Hogan Lovells
  • October 21 - 24, 2017 - PRAC 62nd International PRAC Conference - Sao Paulo - TozziniFreire
January 2017 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • ARIFA Announces 5 Partnership Appointments
  • BAKER BOTTS Welcomes International Infrastructure and Energy Partner
  • DAVIS WRIGHT Promotes 11 to Partner
  • DENTONS RODYK Welcomes Former Judicial Commissioner
  • GIDE Appoints 6 to Partner
  • GOODSILL Announces Partner Appointment; Welcomes New Associate
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Announces 29 Partner Appointments; 37 Promoted to Counsel
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ALLENDE & BREA and HOGAN LOVELLS lead Wyndham Hotel Group's acquisition of Argentine hotel chain
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Venado Oil & Gas in the $800 million Acquisition of Eagle Ford Assets from SM Energy
  • BENNETT JONES Assists Total Energy Services Commence an Offer to Purchase Savanna Energy Services Corp
  • BRIGARD URRUTIA Assists in Sale of 50% Stake in 4g Highway Project
  • CAREY Assists Codelco With Credit Line Refinancing
  • CLAYTON UTZ Acts for Financiers to Consortium on the Successful Completion of $16.189 billion Ausgrid lease deal
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Assists Family Business With Major Land Conservation Deal
  • GIDE Counsel to DCNS on setting up DCNS Energies
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Represents Playa Hotels & Resorts US$1.75 Billion Business Combination
  • MUNIZ Assists Private Equity Fund Nexus Group with Majority Stake Acquisition of Gaming Company
  • NAUTADUTILH Assisted Lonza Group AG with its acquisition of Capsugel SA
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON advises Shanghai Maling on purchase of a 50% interest in Silver Fern Farms
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Advises Kirin in sale of Rio bottling plant to Ambev
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA The Cost of Dealing with Employee Information Theft CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL Implementation of Online Proceedings for Software Registration Sent to Public Consultation TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA Cybersecurity: United States Federal Trade Commission Strikes Again; Foreshadowing of Things to Come? BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE New Law Authorizes Issuance and Operation of Prefunded Payment Methods by Non-Banking Entities CAREY
  • CHINA Passes Controversial Cyber Security Bill HOGAN LOVELLS
  • COLOMBIA Central Bank Issues Opinion on Close Out Netting Registration BRIGARD URRUTIA
  • FRANCE SAPIN II Act’s Impact on Commercial Relationships GIDE
  • GUATEMALA Competition Regulations Announced ARIAS
  • INDONESIA Draft Law on Drug and Food Supervision ABNR
  • MALAYSIA Review of Aviation Consumer Protection Code SKRINE
  • MEXICO Minimum Wage Increased SANTAMARINA y STETA
  • NEW ZEALAND Takeovers Panel Expands Exemption for Small Code Companies SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • NETHERLANDS EJC Ruling on Requirement of Control for Financial Collateral Agreements NAUTADUTILH
  • TAIWAN Foreign E-Commerce Operators to File Tax Registration and Pay VAT in Taiwan Soon LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES IRS Clarifies Earlier Guidance on Production Tax Credit Safe Harbors BAKER BOTTS
  • UNITED STATES California Employment Law Update 2017 DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • UNITED STATES FDA Finalizes Medical Device Accessories Guidance HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • April 22 - 25, 2017 - PRAC 61st International PRAC Conference - Hong Kong - Hogan Lovells
  • October 21 - 24, 2017 - PRAC 62nd International PRAC Conference - Sao Paulo - TozziniFreire
December 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • ARIAS Announces Branding Changes, Reinforces Strategy and Commitment to Central American Region
  • DAVIS WRIGHT Launches Blockchain and Distributed Technologies Initiative
  • GIDE Warsaw Strengthens Labor, Banking & Finance and Energy Infrastructure Teams
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Expands Antitrust Practice With Senior DOJ Official
  • SyCipLaw Announces New Managing Partner
  • TozziniFreire Expands White-collar Crime Practice
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS assists in financing of bank acquisition in Guatemala
  • BAKER BOTTS represents MedcoEnergi in ConocoPhillips acquisition
  • BENNETT JONES assists independent members of the Board of Directors of Performance Sports Group Ltd
  • BRIGARD URRUTIA assists Copec with US$747 million deal with ExxonMobil
  • CAREY assists Chilean biotechnology company Phage Technologies achieve major distribution agreement with Bayer
  • CLAYTON UTZ advises Tox Free Solutions on successful completion of $186m strategic acquisition and $85m entitlement offer
  • GIDE advises China's Bank of Communications on establishment of its Paris branch
  • HOGAN LOVELLS advises Stellwagen on sale to Acasta
  • MUNIZ advises private equity fund Nexus Group with majority stake acquisition of gaming company
  • NAUTADUTILH assists BNG in the issuance of its first USD sustainability Bond
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON advises Shanghai Maling on purchase of a 50% interest in Silver Fern Farms
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Advises Kirin in sale of Rio bottling plant to Ambev
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA and United States Diverge on Road to Legal Liability for Automated Vehicles CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL Infrastructure Opportunities in Provisional Measure 752 TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA 2017 ISS and Glass Lewis Updates to Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE New Law to Boost Productivity CAREY
  • CHINA Passes Controversial Cyber Security Bill HOGAN LOVELLS
  • EL SALVADOR New Requirements Related to Money Transfer Services ARIAS
  • FRANCE Default Interest Under ISDA and French Master Agreements - Lessons from Lehman Waterfall II GIDE
  • INDONESIA Draft Law on Drug and Food Supervision ABNR
  • MALAYSIA Review of Aviation Consumer Protection Code SKRINE
  • NEW ZEALAND Director Residency Requirement Under the Companies Act SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • NETHERLANDS Supreme Court Narrows VAT Exemption for Management of Real Estate Investment Funds NAUTADUTILH
  • PANAMA Legislation Establishes Documentation Requirements for Offshore Entities ARIFA
  • TAIWAN Amendment to Regulations Governing Tender Offers LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Continued Misappropriation After May 2016 Allows Cause of Action under Defend Trade Secrets Act BAKER BOTTS
  • Quarterly Securities Enforcement Briefing DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • U.S. House of Representatives Passes 21st Century Cures Act, Including Numerous Device Related Provisions HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • April 22 - 25, 2017 - PRAC 61st International PRAC Conference - Hong Kong - Hogan Lovells
  • October 21 - 24, 2017 - PRAC 62nd International PRAC Conference - Sao Paulo - TozziniFreire
November 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • ARIAS & MUNOZ Strengthens Labor Practice Group
  • BAKER BOTTS Announces 8 Partner Appointments
  • CLAYTON UTZ Announces 2017 New Partner Appointments
  • DAVIS WRIGHT Two Experienced Counsel Join the Technology Transactions Team
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS & MUNOZ helps in Financing of Bank Acquisition in Guatemala
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Hines Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. in Sale of $1.16 Billion Office Portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII
  • BENNETT JONES Acting for DirectCash Payments Inc. in US$460 million Acquisition by Cardtronics plc
  • CAREY Assists Chilean Power Company Enersis issue USD600 million bond
  • CLAYTON UTZ Acts for Financiers to Successful Consortium on Landmark $16.189 Billion Ausgrid Lease Deal
  • GIDE Acts for Mongolia Furui Medical Science Co., Ltd. (FURUI) on its investment in MEDIAN Technologies
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises on a Trio of Sovereign Sukuk in West Africa
  • NAUTADUTILH Assists DELTA Energy B.V. with the sale of its wind and solar activities to Eneco Wind
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Advises State Owned Enterprise Solid Energy New Zealand Limited (Solid Energy) on Sale of its Mines to Three Parties
  • SyCipLaw Advises Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation and Manila North Tollways Corporation in unsolicited proposal for the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Advises Canada's Brookfield Asset Management with its latest commitment to Latin America, with Purchase of 70% stake in Brazilian water and sewage company Odebrecht Ambiental
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA Clearing the Air – New South Wales Clean Air Paper Proposes Widespread Regulatory Reforms CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL Government Announces Investment Partnership Program TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA The Lease of Your Worries: Preserving the Priority of a Lessor’s Interest in an Asset BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE New Law Authorizes Issuance and Operation of Pre-funded Payment Methods by Non-Banking Entities CAREY
  • FRANCE BREXIT: Government Called to Order by the Court GIDE
  • HONG KONG Monetary Authority grants first round of Stored Value Facilities Licenses HOGAN LOVELLS
  • INDONESIA New Patent Law in Effect ABNR
  • MALAYSIA Corporate Insolvency, Corporate Rehabilitation and Receivership in Malaysia SKRINE
  • NEW ZEALAND Important Court of Appeal decision released on employer investigations SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • NETHERLANDS Legal Obstacles Hamper Dutch Energy Storage Opportunities NAUTADUTILH
  • NICARAGUA New Law Enacted for Secured Transactions ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • TAIWAN The New Principle for the Investigation of Retroactive Levy of Anti-Dumping Duties LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Department of Transportations Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Releases Civil Penalty Framework BAKER BOTTS
  • Federal Antitrust Enforcers Announce Intent to Crack Down on HR Practices That Can Be Illegal DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • U.S. Election Outcomes –Quick Review and New Political Landscape and What’s Expected for remainder 2016 and Year Ahead HOGAN LOVELLS
  • VENEZUELA Judicial Solution for an Industrial Property Problem HOET PELAEZ CASTILLO & DUQUEAUSTRALIA
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • April 22 - 25, 2017 - PRAC 61st International PRAC Conference - Hong Kong - Hogan Lovells
  • October 21 - 24, 2017 - PRAC 62nd International PRAC Conference - Sao Paulo - TozziniFreire
October 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • BAKER BOTTS Top Ranked Russian Litigators Join Firm
  • CAREY Names Five New Counsels
  • DAVIS WRIGHT Adds Leading Food & Beverage Counsel
  • GIDE Strengthens Environmental Practice
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Grows Global Legal Project Management Team
  • ROUSAUD Adds to Data Protection and Family Law Teams
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • BAKER BOTTS Energy Litigation Lawyers Secure Complete Win for Courson in Oil, Gas Lease Interpretation Case
  • BENNETT JONES Advising Canso Investment Counsel Ltd. Proposed $600M Recapitalization of Postmedia Network Inc.
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advising on sale of Politix
  • GIDE Advises Korelya Capital on structuring its first investment fund
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises Shaftesbury on its £285m Bond Issue
  • NAUTADUTILH Assists EPCO SA auction sale of Stake
  • ROUSAUD Advises Hawkers on the closing of its financing round
  • SANTAMARINA Advises Consortium of Mexican subsidiary Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. In PPP project of largest water desalination plant in the Americas
  • SyCipLaw Advises Borrowers in Tiwi-MakBan Geothermal Plants Project
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Advises Vonpar in in sale to Coca-Cola
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA Changes to SEC Financial Reporting Relief for Wholly-Owned Companies CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL Government Announces Investment Partnership Program TOZZINIFREIRE
  • BVI Extension Free Filing Period to 31 December for Private Registers of Directors ARIFA
  • CANADA New Capital Raising Initiatives for Alberta Start-Up Businesses BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE Amendments to Decree with Force of Law No. 211 CAREY
  • CHINA Guangdong Higher People’s Court Reduces Record Trademark Damages in its New Balance Appeal Judgment HOGAN LOVELLS
  • COLOMBIA New Draft for Regulation for the Allocation of Areas BRIGARD URRUTIA
  • COSTA RICA Compliance - A Market Differentiator ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • FRANCE Summary of EU Commission’s Preliminary Report on E-Commerce Sector Inquiry GIDE
  • INDONESIA Registration Procedure of IP Licensing Agreement ABNR
  • LUXEMBOURG Modernisation of Company Law - Minority Shareholder Rights NAUTADUTILH
  • MALAYSIA Review of 2016 Companies Act - Part 2 SKRINE
  • MEXICO Special Economic Zones Decree SANTAMARINA
  • NEW ZEALAND Statutory Framework Local Gov’t Sector - Is Key Legislation Working Properly? SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • TAIWAN Draft Amendments to Regulations Governing Tender Offers LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Continued Fraud in the Renewable Fuel Credit Market BAKER BOTTS
  • Second Circuit Denies Sec 230 Immunity for Acts of Affiliate Marketers DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • VENEZUELA Deductibility of Tax on Significant Financial Transactions HOET PELAEZ CASTILLO & DUQUE
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • April 22 - 25, 2017 - PRAC 61st International PRAC Conference - Hong Kong - Hogan Lovells
  • October 21 - 24, 2017 - PRAC 62nd International PRAC Conference - Sao Paulo - TozziniFreire
September 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • BAKER BOTTS Noted IP Litigators Join Firm
  • DAVIS WRIGHT Welcomes Highly Experienced Employment Lawyer
  • GOODSILL Adds New Litigation Associate
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Adds Leading London FINTECH Partner
  • SyCipLaw Set to Host PRAC 60th International Conference
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIFA Assists Banco General In Issuance DPR-backed Securities
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents U.S. Department of Transportation in $2.45 Billion RRIF Financing For New Amtrak High-Speed Tains
  • BENNETT JONES Advising Devon Energy Corp Agreement to Sell Access Pipeline Interest
  • CAREY Advises Rabobank Chile, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Banco de Crédito del Perú and Export Development Canada in USD100 million Cross Border Credit Agreement
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advising on scheme of arrangement with Simonds Group
  • GIDE Acts in Opening of Chinese Domestic Bond Market to French issuers
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Assists CNN to Become First US company Granted Right to Fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems ‘over people'
  • NAUTADUTILH Assists Charlesbank Capital in Acquisition of Polyconcept
  • SANTAMARINA y STETA Advises OCC Mundial in the acquisition of Empleolisto
  • ROUSAUD advises CornerJob on a EUR 23M raising
  • SyCipLaw Advises Borrower Energy World Corporation in P6.75 Billion Financing of Pagbilao LNG Power Plant and LNG Hub Terminal
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Advises Joint Venture Corn Ethanol Plant Funding
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • ALGERIA New Investment Code GIDE
  • AUSTRALIA Opening up Western Australia Residential and Small Business Electricity Market to Competition CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL ANVISA Publishes New Rules on Transfer of Marketing Authorizations TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA Alberta Judge Upholds No-Fault Provisions of CAODOC Master Daywork Contract BENNETT JONES
  • CHINA Second Draft of Cyber Security Law Continues to Propose More Stringent Regulation of Cyberspace, Further Escalating Concerns HOGAN LOVELLS
  • COLOMBIA Self Control and Risk Management Systems Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing BRIGARD URRUTIA
  • COSTA RICA Constitutional Chamber Declares Article 144 Unconstitutional ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • INDONESIA Registration Procedure of IP Licensing Agreement ABNR
  • MEXICO Special Economic Zones Decree SANTAMARINA
  • NETHERLANDS Consultation of Renewable Fuels Legislation NAUTADUTILH
  • NEW ZEALAND Statutory Framework Local Govt Sector - Is Key Legislation Working Properly? SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • PANAMA New Requirements for Initial Temporary Residence Permit for Executives Whose Duties Have Effect Abroad ARIFA
  • SINGAPORE Personal Data Commission Publishes Nine Decision on Data Protection Enforcement DENTONS RODYK
  • TAIWAN Amendments to TFTC's Guidelines on Handling Cases Involving Trade and Other Organizations LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Can Claim Construction Arguments Impact Later Proceedings Due to Issue Preclusion or Judicial Estoppel? BAKER BOTTS
  • Ninth Circuit Rules All Common Carriers Beyond Reach of FTC’s Consumer Protection Authority DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • September 19, 2016 - Member Reception @ IBA Washington, D.C. hosted by Bennett Jones
  • September 20, 2016 - Member Reception @ IBA Washington, D.C. hosted by Hogan Lovells
  • September 24 - 27, 2016 - PRAC 60th International PRAC Conference - Manila - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
  • April 22 - 25, 2017 - PRAC 61st International PRAC Conference - Hong Kong - Hogan Lovells
August 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • BAKER BOTTS Noted IP Litigators Join Firm
  • CLAYTON UTZ Adds Tax Specialist
  • DAVIS WRIGHT Welcomes Veteran Energy Industry Leader
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Accelerates Regulatory Journey With new Tool for FinTechs
  • SyCip Announces New Partners
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Boosts Labor Team
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ALLENDE & BREA Assists PI Ruta 6 with off-plan industrial park sale
  • ARIFA Assists Banco General issues DPR-backed securities
  • ARIAS & MUNOZ Advises in USD$125 million Credit Line
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Transocean Ltd. in Acquisition of Transocean Partners LLC
  • BENNETT JONES Advising Devon Energy Corp Agreement to Sell Access Pipeline Interest
  • BRIGARD & URRUTIA Assists Lenders Group in USD144 Million Airport Financing
  • CAREY Advises El Puerto de Liverpool with Association Agreement
  • CLAYTON UTZ Marks major milestone with Endeavour Mining on US$328m Houndé Gold Project
  • GIDE Advises On Privatisation of Nice and Lyon Airports
  • HOGAN LOVELLS DOJ Grants Antitrust Approval for SABMiller PLC in its Acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • NAUTADUTILH Assists OOS International with respect to construction of semi-submersible crane vessels
  • ROUSAUD advises CornerJob on a EUR 23M raising
  • SyCipLaw advises lenders in Limay, Bataan power project
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Advises Octante Securitzador and Banco Santander Complete CRA Offering
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • ARGENTINA First Renewable Energy Public Bidding Process ALLENDE & BREA
  • AUSTRALIA Court Dismisses Challenge to New South Wales Government’s Forced Council Amalgamations CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL Brexit - Overview Possible Implications to Brazil TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA Ontario Takes Action on Pension Funding Reform BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE Law Establishes New Power Transmission System and Creates Independent Coordinating Body CAREY
  • FRANCE AMF Softens Position on Definition of Marketing of UCITs and AIFs in France GIDE
  • GUATEMALA Economic and Foreign Trade Commission Rules in Favor of Financial Leasing Law ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • HONG KONG Are Mobile Chat Messages Caught by Hong Kong’s Anti-Spam Law? HOGAN LOVELLS
  • INDONESIA Regulation to Accelerate Electricity Infrastructure Project ABNR
  • LUXEMBOURG EU Market Abuse Regulation Shakes Up Local Legal Framework NAUTADUTILH
  • NEW ZEALAND Overseas Investment - A Busy Year To Date SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • NICARAGUA Inter-American Development Bank Plans to Invest in Geothermal Energy Exploration ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • SINGAPORE Secondary Listings on the SGX - Key Requirements and Considerations DENTONS RODYK
  • TAIWAN Reverse Doctrine of Equivalents Removed from Patent Infringement Assessment Guidelines LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Public Utility Commission of Texas Studies Alternative Electricity Ratemaking Mechanisms BAKER BOTTS
  • Insurers Beware - The Risks of Failing to Comply With OFAC and SDN Screening Requirements DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • FDA Issues Final General Wellness Product Guidance HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • September 19, 2016 - Member Reception @ IBA Washington, D.C. hosted by Bennett Jones
  • September 20, 2016 - Member Reception @ IBA Washington, D.C. hosted by Hogan Lovells
  • September 24 - 27, 2016 - PRAC 60th International PRAC Conference - Manila - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
  • April 22 - 25, 2017 - PRAC 61st International PRAC Conference - Hong Kong - Hogan Lovells
July 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • GIDE Former Deputy General Manager Finance for HSBC Group Joins Firm as Senior Advisor
  • GOODSILL Welcomes New Partner
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Adds Lateral Partner in Los Angeles
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ALLENDE & BREA Advises Bodegas y Vinedos Huarpe wine merger
  • ARIAS & MUNOZ Advises Optima on Financial Services Expansion for SMEs
  • BAKER BOTTS Advises Starz on its Acquisition by Lionsgate for $4.4 billion
  • BENNETT JONES Advises Stantec Inc. with Acquisition of MWH Global, Inc.
  • CAREY Advises Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (Endesa Chile) in Share Purchase Agreement with Enagás Chile
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advises Spookfish Ltd on license, royalty and equity investment by Vista Equity via EagleView Technologies
  • GIDE Advises Enablon Shareholders on Sale to Wolters Kluwer
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises on Brown-Forman’s €300 Million and £300 Million Notes Offerings
  • NAUTADUTILH Core Laboratories completes fast-track USD 197,8 million equity offering
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • ARGENTINA First Renewable Energy Public Bidding Process ALLENDE & BREA
  • AUSTRALIA New Duty and Land Tax Surcharges for Foreign Buyers of Land in Australia CLAYTON UTZ
  • CANADA Ontario Encourages Gender Diversity Targets for Boards BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE New Guideline for Supervision and Regulation of Nutritional Composition & Advertisement of Foodstuff CAREY
  • COLOMBIA New FTA’S With Korea and with Costa Rica to Come Into Force BRIGARD URRUTIA
  • COSTA RICA Moves Forward To Become Part of OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • EL SALVADOR Guarantees Provided by Stability for Investment Law ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • INDONESIA Regulation to Accelerate Electricity Infrastructure Project ABNR
  • MALAYSIA Turning the Tables on Perpetrators of Sexual Harassment SKRINE
  • NETHERLANDS Four Important New Laws For Businesses and Directors Effective July 1 NAUTADUTILH
  • NEW ZEALAND Recent Developments for Direct Selling Clients SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • PHILIPPINES New Rules and Regulations to Competition Act Merger Notification Forms SyCIP
  • SINGAPORE Application for Leave to Continue Action Against Insolvent Defendant: A Balancing Act DENTONS RODYK
  • TAIWAN Amendments to Regulations Governing Security Measures of Personal Information File for Non-government Agencies LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community: Supreme Court Limits RICO’s Extraterritorial BAKER BOTTS
  • Business Associates Beware: First HIPAA Settlement with Business Associate DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • False Claims Act Penalties Double, Increasing Financial Exposure HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • September 20, 2016 - Member Reception @ IBA Washington, D.C. hosted by Hogan Lovells

  • September 24 - 27, 2016 - PRAC 60th International PRAC Conference - Manila - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

  • April 22 - 25, 2017 - PRAC 61st International PRAC Conference - Hong Kong - Hogan Lovells
June 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • BAKER BOTTS Adds Two New Partners to San Francisco
  • CAREY Appoints Three New Partners
  • GOODSILL Adds New Associate to Corporate and Securities
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Senior FDA Official Joins Firm
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS FABREGA & FABREGA Advises Citigroup Global Markets in USD$575 Million International Secured Bond Offering by Tocumen International Airport
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Barclays as Financial Advisor to Memorial Resource Development Corp. in $4.4 Billion Merger with Range Resources Corporation
  • BENNETT JONES Assists Paramount Resources Ltd. and Pembina Gas Services Limited Partnership Complete Sale of Musreau Facility and Closed Midstream Deal
  • CAREY Advises Acciona Energia Structure Wind Farm Sale
  • CLAYTON UTZ Marks First Milestone in Western Australia’s 75.4 Million Scarborough Beach Foreshore Revitalization
  • GIDE Advises Bank Syndicate On Issuance of EUR 1.5 billion Notes By VIvendi
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Appellate Team Earns Supreme Court Victory in Jury Recall Ruling
  • MUNIZ Helps Launch Lindley Tender offer
  • NAUTADUTILH Assisted ASR Nederland N.V. ("ASR") with Admission to Listing and Trading on Euronext Amsterdam
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • ARGENTINA Portfolio Investments By Non-Residents in Argentina ALLENDE & BREA
  • AUSTRALIA Fintech Regulatory Sandbox One Step Closer With Release of Consultation Paper CLAYTON UTZ
  • BELGIUM Private Equity Barometer NAUTADUTILH
  • CANADA TSX Proposed Mandated Website and Updated Equity Compensation Plan Disclosure Requirements BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE New Law On Waste Management Extended Liability of the Producer and Recycling CAREY
  • CHINA New Law On Foreign NGOs - Does it Apply to You? HOGAN LOVELLS
  • HONDURAS Integration Between Honduras and Guatemala Protocol in Force ARIAS MUNOZ
  • INDONESIA New Registration Procedure of IP Licensing Agreement ABNR
  • MALAYSIA Out With the Old, In With the New - Constitution and No-Par Value Regime Under the Companies Bill 2015 SKRINE
  • NEW ZEALAND Changes to the Overseas Investment Office’s Good Character Assessment Processing SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • PANAMA Modern Bankruptcy Law Enacted ARIFA
  • SINGAPORE Competition Law Rights of Private Action DENTONS RODYK
  • TAIWAN Introduction to Draft Amendments of Trademark Act and Copyright Act in Adaption to the TPP LEE & LI
  • TURKEY New Law on Mobbing and Discrimination at Workplace GIDE
  • UNITED KINGDOM BREXIT First Aid for Pharma HOGAN LOVELLS
  • UNITED STATES
  • Court Finds Market Price Not Sufficient, Awards Premium in Appraisal Proceeding BAKER BOTTS
  • Final EEOC Wellness Plan Rules – The Headache Continues DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • September 24 - 27, 2016 - 60th International PRAC Conference Manila - Hosted by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

  • April 22 - 25, 2017 - 61st International PRAC Conference Hong Kong - Hosted by Hogan Lovells
May 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • BAKER BOTTS Adds Energy Infrastructure & Construction Partner
  • CLAYTON UTZ Welcomes New Partner to Private Equity Team
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Former U.S. Attorney John McKay Joins Firm
  • GIDE Promotes Nine Lawyers to Counsel
  • NAUTADUTILH Launches lawyerinsight Blog
  • ROUSAUD COSTAS DURAN SLP Set to Host PRAC Conference
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS FABREGA & FABREGA, BRIGARD & URRUTIA and CAREY Assist Australian Packager AMCOR in multijurisdictional LatAm Acquisition
  • ARIAS & MUNOZ Assists Grupo Unicomer acquisitions in The Caribbean
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents EQT in $407 Million Acquisition of Statoil’s Marcellus Core Acreage
  • BENNETT JONES Acts for Columbia Pipeline Group Inc. in US10.2 billion sale to TransCanada Corporation.
  • CAREY Advises Amcor Flexibles in Acquisition of Alusa
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advises Joint Lead Managers on Gold Road Resources' A$74m Equity Raising
  • GIDE Counsel to Société Générale on Acquisition of Banque PSA Finance assets in central Europe
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises on Sale of Multibrands Trading Company
  • MUNIZ Helps Launch Lindley Tender offer
  • NAUTADUTILH Advises Casino on the disposal of Big C Thailand and Vietnam for EUR 4 billion
  • ROUSAUD COSTAS DURAN Advises Netquest on its sale to German Group GfK
  • SyCip Law Advises Syndicate Financing for Mactan Cebu International Airport
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Assists Duratex In Agribusiness Offering
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • ARGENTINA Government Announces Tightening of Antitrust Enforcement ALLENDE & BREA
  • AUSTRALIA Act Commences to Extend Legal Responsibility for Environmental Harm in Queensland CLAYTON UTZ
  • BELGIUM Blockchain Technology in the Financial Sector NAUTADUTILH
  • BRAZIL Increase Foreign Capital in Brazilian Airline Companies from current 20% TO 49% TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA World Customs Organization Technical Committee on Customs Valuation Sanctions Use of Transfer Pricing Studies BENNETT JONES
  • CANADA New Boundaries for the Household Resident Exclusion in British Columbia? RICHARDS BUELL SUTTON
  • CHILE Change in Criteria for Full Week Benefit CAREY
  • CHINA New Guidance Docs Issued on Foods for Special Medical Purposes HOGAN LOVELLS
  • COLOMBIA Updated Procedures for International Trade Transactions and Foreign Investments BRIGARD URRUTIA
  • FRANCE Decision Rendered on State Aid Consequences for French Wind Farms Benefitting from FIT 2008 GIDE
  • INDONESIA New Provision Simplifies Procedures for Mineral Export ABNR
  • MALAYSIA L Peer to Peer Financing Framework Launched SKRINE
  • NEW ZEALAND Warning About Intellectual Property Related Scams SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • SINGAPORE Appeal on the Merits Unmasked DENTONS RODYK
  • TAIWAN The Three Broadcast Laws Amended LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Michigan Utility Company Hit by Ransomware: Thinking Best Practices BAKER BOTTS
  • M.D. What Does the New Defend Trade Secrets Act Mean for California Employers? DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • New Tax Rules Treat Related Party Debt as Stock and Impose Strict Documentation Rules HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • May 21 - 24, 2016 - 59th International PRAC Conference Barcelona - Hosted by Rousaud Costas Duran SLP

  • September 24 - 27, 2016 - 60th International PRAC Conference Manila - Hosted by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
April 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • BAKER BOTTS Andrew Baker Reappointed Managing Partner
  • BENNETT JONES Launches Kickstart for Startups and Entrepreneurs
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Adds Corporate Life Sciences Partner Trios
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS & MUNOZ Tax Teams Achieve First Advance Ruling of Origin in the Framework of CAFTA-DR
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Barclays in Equity Offering by Spectra Energy
  • BENNETT JONES Acting for Waste Connections, Inc. on approx. $13 Billion Merger with Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.
  • BRIGARD URRUTIA Colombian Counsel in €1.35 billion Offering
  • CLAYTON UTZ Acts for Private Equity Consortium on US$775 million Martabe Mine LBO
  • GIDE Advises Cleaveland on its Sale to Edmond de Rothschild
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises TESARO on Global Prostate Cancer Collaboration with Janssen
  • MUNIZ Assists BBVA in Edelnor USD 30 million Bond Offering
  • NAUTADUTILH Advises Delta Lloyd in € 650 million Rights Issue
  • RODYK Counsel for SGD 3.4 billion Facilities Grant to CMA CGM S.A. Partial Finance of Acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines Limited
  • ROUSAUD COSTAS DURAN Advises Netquest on its sale to German Group GfK
  • SyCip Law Advises Syndicate Financing for Mactan Cebu International Airport
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Assists Duratex In Agribusiness Offering
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • ALGERIA New Code of Public Tenders GIDE
  • ARGENTINA Regulatory Framework for Use of Renewable Energy in Electric Power Generation ALLENDE & BREA
  • AUSTRALIA Competition & Consumer Commission Wins Air Cargo Appeal on Broader View of International Reach CLAYTON UTZ
  • BELGIUM EU Court Rejects Glucose Related Health Claims NAUTADUTILH
  • BRAZIL Increase Foreign Capital in Brazilian Airline Companies from current 20% TO 49% TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA Changes to Integrity Regime for Public Procurement Create Onerous New Reporting Requirement BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE Change in Criteria for Full Week Benefit CAREY
  • CHINA Proposes Revamp to its Anti-Unfair Competition Law HOGAN LOVELLS
  • COSTA RICA Bilateral Treaty with People’s Republic of China for Promotion and Protection of Investments ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • HONG KONG Competition Commission Responds to Common Concerns HOGAN LOVELLS
  • INDONESIA Provision of Over the Top Applications and/ or Content Service Via the Internet ABNR
  • MALAYSIA Force Awakens - Proposal to Introduce Corporate Criminal Liability SKRINE
  • NEW ZEALAND Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration System Not Far Away SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • SINGAPORE Revision to Mergers & Take Over Code RODYK
  • TAIWAN Intellectual Property Office to Amend Guidelines on Assessment of Inventive Step LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Litigation Update FCPA Pilot Program BAKER BOTTS
  • M.D. Phone Home: New Legislation Expands Telemedicine in Washington State DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • Taking to the Air: Using Drones to Ensure Regulatory Compliance for Natural Gas and Oil Pipelines and Other Critical Infrastructure Owners and Operators HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • May 21 - 24, 2016 - 59th International PRAC Conference Barcelona - Hosted by Rousaud Costas Duran SLP

  • September 24 - 27, 2016 - 60th International PRAC Conference Manila - Hosted by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
March 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • BENNETT JONES Names Eight New Partners
  • GIDE Strengthens Public Administration and Project Finance Groups in Paris and Morocco
  • HOGAN LOVELLS to Establish Global Business Services Center in Louisville
  • NAUTADUTILH Strengthens Litigation Team
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Welcomes Four New Senior Partners
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS & MUNOZ Guatemala Assists Public Bid for Award Transport Leasing
  • ARIAS FABREGA & FABREGA Represents Lead Arrangers in USD$40 Million Credit Facility for Grupo Sura Finance
  • BAKER BOTTS Client Liberty Media Settles Litigation with Vivendi
  • BENNETT JONES Advises Underwriters on $1 Billion Algonquin Power Offering
  • CAREY Assists IFC in USD200 million loan to Banco Itaú
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advising Sundance Resources Ltd on AU$16.5 million equity raising
  • GIDE Advises Agricultural Bank of China on Establishment of a Bank in the Republic of Congo
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises London-listed Polymetal on acquisition in Armenia
  • NAUTADUTILH Advises Vodafone Group Merger with Liberty Global merger of Dutch operations
  • RODYK Advises Shanghai Based Investor in Acquisition of S Capital in Cecil Pte
  • SyCIP Law Advises Light Rail Manila Corporation in Php24 Billion Financing for LRT1 Cavite Extension, Operations & Maintenance Project
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Assists Arval Brazil in Acquisition of Empresas Relsa
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • ARGENTINA Changes to Foreign Exchange Regulations ALLENDE & BREA
  • AUSTRALIA Foreign Investment in Australia - Trends and Insights from the Treasury CLAYTON UTZ
  • BELGIUM Fair Taxation Tackling Tax Avoidance - What Can We Expect from the European Commission NAUTADUTILH
  • BRAZIL Increase Foreign Capital in Brazilian Airline Companies from current 20 percent to 59 percent TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA Implements New Take-Over Bid Rules BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE Social Security Regulations Amended for Independent Employees CAREY
  • CHINA Fences of the World Wide Web with its New Online Publishing Regulations HOGAN LOVELLS
  • COLOMBIA External Regulation Amendments Issued by Colombian Central Bank BRIGARD & URRUTIA
  • FRANCE Remit: What Obligations For Renewable Energy Producers GIDE
  • INDONESIA New Law on Public Housing Savings Imposes Mandatory Employer Contribution ABNR
  • MALAYSIA High Court Upholds Multiple Derivative Action SKRINE
  • NEW ZEALAND Commission Releases Report on Unfair Contract Terms in the Telco Sector SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • PHILIPPINES Competition Commission Issues Transitory Rules on Stock Exchange related Mergers and Acquisitions SYCIP
  • TAIWAN Fair Trade Commission Imposes Fines of NT$5.8 Billion on Global Capacitor Suppliers for Concerted Actions LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Bankruptcy Court Allows Certain Production Dedication Agreements to be Rejected in Bankruptcy BAKER BOTTS
  • Menu Labeling Compliance Date Delayed Again DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • Federal Reserve Proposes Modified Single-Counterparty Limits Rule HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • May 21 - 24, 2016 - 59th International PRAC Conference Barcelona - Hosted by Rousaud Costas Duran SLP

  • September 24 - 27, 2016 - 60th International PRAC Conference Manila - Hosted by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
February 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • ABNR Announces Partner Appointments
  • BAKER BOTTS Launches New Patent Trial and Appeals Board Trials Blog
  • GOODSILL Announces Partner Appointments
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Launches Cyber Risk Services
  • RCD Addition to Administrative & Urban Planning Practice
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Welcomes Four New Senior Associates
  • SyCip Announces Senior Associate Appointments
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS & MUNOZ El Salvador advises Citibank and Grupo Terra in Sales Purchase Agreement
  • BAKER BOTTS Secures ruling that arbitral tribunal in Yukos-related case lacked jurisdiction
  • BRIGARD & URRUTIA Advises Goldman Sachs on US$30 million real estate acquisition
  • CAREY Assists Masisa launch tender offer for partial repurchase of its notes worth USD100 million
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advising Sundance Resources Ltd on AU$16.5 million equity raising
  • GIDE Advises Vallourec on the acquisition of Tianda Oil Pipe
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises on one of the major healthcare PPPs in Russia and CIS
  • NAUTADUTILH Assists with acquisition of Brantano from Macintosh Retail Group
  • ROUSAUD COSTAS DURAN Advises AlbaJuna Therapeutics on capital inflow to fund development of antibodies to fight HIV
  • RODYK acts in Acquisition of the entire issued and paid-up share capital in Cecil Pte. Ltd. – S$210 million
  • SANTAMARINA Y STETA Helps Kimberly-Clark clinch US$200 million loan
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Assists Sumitomo Corporation in joint venture with Gerdau SA
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA Mandatory Central Clearing On Its Way For Issuers of OTC Derivatives CLAYTON UTZ
  • BELGIUM New Obligations for Online Sellers and Service Providors NAUTADUTILH
  • BRAZIL Six Port Terminals in Northern Brazil To Be Granted For Private Operation TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA Alberta Announces Modernized Royalty Framework BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE New Law Requires Release and Cancellation of Mortgages and Pledges Without Conveyance That Guarantee Loans CAREY
  • CHINA Contemplates New Regulations on Internet News DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • COLOMBIA New Administrative Liability of Legal Entities for Acts of Local and Transnational Corruption BRIGARD & URRUTIA
  • EL SALVADOR Labor Code Amendment Increases Maternity Leave to Sixteen Weeks ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • FRANCE Special Limited Partnership - France’s New Investment Vehicle GIDE
  • INDONESIA New Regulation on Exploitation of Water Resources Business ABNR
  • MEXICO Limitation to Lost Wages is Constitutional SANTAMARINA Y STETA
  • NEW ZEALAND Health & Safety Reforms are Coming – Are You Ready? SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • SINGAPORE New Avenue in the Law of Easements RODYK
  • TAIWAN Highlights of Draft Amendment of China’s Patent Law LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Commerce and Treasury Depts Make Additional Amendments to Cuba Sanctions Regulations BAKER BOTTS
  • First Circuit Hands SEC Major Reversal While SEC Doubles Down on In House Courts DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • Medical Device Alert - FDA Offers New Recommendations for Interoperability of Connected Devices HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • May 21 - 24, 2016 - 59th International PRAC Conference Barcelona - Hosted by Rousaud Costas Duran SLP

  • September 24 - 27, 2016 - 60th International PRAC Conference Manila - Hosted by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 2016 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS


  • ARIAS & MUNOZ Appoints New Partners
  • BAKER BOTTS Opens San Francisco Office
  • BRIGARD & URRUTIA Partner and Director Appointments
  • CLAYTON UTZ Board and Partner Appointments
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Partner Appointments
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Partner and Counsel Appointments
  • NAUTADUTILH Partner Appointments; Rotterdam Office Moves
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS & MUNOZ Assists Regal Forest Holding Acquisition of Electronic Retail Chain Stores in Paraguay
  • BAKER BOTTS Acts for Tallgrass Development, LP Sale of an Additional 31.3% Interest in Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC
  • CAREY Acts for IFM Investors in US$2Billion Sale of Pacific Hydro Sale to China’s State Power Investment Corporation
  • CLAYTON UTZ Northern Territories $800 million NEGI Pipeline Project Milestone
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Helps Achieve a Major Employment Litigation Victory for Los Angeles Times Communications LLC
  • GIDE Advises Société Générale and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in €95 Million PP of Financière Spie Batignolles
  • MUNIZ local counsel for Credit Suisse in US$200 million Loan to Peruvian Infrastructure Conglomerate Graña y Montero (GyM )
  • NAUTADUTILH Assists Acerta Pharma B.V. in landmark Dutch Pharma Deal
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Closes US$2.45 Billion Term and Revolving Facilities for Tencent
  • RODYK Acts in Facilities Grant to CMA CGM S.A. for Partial Finance of Acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines Limited - Value S$3.4 Billion
  • ROUSAUD COSTAS DURAN Advises Rastar Group on Acquisition of Spanish Soccer Club RCD Spanyol's Share Capital
  • SANTAMARINA Assists Mexican Home Builder GEO Complete Landmark Restructuring
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Assists Paema Embalagens in Sale to Smurfit Kappa
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA Negotiating Agreed Penalties with Regulators is OK, Says High Court CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL Review of Bilateral Income Tax Treaty with Canada TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA TSX Outlines Proposed Venture Exchange Forum BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE New Direct Foreign Investment Law CAREY
  • CHINA Anti-Terrorism Law Released, Impacting Telecom and Online Business in China DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • COLOMBIA Simplification of Registration Procedures of Foreign Investment BRIGARD URRUTIA
  • COSTA RICA New Employees May Be Immediately Payroll Registered ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • FRANCE Amendment to France-Luxemburg Tax Treaty Not Applicable Until 2017 GIDE
  • INDONESIA New Regulation on Importers’ ID Number ABNR
  • MEXICO National Hydrocarbons Commission Round One - Fourth Call SANTAMARINA Y STETA
  • NETHERLANDS Legislative Basis of Dutch Banking Code Withdrawn NAUTADUTILH
  • NEW ZEALAND Disclosure Regulations for Third Party Fundraisers SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • SINGAPORE Court of Appeal Clarifies Minority Claims are Arbitrable RODYK
  • TAIWAN Establishment of Special Committee for Mergers and Acquisitions of Public Issuing Companies LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Supreme Court Upholds $76 Million Judgment Against a Financial Advisor for Aiding and Abetting a Board’s Breach of Fiduciary Duty BAKER BOTTS
  • New California Law Strengthens Requirements for Outpatient Surgery Settings DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • FAST Act Securities Provision Ease Regulatory Requirements for Smaller Issuers HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • May 21 - 24, 2016 - 59th International PRAC Conference Barcelona - Hosted by Rousaud Costas Duran SLP

  • September 24 - 27, 2016 - 60th International PRAC Conference Manila - Hosted by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
November 2015 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • BAKER BOTTS Opens San Francisco Office; Appoints New Partner-In-Charge, Enhances Global Services
  • CLAYTON UTZ Partner Appointments
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Adds Regulatory Counsel
  • GOODSILL Welcomes New Associates
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Grows Communication Practice In D.C
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Launches Health & Safety Consultancy
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ALLENDE & BREA Assists Olin in Dow Spin Off of US$2.6 Billion Global Transaction
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Lazard as Financial Advisor to Furmanite in $335 Million Merger with Team Inc.
  • BRIGARD & URRUTIA Assists Intecplast US $14 Million funding
  • CAREY Assists in Landmark Acquisition City National Bank of Florida
  • CLAYTON UTZ Acts for JLMs on the First-of-its-Kind Simple Corporate Bonds Offer by Australian Unity
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Court Dismisses City’s Copyright Claim Against Critic for Using Council Meeting Clips in YouTube Videos
  • GIDE Advises Underwriting Syndicates in Two Parallel U.S. dollar Bond Offerings by EDF (USD $3.5 billion and USD $1.25 billion )
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. ("Cinda") on US$1.6 Billion Real Estate Acquisition
  • NAUTADUTILH MISC Berhad's Divestment of its 50% shareholding in VTTI B.V. Completed
  • RODYK Acts in Sale of SHS Holdings’ Refined Petroleum Distribution Business – approximately S$100 Million
  • SANTAMARINA Assists Canada’s Caisse de dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) in US$2 Billion JV with Infrastructure Investment Fund
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Advises Australian Insurer nib On Purchase of OnePath Life NZ
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Acts for Radius Worldwide First Acquisition in Brazil
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA Major Shakeup of Financial Services On The Way CLAYTON UTZ
  • BELGIUM Recent Changes in Commercial Litigation are Small But Far Reaching NAUTADUTILH
  • BRAZIL New Rules for Capital Gains Tax and PRORELIT TOZZINI FREIRE
  • CANADA Key Policy Initiatives from Canada's New Liberal Government You Need to Anticipate BENNETT JONES
  • COLOMBIA Normalization Surtax Declared Constitutional BRIGARD & URRUTIA
  • COSTA RICA New Secured Transactions Law Extended Deadline May Not Be Sufficient for Some Creditors ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • FRANCE Law on Energy Transition and Renewable Energy GIDE
  • INDONESIA Amended Regulation on Utilization of Foreign Manpower ABNR
  • MALAYSIA International Trade & Import - Second Safeguard Investigation SKRINE
  • MEXICO Federal Telecom Institute Publishes National Frequency Allocation Table SANTAMARINA Y STETA
  • NEW ZEALAND Natural Health Products Bill - Are You Ready? SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • SINGAPORE Supplementary Examination Guidelines for Patent Applications RODYK
  • TAIWAN Mainland China and Taiwan Sign Cross-Straits Income Tax Agreement LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Fair Use and Crying Foul Under the DMCA: The Dancing Baby Case Continues BAKER BOTTS
  • New York City to Require Most Employers to Offer Qualified Transportation Benefits DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • FDA Takes Steps to Clarify Significant Human Tissue Questions HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • May 21 - 24, 2016 - 59th International PRAC Conference Barcelona - Hosted by Rousaud Costas Duran SLP

  • September 24 - 27, 2016 - 60th International PRAC Conference Manila - Hosted by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
October 2015 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • CLAYTON UTZ Launches Innovative Australian Restructuring Marketing Analysis - From Red to Black
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Gary Locke Rejoins Firm as Senior Advisor
  • GIDE Expands London Real Estate Practice
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Former Maryland Insurance Commissioner Joins Firm
  • ROUSAUD COSTAS DURAN Experienced Labor and Employment Professionals join firm
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Boosts Rio Office with Corporate and Banking Partner
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS MUNOZ and NAUTADUTILH Act for Advent in 30% Stake in Avianca LifeMiles
  • ARIFA Panama Canal Funds Bridge Expansion with Bonds
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Kraton in $1.37 Billion Acquisition of Arizona Chemical
  • BRIGARD URRUTIA Acts for JP Morgan in US$267 million Sale of Affiliate Stake to Grupo Sura
  • CAREY Mitsui Acquires minority stake in Chilean salmon farmer
  • CLAYTON UTZ New Myer turns to Clayton Utz for $221 million capital raising
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Court Dismisses City’s Copyright Claim Against Critic for Using Council Meeting Clips in YouTube Videos
  • GIDE Acts for joint lead managers in € 500 million bond issuance
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Represents Unisplendour Corporation in US$3.8 billion Investment in Western Digital
  • NAUTADUTILH Advises Barrage in sale office complex
  • RODYK Acts in Sunway Construction Berhad IPO on Bursa Malaysia – RM550 million
  • SANTAMARINA Assists Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in US$2 billion joint venture with an infrastructure investment fund
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Advises on Largest Block Trade Ever Undertaken in New Zealand
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Acts for Seven Boys in Sale to Wickbold
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA High Court Goes Cold on Patentability of Isolated Nucleic Acid CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL Federal Audit Court approves the Model for Concession of Eight Public Port Terminals TOZZINI FREIRE
  • CANADA Employee Conspiracy and Conversion Not Discharged By Bankruptcy RICHARDS BUELL SUTTON
  • CHILE ComDer Counter Party Now Operating to Manage Netting and Settlement of Financing Instruments CAREY
  • CHINA New PRC Advertising Law: Game-Changer for Drugs, Medical Devices and Health Foods Advertising GIDE
  • COLOMBIA New Passports Come Into Effect Nov 24, 2015 BRIGARD & URRUTIA
  • COSTA RICA Is it Legally Viable for UBER to Operate in Costa Rica? ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • INDONESIA New Guidelines for Freight Forwarding Companies ABNR
  • MALAYSIA Restraining a Call on Performance Bonds SKRINE
  • MEXICO New Single General Minimum Wage in Effect SANTAMARINA Y STETA
  • NETHERLANDS Data Protection: US Safe Harbour Declared Invalid - Time To Weigh Anchor NAUTADUTILH
  • NEW ZEALAND Happy Birthday to You Happy Birthday to Me Copyright Update SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • PANAMA New Tax Exemption Amendments for Branches of Foreign Entities ARIFA
  • SINGAPORE Recent Court Decision Raises Sentencing Bar in Medical Profession Disciplinary Proceedings RODYK
  • TAIWAN Refining the Determination of Inventive Step Requirement LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • Refiling Reissues—Removing the Cloud of Uncertainty Caused by Alice BAKER BOTTS
  • California’s Correction Statute Amended to Protect Online and Weekly Publications DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • DOJ Delivers Roadmap to Compliance Credit in Cartel Cases HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • May 21 - 24, 2016 - 59th International PRAC Conference Barcelona - Hosted by Rousaud Costas Duran SLP

  • September 24 - 27, 2016 - 60th International PRAC Conference Manila - Hosted by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
September 2015 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • BENNETT JONES Establishes Bermuda Office
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Adds Highly Experienced Lawyers to IP Team in Los Angeles and Emerging Company Lawyer in San Francisco
  • GIDE Beijing Office Relocates
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Adds Leading Unmanned Systems and Robotics Industry Advocate
  • RICHARDS BUELL SUTTON Set to Host PRAC 58th International Conference in Vancouver
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ALLENDE & BREA Assists Argentine Insurance Company La Caja Acquisition of Australian QBE
  • ARIFA Advising in Financing of Second Line of the Panama City Metro
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Schlumberger in $14.8 Billion Acquisition of Cameron
  • CAREY Advises Teck Resources' Relincho Mine in US$3.5 billion Joint Venture with Canadian miners Goldcorp
  • CLAYTON UTZ New Myer turns to Clayton Utz for $221 million capital raising
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Court Dismisses City’s Copyright Claim Against Critic for Using Council Meeting Clips in YouTube Videos
  • GIDE MyFerryLink / SCOP SeaFrance: Gide, counsel to DFDS on the crisis exit protocol brokered by the French Secretary of State for Transport
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises Inflexion Private Equity on the Sale of Rhead Group to Costain Group PLC for £36 million
  • NAUTADUTILH Advises MISC in sale of its stake in VTTI to VIP Terminals Finance
  • RODYK Advises in Acquisition of Nedcoffee B.V. Amsterdam by Groupe Sucres & Denrees
  • SANTAMARINA Assists Banco Invex US$88.2 million note issuance
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Advises on Largest Block Trade Ever Undertaken in New Zealand
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Acts for Seven Boys in Sale to Wickbold
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA New Foreign Investment Regime Introduced Into Parliament CLAYTON UTZ
  • BELGIUM Confidentiality Agreements Are Not Data Processing Agreements NAUTADUTILH
  • BERMUDA Significant Amendments Made to Partnership Legislation BENNETT JONES
  • BRAZIL Federal Gov’t Listens to Market and Increases Internal Rate of Return for New Concessions TOZZINI FREIRE
  • CANADA British Columbia Court of Appeals Applies Pollution Exclusion Clause in Commercial General Liability Policy RICHARDS BUELL SUTTON
  • CHILE ComDer Counter Party Now Operating to Manage Netting and Settlement of Financing Instruments CAREY
  • COLOMBIA Normalization Surtax Declared Constitutional BRIGARD & URRUTIA
  • FRANCE Equity Based Incentive Plans - Free Shares and BSPCE - The Changes Wrought by the Macron Law GIDE
  • INDONESIA New Guidelines for Freight Forwarding Companies ABNR
  • MEXICO Guidelines for Granting Concessions of Telecom and Broadcasting SANTAMARINA Y STETA
  • NEW ZEALAND Privacy Update - New Offence Provisions in Proposed Privacy Reforms SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • TAIWAN Mechanism for Suspending and Resuming Trading Introduced by TWSE and TPEx LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • EPA Proposes Methane Standards for Oil and Gas Sources BAKER BOTTS
  • Avoiding Class Action Litigation Under Fair Credit Reporting Act DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • ?340B Program - HRSA Releases Proposed Omnibus or Mega Guidance - Which Lives Up to Its Name HOGAN LOVELLS
  • VENEZUELA Foreign Exchange Commission Obligations Will Not Need Verification in Customs HOET PELAEZ CASTILLO & DUQUE
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • September 26-29, 2015 - 58th International PRAC Conference Vancouver - Hosted by Richards Buell Sutton LLP
  • October 5, 2015 - PRAC @ IBA Vienna
  • May 21 - 24, 2016 - 59th International PRAC Conference Barcelona - Hosted by Rousaud Costas Duran SLP
August 2015 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • CLAYTON UTZ Announces Special Counsel, Partner and Senior Associate Promotions
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Expanding Employment Practice Adds Two Highly Experienced Lawyers in San Francisco
  • GIDE Strengthens Projects Finance and Infrastructure Banking Practices in Turkey
  • RICHARDS BUELL SUTTON Set to Host PRAC 58th International Conference
  • ROUSAUD COSTAS DURAN Partner Appointment
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Lazard as Financial Advisor to the Conflicts Committee of TerraForm Power in TerraForm and SunEdison’s $2.2 Billion Acquisition of Vivint Solar
  • BENNETT JONES Helps Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Acquire Heritage Royalty Limited Partnership for $3.3B
  • CAREY Advises Barrick Gold in USD$1.5B Sale Agreement of 50% interest in Zaldívar copper mine in Chile to Antofagasta Plc
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advises Joint Lead Managers on Gold Road's A$39 million Equity Raising
  • GIDE Counsels Cisco on Envisaged Sale of its Connected Devices Division to Technicolor
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises AUDI, BMW, and Daimler on Acquisition of HERE Maps
  • MUNIZ Helps Votorantim Take Up Stake in Peruvian Miner Milpo
  • NAUTADUTILH Advises Q-Park in EUR 925 million Refinancing
  • RODYK Acts in Listing and IPO Offering of Choo Chiang Holdings Ltd on Catalist Board
  • SANTAMARINA Pemex settles 14 year refinery dispute with Conproca
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Advises on Largest Block Trade Ever Undertaken in New Zealand
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Acts for Cemig in US Renewables Developer SunEdison Purchase of Wind Power Developments
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA Queensland’s Market-Led Proposal Guidelines CLAYTON UTZ
  • BELGIUM Legal and Commercial Guarantees for Online Sales NAUTADUTILH
  • BRAZIL Federal Gov’t Listens to Market and Increases Internal Rate of Return for New Concessions TOZZINI FREIRE
  • CANADA Alberta Court of Appeal Addresses the New Limitation Period for Third-Party Claims BENNETT JONES
  • CANADA Can an Employee Rely Upon Facts Unknown at Time of Termination to Prove Constructive Dismissal ? RICHARDS BUELL SUTTON
  • CHILE ComDer Counter Party Now Operating to Manage Netting and Settlement of Financing Instruments CAREY
  • COLOMBIA New Immigration Regulations BRIGARD & URRUTIA
  • HONG KONG Privacy - A Right to be Forgotten? HOGAN LOVELLS
  • INDIA Employment Law Update KOCHHAR & CO
  • MALAYSIA Examination of Securities Commission's Guidelines on Equity Crowdfunding SKRINE
  • MEXICO Guidelines for Granting Concessions of Telecom and Broadcasting SANTAMARINA Y STETA
  • NEW ZEALAND Drone Regulation Taking Off SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • TAIWAN Amendment to Enforcement Rules of the Taiwan Fair Trade Act LEE & LI
  • UKRAINE New Banking Sector Reform Brings Revision of Many Substantial Rules Dealing with Insolvent Banks GIDE
  • UNITED STATES
  • Master Limited Partnership Parity Act Reintroduced BAKER BOTTS
  • Possible Circuit Split as 9th Circuit Declines 2nd Circuit’s Invitation to Narrow Insider Trading Liability DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • New Hawaii Laws That Could Affect Your Business GOODSILL
  • OIG Clears a Path for Limited ‘Quick Start’ Program in New Advisory Opinion HOGAN LOVELLS
  • VENEZUELA Foreign Exchange Commission Obligations Will Not Need Verification in Customs HOET PELAEZ CASTILLO & DUQUE
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • September 26-29, 2015 - 58th International PRAC Conference Vancouver - Hosted by Richards Buell Sutton LLP
  • October 5, 2015 - PRAC @ IBA Vienna
  • May 21 - 24, 2016 - 59th International PRAC Conference Barcelona - Hosted by Rousaud Costas Duran SLP
July 2015 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • ALLENDE & BREA Management Changes Hands
  • BENNETT JONES Welcomes Senior Counsel
  • CAREY Participates in Launch of Mentoring Program
  • GIDE Promotes Eight Lawyers to Counsel
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Adds to Miami Office
  • TOZZINI Strengthens Compliance Practice with Lateral Hire
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS & MUNOZ Assists Dutch Development Bank FMO on regional loan facility for Banco de America Central Project
  • BAKER BOTTS Represents Williams Partners L.P. in its US$13.8 billion Acquisition by The Williams Companies, Inc.
  • BRIGARD & URRUTIA Assists Colombia’s Ecopetrol Issuance US$1.5 billion in notes
  • CAREY Assists Colombian Vegetable Oils Company Buy Chilean Baker
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advises Amcom on Successful Scheme of Arrangement with Vocus
  • GIDE €9 billion Shareholder Loan Offered to Orange at End 2002 Cannot Be Classified as State Aid
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises on Two Significant Capital Markets Transactions with a Total Value of US$164 million
  • NAUTADUTILH Assists Underwriters in the IPO of Kiadis Pharma N.V
  • RODYK Advises Investment in PropertyGuru Pte Ltd – S$175 million
  • SANTAMARINA Acts for Fidelity National's Mexican Insurance Subsidiaries in Landmark Sale to Bermuda Based Insurance Company Armour Group
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Advises Marlborough Lines on its Acquisition of Yealands Wine Group
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Acts for União Química in Purchase of Novartis Pharma Plant
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA New South Wales Seeks Views on Removing Resource Significance Provisions of Mining Policy CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL New Mediation Law Enacted TOZZINIFREIRE
  • CANADA Defend an Occurrence Outside Insurance Policy Period? RICHARDS BUELL SUTTON
  • CHINA New Measures Clarify Consumer Protection Rights in China, Stipulate Penalties for Misconduct DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • COLOMBIA New Regulation on Transport of Crude Oil by Pipeline Allows Free Negotiation of Agents BRIGARD & URRUTIA
  • INDIA Revision of Merger Control Regulations Under India Competition Act KOCHHAR & CO
  • INDONESIA New Rules on Management of Off-Shore Debt of Non-Bank Debtors ABNR
  • MALAYSIA Cholesterol - It’s All About the Numbers, Even the Patents SKRINE
  • MEXICO Electronic System for Publications by Business Organizations SANTAMARINA Y STETA
  • NETHERLANDS Bill implementing the European Framework for Recovery and Resolution NAUTADUTILH
  • NEW ZEALAND Privacy Law Update - Mandatory Reporting of Data Breaches SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • SINGAPORE Medical Council Disciplinary Process Case Summary RODYK
  • TAIWAN Amendment to Mergers & Acquisitions Act LEE & LI
  • UKRAINE Monthly Legal Updates GIDE
  • UNITED STATES
  • Master Limited Partnership Parity Act Reintroduced BAKER BOTTS
  • FDA Extends Menu Labeling Compliance Date DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • Supreme Court Rules Chapter 13 Trustees Must Refund Undistributed Post Petition Earnings to Debtor Following Conversion GOODSILL
  • Important Antidumping and Countervailing Changes Signed Into Law HOGAN LOVELLS
  • VENEZUELA Foreign Exchange Commission Obligations Will Not Need Verification in Customs HOET PELAEZ CASTILLO & DUQUE
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • September 26-29, 2015 - 58th International PRAC Conference Vancouver - Hosted by Richards Buell Sutton LLP
  • October 5, 2015 - PRAC @ IBA Vienna
  • May 21 - 24, 2016 - 59th International PRAC Conference Barcelona - Hosted by Rousaud Costas Duran SLP
June 2015 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • CAREY Announces Partner Appointment
  • CLAYTON UTZ Launches Safety and Environment Critical Incident Response App
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Adds Energy Duo in NYC
  • GIDE Strengthens Projects Finance & Infrastructure Practice
  • SYCIP Law Admits Four to Partnership
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ARIAS & MUNOZ Assists Momotombo Power Company in 85MW Hydroelectric Project
  • ARIAS FABREGA & FABREGA Assists Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex) Issue Euro Notes in Luxembourg
  • BAKER BOTTS Liberty Broadband Supports Charter Communications in Merger with Time Warner Cable and Acquisition of Bright House Networks; Liberty Broadband to Invest $5 billion, Funded in Part by Committed Equity Subscriptions
  • BRIGARD & URRUTIA Assists Opain, El Dorado Airport Concessionaire, Refinance a Loan Worth US$500 Million Used to Modernise Colombia’s Largest Airport
  • CAREY Acts for Antofagasta Railway Company and Inversiones Punta de Rieles in Sale of Aguas de Antofagasta
  • CLAYTON UTZ Marks Milestone of Japan Post's Acquisition of Toll
  • GIDE Represents the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire in the dispute with Ghana Over its Maritime Border
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Successfully Obtains Leave to Appeal on High Profile Trade Mark Case
  • MUÑIZ Helps Mastercard and Telefónica Launch e-money Revolution in Peru
  • NAUTADUTILH Assists Galapagos on Largest Biotech IPO on NASDAQ in Recent Years
  • RODYK Acts for Hiap Hoe Limited and SuperBowl Holdings Limited Disposal
  • SANTAMARINA Acts for Fidelity National's Mexican Insurance Subsidiaries in Landmark Sale to Bermuda Based Insurance Company Armour Group
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Acts for União Química in Purchase of Novartis Pharma Plant
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA Innovators to be Hardest Hit in Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Access and Sustainability Package CLAYTON UTZ
  • BELGIUM EU Agency for Network and Information Security ENISA Issues Cloud Security Guide for SMEs NAUTADUTILH
  • BRAZIL Corporations Law Amendment Establishes Withdrawal Rights of Shareholders TOZZINI FREIRE
  • CAMBODIA Swift Access to Madrid Protocol TILLEKE & GIBBINS
  • CANADA Spring 2015 Economic Outlook BENNETT JONES
  • CHINA New Measures Clarify Consumer Protection Rights in China, Stipulate Penalties for Misconduct DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • COLOMBIA Foreign Exchange Intermediaries: New Sources for Financing in Foreign Currency BRIGARD & URRUTIA
  • INDIA Technology Law Advisory—Sec 66A Struck Down by Supreme Court KOCHHAR & CO
  • INDONESIA New Rules on Management of Off-Shore Debt of Non-Bank Debtors ABNR
  • MEXICO Amendments to Obligations & Filings for National Registry of Foreign Investments SANTAMARINA Y STETA
  • NEW ZEALAND Takeovers Panel Release Guidance on “Association” under Takeovers Code SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • SINGAPORE Setting Aside Arbitral Awards - High Threshold for Public Policy and Natural Justice RODYK
  • TAIWAN Judicial Yuan and IP Court 2015 Intellectual Property Forum Consensus on IP Issues LEE & LI
  • UNITED STATES
  • U.S. Supreme Court Calls an “Easy” One in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch BAKER BOTTS
  • FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Mandatory Recall Authority DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • Extent of Liability Imposed by the Warsaw Convention on International Carriers HOGAN LOVELLS
  • VENEZUELA CENCOEX Vested with Inspection, Auditing and Penalization Powers over Foreign Currency Administration System HOET PELAEZ CASTILLO & DUQUE
  • VIETNAM New Private Public Placement Legal Framework - Conscious Move to Create Robust PPP Program GIDE
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • September 26-29, 2015 - 58th International PRAC Conference - Vancouver - Hosted by Richards Buell Sutton LLP
  • October 5, 2015 - PRAC @ IBA Vienna
April 2015 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • ARIFA New Office in Uruguay
  • BAKER BOTTS Bolsters Dubai Office
  • CLAYTON UTZ Brisbane set to Host PRAC 57th International Conference
  • GIDE Sponsors Eighth Oxford University French Law Moot
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Energy Lawyers to N Dakota Shale Fields
  • MUNIZ Welcome Return of Oil & Gas Co-Head
  • NAUTADUTILH Launches Public Law Practice Group
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • ALLENDE & BREA Assists PagaTodo Top Up of Assets with Fullcarga Acquisition in Seven Jurisdictions
  • BAKER BOTTS Advises Global Geophysical Services In Successful, Complex In-Court Restructuring Despite Sharp Decline in Oil and Gas Prices
  • CAREY Helps Steer Financing for the Teniente Mine
  • CLAYTON UTZ Japan Post in A$6.5b offer for Toll Holdings
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Congratulates David Adjmi for His Victory in New York Federal Court; Judge Rules His Play "3C" Does Not Infringe "Three’s Company”
  • GIDE Counsels FEV GmbH on the acquisition of D2T
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advised Clarinet Group on New Financing Arrangements
  • NAUTADUTILH Assists FedEx in Public Offer of TNT Express Shares Valuing EUR 4.4 billion
  • RODYK in Landmark Decision: Court injuncts ex-employees from making use of former employer’s secret manufacturing process
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON Team Up with CLAYTON UTZ to Help Propel Accel Partners into Strategic Xerox Investment
  • SyCipLaw Light Rail Manila Consortium – LRT 1 Concession Awarded for Php65 Billion
  • SANTAMARINA Y STETA Helps Guide Rassini share sale
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA Final Report on Review of Personal Property Securities Act Released CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL New Regulations for Management and Administration of Securities Portfolios TOZZINI FREIRE
  • CANADA Securities Regulators Ease Disclosure Burdens on Venture Issuers but Enhance Audit Committee Member Requirements BENNETT JONES
  • CHINA New Measures Clarify Consumer Protection Rights in China, Stipulate Penalties for Misconduct DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • COLOMBIA Changes to Visa Requirements BRIGARD & URRUTIA
  • HONG KONG Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drones HOGAN LOVELLS
  • INDIA The Curious Case of the Auto Parts Decision - Why is CCI Muddying the Waters? KOCHHAR & CO.
  • INDONESIA New Regulations Require Letter of Credit for Export of Products from Natural Resources ABNR
  • NETHERLANDS Partner is Severally Liable for a Partnership's Liabilities Which Have Arisen Prior to Joining the Partnership NAUTADUTILH
  • NEW ZEALAND Intellectual Property - Denim Wars 2.0 SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • RUSSIA New Procedure for Registration of Branches, Rep Offices of Foreign Companies GIDE
  • SOUTH AFRICA Section 4(1)(B) of the Competition Act: A New Approach to Settlement? WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
  • TAIWAN Novel Features of a Design Patent and Its Role in Design Patent Infringement Cases LEE & LI
  • THAILAND Copyright Act Amendments Updating the Law for the Digital Age TILLEKE & GIBBINS
  • UNITED STATES
  • "P5 +1" and Iran Announce Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding Iran's Nuclear Program BAKER BOTTS
  • Open Internet Order Published and to Become Effective on June 12, 2015 - Numerous New Appeals Expected DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • Impact of Declining Oil Prices Issue 7: Employment Implications in the oil sector HOGAN LOVELLS
  • VENEZUELA Tax Unit Increased from VEF 127.00 to VEF 150.00 HOET PELAEZ CASTILLO & DUQUE
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • April 18 - 21, 2015 PRAC 57th International Conference - Brisbane, Australia - Hosted by Clayton Utz
  • May 2, 2015 - PRAC @ INTA San Diego
  • May 7, 2015 - PRAC @ IPBA Hong Kong
  • October 5, 2015 - PRAC @ IBA Vienna
  • September 26-29, 2015 - 58th International PRAC Conference - Vancouver - Hosted by Richards Buell Sutton LLP
March 2015 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • BENNETT JONES Welcomes 10 New Partners
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Adds Labor Employment Lawyer
  • GIDE Strengthens Capital Markets Practice with Senior Hires
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Adds to Finance Practice
  • NAUTADUTILH Welcomes Administrative Law Specialist
  • ROUSAUD Reinforces Insurance Practice
  • SIMPSON GRIERSON New Senior Counsel and Partner Appointments
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Announces Three New Partners
  • WERKSMANS Announces New Chairman and New Tax Director
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS

  • BAKER BOTTS EQT Corporation and Mountain Valley Pipeline in Sale of Interests to WGL Holdings and Vega Energy Partners
  • BENNETT JONES Osisko Gold Royalties in $461 million Acquisition of Virginia Mines, Inc.
  • CAREY HSBC and Scotiabank Initial Purchasers of Cencosud USD $1Billion Notes Issuance
  • CLAYTON UTZ and SIMPSON GRIERSON Team Up to Help Propel Accel Partners into Strategic Xerox Investment
  • GIDE Advises Syndicate Lenders on Eiffarie and APR €3.3 Billion Debt Refinancing
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Files Amicus Briefs in Support of Same-Sex Marriage Equality
  • NAUTADUTILH Woonstad Rotterdam Acquisition of 7,000 Accommodation Units from Vestia Housing Corporation
  • RODYK Daiwa S$758 million IPO Offering
  • SyCipLaw Light Rail Manila Consortium – LRT 1 Concession Awarded for Php65 Billion
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA Pfizer Case Shows Protecting Your Own Position Isn't Anti-competitive CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL Public Consultation on Regulation Brazilian Internet Act and Bill of Law on Personal Data Protection TOZZINI FREIRE
  • CANADA The $1Million Lessor's Liability Cap in British Columbia Revisited and Revised RICHARDS BUELL SUTTON
  • CHINA New Measures Clarify Consumer Protection Rights in China, Stipulate Penalties for Misconduct DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • COLOMBIA Entry Permit without Visa Granted to Asian Nationalities BRIGARD & URRUTIA
  • GUATEMALA New Regulations for Environmental Impact Studies ARIAS & MUNOZ
  • INDONESIA Geothermal Feed-In Tariffs Increased ABNR
  • LUXEMBOURG Government Announces Overhaul IP Tax Regime and Confirms Grandfathering of Existing Scheme until June 2021 NAUTADUTILH
  • MEXICO Second Call for Round One - International Bidding for Private Sector Production Sharing Contracts SANTAMARINA Y STETA
  • NEW ZEALAND IP Supreme Court Refuses Leave to Appeal Trade Mark SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • RUSSIA New Procedure for Registration of Branches, Rep Offices of Foreign Companies GIDE
  • SINGAPORE Minority Oppression Claims and Arbitration - Can These Seat Together Comfortably? Maybe? RODYK
  • SOUTH AFRICA Competition Commission's Guidelines for Administrative Penalties Foreseeability versus Transparency WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
  • TAIWAN FSC Issues Ruling for Domestic Banks Extending Credit to Their Foreign Subsidiary Banks LEE & LI
  • THAILAND Copyright Act Amendments Updating the Law for the Digital Age TILLEKE & GIBBINS
  • UNITED STATES
  • Antitrust Risks and Guidelines for Earnings Calls and Investor Presentations BAKER BOTTS
  • Court Finds Misappropriation Claims Arising from Licensing of Copyrighted Photographs are Preempted DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • New Decision on Clean Air Act Aggregation in the Upstream Oil and Gas Sector: Game-Changer or More of the Same? HOGAN LOVELLS
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • April 18 - 21, 2015 PRAC 57th International Conference - Brisbane, Australia - Hosted by Clayton Utz
  • March 3, 2015 PRAC @ PDAC Toronto
  • April 18-21, 2015 - 57th International PRAC Conference - Brisbane - Hosted by Clayton Utz
  • May 2, 2015 - PRAC @ INTA San Diego
  • May 7, 2015 - PRAC @ IPBA Hong Kong
  • October 5, 2015 - PRAC @ IBA Vienna
  • September 26-29, 2015 - 58th International PRAC Conference - Vancouver - Hosted by Richards Buell Sutton LLP
February 2015 e-Bulletin Pacific Rim Advisory Council(.pdf)
  • MEMBER NEWS

  • PRAC Welcomes Bennett Jones LLP
  • CAREY Appoints New Director
  • DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE Privacy & Security Practice Introduces 24/7 Breach Response Team
  • GIDE Announces Promotion Tax Partner and Welcomes New Associate to Competition & EU Regulatory Practice
  • GOODSILL Welcomes New Associates
  • McKENNA LONG Welcomes Congressman Owens
  • SyCIP Appoints Corporate Services Head
  • DEALS MAKING NEWS


  • ARIFA Assists Banistmo With USD$400M First Syndicated Loan
  • BAKER BOTTS Secures Billion Dollar Defense Win for OAO Gazprom in a Nearly Decade Long Legal Battle
  • BENNETT JONES Advises Repsol on $15.1-billion acquisition of Talisman Energy
  • BRIGARD & URRUTIA Assists Gazprom in Colombian LNG deal with Canadian Oil & Gas Exploration Company Pacific Rubiales Energy
  • CAREY Advises Assists Mexican Cinema Chain Cinepolis enter Chilean Market
  • CLAYTON UTZ Advises Amcom Telecommunications Ltd on Scheme of Arrangement with Vocus Communications Ltd
  • GIDE Advises GDF SUEZ on significant contract signing in China
  • HOGAN LOVELLS Advises Albertsons Senior Management in US$9 Billion Acquisition of Safeway
  • MUNIZ Acts for ICB Peru in Bladex loan
  • McKENNA LONG Obtains Defense Verdict in Asbestos Liability Trial
  • NAUTADUTILH Acts for WP Carey in investment in new Rabobank headquarters
  • RODYK Acts Panasonic in Share Acquisition in RFNet Technologies Pte Ltd
  • TOZZINIFREIRE Acts for Chemtura in USD$1billion sale of agrochemical business
  • COUNTRY UPDATES

  • AUSTRALIA New International Compliance Standard Launched CLAYTON UTZ
  • BRAZIL Opens Up Foreign Investment in Healthcare Sector TOZZINI FREIRE
  • CANADA Ontario Securities Commission Proposes New Whistleblower Program, with Financial Awards BENNETT JONES
  • CHILE List of Water Use Rights Affected by Fine Payment for Lack of Use CAREY
  • CHINA Draft of New Foreign Investment Law DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE
  • COLOMBIA New Mining Regulation Bans Territorial Entities from Excluding Parts of Its Territory BRIGARD & URRUTIA
  • HONG KONG New Normal of Demanding Data Privacy Compliance Requirements HOGAN LOVELLS
  • INDONESIA New Policy Requires Company Folder in Online Licensing System ABNR
  • NETHERLANDS Dutch Supreme Court Delivers Important Judgment on Jurisdiction Over Cross Border Claims for Purely Financial Damage NAUTADUTILH
  • NEW ZEALAND Food Act Proposed Regulations SIMPSON GRIERSON
  • SOUTH AFRICA Regulation of OTC Derivatives - What Will the New Year Bring? WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
  • TAIWAN Amendments to Fair Trade Act LEE & LI
  • TURKEY Environmental Regulation Requires Essential Data for all New Projects GIDE
  • UNITED STATES
  • Old is New Again - Courts Rely on Trust Indenture Act of 1939 to Limit Nonconsensual Out of Court Restructurings BAKER BOTTS
  • FAA Issues Five More Exemptions for Commercial Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems HOGAN LOVELLS
  • ASBCA Orders Government to File Complaint When Government Fails to Explain Rationale for its Claim McKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE
  • VENEZUELA New Foreign Investment Laws Enacted HOET PELAEZ CASTILLO & DUQUE
  • CALENDAR WATCH (Events Open to PRAC Members Only)

  • April 18 - 21, 2015 PRAC 57th International Conference - Brisbane, Australia - Hosted by Clayton Utz
  • March 3, 2015 PRAC @ PDAC Toronto
  • April 18-21, 2015 - 57th International PRAC Conference - Brisbane - Hosted by Clayton Utz
  • May 2, 2015 - PRAC @ INTA San Diego
  • May 7, 2015 - PRAC @ IPBA Hong Kong
  • October 5, 2015 - PRAC @ IBA Vienna
  • September 26-29, 2015 - 58th International PRAC Conference - Vancouver - Hosted by Richards Buell Sutton LLP