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With over 40 titles covering more than 20 practice areas, The European Lawyer Series supplies lawyers around the world with clear, concise and highly practical cross-jurisdictional information.

The European Lawyer Reference series – a legal solution from Thomson Reuters – is a leading publisher of practical, international comparative legal guides. We work with leading law firms and their practitioners to produce relevant, high quality comparative legal guides designed to showcase partner and firm know-how in a given practice area and jurisdiction.

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ARBITRATION WORLD – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Karyl Nairn, Patrick Heneghan –  Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
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Arbitration World provides a concise outline of arbitration principles, procedures and institutions in 33 key jurisdictions around the world. It also includes a ‘global overview’ and chapters on key institutions such as WIPO, UNCITRAL, ICC, AAA/IDCR and LCIA for a complete overview of today’s arbitration world. Provides a quick and easy first look at key issues in arbitration worldwide, helpful to general counsel and their clients. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format, allowing for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Answers key questions about the arbitral tribunal, procedure, the role of the national courts, the award, arbitration agreements and enforcement. Jurisdictional and key institution chapters are provided by recognised leaders in the field.

 

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ALTERNATIVE CORPORATE RE-ENGINEERING – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Chris Wormald – Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
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This title is of value to businesses from all sectors which are considering their re-engineering and restructuring options, as well as those that are reviewing both their approach to international expansion, and whether there are other ways to penetrate domestic markets which their typical expansion model does not allow them to address. Alternative Corporate Re-engineering will be of great assistance to corporations and their counsel, providing valuable insights and guidance to these complicated processes.

 

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BANKING REGULATION – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Rene Bosch – Homburger AG
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Banking Regulation is a key reference tool for those seeking information about the regulation of financial institutions around the world, enabling them to make quick and accurate comparisons between 23 key jurisdictions. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Features contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Covers topics such as banking licenses; liquidity and capital adequacy; consolidated supervision; shareholders; acquisitions of banks; resolution and bailout regimes. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction.

 

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CHARITY LAW – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Anne-Marie Piper – Farrer & Co
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Charity Law is the essential reference guide for those wishing to set up charitable organisations around the world or needing to understand how they work. Covering 19 jurisdictions worldwide, in chapters compiled by specialist lawyers from each jurisdiction, it explains topics such as: History and current size of the charitable sector. Whether charities are governed by a separate body of charity law. Legal structures that may be used. How the organisations are established and regulated. Benefits and disadvantages of being a charity. Rules relating to overseas charities working within each jurisdiction. The ability of charitable organisations to work outside the jurisdiction in which they are established.

 

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Andrew Horrocks – Clyde & Co LLP

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Commercial Litigation aims to provide a first port of call for clients and lawyers to start to appreciate the issues in each jurisdiction. Each chapter is set out in such a way that readers can make quick comparisons between the litigation terrain in each country, determining the differences between, for example, the disclosure procedure in England and Wales and the US system of discovery. In some cases the litigation procedure will seem very familiar. In other cases it may seem like another world, not just another country. A remarkable breadth of jurisdictions is covered, while the contributors are all leading lawyers in their countries and are ideally placed to provide practical, straightforward commentary on the inner workings of their respective legal systems.

 

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COMMERCIALISATION OF HEALTH CARE – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Jeffrey S. Graham – Borden Ladner Gervais; Jeffrey Gibbs – Hyman, Phelps & McNamara
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With the rapid globalization of the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and natural health products sectors, there is an increasing demand for knowledge about how health care products are regulated in leading markets. This new book meets that demand, providing a single reference source for clients and advisers involved with the commercialization of health care products around the world. Covers health care products and regulation across 20 major jurisdictions worldwide. Includes contributions from expert medical lawyers. Reader-friendly Q&A format allows for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Focuses on Medical Devices; Biological Products, and Natural Health Products. Features straightforward commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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COMPANY DIRECTORS – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Fernando de las Cuevas – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados; Alessandro Varrenti – CBA Studio Legale Tributario
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Company Directors is a key reference tool for practitioners seeking information about the responsibilities and liabilities of company directors worldwide. It enables them to make quick and accurate cross-jurisdictional comparisons between 34 countries. Covers the law in 34 major jurisdictions worldwide. Features contributions from specialist lawyers in each jurisdiction ensuring readers benefit from local expertise. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Looks at topics such as the appointment, revocation and resignation of directors; relationship between directors and the company; resolutions of directors and board of directors; civil and criminal liability. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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CONSTRUCTION LAW & PRACTICE – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Clive Lovatt, Edward Banyard Smith – Farrer & Co
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This book offers a detailed examination of the laws relating to construction and engineering in 17 key jurisdictions across the globe. Written by expert construction practitioners in each jurisdiction, each country chapter uses the same format enabling easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Includes an overview of the construction industry across jurisdictions. Assesses each country’s legal system and how it applies to the construction industry. Advises on how construction works are procured in each country, including which standard form contracts are commonly used. Explains how construction disputes are commonly resolved. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction.

 

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Akira Kawamura – Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
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Corporate Governance enables easy cross jurisdictional comparisons between the corporate governance regimes in more than 26 major jurisdictions around the world. It deals with a broad range of governance topics in each jurisdiction, including shareholders, the board of directors, audit, directors’ liabilities, transparency, and social interest in corporate behaviour. Provides up-to-date content for comparing corporate governance across major jurisdictions worldwide. Features contributions from expert international lawyers. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Covers a wide range of subjects for each jurisdiction. Supplies practical, straightforward commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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DATA PROTECTION & PRIVACY – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Monika Kuschewsky – Covington & Burling LLP
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Data Protection & Privacy – Jurisdictional Comparisons is the essential reference guide for companies, legal professionals and data protection officers. Covering 30 major jurisdictions worldwide it offers a clear overview of the laws on data protection in each one, and is structured to allow easy comparisons between jurisdictions. Includes contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field of data protection and privacy. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format that enables quick and easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Provides a well organised starting point for reference by businesses, data protection officers and legal advisers. Answers the key questions of multinational organisations. Covers areas such as the data protection authority; the legal basis for data processing; registration obligations; security of data processing; and the rights of individuals. Covers international data transfers. Deals with enforcement, sanctions, remedies and liability in each jurisdiction. Helps manage the legal risks associated with data acquisition and management under the obligations created by different national data protection laws.

 

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DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING OF DRUGS – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Alison Dennis – Field Fisher Waterhouse; Eric Stupp, Markus Schott – Bäer & Karrer

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Distribution and Promotion of Drugs is the essential reference guide for pharmaceutical companies, legal professionals and marketing organisations worldwide. Covering 26 major jurisdictions, it helps manage the legal risks associated with the distribution and promotion of drugs under different national laws. Includes contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Answers the key questions of multinational organisations. Covers both retail and wholesale distribution and marketing. Looks at topics such as the relevance of industry codes, marketing via social media, provision of samples, engagement with patient organizations, and legal sanctions. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR LAW – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Sian Keall – Travers Smith LLP
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This invaluable first port of call for practising lawyers and employment law advisers guiding clients through employment issues in foreign countries. It explains the key aspects of employment law in 21 major jurisdictions around the world. Features country chapters written by leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Focuses on the principal institutions, employment statuses, contracts, terms and conditions, equal opportunities, discipline and termination. Provides practical, straightforward commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGEMENTS AWARDS & DEEDS IN COMMERCIAL MATTERS – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Carel Van Lynden – AKD
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Enforcement of Judgments explains the systems in place in countries around the world for the enforcement of foreign judgments, awards and deeds. Adopting a country-by-county format for easy comparisons between jurisdictions, it discusses the possibilities of enforcement and highlights the appropriate legal mechanisms. Covers enforcement in 22 major jurisdictions worldwide. Features contributions from specialist lawyers in each jurisdiction ensuring readers benefit from local expertise. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Looks at the applicable Regulations/Conventions; enforcement proceedings; formalities; and actual enforcement. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS FOR MAJOR PROJECTS – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Louise Moore – Herbert Smith
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This book explains the legal and regulatory issues relating to environmental incidents in 25 key jurisdictions worldwide. Examining environmental policy and law, as well as the bodies responsible for policy and enforcement, it explains the principle environmental risk issues for companies, contractors and financial institutions involved in onshore and offshore projects, and the environmental risks in M&A transactions. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Features contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Answers the key questions of multinational organisations. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction.

 

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FAMILY LAW – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: James Stewart – Penningtons Manches LLP
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Family Law is a key reference tool for practitioners seeking information about family law in other countries, enabling them to make quick and accurate comparisons between 46 jurisdictions worldwide. Offers current content on family law in 46 major jurisdictions around the world. Includes contributions from expert international family lawyers who are Fellows of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML). Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Features a strong international focus, covering issues such as jurisdiction and conflict of laws. Looks at divorce, finances, children, cohabitation and same-sex relationships and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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GAMING LAW – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Julian Harris – Harris Hagan
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An overview of the law and regulation relating to gambling in important gambling markets and licensing jurisdictions worldwide, with an emphasis on the rapidly evolving online gambling sector. It’s also an invaluable reference tool providing an overview and core understanding of the law and regulation in key gambling territories, presented in a consistent and user friendly format by leading specialists in each jurisdiction. This book is particularly useful to senior executives and in-house counsel at international gambling operators, lawyers advising clients on gambling law and gambling entrepreneurs and start-ups.

 

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GLOBAL BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: James Featherby – Slaughter and May
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This book focuses on the growing importance of human rights issues for global business. It explains the legal accountability and due diligence responsibilities of corporations based in many of the world’s most developed jurisdictions for human rights compliance by their overseas operations. Covers the law in 26 jurisdictions. Features contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Deals with topics such as corporate and directors duties; corporate reporting; derivative actions; institutional investors; class actions; securities law issues; product liability issues. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction.

 

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HEDGE FUNDS – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Stephen Ball – KPMG
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Hedge Funds is an essential guide enabling quick comparisons between hedge fund regulation in 17 key jurisdictions worldwide. It examines onshore and offshore regulations on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis, including British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, England & Wales, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Features contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Covers topics such as taxation, fund structures, regulation of managers and investment managers. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction.

 

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IMMIGRATION LAW – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Laura Devine – Laura Devine Solicitors & Laura Devine Attorneys LLP

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A major paradox of the 21st century is that while governments seek to facilitate globalisation through foreign direct investment and inward migration of talented workers, they also place legal restrictions on ‘free movement’ to control economic migration, international finance, organised crime and terrorism. This new book allows up-to-date comparisons of how this paradox is reflected in immigration laws around the world. Covers immigration law across 18 major jurisdictions worldwide. Includes contributions from expert immigration lawyers. Reader-friendly Q&A format allows for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Focuses on sources and conflicts of law; business immigration (sponsored/unsponsored); settlement and citizenship, and future legislation. Features straightforward commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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INSURANCE & REINSURANCE – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Clive O’Connell – Goldberg Segalla Global LLP

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The international nature of recent developments presents challenges not only to regulators, but also to legal systems. Insurance & Reinsurance Law & Regulation is an essential reference guide for corporations, financial institutions and legal professionals. Covering more than 19 major jurisdictions worldwide, it provides a clear overview of the regulations and regimes governing insurance and reinsurance in each one, and is structured to allow easy comparisons between jurisdictions.

 

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INTERNATIONAL CIVIL FRAUD – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Louise Flannery – Stephenson Harwood LLP
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International Civil Fraud is a key reference for those seeking information about the legal framework applicable to frauds in foreign jurisdictions, enabling them to make quick and accurate comparisons between the regimes in 23 key jurisdictions. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Features contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Covers topics such as the main elements of a cause of action; remedies available; bases on which damages for civil fraud may be calculated; Interim relief; advantages/disadvantages to pleading fraud; requirements of issuing proceedings; requirements for enforcing interim injunctions from abroad. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction.

 

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INTERNATIONAL FRAUD AND ASSET TRACING – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Simon Bushell – Herbert Smith LLP
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This is a timely and useful book. As global interdependence increases, corporations increasingly face legal problems which implicate the criminal laws of multiple foreign countries and in which the stakes are gargantuan in economic size. An in-house lawyer who wants to find out, lawfully, whether or not there has been corrupt conduct by a foreign subsidiary, or whether an internal investigation should be launched, will need help in not tripping up over the differences in foreign legal systems, while trying to gather information. This book provides that help. It is detailed, it is helpful, it is good guidance.

 

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INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCY – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Bill Boone – Alston & Bird LLP
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An essential reference guide for companies and legal professionals working in an increasingly globalized economy. It offers a country-by-country comparison of the insolvency laws of 25 major jurisdictions worldwide. Features contributions from highly qualified local practitioners with years of experience in the insolvency field. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format enabling easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Sets out the key points of insolvency proceedings in each jurisdiction. Answers key questions for multinational organisations. Presents a succinct synopsis of how each jurisdiction handles cross-border insolvencies. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction.

 

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INVESTMENT FUNDS – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Samuel Kay – Travers Smith LLP
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Investment Funds provides a single starting point for understanding how recent reforms affect cross-jurisdictional activity across the whole investment funds market. Covering closed ended private funds, hedge fund and retail funds, allows easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons between the current regimes in each of the major jurisdictions. Describes the common structures used for investment funds in the different jurisdictions. Explains the tax and regulatory frameworks for investment funds, in particular new rules that have an extraterritorial application, such as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive in Europe. Compares the usual commercial terms for different investment fund structures. Looks at marketing requirements for investment funds in all the major jurisdictions. Discusses expected developments that will affect the industry.

 

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JOINT VENTURES – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Gianmatteo Nunziante – Studio Legale Nunziante Magrone
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Joint Ventures is the essential reference book for joint ventures worldwide, covering over 30 major jurisdictions. Contributors are leading experts from the private practice in their own jurisdiction, deeply involved in trans-border transactions. Outlines the law and regulation applying to joint ventures in each jurisdiction. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Covers topics such as formal requirements to validate joint ventures; public sector involvement; forms of participation in share capital; antitrust rules; permissions, restrictions and incentives for foreign company participation. Supplies practical, straightforward commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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LENIENCY REGIMES – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Jacques Buhart – McDermott Will & Emery
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Leniency Regimes – Jurisdictional Comparisons is the essential reference guide for companies, their legal advisers and private practitioners. Covering 29 major jurisdictions worldwide, it provides clear insight into the complex questions companies face when considering whether to apply for leniency on a worldwide level. Highlights all the key aspects of leniency regimes in the world’s major jurisdictions. Features contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in competition/antitrust law. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Facilitates understanding of what can and cannot be done in each jurisdiction.

 

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MERGER CONTROL – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Jean-Francois Bellis, Porter Elliot – Van Bael & Bellis
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With contributions from 46 countries, Merger Control answers the questions that companies and their lawyers face in the global merger control notification and review process. It offers a concise overview of the merger control regime in each jurisdiction, and is structured to allow easy comparisons between jurisdictions. Includes contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field of antitrust and merger control. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format that enables quick and easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Provides a well organised starting point for reference by companies and their legal advisers. Addresses the key questions of multinational organisations. Covers areas such as notification requirements; timing; potential penalties; substantive assessment of the merger; the role of third parties; and remedies. Deals with judicial review. Answers important practical questions that aren’t often addressed, such as whether pre-notification consultations are customary in a given jurisdiction and whether ‘carve-out’ arrangements may be implemented to allow for closing to take place in jurisdictions where approval is still pending. Helps navigate a clear path through the twists and turns of obtaining the required merger control approvals worldwide.

 

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MERGERS & ACQUISITONS – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Charles Martin – Macfarlanes;  Andrew J. Nussbaum – Wachtell Lipton
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Mergers & Acquisitions is a key reference tool for those seeking information about the regulatory structures governing M&A activity around the world, enabling them to make quick and accurate comparisons between the regimes in 29 key jurisdictions. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Features contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Covers topics such as announcement of a bid; bid timetable; funding and consideration; stakebuilding; recommended and hostile bids; compulsory acquisition of shares; delisting; and transfer taxes. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction.

 

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OIL & GAS – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: David Perks – King & Wood Mallesons
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Oil & Gas provides a comprehensive comparative guide to the regulation of oil and gas projects in 17 key oil and gas producing jurisdictions. It serves as an essential starting point for understanding the vital elements of regulation, covering licensing and approvals regimes, state participation rights, foreign investment restrictions, land access, taxation, environment, safety and much more. Covers law and regulation in 17 key jurisdictions across six continents. Features contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Answers the key questions of multinational organisations. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal and regulatory systems.

 

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PATENT LITIGATION – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Massimo Sterpi – Jacobacci Sterpi Francetti Regoli de Haas;  Thierry Calame – Lenz & Staehelin
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This work offers clear, practical guidance on patent litigation in 26 key jurisdictions worldwide. Adopting a country-by-country approach, with content provided by expert practitioners from each jurisdiction and following a common format for each country, it enables quick and accurate comparisons between jurisdictions. Sets out each country’s courts system. Looks at the available enforcement options. Goes through civil court procedure, including appeals. Covers preliminary relief and remedies. Explains litigation costs. Advises on strategies for patent enforcement and defence. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction.

 

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PRIVATE ANTITRUST LITIGATION – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Bernardine Adkins, Sam Beighton – Wragge & Co LLP
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Private Antitrust Litigation serves as a single point of practical reference for businesses and practitioners considering the merits of commencing, defending or settling private antitrust litigation. Covers the private antitrust regimes in 17 key jurisdictions worldwide. Features contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Provides a clear overview of the legal framework applicable in each jurisdiction. Identifies emerging trends and any currently unresolved legal issues. Considers the commercial benefits and risks associated with specific litigation approaches and strategies.

 

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PRIVATE CLIENT TAX – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: John Rhodes Stonehage Law Limited
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Private Client Tax is the essential reference guide for anyone concerned with cross border trust, estate and succession planning for wealthy individuals. Covering 26 major jurisdictions worldwide, it outlines topics such as the tax structure, use of asset holding vehicles, philanthropic/charitable options, and key planning points for both long term resident families and migrating/temporarily resident families. Uses a reader-friendly Q & A format for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Features contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Provides a ready directory of who to consult in each jurisdiction. Answers the key questions for tax planning. Presents straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction.

 

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PRIVATE EQUITY – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Charles Martin, Simon Perry – Macfarlanes LLP
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Private Equity examines the changing environment from the evolution in funding alternatives through to regulatory shifts, aiming to provide a clear analysis of the issues surrounding fund raising and deal brokering on a jurisdiction by jurisdiction basis. This publication allows professionals in the field to reinforce their global expertise, with each jurisdictional chapter offering comprehensive details of the regulatory principles, legal structures and restrictions and common business solutions for funds, debt finance, equity structures, exits and tax.

 

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PRODUCT LIABILITY – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Annette Hughes – Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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In today’s international economy, product liability issues are necessarily cross border. It is common for companies that manufacture products to export those products across the globe. It is also common for component parts of products to be sourced from the far reaches of the globe, creating a complex web which can be difficult to unravel when things go wrong. It is critical for such companies to have a working knowledge of the laws on product liability across the jurisdictions into which their products or component parts reach. The regulatory schemes for addressing product liability issues vary around the world and understanding the interplay between them and how to manage cross-border product manufacture and supply, let alone a repair or recall, can be a daunting task. Product Liability provides an informative and accessible guide to legal practitioners, in-house counsel and students on the laws governing product liability and product liability litigation in the 25 jurisdictions covered.

 

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PROJECT FINANCE – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Stuart Hills, Andrew Thomas – Fasken Martineau
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Project Finance provides in-depth analysis of the regulatory and structuring issues encountered in project finance transactions worldwide. Covering 18 key jurisdictions, it looks separately at the position in each country in chapters compiled by specialist lawyers from that jurisdiction. Assists in the understanding of the diversity of risks associated with project finance transactions around the world. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Covers topics such as regulatory considerations; structuring the deal, investment and exit considerations; taxes, duties, charges and restrictions on the movement of monies; security and enforcement considerations. Supplies practical, straightforward commentary on each jurisdiction.

 

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SECURITIES WORLD – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Willem Calkoen – NautaDutilh
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Securities World is the essential reference guide for financial institutions, legal professionals and investors. Covering more than 20 major jurisdictions worldwide it offers a clear overview of the laws governing securities and securities markets in each one, and is structured to allow easy comparisons between jurisdictions. Covers the law in over 20 major jurisdictions. Includes contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format that enables quick and easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Offers a well organised starting point for reference. Answers the key questions of multinational corporations and international investors. Covers areas such as the regulatory structure; public offerings; listing; continuing compliance requirements; prohibited conduct; takeovers; managed investments schemes; and foreign investment controls. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Alessandro Varrenti – CBA Studio Legale e Tributario; Fernando de las Cuevas – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo; Matthew Hurlock – Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Content Overview:

Shareholders’ Rights’ provides an essential reading for international corporate lawyers and general counsel around the world. As European directives help develop and shape the harmonization of law and legal systems, access to the latest information on a country-by-country basis is a must for international practitioners. In this comparative guide we have collated information from some of the leading international corporate lawyers around the world. Our aim has been to include the highest quality content to ensure that each of the 29 jurisdictional chapters provide law firms and general counsel an insight into the key issues that arise.

 

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SHIPPING & INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: David Lucas – Hill Dickinson
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Shipping and International Trade Law – Jurisdictional Comparisons provides a first port of call for clients and lawyers researching legal issues in numerous maritime jurisdictions. Each chapter is structured to help readers make quick comparisons between the litigation terrain in each country, determining the differences between, for example, the rights of cargo interests to claim for cargo loss or damage in various jurisdictions. Covers the law in more than 20 major jurisdictions. Includes contributions from leading local practitioners who are experts in the field of shipping and international trade law. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format that enables quick and easy cross jurisdictional comparisons. Provides a well organised starting point for international reference. Answers the key questions of multinational organisations. Covers areas such as contracts of carriage; collisions; salvage; general average; limitation; pollution and the environment; security and arrest. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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SOURCING WORLD – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Lukas Morscher – Lenz & Staehelin & Ole Horsfeldt – Gorrissen Federspiel
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Sourcing World creates a single starting point of reference for all players involved in cross-border sourcing transactions. The first part of the book includes an overview of general topics of sourcing transactions from representatives of major market participants (customers, suppliers, business advisers). The second part, the book contains chapters from leading lawyers in about 35 selected jurisdictions worldwide. The Q & A format follows a common order enabling the reader to make quick and accurate comparisons. The general topics as well as the legal country contributions are strongly business-oriented making the book attractive for all companies and professionals active in the growing field of international outsourcing.

 

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TAX LITIGATION – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: David Chodikoff – Miller Thomson LLP

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Tax Litigation is the first book of its kind, providing ready access to the fundamentals of tax litigation in a multi-jurisdictional, comparative format. It goes through topics such as the pre-trial process, the trial process, the important individual national aspects of both documentary and witness evidence including expert witness evidence, court cost considerations, and appeals in each jurisdiction. Advises on the fundamentals of tax litigation in a range of international jurisdictions. Covers over 29 jurisdictions on a country-by-country basis. Ensures accuracy with each country chapter written by local expert practitioners. Adopts a consistent approach for each jurisdiction, enabling quick and accurate comparisons.

 

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THE ART COLLECTING LEGAL HANDBOOK – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Bruno Boesch – Froriep Renggli; Massimo Sterpi – Studio Legale Jacobacci

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The Art Collecting Legal Handbook is designed to help collectors and their advisers navigate the maze of national laws relating to fine art, archaeological objects and the decorative arts. Adopting a country-by-county format for easy comparisons between jurisdictions, it clarifies the law in areas such as sales, export restrictions, customs, tax, insurance, inheritance, intellectual property and more, helping collectors act legally at all times. Covers the law in 28 major jurisdictions worldwide. Features contributions from specialist lawyers in each jurisdiction ensuring readers benefit from local expertise. Uses a reader-friendly Q&A format to allow for easy cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Provides straightforward, practical commentary on each jurisdiction and the respective legal systems.

 

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TRADE MARK LITIGATION – JURISDICTIONAL COMPARISONS

General Editor: Thierry Calame – Lenz & Staehelin; Massimo Sterpi – Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati

Content Overview:

Trade Mark Litigation offers clear guidance on trade mark litigation in more than 30 jurisdictions worldwide. Adopting a country-by-country approach, with content provided by expert practitioners from each jurisdiction and following a common format for each country, it enables quick and accurate comparisons between jurisdictions. It takes into account the enormous expansion of digital commerce and the growing roles of trade mark registration in fighting abuses on the internet. Sets out each country’s courts and administrative system. Looks at the available enforcement options. Goes through civil court procedure. Identifies the available remedies. Covers trade mark enforcement against metatag. Examines unjustified threats of trade mark infringement. Looks at conflicts between trade mark and domain name.