Releases December 2018

The book Visser’s Annotated European Patent Convention is a commentary on the European Patent Convention and a bestseller in European patent law. Each year a new, updated edition of the book is published and available in paperback form.

The 2018 edition of this preeminent work – the only regularly updated authoritative article-by-article commentary in English on the European Patent Convention (EPC), its implementing regulations, and associated case law – provides the complete text of the 2000 Convention annotated with commentary and expert guidance on the interpretation of each paragraph. Since its first edition in 1994 it has provided the European patent community with the necessary insights to practice successfully before the European Patent Office. The EPO recommends the Visser’s Annotated European Patent Convention as the first book in its list of non-EPO/WIPO literature to be used for the preparation of the European qualifying examination.
ISBN 9789403506746
December 15th 2018, softcover

Price € 105 – £ 86 – $ 116
Extensive analysis of case law and scholarship provides insightful interpretive guidance across virtually every subfield of public international law. With its valuable insights into when the application of particular canons or principles of interpretation is most likely to be appropriate and persuasive, the volume will be of great value to lawyers representing parties (whether states, corporations or individuals) before international dispute resolution bodies, as well as to judges and arbitrators, legal officials at ministries of foreign affairs and scholars of public international law.
ISBN 9789041184030
December 2018, hardcover, 456 pages

Price € 204 – £ 167 – $ 225
This very useful book will be welcomed by M&A practitioners, be they in-house counsel, private equity, sovereign wealth funds, international arbitration centres or other players, as well as the investment bankers, accountants and the professionals who advise them. It will also prove to be of great value to those who deal with post-M&A disputes – judges, arbitrators and litigators – and legal academics interested in the M&A field, and to professionals who confront specific questions during a transaction or a post-M&A dispute.
ISBN 9789041186256
December 2018, hardcover, 224 pages

Price € 145 – £ 118 – $ 160
Lawyers, judges, scholars and government officials will find a wealth of information and legal analysis in this new edition, which will help them in identifying new approaches and solutions to problems of trademark and design law posed by the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement. With its combination of practically focused article-by-article commentary and scholarly analysis and insight, this edition will be an invaluable resource to all those who wish to understand industrial property at a deeper level.
ISBN 9789041188700
December 2018, hardcover, 648 pages

Price € 217 – £ 178 – $ 240
This book is also used as a reference tool in the Advanced Transfer Pricing Courses organized by the WU Transfer Pricing Center. The book will be a catalyst for immense learning of students and young professionals who are at the introductory stage of understanding the nuances of transfer pricing. Further, the book also caters to tax lawyers, in-house tax counsels and academics working in international organizations, the business community and advisory firms as well as government officials interested in understanding transfer pricing.
ISBN 9789041189943
December 2018, hardcover, 576 pages

Price € 168 – £ 137 – $ 185
As an exemplary demonstration of developing theory to keep up with practice, this unique book provides a deeply engaged means for enhancing the practice of international arbitration. Its introduction of a new field of interdisciplinary analysis employing legal argumentation theories is sure to provide inestimable guidance for institutions and policymakers, especially in light of recent proposals for the creation of a permanent investment arbitration court. Given that unveiling the legal decision-making process is critical for the well-being of the whole dispute resolution procedure, and that being aware of how arbitrators interpret the law can constitute a roadmap for counsel’s arguments and approaches when dealing with cross-border disputes, the topic of this book is relevant for both academics and practitioners, and its significance can only grow as recourse to investor-state arbitration continues to expand.
ISBN 9789041196002
December 2018, hardcover, 336 pages

Price € 200 – £ 164 – $ 221
As the EU pursues its ambitious tax agenda, taxation’s contribution to EU growth and competitiveness and its part in relations with the rest of the world will come into ever-clearer focus. In addition to its insights into these trends, the book’s unparalleled practical information and analysis will be of great value to tax practitioners dealing with investment analysis, tax planning schemes and other features of the current international tax landscape. The internal and purposive view of the rules will help readers interpret and match the resulting rules and the directives’ preliminary approaches.
ISBN 9789403501543
December 2018, hardcover, 656 pages

Price € 171 – £ 140 – $ 189
The global listed property sector has been characterized by a variety of noteworthy developments over the recent past, the proliferation of real estate investment trust-type structures in countries around the world key among them. Despite an uncertain economic environment, REITs have proven their ability to promote institutional real estate investments in global financial markets.

This highly practical book features a comprehensive analysis of both the legal and tax underpinnings of REIT-friendly legislation in a variety of the world’s most significant jurisdictions. With regard to the legal framework, the structure and functioning of a REIT is carefully investigated and explained.
ISBN 9789403502939
December 2018, hardcover, 688 pages

Price € 280 – £ 229 – $ 310
Constituting the latest volume in a series of publications based on annual conferences on current international and European tax law issues, there is no other work that concentrates so usefully on the difficulties of applying tax rules – whether arising from treaties, jurisprudence, or policy – to changing circumstances over time. Proceeding confidently through the CJEU’s maze of direct tax jurisprudence on tax deferral, and appreciating the way economic theory can inform a constitutional analysis of the timing of taxation, this book will quickly prove itself to be an indispensable resource for European tax lawyers, policymakers, company counsel, and academics.
ISBN 9789403503547
December 2018, hardcover, 328 pages

Price € 131 – £ 108 – $ 145
The Collection of ICC Arbitral Awards 2012-2015 contains extracts of cases handled by the ICC Court of Arbitration, one of the world‘s most respected arbitral institutions. This most recent collection supplements six previous and successful volumes containing awards from the periods 1974-1985, 1986-1990, 1991-1995, 1996-2000, 2001-2007 and 2008-2011.
ISBN 9789403506012
December 2018, hardcover, 1272 pages

Price € 265 – £ 217 – $ 293
Given the dense network of more than three thousand bilateral investment treaties (BITs) that impose an obligation to protect foreign investments in a State, this book will help practitioners identify, through analysis of cases from diverse fields, how a situation may be categorized either as regulatory freedom or as indirect expropriation. The analysis will also be of value to government officials and lawyers involved in negotiating and re-negotiating investment treaties, as well as to arbitrators who have to decide these issues. Scholars will welcome the book’s keen insight into the contentious relationship between a customary international law norm and a treaty norm.
ISBN 9789403506241
December 2018, hardcover, 248 pages

Price € 180 – £ 147 – $ 199
The Yearbook Commercial Arbitration continues its longstanding commitment to serving as a primary resource for the international arbitration community with reporting on arbitral awards and court decisions applying the leading arbitration conventions, as well as on arbitration legislation and rules.

Volume XLIII (2018) includes:
  • excerpts of arbitral awards made under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM);
  • notes on new and amended arbitration rules, including references to their online publication;
  • notes on recent developments in arbitration law and practice in Argentina, Canada, Cape Verde, PR China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Hungary, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay;
  • excerpts of 91 court decisions applying the 1958 New York Convention from 21 countries – including, for the first time, a case from the Marshall Islands – all indexed by subject matter and linked to the commentaries on the New York Convention published in the Yearbook, authored by former General Editor and leading expert Prof. Albert Jan van den Berg;
  • excerpts from other court decisions of interest to the practice of international arbitration;
  • an extensive Bibliography of recent books and journals on arbitration.
ISBN 9789403508757
December 2018, hardcover, 996 pages

Price € 335 – £ 274 – $ 370
More new titles
  • Commercial and Economic Law in Spain
    By María Jesús Guerrero Lebrón, Zofia Bednarz, Antonio F. Galacho Abolafio
    ISBN: 9789403507040, softcover, 200 pages
    €76 – £62 – $84

  • Contract Law in Japan
    By Hiroo Sono, Luke Nottage, Andrew Pardieck, Kenji Saigusa
    ISBN: 9789403507415, softcover, 278 pages
    €85 – £70 – $94

  • Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers in Germany, 2nd edition
    By Natascha Doll
    ISBN: 9789403508016, softcover, 180 pages
    €68 – £56 – $75

  • Intellectual Property Law in Greece, 2nd edition
    By Dionysia Kallinikou, Lia I. Athanassiou
    ISBN: 9789403505305, softcover, 212 pages
    €76 – £62 – $84

  • Labour Law in Poland, 2nd edition
    By Zbigniew Hajn, Leszek Mitrus
    ISBN: 9789403507613, softcover, 328 pages
    €96 – £79 – $106

  • Tort Law in Quebec
    By Jean-Louis Baudouin
    ISBN: 9789403508412, softcover, 104 pages
    €60 – £49 – $66

  • Medical Law in the Netherlands
    By Herman Nys
    ISBN: 9789403505404, softcover, 170 pages
    €68 – £56 – $75

  • Property and Trust Law in Singapore
    By Alvin See, Yip Man,Goh Yihan
    ISBN: 9789403508849, softcover, 474 pages
    €120 – £98 – $133

  • Religion and Law in Australia, 2nd edition
    By Paul Babie, Joshua Neoh, James Krumrey-Quinn, Chong Tsang
    ISBN: 9789403508214, softcover, 252 pages
    €85 – £70 – $94

  • Religion and Law in China, 2nd edition
    By ZHAO Jianmin
    ISBN: 9789403508245, softcover, 174 pages
    €68 – £56 – $75

  • Religion and Law in Portugal, 3rd edition
    By Jorge Bacelar Gouveia
    ISBN: 9789403508313, softcover, 126 pages
    €60 – £49 – $66

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