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Louw Steyn

Does fourth industrial revolution call for sui generis form of IP protection?

Intellectual Property - South Africa

The so-called 'fourth industrial revolution' is in full swing.

Stanislav Rumyantsev

GDPR is haunting Russia: compliance challenges

IT & Internet - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies internationally and can encroach on the national laws of non-EU countries.

Alexander Vogel

New regulatory framework to strengthen integrity of Swiss financial sector

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Swiss authorities are building a financial regulatory regime which considers the most important recommendations from the Financial Action Task Force's mutual evaluation report on Switzerland.

Daniel Kaiser

Criminal penalties for tax fraud cannot apply to breach of trust allegations

White Collar Crime - Germany

According to the Federal Court of Justice's established case law, the penalty for tax evasion of more than €1 million should generally be imprisonment rather than a suspended sentence.

Gan Khong Aik

Lower threshold for staying proceedings pending appeal

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

Following a recent Court of Appeal decision on staying proceedings pending appeal, the test as to whether a stay ought to be granted under Section 44 of the Courts of Judicature Act has been simplified (ie, it now focuses on whether the true purpose of the stay is to preserve the integrity of the appeal).

Okan Demirkan

Application of competence-competence principle

Arbitration & ADR - Turkey
Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law adopts the principles of competence-competence and the separability of arbitration agreements.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey