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Ayal HaCohen

ICA updates methodology for determining monetary penalties

Competition & Antitrust - Israel
Tadmor Levy & Co

In February 2019 the Israel Competition Authority (ICA) published for public consultation a draft amendment to Public Statement 1/16: Considerations of the Competition Commissioner in Determining the Amount of a Monetary Penalty.

Alexander Vogel

Rules of conduct under FinSA

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The rules of conduct under the Federal Act on Financial Services (FinSA) are based on the EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2004/39/EC) and the EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2014/65/EU) and simplify market entry to the European Union for Swiss financial services providers.

Bernhard Lötscher

Corporate criminal liability: commodity trader pays Sfr94 million for lack of organisational corruption prevention

White Collar Crime - Switzerland
CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd

Under Swiss criminal law, criminal offences committed within a corporation during the course of its commercial activities may result in the corporation's direct criminal liability if the offence cannot be allocated to a specific individual within the corporation due to the corporation's deficient organisation.

Hui Huang

Is filing a trademark without intention to use an act of bad faith?

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In China, the practice of defensive trademarks appears to be a guiding factor when determining the legitimacy of a trademark application, but said trademarks remain subject to cancellation in case of non-use.

Matthew C Morse

USCIS proposes rule to increase filing fees: what employers need to know

Immigration - USA
Fakhoury Global Immigration

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed a rule to increase the filing fees for most of its applications and petitions for immigration benefits.

Kenneth D Basch

Changes in Brazilian withholding tax

Aviation - Brazil
Basch & Rameh

The Federal Government recently issued an executive order with the potential to change the tax treatment of commercial aircraft leasing.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA