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Arthur Shay

Huawei ban – will smartphones lose their smarts?

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

US President Donald Trump's recent executive order which blacklists Huawei has generated a significant response from Huawei smartphone users, mobile operators and distributors in Taiwan which are handling returned purchases.

Michael Lips

Latest environmental legislation in effect and in the pipeline

Environment & Climate Change - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

This article summarises key amendments to Swiss environmental laws which either came into effect in recent months or will come into effect in the foreseeable future.

Hans Eriksson

One small step for alcoholic beverage marketers, one giant leap for wine critics

Product Regulation & Liability - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

The Patent and Market Court of Appeal recently assessed the use of quotations from wine reviews in ads and found the terms 'bargain' and 'recommended' and the phrase 'an excellent alternative for the big party' acceptable under the applicable Swedish and EU law.

Ben Strauss

Timing of tax on gift cards

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The Cape Town Tax Court recently addressed the timing of income tax in relation to retailer gift cards.

David M Lynn

SEC proposes changes to 'accelerated filer' and 'large accelerated filer' definitions

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed amendments to the 'accelerated filer' and 'large accelerated filer' definitions adopted under the Securities Exchange Act 1934.

Jacqueline Moody

Scope of disclosure orders and contempt of court

Private Client & Offshore Services - British Virgin Islands
Harneys

A BVI court recently considered a contempt application seeking further disclosure by way of an 'unless' order and whether cross-examination of the respondents should be ordered to determine the issue of contempt.

OnDemand

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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

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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