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Gejaa Gobena

Updated DOJ guidance underscores importance of implementing truly effective corporate compliance programmes

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently confirmed the importance of implementing a robust compliance programme that is not only well designed, but also adaptable and able to function effectively.

Dominique van der Westhuizen

Preference share funding structures: overview of Companies Act and Income Tax Act provisions

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Preference share funding structures are often preferred by banks and other financial institutions because dividends received by certain holders – including banks and other juristic persons – are exempt from income tax.

Francesco Pedroni

Supreme Court defines limits of immunity of foreign states from Italian jurisdiction in employment lawsuits

Employment & Benefits - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

The Supreme Court recently decided a labour litigation case filed by an Italian employee of the British Council.

Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas

What happens if competition authorities violate attorney-client privilege?

Competition & Antitrust - Mexico
SAI Law & Economics

All violations of attorney-client privilege are illegal, but the specific consequences will depend on the nature of the privileged information and the violation's potential effect on the plaintiff's defence strategy.

Frank Spoorenberg

Award upheld despite violation of right to be heard

Arbitration & ADR - Switzerland
Tavernier Tschanz

The formal nature of the right to be heard has long been recognised by the Supreme Court.

Jennifer Ponton

Act now: follow this to-do list to save money on Canadian trademarks before 17 June 2019

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Canada's trademark regime is changing, bringing about dramatic amendments to the law, regulations and practice.



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