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Fernando Eduardo Serec

Can you choose a foreign forum to decide your dispute? Yes, but…

Litigation - Brazil
TozziniFreire Advogados

The relatively new Civil Procedure Code specifically authorises parties to a contract to select a foreign jurisdiction to decide their disputes.

Jennie Cherry

Family banks: personal commitment, accountability and multi-generational mentoring

Private Client & Offshore Services - USA
Kozusko Harris Duncan

Over the past decade, matriarchs and patriarchs of successful families have increasingly been concluding that their children are sufficiently provided for and have thus shifted the focus of their family's largess to a broader group of individuals by creating so-called 'family banks'.

Sanaya F Vachha

Competition Commission sets aside show cause notice

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The Competition Commission recently examined whether Wateen Telecom Limited had resorted to a tie-in arrangement for analogue TV services provided to a housing scheme in Lahore, restricting consumer choice and abusing its dominant position in violation of the Competition Act.

Constantinos Christofi

General Healthcare System contributions

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

As of 1 March 2019, employees, pensioners, state officials and income earners in Cyprus must contribute 1.7% of their income to the General Health System, while self-employed individuals must contribute 2.55% of their income.

Louis Botha

Domestic treasury management companies – alignment of tax and exchange control provisions

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

When the domestic treasury management company (DTMC) regime came into effect in 2013, a 'DTMC' was defined in the Income Tax Act as a company that is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated in South Africa.

Jürg Schneider

Protection of minors in respect of films and video games: consultation process commenced

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently launched the consultation process on the preliminary draft of the new Federal Act on the Protection of Minors in respect of Films and Video Games (Youth Protection Act).

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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