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Michael Lips

Brexit: changes for UK citizens on Swiss property market

Real Estate - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Rechtsanwalte AG

While it remains unclear when and on what terms Brexit will happen, the United Kingdom and Switzerland recently signed an agreement on citizens' rights which covers the purchase and retention of real estate by UK citizens in Switzerland and vice versa.

Andy McGregor

Circumstances in which acting in breach of EU sanctions will kill claims

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

A recent High Court case is an interesting example of the extent to which entities complicit in the breach of EU sanctions are still able to bring legal proceedings relating to matters arising out of those breaches.

Federico Hernández Arroyo

Excessive fines deemed unconstitutional in landmark Supreme Court of Justice declaration

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The Supreme Court of Justice recently declared that an article of the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law – which provided that the minimum fine for any violation of the law not otherwise expressly penalised in another law was 1% of the offender's annual income – to be unconstitutional.

Michael Alexandrou

Estate and gift taxes in Cyprus – planning is needed

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cyprus
A G Paphitis & Co

When property interests are given away during life or at death, taxes are imposed on their transfer.

Stella Koukounis

New simplified strike-off procedure comes into force

Company & Commercial - Cyprus
Solsidus Law

The provisions on the striking off of Cypriot companies set out in the Companies Law were recently amended to introduce a simplified process to reinstate a company which is struck off as a result of failure to file mandatory documents or to pay the annual levy to the registrar.

Željka Rostaš Blažeković

Virtual currencies – EU legal overview

Banking - European Union
Porobija & Porobija

Virtual currencies have been analysed and considered by numerous policymakers at the EU level.

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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