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Elizabeth Small

Consultation published for SDLT surcharge for non-residents acquiring residential property

Real Estate - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The government recently published a consultation proposing the introduction of a 1% stamp duty land tax surcharge on non-residents acquiring residential property in England and Northern Ireland.

Luke Tapp

Labour law modernisation efforts continue

Employment & Benefits - United Arab Emirates
Pinsent Masons

After a busy 12 months for the development of labour laws in the United Arab Emirates, the authorities look set to continue to focus on modernisation efforts in 2019.

Claudia Bock

Competition office fines Booking.com €33 million

Competition & Antitrust - Czech Republic
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Office for the Protection of Economic Competition recently reviewed vertical aspects of online platforms and distribution channels, ultimately fining online booking platform Booking.com approximately €33 million for using most-favoured-nation (MFN) clauses in its contracts with hotels.

Keith Robinson

Round-up of recent trust cases

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bermuda
Carey Olsen (Guernsey)

In 2018 the Bermuda courts issued several important decisions in trust cases.

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.

Jan Erik Janssen

New act aims to minimise gas production from Groningen Field

Energy & Natural Resources - Netherlands
Stek Advocaten BV

The government aims to terminate the gas production of the large-scale Groningen Field as soon as possible.

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