International Law Office

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Michelle Watson Bunn

Guernsey companies – an overview

Corporate & Commercial - Guernsey
Ogier

The benefits of using a Guernsey company are extremely wide but generally include separate legal identity, limited liability for shareholders and ease of transfer of ownership.

Victoria Rea

Cryptocurrencies as property

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

The NZ High Court recently held that cryptocurrency constitutes property at common law and is therefore capable of being held on trust.

Simona Zangrandi

New step-up option on taxpayer assets introduced

Corporate Tax - Italy
Studio Legale e Tributario Biscozzi Nobili Piazza

Decree-Law 104/2020 recently introduced a new opportunity for Italian companies to step up the cost of tangible and intangible assets (real estate and other immovable properties which are built or for resale are excluded) and participation in controlled and associated companies included in financial statements as of 31 December 2019.

Elena Ramacciotti

Patent implications of COVID-19 crisis: current solutions according to Italian law

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Italy
Trevisan & Cuonzo

The current health emergency has highlighted the need to reconcile the urgency in offering a response to the spread of COVID-19 with the need to continue ensuring the effectiveness of patent protection.

Patricia Yeung

More funding for Employment Support Scheme

Employment & Immigration - Hong Kong
Howse Williams 何韋律師行

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government introduced an HK$80 billion Employment Support Scheme to provide a wage subsidy to eligible employers for six months in exchange for them refraining from making any redundancies during the subsidy period and using the subsidy to pay employees' wages.

Matthew Tuchband

OFAC's new ransomware advisory

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control recently issued an advisory highlighting sanctions risks associated with facilitating ransomware payments on behalf of victims targeted by malicious cyberattacks.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan