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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.

Miriam Simsa

Supreme Court facilitates financing companies with cross-border business

Corporate Finance/M&A - Austria
Schoenherr

For the first time, the Supreme Court has upheld a security right granted under German law, even though the asset had been transferred to Austria.

Cesare Galli

Unitary patent and UPC – Italy moves forward

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

The government recently adopted provisions to coordinate national legislation with the EU Unitary Patent Regulation and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement.

Carlos Ramos Miranda

CRE loosens metering obligations for petroleum, petroleum product and petrochemical terminals

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) recently issued a resolution which has clarified the scope of the general administrative provisions on metering that apply to holders of permits to store petroleum, petroleum products and petrochemicals.

Saffron O'Gorman

EAT confirms that removal of outdated contractual entitlement following transfer was not void

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently upheld a decision that the removal of outdated contractual entitlements following a Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) transfer was not void, as the sole or principal reason was not the transfer or a reason connected with the transfer.

David R Hamill

US-Mexico border update: delays continue

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Companies have been on high alert since hearing about a potential shutdown of the US-Mexico border.

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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