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Gavin Ferguson

Family matters: why the world's wealthiest are setting up family offices in Guernsey

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Wealth is increasing exponentially among some of the world's richest families to the extent that, for many of these families, it makes commercial sense to set up their own bespoke family office to look after their key operations – and they are increasingly looking to Guernsey as the place to do it.

Costas Stamatiou

New regulations on fees and dues for ocean-going commercial ships

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Shipping Deputy Ministry recently issued the Merchant Shipping (Fees and Dues with respect to Ocean Going Commercial Cyprus Ships) Regulations, which contain the new fees and charges payable for ocean-going commercial ships registered in Cyprus.

Altair Richards

It all hinges on 2026 – will we be prepared for national health insurance?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, which is set to come into force on 1 January 2026, will centralise the purchasing of healthcare services in a single body established by the government: the National Health Insurance Fund.

David Smyth

False statement of truth leads to prison

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

Mathnasium Center Licensing, LLC v Chang is another recent example of the courts sentencing makers of false statements of truth to a period of imprisonment for contempt of court.

Nina Zafoschnig

Court rules that electric filling station is not an electricity company

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

The Higher Administrative Court recently found that the operation of an electric filling station does not constitute the operation of an electricity company and is thus subject to Trade Act.

Beatriz Bejarano

Copyright protection: impact of recent ECJ decision on Spanish legal framework

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

A recent European Court of Justice judgment is good news for EU designers as it confirms what has already been stated by some Spanish courts – namely, that a design need not have artistic merit, aesthetic value or a particular visual attraction to qualify for copyright protection.

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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