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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.

Kaan Demir

Squeeze-out mergers in Turkey – an overview

Corporate Finance/M&A - Turkey
Kayum & Demir

Squeeze-outs in Turkey are regulated under the Commercial Code where they concern private companies and the Capital Markets Law where they concern publicly held companies.

Keith Robinson

Family office proposition – review of case law

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bermuda
Carey Olsen

Bermuda has historically flown beneath the radar when it comes to promoting itself as the ideal location for the establishment of a family office.

Valery Narezhniy

FTS approves form of inquiry regarding beneficial owners

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The Federal Tax Service recently approved a form of inquiry which it will use to request information from legal entities regarding their beneficial owners in order to, among other things, identify tax evasion schemes.

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.

Matthieu de Varax

Leisure drones: new rules for telepilots

Aviation - France
Odi-se Avocats

French drone legislation was recently updated to require telepilots who fly drones for leisure purposes to undergo specific training.

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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