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Michael Alexandrou

Estate and gift taxes in Cyprus – planning is needed

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cyprus
A G Paphitis & Co

When property interests are given away during life or at death, taxes are imposed on their transfer.

Brandon Heard

Orders of prohibition relating to polymorphic form patent for Pristiq upheld on appeal

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In a pair of decisions, the Federal Court granted orders prohibiting Apotex and Teva from marketing their generic o-desmethyl-venlafaxine succinate products until the expiration of Patent 2,436,668.

Elise Heyman

Dutch dismissal law in a nutshell

Employment & Benefits - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

Dutch dismissal law contains certain distinguishing elements which make it unique within Europe.

Chakrapani Misra

Arbitrability of consumer disputes: loophole in Booz Allen framework?

Arbitration & ADR - India
Khaitan & Co

The Supreme Court recently ruled that consumer disputes are incapable of being submitted to arbitration, placing them in the infamous category of 'non-arbitrable' subjects in India.

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.

Andreas Erotocritou

Examinership and limits to its application

Insolvency & Restructuring - Cyprus
AG Erotocritou LLC

The examinership framework – which was introduced to the Companies Law in 2015 – offers an effective mechanism for restructuring financially distressed companies.

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