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Xing Xiusong

Mainland China and Hong Kong agree mutual interim measures to aid arbitral proceedings

Arbitration & ADR - China
Global Law Office

Mainland China and Hong Kong recently signed the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-Ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Joel Stewart

BALCA approval of equivalency language is double-edged sword

Immigration - USA
Fakhoury Global Immigration

The Board of Alien Labour Certification (BALCA) recently reversed a decision where a certifying officer had denied a Programme Electronic Review Management labour application because the employer had not specified the exact combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree that would be acceptable.

Louise Kotze

Creature of statute: decision about Tax Court's power to increase understatement penalties

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The Supreme Court of Appeal recently ruled on the South African Revenue Service's (SARS's) right to impose understatement penalties on a taxpayer and the quantum thereof.

Gejaa Gobena

Updated DOJ guidance underscores importance of implementing truly effective corporate compliance programmes

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently confirmed the importance of implementing a robust compliance programme that is not only well designed, but also adaptable and able to function effectively.

Andreas Erotocritou

Cross-border recognition of insolvency proceedings

Insolvency & Restructuring - Cyprus
AG Erotocritou LLC

As a result of the numerous cross-border structures involving Cyprus, the need to recognise foreign insolvency proceedings in Cyprus is becoming more common.

Till Spillmann

Non-public offerings in Switzerland – an endangered species?

Capital Markets - Switzerland
Niederer Kraft Frey

If everything goes according to plan, on 1 January 2020 Switzerland will have successfully overhauled its financial market legislation with the entry into force of the Financial Services Act and the Financial Institutions Act.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey