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António Fernandes de Oliveira

Changing ECJ case law on input VAT deductions for holding companies

Corporate Tax - European Union
AFDO-adv

For many years, tax authorities have rejected holding companies' right to deduct input value added tax; however, the European Court of Justice has issued several decisions that have enabled a slow but unequivocal paradigm shift towards so-called 'active' or 'mixed' holdings (ie, holding companies which are directly or indirectly involved in the management of subsidiaries and provide them with taxable services).

Amanda Wait

Hart-Scott-Rodino annual report confirms likelihood of challenge for transactions subject to second requests

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division recently released the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018, covering 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

Ivana Manovelo

Open call for development and sale of RES projects

Energy & Natural Resources - Croatia
Macesic & Partners

Croatian state-owned electricity company HEP Group is seeking partners for renewable energy projects.

Andreas Wildi

New measures to combat rising costs in public healthcare sector

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently adopted new measures to combat rising costs in the public healthcare sector.

Simon Hart

World freezing orders: recent dissipations and reasonable delays

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court has held that a delay in applying for a world freezing order was not fatal to its continuation at the return date, as the underlying transactions provided solid evidence of a risk of dissipation and the delay in seeking relief was not material and did not evidence the absence of a genuine belief in that risk.

Alexander Vogel

FDF proposes key changes to FinSO and FinlO

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Federal Department of Finance has proposed changes to the draft Financial Services Ordinance (FinSO) and Financial Institutions Ordinance.

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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