International Law Office

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Laura L Gavioli PC

Call for compliance: cryptocurrency may be subject to US tax

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

US taxpayers are generally taxable on income earned worldwide, regardless of the manner in which that income is paid (eg, currency (foreign or domestic) or property (tangible, intangible or virtual)).

Robert Lane

End of the triad? Update on Ofgem's Targeted Charging Review

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Ofgem recently published its 'minded to' decision on its Targeted Charging Review.

Emeka Akabogu

Legal limits of armed guards on board ships

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

Voyaging in West African waters, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, is considered dangerous and raises the question of whether shipowners are entitled to put armed guards on board their vessels to protect them from attacks by arms-bearing third parties.

David Schwartz

Five important changes to Patent Act now in effect

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Budget Implementation Act 2018, which recently received royal assent, introduced important changes to the Patent Act that will affect the scope of protection available under Canadian patents.

Ashley Fife

Jurisdiction of substance: Bermuda's economic substance laws

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bermuda
Carey Olsen Bermuda

Many offshore financial centres, including Bermuda, laboured to meet the EU Council's end-of-year deadline to impose economic substance requirements on entities that carry on 'geographically mobile' business activities.

Beat Mumenthaler

Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law revisions enter into force

Insolvency & Restructuring - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd

A number of revisions to the Private International Law Act and the Debt Enforcement Bankruptcy Act recently entered into force.

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