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Federico De Noriega

Fintech and innovation bring potential amendments to bank AML rules

Banking - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

In March 2018 the Fintech Law, which aims to mitigate the risk of money laundering and terrorist financing, was published in the Federal Official Gazette.

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.

Alexander Vida

Facebook secures finding of likelihood of confusion by association

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

In a recent trademark dispute between Facebook and the owner of the applied-for mark 'mbook – ablak a világra' (ie, 'window to the world'), the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, the Metropolitan Tribunal and the Metropolitan Court of Appeal came to the same decision on the merits and rejected the applied-for mark, albeit for different reasons.

Guy Castegnaro

Notable Labour Court of Appeal decisions in 2018

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

The Labour Court of Appeal issued a number of notable decisions in 2018.

Richard Brown

This is not a wind up: BVI court approves restructuring provisional liquidation

Insolvency & Restructuring - British Virgin Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

In a major development in BVI insolvency law and practice, the Commercial Court recently held that provisional liquidation is available to facilitate a restructuring.

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.

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