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Sang Hoon Lee

Key changes to Labour Standards Act in 2019

Employment & Benefits - South Korea
Lee & Ko

In 2018 there were major reforms to South Korean employment laws, including the Labour Standards Act.

Fredrik Norburg

Does lack of impartiality justify a reduction in arbitrators' compensation?

Arbitration & ADR - Sweden
Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyrå

Although parties have the right to appeal arbitrators' compensation that has been decided by an arbitral institution and included in an arbitral award, a recent Svea Court of Appeal judgment suggests that strong reasons are required to adjust such a decision when it has been made in accordance with an arbitration agreement between said parties.

Pranay Bhatia

Taxability of profit from sale of shares

Corporate Tax - India
BDO in India

While the classification of gains arising from a sale of shares has previously been litigated, the Bombay High Court recently dealt with the issue of whether gains arising from such a sale by a private trust would be taxable as capital gains or business income.

Sophie Lens

Express recognition and clarification of trade secret protection in Belgium

Intellectual Property - Belgium

On 30 July 2018 the Belgian legislature transposed the EU Trade Secrets Directive into domestic law via the Trade Secret Law.

Kendira R Turnquest

Foreign direct investment in real estate market

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

Foreign direct investment (FDI) remains one of the key catalysts to the Bahamian economy's growth and sustainability.

Christia Middleton

New statutory interest rate on judicial awards enters into force

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The minister of finance recently announced that the statutory rate of interest on judgments pursuant to Article 33 of the Courts of Justice Law has been reduced to 2% per annum with effect from 1 January 2019.



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