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Shai Bakal

Major competition law reform comes into force

Competition & Antitrust - Israel
Tadmor Levy & Co

Parliament recently passed an amendment to the Economic Competition Law that represents its most significant overhaul since its enactment in 1988.

Oya Yalvaç

Federated European Patent Register – an overview

Intellectual Property - European Union
Deris Attorney At Law Partnership

The Federated European Patent Register provides information regarding the legal status of EU patents.

Michael Lips

Brexit: changes for UK citizens on Swiss property market

Real Estate - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Rechtsanwalte AG

While it remains unclear when and on what terms Brexit will happen, the United Kingdom and Switzerland recently signed an agreement on citizens' rights which covers the purchase and retention of real estate by UK citizens in Switzerland and vice versa.

Anne Johnson Palmer

Chancery Court applies MFW framework in private equity merger transaction

Corporate Finance/M&A - USA
Ropes & Gray LLP

A recent decision applied the framework established by the Delaware Supreme Court in Kahn v M&F Worldwide Corp (MFW) and found that a merger transaction with a controlling private equity fund on both sides was entitled to business judgment review.

Renato Tastardi Portella

New government measures to tackle corruption: does the buck stop here?

White Collar Crime - Brazil
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Despite the steps taken by Brazil to fight corruption in recent years, it remains one of the main challenges for the country.

Dries Hoek

New dawn for dividend-stripping rules?

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Abusive schemes whereby taxpayers retain shares for at least 18 months before they are disposed of for a nominal consideration recently came to the attention of the National Treasury, which proposed that the share buy-backs and dividend stripping rules be amended with effect from 20 February 2019.

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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