International Law Office

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Fabienne Limacher

Tax relief on employee shares in start-ups and other non-listed companies

Corporate Tax - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

Under the current tax framework, the non-uniform cantonal tax practices on the capital gains treatment and valuation of employee shares in start-ups and other non-listed companies lead to different tax consequences for employees depending on their place of residence.

Gan Khong Aik

Derivative proceedings: leave of court is substantive legal requirement

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

The Court of Appeal recently ruled that Sections 347(1) and (2) of the Companies Act 2016, which require leave of court to be obtained before any action may be initiated on behalf of a company and any such action to be brought in the name of the company, are substantive law and not merely procedural.

Miriam Bruce

€35.3 million fine issued under GDPR for employee monitoring and IT security failings

Employment & Immigration - Germany
Mayer Brown

A recent decision from the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information is an important reminder of the significant financial and reputational penalties that employers may face if they do not appropriately collect, retain and protect employee personal data in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Bernardo Freitas

CVM eases investment crowdfunding rules

Banking & Financial Services - Brazil
Freitas Ferraz Advogados

In light of the growing popularity of crowdfunding as a means of financing and maintaining small businesses' operations, it has remained on the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission's (CVM's) agenda, leading to discussions as to how the existing regulation can be improved.

Jae-sang Lim

Relying on KIPO to combat infringement

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) operates a special judicial police (SJP) unit under which officials belonging to the KIPO can take charge of criminal cases relating to the infringement of IP rights.

Radhika Gaggar

To be or not to be (a trustee)?

Private Client & Offshore Services - India
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Over the past decade, there has been a renaissance of private trusts which act as holding entities for private family wealth or provide employee benefits.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan