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Phillipe De Wulf

Share-related benefits granted by foreign parent companies: Esko strengthens view that social security contributions are due

Employment & Immigration - Belgium
ALTIUS

Benefits in general – and shares and restricted stock units in particular – attributed by a third party (eg, a foreign parent company) to employees of a Belgian (group) company will, in principle, be subject to Belgian social security contributions.

Samuel Yang

SAMR and NISSTC require Grade 2 cybersecurity protection or higher for targets of classified protection

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The State Administration for Market Regulation and the National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee recently released the Information Security Technology Classification Guide for the Classified Protection of Cybersecurity to provide methods and procedures for the classification and protection of information systems and other protection targets which do not involve state secrets (collectively known as 'targets of classified protection')..

Vanessa van Coppenhagen

Life sciences acquisitions and divestments

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

To establish a portfolio of investments, BioVentures, South Africa's first niche biotechnology and life sciences venture capital fund, looked for South African start-ups with proprietary technology that gives them a competitive advantage; a large, growing and preferably international market; multiple products and markets rather than a single product and market; and a quality and balanced management team.

Will Pearce

Regulatory scrutiny of M&A transactions: United Kingdom extends power to intervene in foreign takeovers

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

The government recently announced amendments to the merger control regime which extend its discretionary powers to intervene on national security or public interest grounds.

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

Gas Flaring and Minerals and Mining Bills undergo second reading

Energy & Natural Resources - Nigeria
Streamsowers & Köhn

Two bills relating to the oil and gas industry recently passed their second reading in the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectfully.

Keith Han

Temporary measures to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic on SMEs

Insolvency & Restructuring - Singapore
Oon & Bazul LLP

In these unprecedented times, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their owners require swift and cost-effective methods to sustainably manage and restructure their debt burdens, so that they can focus on transforming their businesses to meet the challenges of the post-COVID-19 economy.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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