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Patricia Barboza

What is PM 905 and will it lead to another labour reform in Brazil?

Employment & Benefits - Brazil
CGM Advogados

Provisional Measure 905/2019 (PM 905) was recently published in the Official Gazette, creating a new type of employment agreement specifically designed to incentivise companies to offer individuals aged between 19 and 29 their first formal job in exchange for benefits relating mainly to payroll taxation.

Rupert Mead

Inheritance tax reform: APPG proposal paper

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Inheritance and Intergenerational Fairness has published a paper proposing a complete overhaul of the existing UK inheritance tax rules.

Sharon Shefer

Declination letter, statement of defence and what lies in-between

Insurance - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court clarified the boundary between maintaining the commissioner of insurance's directive requiring the full grounds and reasons for dismissing a claim to be included in a letter of declination and insurers' right to provide additional details in their statement of defence.

Samuel Denis

Obtaining patent protection for software in Europe

Intellectual Property - European Union
GEVERS

Under the European Patent Convention, a computer program per se is not considered a patentable invention; rather, program listings per se are protected by copyright.

Dieter Hauck

Family business and group privilege

Competition & Antitrust - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

The cartel prohibition applies to activities between independent undertakings; however, it does not apply to activities between a controlling and a controlled undertaking, as such a subsidiary would not enjoy economic independence.

Pedro Cortés

Macau responds to regulatory trends with new Cybersecurity Law

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Macau
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

In June 2019 the Legislative Assembly of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) enacted the Cybersecurity Law.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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

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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