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David Sleight

Tax advisers beware – avoidance is the new evasion

Corporate Tax - United Kingdom
Kingsley Napley

The government and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs have been pledging to clamp down on enablers and promoters of aggressive tax avoidance strategies for years.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Graham Hood

Not all pun and games: Federal Court not amused with cannabis company's brand parody

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

A recent Federal Court decision illustrates the danger of adopting a mark or name inspired by a famous or well-known brand, even when confusion is unlikely.

Claudia Bock

E-cigarette distributor fined for resale price maintenance

Competition & Antitrust - Czech Republic
Schoenherr

In a first-instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition has fined RITCHY EU sro Kc6.7 million (€270,000) for resale price maintenance practices.

Judith Aldersey-Williams

Energy transition on UKCS: two critical reports published

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

August 2020 saw the publication of two documents which will have a significant bearing on developments in the oil and gas industry in the next decade and are closely related.

Amit Bechler

Parliament passes amendment to Equal Pay Law for Male and Female Workers

Employment & Immigration - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Parliament recently passed the Equal Pay Law for Male and Female Workers (Amendment 6) (5780-2020), which aims to prevent discrimination based on sex with respect to salary and other work-related 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, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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