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Lloyd Harmetz

SEC charges Switzerland-based dealer for selling US investors unregistered SBS for bitcoins

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a Switzerland-based securities dealer for offering and selling unregistered security-based swaps to US investors using bitcoins and for failing to transact its swaps on a registered national exchange.

Kenneth D Basch

Changes in Brazilian withholding tax

Aviation - Brazil
Basch & Rameh

The Federal Government recently issued an executive order with the potential to change the tax treatment of commercial aircraft leasing.

Bernd Rajal

Supreme Court rules on distribution network operators' obligation to connect

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

The Supreme Court recently considered whether distribution network operators must provide network users with a written cost estimate for a grid connection even if the general obligation to connect final customers to the grid is still in dispute and has yet to be decided by the competent authority.

Alexander Vogel

Rules of conduct under FinSA

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The rules of conduct under the Federal Act on Financial Services (FinSA) are based on the EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2004/39/EC) and the EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2014/65/EU) and simplify market entry to the European Union for Swiss financial services providers.

Anat Shavit

Tax implications of sale of functions, assets and risks to affiliates

Corporate Tax - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

In a recent decision, a district court in Israel ruled in favour of Broadcom Semiconductor Ltd and rejected the Israeli Tax Authority's claim that Broadcom Semiconductor was required to pay additional taxes of NIS100 million due to the deemed sale of its main functions and assets to affiliated companies.

Mirosław Cejmer

Disposal of shares in private companies after introduction of universal dematerialisation

Company & Commercial - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

The Law of 30 August 2019 significantly amended the Commercial Companies Code and other laws.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China

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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