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Godofredo Mendes Vianna

New bill to develop cabotage trade sent to Congress

Shipping & Transport - Brazil
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

More than 20 years since the enactment of Law 9,432/97 (the Navigation Act), a major reform of Brazil's cabotage laws is underway.

Jürg Schneider

Telecoms surveillance legislation: Federal Administrative Court rules instant messaging app not a telecoms service

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Administrative Court (FAC) recently issued a ruling concerning the status of instant messaging app Threema from a telecoms surveillance legislation perspective.

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.

Antonio Grieco

COVID-19 and shareholder loan reimbursement

Corporate & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

The reimbursement of shareholder loans to a company and the reimbursement of loans made by companies belonging to the same group are postponed until other company creditors have been reimbursed if there is an excessive imbalance between the financed company's debt and its net equity or if its financial situation would be better improved through a capital increase.

Young-min Kim

Patentee protection strengthened in series of revisions to patent law

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

In South Korea, the low amount of damages awarded by the courts in patent infringement cases has long been criticised.

Takayuki Inoue

Court rules in Japan's first plea bargaining case

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The plea bargaining system, which came into effect in 2018, allows suspects and defendants to enter into negotiations with prosecutors whereby evidence of others' criminal conduct can be provided in return for criminal charges being reduced or dropped.

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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