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Carlos Trujillo

Competition authority introduces fast-track merger procedure

Competition & Antitrust - Ecuador
Meythaler & Zambrano Abogados

The Superintendency for Market Power Control (SCPM) recently published a resolution which established a fast-track merger control procedure and introduced the so-called 'failing firm' defence.

Seema S Mansoor

Salient features of Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) Act

Intellectual Property - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

Many countries have adopted geographical indication (GI) laws to protect indigenous products, including handicrafts and agricultural, natural, horticultural and industrial products originating from a specific region.

Ole Kristian Olsby

COVID-19: temporary changes for laid-off employees who belong to private pension schemes

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

In order to deal with the financial consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, Parliament has adopted temporary amendments to the rules for temporarily laid-off employees who belong to private pension schemes.

Anat Shavit

Intercompany transactions – burden of proving arm's-length pricing

Corporate Tax - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The Israel Tax Authority (ITA) recently published a tax circular to clarify cases in which a transfer pricing study filed by a taxpayer will be considered to fulfil legal requirements and thus shift the burden of proof in the assessment process framework to an ITA inspector, in contrast to the general rule that the burden of proof rests with the taxpayer..

Andreas Lopatka

COVID-19 Phase 2 and environmental procedural law

Environment & Climate Change - Austria
Schoenherr

Section 3 of the Administrative COVID-19 Accompanying Law adapts the requirements for official acts and public communication with authorities to reflect the restricted freedom of movement and contact.

Paul Van den Bulck

DPA fines social media platform for data processing during referral programme

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Belgium
AKD

The Belgian Protection Authority (DPA) recently fined a social media platform €50,000 for processing personal data during the scope of a referral programme without an appropriate legal basis.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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