International Law Office

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Marcel Meinhardt

New transparency obligations for commodity companies

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

As of 1 January 2021, companies domiciled in Switzerland that are active in the extraction of raw materials must disclose payments to state authorities or government officials of Sfr100,000 or more per financial year.

W Todd Miller

Do three rights make a wrong? Private party challenging consummated merger can obtain divestiture years later

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Baker & Miller PLLC

For the first time, a private party has successfully challenged an acquisition and obtained an order requiring a divestiture of a company that had been acquired years before the case was filed.

Arthur Shay

Mobile operators accelerate 5G for business

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

Taiwanese mobile operators are aiming for mass user migration to 5G networks in 2021, following confirmation that a special government budget of approximately NT$15.5 billion has been allocated to a subsidy scheme for 5G network deployment between 2021 and 2022.

David Schwartz

Options to consider when requesting an extension to respond to the Patent Office

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The recent extensive amendments to the Patent Act and Patent Rules have complicated the process of responding to an office action (ie, examiner's report) issued by the Patent Office.

Guillermo Donadeu

Free-will principle in compulsory transfer of shares in limited liability companies

Corporate & Commercial - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

In several decisions, the Department of Legal Affairs has outlined the limits of the free-will principle for shareholders when setting the procedure and requirements for the preferential rights for purchasing shares in attachment cases.

Elizabeth Small

VAT: cross-border supplies post-Brexit

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

It is often easy to assume that only parties which live in the United Kingdom are required to pay UK value added tax (VAT).

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru