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Nic Journeaux

Slowly getting to grips with unjust enrichment and Jersey's legal 'hot potatoes'

Litigation - Jersey
Ogier

A long-running Jersey fraud case illustrates the difficult task that the Channel Island courts sometimes have in comparing and distinguishing between developed principles of English law and foundational elements of the islands' customary law.

Bradley Kruger

New opportunities for blockchain use in insurance industry

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

It has been more than a decade since blockchain – or distributed ledger technology – appeared on the financial services landscape.

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.

Brian Baggott

DOL issues final rule clarifying how to calculate regular rate for overtime pay

Employment & Benefits - USA
Dentons US LLP

The US Department of Labour has announced a final rule (the new rule) that updates several regulations regarding what forms of payment employers can exclude in the time-and-a-half calculation for overtime pay.

Bernhard Lötscher

Corporate criminal liability: commodity trader pays Sfr94 million for lack of organisational corruption prevention

White Collar Crime - Switzerland
CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd

Under Swiss criminal law, criminal offences committed within a corporation during the course of its commercial activities may result in the corporation's direct criminal liability if the offence cannot be allocated to a specific individual within the corporation due to the corporation's deficient organisation.

Matej Kosalko

Enforcement of awards affected by international sanctions

Arbitration & ADR - Slovakia
Allen & Overy Bratislava sro

In 2019 the Ministry of Finance issued guidelines on procedures for the effective application of rules on the freezing of financial assets of sanctioned persons in Slovakia.

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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