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Niamh Lalor

Mandatory disclosure rules

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Taxation (Implementation) (International Tax Compliance) (Mandatory Disclosure Rules for CRS Avoidance Arrangements and Opaque Offshore Structures) (Jersey) Regulations 2020 are expected to come into force shortly.

Andrew Osborne

Skilled Worker visa provides a shareholding solution for Tier 2 (General) migrants

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

Tier 2 (General) migrants cannot have a shareholding of more than 10% in their limited company sponsor; however, the skilled worker route does not include this restriction.

Ian Mirandah

Geographical indication protection capabilities strengthened by accession to Geneva act

Intellectual Property - Laos
Mirandah Asia

The government recently deposited with the director general of the World Intellectual Property Organisation its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.

Sophie Reguengo

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on fund manager substance arrangements

Corporate Tax - Jersey
Ogier

In 2020 the comptroller of revenue issued practical guidance which stated that where a company had to alter its operating practices to compensate for the COVID-19 outbreak, the comptroller would not determine that such company had failed the economic substance test under the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019.

Sebastian Hepp

New gender quotas for publicly listed companies and transparency rules for commodity sector enter into force

Corporate & Commercial - Switzerland
Badertscher Attorneys at Law

On 1 January 2021, as part of the new corporate governance regulations, the new provisions regarding gender quotas and transparency rules for the commodity sector entered into force.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

New commitment mechanism turns the tide in ongoing investigations

Competition & Antitrust - Turkey
ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

In June 2020 Law 7246 Amending the Law on the Protection of Competition entered into force and introduced significant changes to Turkish competition law, including with regard to the commitment mechanism.

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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