International Law Office

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George Mitchell

Welcome relief? Mitigating double taxation of beneficiaries

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

UK-residents who are US citizens and beneficiaries of US trusts may be taxed twice on the trust's income or capital gains because of the overlapping scope of UK and US taxation.

Cathy Ting

Use of geographic name as trademark may constitute passing off

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

A brand owner filed an invalidation action against the trademark 約克夏茶YORK SHIRETEA and a device mark in respect of services in Class 42 for a violation of the Trademark Act.

Olaf Hartenstein

Theft of semi-trailer and violation of safety instructions

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

A recent Federal Supreme Court concerned a clause in a consignor's general terms and conditions, according to which loaded vehicles had to be monitored while parked or parked where sufficient safety was guaranteed.

Jakob Widner

New legal framework for working from home

Employment & Immigration - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government commissioned the so-called 'social partners' (ie, the Chamber of Commerce representing employers and labour unions acting on behalf of employees) to negotiate and present a bill on working from home that Parliament can pass into law as the new standard on the matter.

Stuart Davis

United Kingdom to regulate buy-now-pay-later market

Banking & Financial Services - United Kingdom
Latham & Watkins LLP

The government has announced that interest-free buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) credit agreements will be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Raúl Herrera Hazas

Amendments to EU-Mexico Trade Agreement and investment arbitration

Arbitration & ADR - International
Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

Mexico and the European Union have agreed to update the EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement, which aims to improve, among other things, the settlement of investment disputes.

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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