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Jennie Cherry

Completing US tax forms: Form 5472 – foreign-owned disregarded entities

Private Client & Offshore Services - USA
Kozusko Harris Duncan

A limited liability company (LLC) that is created under the laws of a US state and wholly owned by a single non-US person is required to report transactions with its non-US owner and other related parties to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Form 5472, which must be submitted with a pro forma Form 1120.

Ruey-Sen Tsai

Trademark including well-known stage name of professional athlete should be refused registration

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

According to Article 30-1(13) of the Trademark Act, trademarks containing another person's portrait or well-known name, stage name, pseudonym or alternative name should be refused registration unless said person consents to the application.

Frank Spoorenberg

First annulment of investment arbitration award by Supreme Court

Arbitration & ADR - Switzerland
Tavernier Tschanz

In a recently published decision, the Supreme Court – for the first time – partially annulled an arbitral award issued in an investment arbitration.

Marcel Meinhardt

ComCo opens up gas market in central Switzerland

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Swiss Competition Commission (ComCo) recently reviewed whether Energie Wasser Luzern Holding AG and Erdgas Zentralschweiz AG had a dominant position in the natural gas market and whether their refusal to grant grid access qualified as an unlawful refusal to deal.

Andreas Fankhauser

EU drone regulations will apply in Switzerland

Aviation - Switzerland
Proton Legal LLC

In 2019 the European Union issued a package of regulations relating to the use of drones.

Daniel Hemming

Waiving goodbye to privilege – reliance is key

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

In what circumstances will a party waive privilege over legal advice by referring to it in evidence? Reference to the fact of the advice may not be sufficient but reliance on that advice is likely to be.

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel

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