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Maurus Winzap

Abolition of issuance stamp duty to further boost Swiss economy

Corporate Tax - Switzerland
Walder Wyss Ltd

In Switzerland, 1% issuance stamp duty is levied on capital contributions from shareholders to Swiss companies.

Francesco Pedroni

Changes to employment law in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Employment & Immigration - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

On 22 May 2021 Support Decree 1 was converted into law and on 26 May 2021 Support Decree 2 came into force.

Jennifer Fox

Frozen in time: do limitation periods apply to claims against Cayman companies in liquidation?

Litigation - Cayman Islands
Ogier

Previously, it was generally understood that the Cayman approach to claims against companies in liquidation followed the English position on the issue of limitation – that is, the limitation period ceased to run once the company went into liquidation, with some exceptions.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Use of economic evidence in antitrust investigations – fertiliser supplier decision

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

The Competition Board has published its reasoned decision regarding its investigation into whether six fertiliser suppliers violated Law 4054 on the Protection of Competition, which prohibits, among other things, anti-competitive agreements and concerted practices.

Muazzez Korutürk

Are second medical use patents protected?

Intellectual Property - Turkey
Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

A first-instance court decision that second medical use patents granted before 13 December 2007 are not patentable is waiting to be evaluated by the General Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court, despite the decision already having being overturned by the Supreme Court.

Michael Snape

Grand Court strikes out creditor's winding-up petition and comments on relationship with arbitration clauses

Insolvency & Restructuring - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Grand Court recently struck out a winding-up petition presented against Grand State Investments Limited by a shareholder claiming a debt on the ground that the alleged debt was disputed on bona fide and substantial grounds.

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