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Cesare Galli

Trademarks removed from Patent Box, but transitional rules implemented

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

Trademarks were recently removed from the list of IP rights that can benefit from the package of fiscal incentives known as the 'Patent Box'.

Kathleen Harris

Criminal Finances Bill receives royal assent

White Collar Crime - United Kingdom
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

The much-debated Criminal Finances Bill recently received royal assent, becoming the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

Edward J Dawes

Changes to PSC regime: AIM companies take note

Company & Commercial - United Kingdom
Squire Patton Boggs

Recent guidance issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy confirms that alternative investment market companies are now required to create and maintain a people with significant control (PSC) register and file PSC information with the central public register at Companies House.

Bernd Rajal

Update on Austrian-German single electricity market

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Following an Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators decision which foresees a split of the Austrian-German electricity market, the Austrian National Regulatory Authority, E-Control and the Austrian transmission system operators have announced that they plan to exhaust all legal possibilities in order to appeal the decision..

Leonard Gilbert

Federal Court of Appeal considers availability of rectification

Corporate Tax - Canada
Thorsteinssons LLP

Rectification has been a popular topic in tax law since last year's Supreme Court decisions limiting its availability for tax planning errors.

Gordon Drakes

New payment practices regulations and the implications for franchise businesses

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

The Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 require large UK businesses to report publicly twice yearly on their payment practices and performance.



Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey