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Gordon Drakes

Managing your franchise data – are you ready for the biggest shake-up in the past 20 years?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher

Increasingly, when a franchise business is asked to identify its most valuable asset, it points to its customer data.

Philippos Aristotelous

Amendments to tax laws to promote restructuring

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC

Tax laws were recently amended to temporarily exempt loan restructuring from tax in order to facilitate and encourage the restructuring of non-performing loans.

Anna  Fufurina

Beneficiaries' duty of disclosure

Company & Commercial - Russia
Noerr

According to a draft bill introduced by the Federal Service for Fiscal Monitoring, legal entities will be obliged to maintain, document and disclose information on their beneficiaries and measures instigated by beneficiaries on the request of authorised bodies (as defined by the government).

Grant T Miller

Employment litigation round-up: key cases affecting employers

Litigation - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

In the latter half of 2015 the National Labour Relations Board continued to attack class action waivers in accordance with its DR Horton and Murphy Oil USA decisions, despite the fact that both decisions were reversed by the Fifth Circuit.

Jonathan Culshaw

Much-anticipated Cayman LLC bill introduced

Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

A bill was recently published for the creation of a new law permitting formation of the new Cayman limited liability company (LLC) corporate vehicle.

Kristof Neefs

Potpourri I: patents and suspensive effect of appeals

Intellectual Property - Belgium
ALTIUS

The Potpourri I reform of civil procedure has made the suspensive effect of an appeal the exception rather than the rule.

OnDemand

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Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland

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Insolvency and licences

Insolvency & Restructuring / Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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Climate change as a driver of change

Environment & Climate Change / Brazil, Sweden