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Paul Den Boef

Patent Prosecution Highway: getting your patent application into the fast lane

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Canada launched its Patent Prosecution Highway programme in 2008 with the goal of fast tracking patent examination and improving patent quality.

Natasa Aplikiotou

New definitions of employee 'undeclared work' and 'undeclared earnings' introduced

Employment & Benefits - Cyprus
George Z Georgiou & Associates LLC

The Social Insurance (Amendment) Law was revised in June 2017 to introduce definitions of 'undeclared work' and 'undeclared earnings'.

Jesper Windahl

Question of jurisdiction for claim against carrier under Brussels I Regulation revisited

Shipping & Transport - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

The Supreme Court recently decided a case on appeal from the Maritime and Commercial Court concerning whether the latter had jurisdiction to hear proceedings that a Danish seller had brought against a Dutch terminal and a Danish carrier following a lost food consignment pursuant to Article 8(1) of the Brussels I Regulation.

Charles Savva

Pitfalls to avoid when buying property in Cyprus

Real Estate - Cyprus
Savva & Associates Ltd

Purchasing property in Cyprus can involve a number of pitfalls.

Rully Hidayat

New rules on employment of expatriates in banking sector

Banking - Indonesia
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

The Financial Services Authority (OJK) has introduced rules for the employment of expatriates and the transfer of knowledge in the banking sector, pursuant to which it has taken over the supervisory role previously performed by Bank Indonesia.

Bernhard Lötscher

Distinction between administrative assistance in tax matters and legal assistance in criminal matters

White Collar Crime - Switzerland
CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd

The Federal Supreme Court recently rendered a landmark decision preventing the Swiss Federal Tax Administration from transmitting un-redacted bank files to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which contained information on third parties which had allegedly helped a US taxpayer to defraud the IRS.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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