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Andreas Josupeit

Personnel data within company group – an internal matter?

Employment & Benefits - Germany
CMS Hasche Sigle

Data transfers between group companies are often regarded as an internal matter and this appears to be true, especially if the parent company cites plausible reasons for its inquiry.

Kenneth D Basch

Brazil designates Ireland as tax haven: impact on aircraft finance

Aviation - Brazil
Basch & Rameh

In September 2016 the Brazilian Revenue Service unexpectedly promulgated a change in its treatment of Ireland, which had the potential to wreak havoc on the aircraft leasing sector for the entire country.

Paul Ranjard

SAIC issues opinion on new trademark registration procedure

Intellectual Property - China
Wan Hui Da Law Firm & Intellectual Property Agency

In 2016 the State Administration for Industry and Commerce published its Opinion on Pushing Forward the Reform to Facilitate Trademark Registration Procedure, making such reform its priority for 2016 and 2017.

Louis Botha

The wait is over: SVDP takes effect

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Following its announcement in the 2016 Budget Speech, the legislation governing the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) has finally come into effect.

Godofredo Mendes Vianna

Federal court suspends FPSO international tender launched by Petrobras

Energy & Natural Resources - Brazil
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

A recent decision rendered by the Brasilia Federal Court of Appeals suspended one of the most anticipated Petrobras international tenders for the charter and operation of a floating production, storage and offloading unit in the Libra field, the largest oil field in the pre-salt region.

Katarzyna Terlecka

OCCP imposes fine for resale price maintenance agreement

Competition & Antitrust - Poland
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (OCCP) recently issued a decision in which it concluded that wholesale supplier Fordex and sports retailer Intersport had entered into an anti-competitive agreement and violated Article 6 of the Competition Act.



Opposition to energy projects

Energy & Natural Resources / China, Mexico


Diversity in the workplace

Employment & Benefits / Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Peru, Switzerland


Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA