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Shannon Rajan

Federal Court decision changes adjudication practice in Malaysia

Construction - Malaysia

The Federal Court recently dealt with three broad issues under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act – namely, jurisdictional challenge, the exclusion of defences and the setting aside and staying of decisions.

Stephan Schmalzl

Limits set to client communication via e-banking

Banking - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently rendered its first judgment on the admissibility of the use of electronic mailboxes, which are exclusively incorporated and only accessible via the e-banking system of a credit institution for serving client account notices and statements to consumers.

Mirza Manraj

Launching an ICO in British Virgin Islands

Private Client & Offshore Services - British Virgin Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

Interest in the setting up and distribution of initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the British Virgin Islands and other offshore locations has increased rapidly during 2017, and this is expected to continue.

Jerome Brink

Further revisions to Income Tax Act's debt reduction rules announced

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The debt reduction provisions provided for in the Income Tax Act have been the subject of significant debate since their introduction.

Samuel B Boxerman

Officials allegedly violating youth plaintiffs' constitutional rights by failing to fight climate change

Environment & Climate Change - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

A pair of new lawsuits claim that various government officials and agencies are violating youth plaintiffs' constitutional rights due to a failure to combat climate change sufficiently.

Alexander Isola

New group insolvency law

Insolvency & Restructuring - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The Insolvency Code was recently amended in response to the introduction of the EU Insolvency Regulation, creating – for the first time – specific rules for the insolvency of corporate groups in Austria.



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