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Heinrich Louw

Another ruling on share schemes, but questions remain

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently published a binding private ruling on the application of Paragraph 38(1) of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act to the distribution of shares by a trust to beneficiaries in the context of an employee share scheme.

Urszula Wojtyra

Stakeholder consultation on naming of biologic drugs, including biosimilars

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada recently opened their consultation on different approaches to the naming of biologic drugs, including biosimilars.

Phillip Ashley

Oil and gas consultancy agreements: giving effect to parties' true intentions in a commercial context

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Court of Appeal has provided guidance as to what the words "fully operational and enforceable" in an agreement might mean in the context of a production sharing agreement in Kurdistan – in particular, whether such an agreement may be considered fully operational and enforceable without ratification by the Federal Government of Iraq.

Joseph Fitzgerald

Compensation claims under GDPR – an overview of the brewing storm

IT & Internet - United Kingdom
DAC Beachcroft

The EU General Data Protection Regulation and the incoming Data Protection Bill (UK) will introduce a range of new liabilities into the data protection landscape.

Galina Petkova

Private damages directive implemented in law

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Act for Amendment and Supplementation of the Competition Protection Act was recently promulgated in the State Gazette.

Henrik Wistam

Forfeiture of Pirate Bay domain names

Intellectual Property - Sweden
Advokatfirman Lindahl

The Supreme Court has confirmed that domain names are property which can be forfeited to the state, providing rights holders with another measure in their fight against online infringement.



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