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Man Mohan Sharma

CCI imposes Rs1.4 billion penalty on Google for abuse of dominant position

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India recently imposed a penalty of approximately Rs1.4 billion (approximately $21 million) on Google for abusing its dominant position in the market for "online general web search and web search advertising services" in India.

Parham Kouchikali

Property Alliance Group Limited v The Royal Bank of Scotland plc – a pyrrhic victory?

Litigation - United Kingdom

The Court of Appeal recently handed down its much-anticipated judgment on the mis-selling and London Inter-bank Offered Rate (Libor) manipulation test case earlier this month.

Louis Botha

Taxation of subsistence allowances – SARS issues new ruling

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The South African Revenue Service recently issued Binding Private Ruling 291, which addresses the taxation of subsistence allowances paid by employers to their employees in certain circumstances.

Angelos Paphitis

Taxation of Cyprus international trusts

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cyprus
A G Paphitis & Co

Cyprus international trusts, which are subject to the International Trusts (Amendment) Law 1992, provide a significant number of tax advantages and can be used as part of an international tax planning strategy.

Charlie Peter Savva

Citizenship by investment – the fastest route to EU citizenship

Immigration - Cyprus
Savva & Associates Ltd

The Cyprus Citizenship by Investment programme is considered among the world's most successful immigrant investor programmes, offering high-net-worth individuals and their families the fastest route to EU citizenship.

Seema S Mansoor

Effect of disclaimer on registered trademark

Intellectual Property - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

An appellant filed an appeal in the High Court challenging a district judge's decision dismissing an application for the grant of a temporary injunction against the respondent's use of a trademark.



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