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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.

Katie Lee

Health Canada implements mandatory use of eCTD format

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada previously announced January 1 2018 as the proposed date for mandatory filing of specified regulatory activity.

Chisako Yagi

RED BULL trademarks: determining well-known status and recognising fame

Intellectual Property - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

In a recent case, Red Bull AG claimed that a trademark registered by Korean company Bullsone Co, Ltd should be invalidated due to the likelihood of confusion as to the source of the designated goods.

Leonard Gilbert

Corporate passive investment changes in 2018 federal budget

Corporate Tax - Canada
Thorsteinssons LLP

The 2018 federal budget signifies another chapter in the Department of Finance's saga to overhaul the taxation of private corporations and their shareholders.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI imposes highest recorded penalty based on profits of hardcore coal-liaisoning cartel

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently exposed a cartel of three top coal-liaisoning companies, holding that in respect of tenders floated for the award of coal-liaisoning contracts, the companies had violated the Competition Act.

Peter Armstrong

Are privilege protections coming to Japan?

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The absence of attorney-client privilege protections in Japan means that regulatory investigations must be handled with particular care.



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