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Mirza Manraj

Launching an ICO in British Virgin Islands

Banking - 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.

Jonathan Culshaw

Anti-money Laundering Regulations for unregulated investment and insurance entities to take effect

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels LLP

Under new anti-money laundering legislation, the list of activities classed as relevant financial businesses has been expanded.

Sanaya F Vachha

Six fruit juice manufacturers investigated for deceptive marketing practices

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The Competition Commission recently initiated an enquiry into six fruit juice manufacturers for misleading consumers and engaging in deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act.

James Rogers

Arbitrating smart contract disputes

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Smart contracts are a hot topic in almost every industry sector.

Alexander Vida

Globalisation and the use of geographical names in trademarks

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent & Law Office LLC

The owner of the international trademark ELEVEN PARIS filed for an extension of protection in Hungary, which the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) refused on the basis that the inclusion of the geographical name Paris could be misleading.

Stella Koukounis

Requisition of an extraordinary general meeting

Company & Commercial - Cyprus
Solsidus Law

Shareholders of a Cyprus company have the right to request that the directors convene an extraordinary general meeting (EGM), and the directors are legally obliged to do so within a specified time.



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