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Miriam H Wugmeister

SEC publishes new guidance on cybersecurity disclosures and compliance practice

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

In an unusual step that appears to indicate renewed, if not intensified, scrutiny of public companies' cybersecurity practices by the Securities and Exchange Commission, its five commissioners have unanimously issued guidance covering a range of cybersecurity topics, including disclosure obligations, board oversight and risk management controls.

Gigi Nyanin

SARS provides further clarity on VCCs

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released a binding class ruling which addressed, among other things, the eligibility of a partner in an en commandite partnership to claim a deduction in respect of venture capital shares acquired by the partnership.

Francisco Venetucci

New holds inspection regulation causes uncertainty and disappointment

Shipping & Transport - Argentina
Venetucci & Asociados

Under the new Regulation 693-E/2017, the system for checking the cargo-worthiness of holds and tanks of ships and barges for the export of grains and their products and by-products will be compulsorily applied to all ships.

William I Maema

Why 'you're fired!' is no longer law

Employment & Benefits - Kenya
Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

For a termination to be lawful, the employer must have a valid reason and adopt a fair termination process.

Klaus Majamäki

Differing tax issues between bankruptcy estate and creditors

Insolvency & Restructuring - Finland
HPP Attorneys Ltd

The tax issues of a bankruptcy estate and the creditors differ depending on whether the bankruptcy estate continues the previous business of the debtor company.

Catarina Brito Ferreira

New rules for obtaining electricity generation permits when request capacity exceeds grid capacity

Energy & Natural Resources - Portugal
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

The 2018 state budget amended Article 33-F of Decree-Law 172/2006, which establishes the criteria that applicants must fulfil to generate electricity via renewable and non-renewable endogenous resources on a market basis in order for the licensing authority to grant a generation licence or accept a prior notification.



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