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Mattijs Baneke

Renewable energy subsidies renewed

Energy & Natural Resources - Netherlands
Stek Advocaten BV

The minister of economic affairs and climate recently announced that the new government has reserved €12 billion to grant subsidies in 2018 for the production of renewable energy under the Renewable Energy Grant Scheme.

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.

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.

Sanaya F Vachha

Competition Commission investigates nine animal feed manufacturers for deceptive marketing

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The Competition Commission recently initiated proceedings against nine animal and livestock feed manufacturers for engaging in deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act 2010.

Neil Smyth

Former director found to have entered into transaction at undervalue

Insolvency & Restructuring - United Kingdom
Taylor Wessing

A liquidator recently pursued a claim that the transfer of a company's trading inventory in satisfaction of money owed to the company's former director was a transaction at an undervalue and preference.

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.



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