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Brian D Hirshberg

SEC grants principles-based Section 3(c)(5)(C) relief

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

In a recent principles-based grant of relief, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) focused on the business activities of the particular issuer, instead of whether a particular asset is a qualifying asset, in determining the availability of the Section 3(c)(5)(C) exemption.

Nan Jiang

SAIC statistics and new initiatives on trademark practice

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung

The commissioner of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) recently delivered a keynote speech at the National Administration for Industry and Commerce and Market Supervision Conference, unveiling various 2017 statistics and the SAIC's new 2018 initiatives on trademark practice..

Victoria Goode

Making a termination payment after April 5 2018

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

Income tax and national insurance contributions must be paid on all payments in lieu of notice from April 6 2018.

Andrew Mandlsohn

Consultation on use of foreign-sourced reference product as Canadian reference product

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada recently published a notice soliciting comments and recommendations from stakeholders regarding potential changes to its guidance document on the use of a foreign-sourced reference product as a Canadian reference product.

Johannes Stehr

VAT regarding international passenger transport services

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth

In Germany, a carrier is, in general, value added tax (VAT) liable along the domestic part of the flight route.

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.



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