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Héctor Elias Chagoya

USMCA or NAFTA 2.0: what's really new for intellectual property?

Intellectual Property - Mexico
Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC

The IP chapter of the recently negotiated US-Mexico-Canada Agreement is one of the most comprehensive of all of the treaties negotiated by the parties to date.

Maurus Winzap

End to rulings on Swiss principal companies and finance branches

Corporate Tax - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

In the context of the bill on the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing, the Swiss Federal Tax Administration recently announced that, as of 1 January 2019, it will abstain from granting rulings which safeguard the tax privileges of new principal companies and finance branches.

Thiago Luis Sombra

Digital evidence, criminal investigations and due process of law

White Collar Crime - Brazil
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

The Superior Court of Justice recently appraised a noticeable theme regarding personal data protection from a criminal law perspective: the validity of police evidence obtained from smartphones without a specific judicial order to do so.

Pantelis Mountrakis

Supreme Court judgment on appointment of IT experts

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Supreme Court recently issued an innovative judgment relating to Norwich Pharmacal orders which demonstrates the Cyprus courts' readiness to stay abreast of technological developments.

Anthony Partridge

Astral projections: Cayman Islands STAR trusts

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands

The Special Trusts (Alternative Regime) (STAR) Law introduced so-called 'STAR trusts' into Cayman Islands law to overcome some of the difficulties arising from more conventional offshore trusts.

Sarah McWhinney

Court backs recruitment agency seeking to enforce non-solicitation and non-dealing clauses against former employee

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The High Court has awarded an interim injunction to Berry Recruitment Limited to prevent a former employee from soliciting and dealing with its clients and candidates.



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