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Jack Su

SPC categorically denies extension of trademark registration

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

In a recently published case, the Supreme People's Court reaffirmed that the reputation that a prior mark has built up may be extended to a later mark of the same applicant.

Michael Alexandrou

Estate and gift taxes in Cyprus – planning is needed

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cyprus
A G Paphitis & Co

When property interests are given away during life or at death, taxes are imposed on their transfer.

Chakrapani Misra

Arbitrability of consumer disputes: loophole in Booz Allen framework?

Arbitration & ADR - India
Khaitan & Co

The Supreme Court recently ruled that consumer disputes are incapable of being submitted to arbitration, placing them in the infamous category of 'non-arbitrable' subjects in India.

Beril Yayla Sapan

Supreme Court rules inappropriately worded emails are valid reason for termination

Employment & Benefits - Turkey
Gün + Partners

The Supreme Court recently found that the failure of employees to use appropriate language in their written workplace correspondence with superiors or colleagues constitutes a valid reason for termination.

Valery Narezhniy

FTS approves form of inquiry regarding beneficial owners

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The Federal Tax Service recently approved a form of inquiry which it will use to request information from legal entities regarding their beneficial owners in order to, among other things, identify tax evasion schemes.

Elizabeth Small

Consultation published for SDLT surcharge for non-residents acquiring residential property

Real Estate - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The government recently published a consultation proposing the introduction of a 1% stamp duty land tax surcharge on non-residents acquiring residential property in England and Northern Ireland.

OnDemand

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey