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Federico Godoy

New resolution issued on offshore reconnaissance permits and related commercial rights

Energy & Natural Resources - Argentina
Beretta Godoy

The Ministry of Energy and Mining recently issued Resolution 197/2018, which details the requirements and procedures relating to obtaining reconnaissance permits and the commercial use of data obtained during reconnaissance activities along the Argentine Continental Shelf.

Paul Maeyaert

New milestone for Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property - International

The long-awaited amendments to the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property recently entered into force.

Okan Demirkan

Application of competence-competence principle

Arbitration & ADR - Turkey
Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law adopts the principles of competence-competence and the separability of arbitration agreements.

Gerhard Badenhorst

Decrypting the law: proposed VAT Act amendments affecting cryptocurrencies

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The supply of cryptocurrencies can cause administrative difficulties with regard to the value added tax (VAT) system.

Kay C Georgi

New Russia sanctions: all bark and no bite?

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US State Department recently explained the waivers of the chemical and biological weapon sanctions against the Russian government, confirming that many exports – even of national security-controlled items – can still be exported to Russia.

Nicolas Tsardellis

Abuse of process and res judicata in asset freezing applications

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Abuse of process and res judicata were the main issues examined by the Larnaca District Court when deciding on a recent interim application to freeze assets.



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