International Law Office

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Britt Haxton

Proposed BEAT regulations: tax-free transactions may lead to liability

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service recently released proposed regulations for the Base Erosion and Anti-abuse Tax (BEAT), which was added to the Internal Revenue Code as part of the Tax Act 2017.

Emeka Akabogu

Limiting shipowner liability: how to have your cake and eat it

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

Shipowners whose ships have caused damage will not want their ship to be arrested, but also will not want to pay damages to the extent of the actual claim.

Asli Tezcan

Mandatory mediation process for commercial disputes introduced

Company & Commercial - Turkey
Acar & Ergonen Law Firm

The Law regarding Procedures for Initiating Legal Proceedings for Monetary Claims deriving from Subscription Agreements, which introduces a mandatory mediation process for commercial disputes to the Commercial Code, was recently published in the Official Gazette.

Hans Eriksson

No infringement where software backups are passively stored

Intellectual Property - Sweden
Advokatfirman Lindahl

The Supreme Court recently declared that the mere passive storage of backups of copyrighted software with expired licences does not constitute copyright infringement.

César Navarro

New Data Protection Act introduces digital rights for employees

Employment & Benefits - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

The new Data Protection Act was recently published in the Official State Gazette, transposing the EU General Data Protection Regulation into Spanish law.

Alexander Isola

Avoidance of overdraft payments due to preferential treatment

Insolvency & Restructuring - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The Insolvency Act provides insolvency administrators with an abundance of tools to challenge any actions committed by a debtor during a crucial period prior to the opening of insolvency proceedings.

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