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Alexander Vogel

Classification of stablecoins under Swiss law: FINMA publishes amended guidelines

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published a supplement to its Guidelines on Initial Coin Offerings which outlines how it plans to apply provisions of Swiss supervisory law to projects involving so-called 'stablecoins'.

Patricia Barboza

Outsourcing: a new paradigm

Employment & Benefits - Brazil
CGM Advogados

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court addressed an important question relating to the day-to-day activities of companies operating in Brazil: is the outsourcing of services allowed without restriction or should it be limited to non-core business activities, as set out by Precedent 331 of the Superior Labour Court? This decision is relevant because it will affect the standards adopted by the Brazilian labour courts in relation to outsourcing..

Simon Hart

World freezing orders: recent dissipations and reasonable delays

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court has held that a delay in applying for a world freezing order was not fatal to its continuation at the return date, as the underlying transactions provided solid evidence of a risk of dissipation and the delay in seeking relief was not material and did not evidence the absence of a genuine belief in that risk.

José Inácio Ferraz De Alemeida Prado Filho

Petrobras closes abuse of dominance investigations through divestment commitments

Competition & Antitrust - Brazil
BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

State-owned oil and gas company Petrobras recently reached two settlements with the Administrative Council for Economic Defence to close five investigations into alleged abuses of dominance in the oil refining and domestic natural gas markets.

Fred M Ackerson

Illinois amnesty programmes now underway

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Illinois Department of Revenue has begun a new amnesty programme, which is running from 1 October 2019 to 15 November 2019.

Andreas Wildi

Federal Council clarifies use of personal data in compulsory healthcare insurance

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently approved a draft of the Social Security and Health Commission of the Council of States in order to improve the legal basis for the transfer of data of insured persons.

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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