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Dominique van der Westhuizen

Preference share funding structures: overview of Companies Act and Income Tax Act provisions

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Preference share funding structures are often preferred by banks and other financial institutions because dividends received by certain holders – including banks and other juristic persons – are exempt from income tax.

Harriet Evans

High Court seeks to clarify whether speculative investment by a private individual is a business or consumer activity

Litigation - United Kingdom

The High Court recently dismissed a jurisdiction challenge against a private individual making speculative currency transactions on the basis that she could be considered a consumer under the recast EU Brussels Regulation.

Rami D Fakhoury

New presidential border security and immigration memorandum

Immigration - USA
Fakhoury Global Immigration

President Donald Trump has issued a memorandum to the attorney general and secretary of homeland security as a follow-up measure to a recent proclamation which declared a national emergency in order to address the security and humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border.

Rainer Herzig

Cannabidiol in food and cosmetics

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

While there are signs of greater liberalisation with respect to hemp use internationally, the Austrian government has resisted this trend.

Richard Lister

Pre-transfer dismissal was by reason of transfer and automatically unfair

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Court of Appeal recently upheld a decision that the dismissal of an employee immediately before a Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations transfer was automatically unfair because the principal reason had been the transfer.

Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas

What happens if competition authorities violate attorney-client privilege?

Competition & Antitrust - Mexico
SAI Law & Economics

All violations of attorney-client privilege are illegal, but the specific consequences will depend on the nature of the privileged information and the violation's potential effect on the plaintiff's defence strategy.



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