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Federico De Noriega

Fintech and innovation bring potential amendments to bank AML rules

Banking - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

In March 2018 the Fintech Law, which aims to mitigate the risk of money laundering and terrorist financing, was published in the Federal Official Gazette.

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.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI launches investigation against ONGC for abuse of dominant position

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India has launched an investigation under the Competition Act against Oil and Natural Gas Limited (ONGC) for abuse of its dominant position in the relevant market.

Richard Brown

This is not a wind up: BVI court approves restructuring provisional liquidation

Insolvency & Restructuring - British Virgin Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

In a major development in BVI insolvency law and practice, the Commercial Court recently held that provisional liquidation is available to facilitate a restructuring.

David Smyth

Waiver of privilege during court proceedings

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In a recent case before the High Court, a novel issue arose as to whether a party's deployment of privileged documents for the purposes of the trial of a preliminary issue concerning limitation would result in privilege in the documents being waived (lost) for the purposes of the main trial, in the event that the court held that the claim was not time barred.

Tom Ekeberg

The saga is over: Coca-Cola proves unreasonable exploitation of well-known SPRITE mark

Intellectual Property - Norway
Zacco

The Oslo City Court recently ruled in the trademark dispute between The Coca-Cola Company and Norwegian soft drink manufacturer O Mathisen AS (OM).

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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