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Maurus Winzap

Federal Council to request Parliament to abolish withholding tax on bonds

Corporate Tax - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The abolition of Swiss withholding tax on bonds and other collective debt financings is a welcome measure that allows Switzerland to significantly strengthen its position as an international finance and treasury centre.

Kay C Georgi

New ECCN proposed for emerging software used to operate nucleic acid assemblers and synthesisers

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has proposed a new Export Control Classification Number to control software that is capable of being used to operate nucleic acid assemblers and synthesisers due to concerns that such software could be used to create pathogens and toxins as biological weapons.

John Pearson

CIGA and Cape Town Convention: insolvency and aviation

Aviation - United Kingdom
Vedder Price PC

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 shifted the focus of the UK insolvency regime from administration and liquidation to rescue and recovery and introduced numerous interesting features that apply to companies experiencing financial difficulties.

Wu Xiaohui

Bolar exemption does not apply to offering to sell patented drugs

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The China National Intellectual Property Administration recently released details of 10 exemplary patent administrative enforcement cases from 2019.

Andrew Osborne

Immigration Rules confirmed for Hong Kong British National (Overseas) citizens

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

From 31 January 2021 two new immigration routes will be introduced for British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) citizens and their adult children who were born on or after 1 July 1997.

Richard Schmidt

Can judges control excessive terms in lease agreements?

Litigation - Hungary
SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners

Can parties stipulate in a commercial lease that a user charge amounting to three times the monthly rent will apply if the lessee fails to vacate the leased premises? Further, can a judge qualify such an excessive fee as a penalty which the court can reduce? This article analyses a recent Supreme Court decision in order to address these questions..

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan