International Law Office

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Gabrielle Rahming

New legislation aims to promote proper use of environment

Real Estate - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

In December 2019 Parliament passed a package of environmental bills geared towards developing, reinforcing and strengthening the laws which promote and support the management, protection, enhancement and proper use of the Bahamian environment.

Bernardo Freitas

Equity crowdfunding: alternative method of fundraising during COVID-19 pandemic

Banking & Financial Services - Brazil
Freitas Ferraz Advogados

Equity crowdfunding is a form of online fundraising conducted via an electronic platform for participatory investment which can help to boost business.

Abigail Smith

Few significant changes made in final PMPRB guidelines

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board recently published the final version of its guidelines which operationalise the amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations scheduled to come into force on 1 January 2021.

Simon Hart

Largest 'white elephant' in history of group actions

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

BHP has successfully applied to strike out 200,000 claims as an abuse of process.

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.

James Bergstrom

DITC Portal update

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The new Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) Portal launched in early November 2020.

OnDemand

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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