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Mark Evans

Federal Court affirms that trademark use for services does not require bricks-and-mortar business in Canada

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

A recent Federal Court of Canada decision signals that it is maintaining consistency in its broad interpretation of use of a trademark in connection with services and provides comfort for non-Canadian businesses that have no physical presence in Canada.

António Fernandes de Oliveira

Taxation of standard software – an overview

Corporate Tax - Portugal

The Portuguese Tax Administration recently concluded that payments received for the sale of 'standard software' (ie, software not subject to any customisations) do not fall within the scope of Article 12 of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Model Convention.

Christine Kranich

New basic regulation will revise aviation landscape

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The European Parliament and Council recently revised and replaced the basic regulation on common rules in the field of civil aviation.

Samuel Yang

SHCA criticises telecoms and internet companies for failing to improve network security

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Shanghai Communications Administration (SHCA) recently criticised four telecoms and internet companies for failing to improve their network security monitoring and forecasting systems and report important matters to the SHCA.

Andrew Thorp

Receivers – gateway to unlocking disabled bearer shares

Private Client & Offshore Services - British Virgin Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

In two recent BVI Court of Appeal decisions, disabled bearer shareholders were found to have a constitutional right not to be deprived of their property without compensation.

Helen Kelly

Higher financial thresholds for merger notifications

Competition & Antitrust - Ireland

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphries recently laid the Competition Act 2002 (Section 27) Order 2018 before the Houses of the Oireachtais.



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