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Carolin Schilling-Schulz

Insurance premium tax: Federal Ministry of Finance issues guidelines on determination of policyholders

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Federal Ministry of Finance recently issued guidelines on the determination of policyholders who are persons of relevance for insurance premium tax (IPT) as their registered office in Germany might trigger IPT.

Paul Van den Bulck

DPA fines social media platform for data processing during referral programme

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Belgium
AKD

The Belgian Protection Authority (DPA) recently fined a social media platform €50,000 for processing personal data during the scope of a referral programme without an appropriate legal basis.

Alexander Vogel

FINMA brings more clarity to transition regimes for financial service providers

Banking & Financial Services - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The new Financial Services Act and Financial Institutions Act came into force on 1 January 2020 together with their implementing ordinances.

Andrew Roberson

Section 965 statutes of limitations for partnerships

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidance on the period of limitations for Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code transition tax-related adjustments of partnerships.

James Heinicke

Bank regulatory update

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a number of operational and administrative challenges across the global legal and economic landscape.

Ruey-Sen Tsai

Trademark including well-known stage name of professional athlete should be refused registration

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

According to Article 30-1(13) of the Trademark Act, trademarks containing another person's portrait or well-known name, stage name, pseudonym or alternative name should be refused registration unless said person consents to the application.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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