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Sotos Kasinos

Foreclosure process amended to close appeal loopholes

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

In 2014 the Transfer and Mortgage of Properties Law was amended to introduce a streamlined foreclosure process aimed at helping banks to address the persistently high levels of non-performing loans and so-called 'strategic defaulters'.

Urszula Wojtyra

Federal Court dismisses first motion for early dismissal under amended PMNOC Regulations

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court recently dismissed the first motion for summary dismissal brought under Section 6.08 of the amended Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Elena Christodoulou

Taxation of insurance agent earnings

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Tax Department recently issued a circular clarifying the taxation of insurance agent earnings.

Giffy Pardede

New online single submission system: what is it?

Company & Commercial - Indonesia
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

Government Regulation 24/2018 recently entered into force and established the integrated online single submission (OSS) system, which constitutes a significant overhaul of Indonesia's business licensing regime.

Urszula Wojtyra

Tobacco companies cannot compel production of health records

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The province of British Columbia recently brought an action against Philip Morris International and other tobacco manufacturers to recover healthcare costs relating to the treatment of diseases caused or contributed to by exposure to a tobacco product pursuant to the Tobacco Damages and Healthcare Costs Recovery Act.

Daniel Kaiser

Criminal penalties for tax fraud cannot apply to breach of trust allegations

White Collar Crime - Germany

According to the Federal Court of Justice's established case law, the penalty for tax evasion of more than €1 million should generally be imprisonment rather than a suspended sentence.



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