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Goh Ka Im

Do databases constitute 'plant' and qualify for capital allowances?

Corporate Tax - Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co

In a recent case before the High Court, CIMB Bank Bhd had written to the director general of inland revenue (DGIR) to seek his confirmation on whether certain databases qualified for capital allowances under the Income Tax Act 1967.

Ramonne Gardiner

Register of Beneficial Ownership Act: a new day for beneficial owners

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

Since 2001 international organisations such as the Financial Action Task Force have pressured offshore financial centres to pass legislation in order to increase transparency within their financial services sectors.

Carolin Schilling-Schulz

Prohibition on passing on commission in reinsurance context – exemption uncertainty

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The controversial prohibition on passing on commission forbids brokers and insurers from granting or promising special remuneration to policyholders, insured persons or beneficiaries under an insurance contract.

Matej Kosalko

Termination of contract does not terminate arbitration clause

Arbitration & ADR - Slovakia
Allen & Overy LLP

A recent Banska Bystrica Regional Court decision is one of many which give a positive outlook for arbitration in Slovakia and can be equated with court decisions in arbitration-friendly jurisdictions.

Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas

What happens if competition authorities violate attorney-client privilege?

Competition & Antitrust - Mexico
SAI Law & Economics

All violations of attorney-client privilege are illegal, but the specific consequences will depend on the nature of the privileged information and the violation's potential effect on the plaintiff's defence strategy.

Sherisa Rajah

Canadian gig economy: embracing the future of work

Employment & Benefits - Canada

Canada has recently seen its lowest unemployment rate in nearly 40 years.



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