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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.

Frank Spoorenberg

First annulment of investment arbitration award by Supreme Court

Arbitration & ADR - Switzerland
Tavernier Tschanz

In a recently published decision, the Supreme Court – for the first time – partially annulled an arbitral award issued in an investment arbitration.

Olamide Aleshinloye

War against corruption in public sector

White Collar Crime - Nigeria
Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

In June 2019 the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as part of its investigation into the affairs of a former state governor, reported that it had frozen a number of bank accounts alleged to belong to the former governor which contained suspected public funds.

Phillipe De Wulf

Share-related benefits granted by foreign parent companies: Esko strengthens view that social security contributions are due

Employment & Immigration - Belgium
ALTIUS

Benefits in general – and shares and restricted stock units in particular – attributed by a third party (eg, a foreign parent company) to employees of a Belgian (group) company will, in principle, be subject to Belgian social security contributions.

Kay C Georgi

United States moves to treat Hong Kong like China: what does this mean for US exporters?

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Department of Commerce and the Department of State recently announced that they were following through with changes to treat Hong Kong like China for exports of military and dual-use goods.

Luc Courtois

Investment funds: recommendations for fund managers

Banking & Financial Services - Luxembourg
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg S.à r.l.

The Luxembourg Financial Supervisory Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authority are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have issued a number of recommendations for fund managers concerning remote working, risk management and compliance, disclosure and reporting requirements..

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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