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  • Acceleration for cancer-related patent applications

    Article

    Submitted: 20 February 2019

    The USPTO has extended a program providing accelerated examination of patent applications relating to cancer research.​

  • BaFin publishes short selling ban in Wirecard AG

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    Submitted: 18 February 2019

    ​On February 18, 2019, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) issued a general administrative decree prohibiting the creation and increase of net short selling positions in shares of Wirecard AG (DE0007472060).

  • Investing in Supply Chain Finance as an Asset Class - World Supply Chain Finance Report 2019

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    Submitted: 14 February 2019

    The World Supply Chain Finance Report 2019 provides an overview of recent developments in the global supply chain finance market on a regional basis and through specialist articles. The regions of focus for this report are APAC, Europe and the Americas.

  • Cultivating Green Sukuk

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    Submitted: 21 January 2019

    With the Green Bond Market expected to reach over USD 250-300bn in 2018, Lee Irvine and Samir Safar-Aly of Simmons & Simmons look at the potential for the growth of a Green Sukuk market in the Middle east.

  • Simmons & Simmons Amsterdam contributes to 8th edition of International Capital Markets Review

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    Submitted: 17 January 2019

    Marieke Driessen (partner) and Niek Groenendijk (associate) from the Amsterdam office have contributed to the 8th edition of the International Capital Markets Review.

  • The role of corporate taxation today and the UN's 2030 sustainable development goals

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    Submitted: 10 January 2019

    This article discusses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set forth at the Rio+20 Summit in 2012, what the role of corporate taxation is in reaching these goals and why both in-house tax practitioners and those working in a law firm or advisory firm should pay close attention to the SDGs.

  • IRS limits scope of FATCA rules

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    Submitted: 02 January 2019

    The IRS has issued proposed new regulations that will further delay the imposition of withholding tax on foreign passthru payments, remove the potential imposition of withholding tax on gross payments and clarify the meaning of the definition of “investment entity financial institution”.

  • EU grey list: Cayman issues draft economic substance legislation

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    Submitted: 12 December 2018

    The Cayman Islands has published a Bill which will require certain businesses to satisfy local economic substance requirements in order to meet international tax standards.

  • Green bonds: a flourishing market

    Article

    Submitted: 05 November 2018

    The market is gaining momentum with increased sovereign, supranational and corporate issuances, and growing government support.

  • Avoiding Pitfalls in International M&A

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    Submitted: 18 October 2018

    The following is a list of topics you will frequently come across in international M&A or restructuring projects. It goes without saying that neither the list, nor the examples of the countries illustrating a topic are exhaustive. If you are handling an international deal and looking for answers on foreign legal matters one or the other item of this watchlist will hopefully be of assistance - or it may at least help determining the right questions to ask.

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