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  • CETA to boost M&A

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    Submitted: 04 September 2017

    The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will come into preliminary effect on 21 September 2017. CETA will eliminate 98% of the EU tariffs.

  • Luxembourg introduces expected draft law on new IP Box tax regime

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    Submitted: 23 August 2017

    The Luxembourg Government has introduced a draft law, replacing the former "IP Box" tax regime, which aims to comply with Action 5 of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan. The aim of the new rules is to incentivise Luxembourg competitiveness while complying with the new international tax framework.

  • Not up to spec? Rules of contractual interpretation for inconsistent performance obligations in IP agreements Restricted access

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    Submitted: 22 August 2017

    The UK Supreme Court recently found a contractor liable when performing obligations in line with an agreed standard which subsequently was found to be incorrect (MT Højgaard v E.ON [2017] UKSC 59). We look at the case in more detail and the consequences of its findings.

  • Brexit

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    Last Reviewed: 09 August 2017 / Submitted: 16 June 2016

    The legal consequences of the UK exiting from the EU: what should businesses be considering?

  • Wanted! 480 independent NEDs for Authorised Fund Managers

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    Submitted: 07 August 2017

    The FCA is consulting on proposed changes to the governance of authorised fund managers (AFMs) which would involve the appointment of an estimated 480 independent non-executive directors (NEDs) across the UK asset management sector.

  • AIG OFAC enforcement decision: Lessons in self-disclosure and cooperation

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    Submitted: 07 August 2017

    The recent AIG OFAC Enforcement Notice (the AIG Notice) provides valuable insight into areas that international insurance and financial services organisations should be mindful of from a sanctions-risk mitigation perspective. The AIG Notice also presents some valuable lessons, in light of OFAC’s Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines on some of the potential benefits of self-disclosure and co-operation.

  • Licence agreements: exclusive jurisdiction clauses, payment of royalties and restitution of milestone payments Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 12 July 2017

    The High Court has recently provided two interesting decisions on (respectively) jurisdiction and interpretation in the context of licence agreements.

  • Stricter rules on payment terms under Dutch law - market update

    Article

    Submitted: 04 July 2017

    On 01 July 2017 the Dutch act dealing with payment terms of maximum 60 days for large companies has entered into force. This article outlines the reasons for introducing this new act, the changes under the new act and its practical consequences.

  • Enforcement Bites: Contentious regulatory update - June 2017

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    Submitted: 27 June 2017

    Our latest newsletter on contentious regulatory matters.​

  • Iran Sanctions Settlement: Messages to take from the recent OFAC ZTE settlement

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    Submitted: 01 June 2017

    The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) entered into a US$ 100,871,266 settlement agreement with Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation (ZTE) to settle its civil liability for alleged violations of US sanctions law applicable to Iran-related transactions.

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