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sport football

Linklaters’ sports law launch will put a premium on entrepreneurialism

­­­Sports boutiques have been springing up in recent years at a rate of knots. As deal values rise in the apparently ceilingless world of TV rights, Linklaters has now decided to enter an arena that in many lawyers’ minds has hitherto been dominated by boutiques such as Centrefield, Northridge Law and Hamlins. Linklaters’ characterisation of […]

Opinion

IBA president Horacio Bernardes Neto

#MeToo in law: Are we just hypocrites?

The #MeToo movement has left no sector unaffected. From entertainment to hospitality, finance to media, allegations of workplace impropriety have swept the globe. Jobs were lost, careers ended and a clear message sent: the culture of impunity for misconduct can continue no longer. Sexual harassment is inappropriate in any field. But it is particularly repugnant […]

Latest briefings

Luxembourg’s 2019 Finance Bill: key tax considerations

By William Jean-Baptiste Following the smooth passage of a new Budget bill, Luxembourg has cut the rate of corporate income tax with immediate effect to attract more international investors. The decrease in the corporate income tax (CIT) rate was promised in the Government’s coalition agreement for the period 2018-2023 following the 2018 general elections.

Turkish Law On Data Breaches GDPR Report

Turkey’s first comprehensive data protection law was being launched in April 2016. The 2016 Law on the Protection of Personal Data (“Turkish Data Protection Law”) is based largely on EU Data Protection Law. As a candidate state for EU membership, Turkey aligns much of its legal system with EU law. Turkish data protection law consequently […]

Decision on Decree on the Price and Times to be Applied for Production Activities Based on Renewable Energy Resources

This information sheet has been prepared in accordance with the Decision dated 10.05.2019 and published in the Official Gazette No. 30770 . The legal basis of the decision ; Law No. 5346 on the Utilization of Renewable Energy Resources for the Purpose of Generating Electrical Energy published in the Official Gazette dated 18.05.2005 and numbered 25819 ( Law on the Renewable Energy Sources ). Thus, as is known, the amount, […]

Five key legal documents every tech startup needs

For burgeoning tech startups, turning bold ingenuity into a commercially viable business can be a risky proposition. To help you hit the ground running with confidence, we’ve outlined below five crucial legal documents that no startup should be without. Incorporation agreement Shareholders’ agreement Employment agreement Proprietary rights/IP assignment agreement Non-disclosure agreement

Renewable Power Projects M&A: Due Diligence Issues for Consideration

By Gareth Baker, Helen Emmerson, Gus Wood, James Bruce Gowling WLG’s Energy team has authored ‘Renewable Power Projects M&A: Due Diligence Issues for Consideration’, its latest practice notes in collaboration with Thomson Reuters Practical Law Energy. The report sets out some of the key energy sector specific issues for consideration by a buyer (and its prospective lenders) in […]

Can the High Court Surveil the Investigatory Powers Tribunal?

By Kieran Laird In R (on the application of Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal and others, the Supreme Court considered whether judicial review of decisions of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (“IPT”) was successfully excluded – or ousted – by statute and whether such ouster was permissible in any case. Background The IPT was established under the Regulation […]

Qunar: ‘no systematic undervaluation of Chinese companies’

In a recent decision of the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (10 May 2019) (“Qunar”), Parker J rejected the central hypothesis of the dissenting shareholders’ expert that there was a systematic undervaluation of Chinese companies on US exchanges which meant that their publicly traded share price was […]

bermuda offshore

Bermuda Removed from EU ‘Blacklist’

By Christian R.Luthi, Graham B.R. Collis The European Union has removed Bermuda from Annex 1 of its list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes (the ‘blacklist’), effective 17 May. The EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) met on 17 May and voted to remove Bermuda from its blacklist of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. […]

Bermuda Court exercises inherent jurisdiction to appoint protectors

In the Matter of the H Trust [2019] SC (Bda) 27 Com (30 April 2019), the Supreme Court of Bermuda delivered an important judgment in which it exercised its inherent supervisory powers over trusts to appoint protectors. In its decision, the Court also reaffirmed the wide breadth of the Court’s jurisdiction under Section 47 of […]

New Section 21 Notice Form 6A released

By Karl Anders, Deborah Brown On 1 June 2019 a new Section 21 Notice Form 6A will replace the current version. This is to coincide with the commencement of the Tenant Fees Act 2019. The main changes to the notice are in the section explaining the restrictions on terminating a tenancy under Section 21 of […]

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