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Mongolia – Trademark Protection

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Dutch tax regime: confirmation of EU ‘per-element approach’

The Supreme Court rendered its judgement in two cases regarding the “per-element approach” to the Dutch tax consolidation regime (fiscal unity). The cases concern: a Dutch interest deduction limitation rule, and; the (non-)deductibility of currency losses on certain participations. On 8 July 2016, the Supreme Court raised preliminary questions to the Court of Justice of the […]

Brazilian democracy and election changes

By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]

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Littleton Chambers has recorded a 20 per cent growth in turnover in the last year, allowing the set to capture four barristers from Cloisters, including its latest recruit Martin Palmer. The 48-barrister set, which according to The Lawyer Bar Top 30 had a turnover of £18.1m during the 2006-07 financial year, puts the record percentage […]

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