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ICLG: Environment & Climate Change Law 2020 (Cyprus)

By Eleni Neoptolemou, Christina Christodoulou 1. Environmental Policy and its Enforcement 1.1 What is the basis of environmental policy in your jurisdiction and which agencies/bodies administer and enforce environmental law? Following the accession of Cyprus to the European Union in 2004, the environmental policy has been subjected to a fundamental review, in order to be […]

Czech government proposes a seven percent digital services tax

In an attempt to correct an imbalance in taxation caused by the rise of digital services, the Czech government has come up with a proposal for an indirect digital services tax, targeting Internet giants’ profits from user-based online platforms. The proposal is largely based on a rejected draft of an EU “Digital Services Tax” directive […]

Bank ID introduced in the Czech Republic will utilise bank authentication tools to access public administration systems and other online services

Following their introduction in 2009, Data Boxes (in Czech: “datové schránky”) represented the Czech state’s only major foray into the world of e-government services. Another example are ID cards containing an electronic chip, which serve as the only available state-approved means of electronic identification. However, according to Czech Ministry of the Interior data, only a […]

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Olswang forges Asian associations in Hong Kong and Singapore

Olswang has expanded its reach in Asia with two non-exclusive tie-ups, with Singaporean firm Holborn and Hong Kong firm Haldanes. The two associations are led by Olswang’s Singapore office, which was opened in 2011, and overseen by the firm’s Asia managing partner Rob Bratby and Asia head of corporate head Andrew Stott. Olswang’s Singapore association firm […]

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This week Eversheds’ head of London real estate Bruce Dear shares his adventures at MIPIM Asia. The summit focuses on regional development opportunities and retail real estate trends across the Asia Pacific. “Flight closing” the board says in buzzing red letters. How did that happen? More importantly, how will we explain to our partners that […]

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DWF opens second overseas office in Brussels

DWF has opened an office in Brussels, the firm’s second office outside of the UK after opening in Dubai earlier in the year. The new office will provide advice on greater competition and regulatory support for its UK and international clients. The practice will specialise in central and local government, food and retail, transport and […]

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BLP advises alongside magic circle trio in GE’s £3.8bn loan sale to consortium

A host of firms have advised on the £3.8bn acquisition of a portfolio of first lien mortgage loans from General Electric’s (GE) UK home lending business. GE Capital was represented by Allen & Overy (A&O), with a team including partner Daniel McKimm. Meanwhile Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised the investment consortium made up of funds […]

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Stone Chambers’ London silk numbers down to two as Hill moves to 20 Essex

Less than a month after downsizing its Singapore office, Stone Chambers has seen the departure of commercial and shipping silk Timothy Hill QC in London. Hill will join 20 Essex Street, which also recently took Gordon Nardell QC from 39 Essex. Stone Chambers saw the departure of Singapore-based barrister Steven Walker in November, at the […]

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