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By Yi Ling Wong and Samarth Chaddha In the June-July 2016 edition of Al Tamimi’s Law Update Article (http://www.tamimi.com/law-update-articles/crowdfunding-platforms-in-the-uae/), we have previously provided an overview on the Crowdfunding Platforms in the UAE and highlighted some of the key regulatory issues commonly encountered. In an effort to facilitate the growth of the SME sector and FinTech […]

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By Fiona Robertson The GDPR is intended to protect the data of residents of EU countries but in doing so, there are claims that it has the capacity to extend beyond the jurisdiction of the European Union to the operations of entities outside that region. The intention of this article is not to provide an […]

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The regulation of electronic transactions in Oman

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019

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Mongolia – Trademark Protection

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By Shaimerden Chikanayev Agriculture is one of the most attractive sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. Kazakhstan has approximately 24 million hectares of arable land and 188 million hectares of pasture. More than 74% of the country’s territory is suitable for agricultural production. More than 42% of Kazakhstan’s population live in the countryside and about 20% of all […]

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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