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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019

Bermuda Government attitude and definition The current Bermuda government was elected in 2017 having undertaken to create new economic pillars in Bermuda, identify new opportunities for economic diversification, and seek local and overseas investment to develop new local industry and thereby create jobs in Bermuda. Since its election, it has enthusiastically embraced the financial technology […]

Mongolia – Trademark Protection

By Bolormaa Volodya The exclusive rights of the trademark holder will be granted or entitled when the trademark is officially registered with the General authority of Intellectual property and trademark certificate is issued. “Trademark” means distinctive expression used by an individual or a legal entity, engaged in manufacturing of goods or the provision of services, in […]

Kazakhstan – Agricultural business and opportunities for Islamic finance

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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Deals Roundup – Trio takes roles on datamonitor deal

Addleshaw Goddard has advised Datamonitor on its £48.1m recommended offer for Ovum. Trio takes roles on datamonitor deal Addleshaw Goddard has advised Datamonitor on its £48.1m recommended offer for Ovum. The deal will be funded by a combination of Datamonitor’s existing cash reserves and new debt facilities provided by Barclays, which was advised by DLA […]

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The current process of forming a company in Guernsey is cumbersome and time-consuming. Raymond Ashton reports on how the island hopes to change all that Guernsey’s Company Registry Group recently published a report on the company registration process in Guernsey. It suggests dramatic reforms, which will hopefully be implemented within two years. Currently the whole […]

Lords passes Companies Bill despite outcry

The biggest change to company law in the past 30 years has been passed by the House of Lords, despite being derided by the GC100 and other business leaders. Nick Folland, GC100 board member and general counsel of media group Emap, said: “This amendment deals with just one concern. It doesn’t tackle the wider issues. […]

Easy come, easy go

News that Della Burnside is leaving easyGroup has shocked the IP fraternity. A quick consensus check reveals that Burnside is one of the most highly respected in-house IP practitioners out there. Burnside is leaving to take the legal post at the GSM Association, a mobile telecoms industry group. Surprisingly, no one had more praise for […]

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