This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 26th January 2014

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Estate duty being re-introduced in India – An update

Presently, India does not have an estate duty. The Estate Duty Act, 1953 which sought to impose an estate duty in India on property passing on demise was repealed in the year 1985. Is the estate duty a relic of the past? Rumours are rife that an estate duty will soon be reintroduced in India. […]

Market trends in offshore relocations to the Channel Islands for HNWs and businesses

Leading a team of specialists in both HNW and business relocations across BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg, Ogier partner Jonathan Hughes has a unique perspective on trends and factors driving relocations to the Channel Islands. As substance regulations make new demands on economically active HNWIs, the Channel Islands’ offering of a London-equivalent professional services […]

EUR 50 million fine for GDPR in France. What about CEE?

On 21 January 2019, the French data protection authority — the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (“CNIL”) — issued a General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) fine of EUR 50 million against Google LLC. (“Google”). The CNIL launched its investigation of Google on 1 June 2018 based on two complaints filed by data subjects. […]

Macedonia: Stricter rules for awarding new exploitation concessions

After a long, complex and nation-wide discussion, on 9 January 2019, the Macedonian Parliament introduced stricter rules for obtaining exploitation concessions. Effective immediately, the novelties from the Minerals Law target potentially new mines, and they came as a result of the broad interest shown during the last couple of years concerning the environmental effects of the mining […]

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Tapping into the Israeli hi-tech venture market

Helping the strong Israeli tech sector get funding is vital, says INE Ventures’ Paul Grossinger  The strength of the technology available in Israel, especially in the mobile and ‘software as a service’ (SaaS) sectors, has encouraged US-based Israel-Northeast Ventures (INE) to launch a dedicated first fund and incubation programme. The Philadelphia, PA-based firm sees Israeli […]

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