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Introduction At very short notice, to be specific a few weeks before the revision of the criminal offence of money laundering (Article 165 of the Liechtenstein Criminal Code; StGB) came into force on 1 July 2019, the Liechtenstein banks surprised the players in the financial centre by announcing that, as of the date of the … Continue reading “Economic Substance Requirements under new AML Law in Liechtenstein”

Legal Briefing | Private Client |

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The institute of trust is increasingly getting used in Italy in the recent years, despite some difficulties mostly related to the fact that, as commonly known, Italy does not have a proper regulation for trusts.

Legal Briefing | Finance, International Comparative Guides |

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10 years ago the fintech landscape was barely embryonic. The iPhone had only just been invented. The first ever bitcoin had just been traded. Regulations had just started to refer to such things as “electronic transmission of documents” pre-empting the rise of online and mobile financial services. Crowdfunding and robo-advice were in their very first … Continue reading “The fintech GC in 2030”

Legal Briefing | International Comparative Guides |

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The UK has long been one of the leading shipping hubs, this role having been enhanced by its European Union membership and involvement with and contribution to the operations of EU institutions, as well as being the largest and most influential common law country to have joined the EU. This role changed, however, once the … Continue reading “BREXIT – Expected impact on the shipping industry from a Cyprus perspective”

Legal Briefing | International Comparative Guides |

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This article is an abridged version of the full paper “March of the blocks: GDPR and the blockchain”, published jointly by Slaughter and May and Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP in February 2019, as commissioned by the Center for Global Enterprise. A version of this article was first published in Privacy Laws & Business UK … Continue reading “Blockchain and the GDPR: reconcilable differences?”

Legal Briefing | Dispute Resolution |

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Introduction Singapore has, in recent years, been playing a prominent role in international arbitration and has matured to be a leading arbitration hub in Asia and in the world. As a reputable seat for both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, Singapore was ranked in 2018 as the most preferred seat in international arbitration in Asia … Continue reading “Hot Topics – Singapore”

Legal Briefing | International Comparative Guides |

A Discussion of the Consequences of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court and California Assembly Bill 5 Background In an effort to remedy certain purported employment disparities caused by the so called ‘gig economy’ (e.g., Uber and Lyft drivers who operate as independent contractors without any of the protections and benefits of true employees), … Continue reading “Are Franchisees Now Employees of their Franchisor?”

Legal Briefing | International Comparative Guides |

In Mexico, the franchise agreement will be governed, and subject to the terms agreed, by the parties, as well as by the provisions set out in the Industrial Property Law (“IPL”) and its implementing Regulation and, for aspects not regulated in the IPL, the general rules of the Federal Civil Code and the Commercial Code … Continue reading “Mexico: Franchising and Data Protection”

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  There are a number of occasions when a company operating a share plan will need to exercise its discretion.  On grant, a decision needs to be made as to who will receive an award, how many shares will be subject to it and what other conditions (such as those relating to vesting and performance) … Continue reading “Exercise of discretion in share plans: can discretion ever be absolute?”