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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Legal Developments Worldwide

ESMA issues new updates to UCITS and AIFMD Q&As

October 2017 - Finance. Legal Developments by Chevalier & Sciales .

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The European Securities and Markets Authority has issued fresh updates on October 5 to its Questions and Answers documents containing guidance on and interpretation of the EU’s Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) and Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) regimes. ESMA says the Q&A documents aim to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the practical application of the various UCITS directives and the AIFMD through responses to questions posed by industry members and regulators themselves.

Stop! Wait! Move! – No longer Stamp Duty for Residential Homes

October 2017 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Dorda.

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On 12 October 2017, right in a last minute attempt to win undecided voters for one of the political parties, the leaving members of parliament enacted a new tax law. While fundamental changes to the Austrian Tenancy Law had been vividly discussed between the socialist and the conservative parties in recent years, the new law on the abolition of stamp duty falls completely short of what could have been achieved.

ALB: “Enforcement Update: Philippine Competition Act”

October 2017 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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The August 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) includes a Philippine regional update by SyCipLaw partner Arlene M. Maneja entitled, “Enforcement Update: Philippine Competition Act”. The article summarizes the administrative, civil and criminal penalties that apply to companies that have yet to comply with the Philippine Competition Act (PCA). The transitional clause of the PCA to enable parties to renegotiate agreements or restructure their businesses to comply with the law expired on August 7, 2017.

Flip-flop on treatment of exports of services

October 2017 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by LawAlliance Limited.

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17 Oct 2017 at 04:00 / NEWSPAPER SECTION: BUSINESS 

Flip-flop on treatment of exports of services 

Trying to prove an export of services is quite elusive in respect of time and place, and different parties have different views on what should be considered as exportation for tax purposes. For this reason, the number of problems encountered in applying zero-rated value-added tax (VAT) to services has reached epic levels.

THE NEED TO PREVENT MONEY LAUNDERING - EVERYWHERE

October 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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China is toughening its money laundering prevention by taking a closer look at many more business sectors. Aziz Rahman explains the thinking behind this – and what it means for everyone trading abroad.

COMPLIANCE AFTER THE EVENT IN BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION CASES

October 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Syedur Rahman and Nicola Sharp examine the merits of compliance committees and how improving your compliance measures can help you, even while you are under investigation, in global corruption cases.

FORMULA ONE, BRIBERY AND THE SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE

October 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Aziz Rahman explains why the SFO’s enquiries into Formula One are relevant to all senior executives and corporates.

THE SFO, THE FUTURE AND SECURING A DPA

October 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Now that the SFO’s future appears assured, Aziz Rahman considers what this means for those seeking deferred prosecution agreements.

Turkey Amends its Legislation on Pricing of Human Medicinal Products

October 2017 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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Early this year, on February 6th, 2017, the Ministerial Cabinet has published its decision on Pricing of Human Medicinal Products ("Decision") and announced that the requirements of the Communiqué on Pricing of Human Medicinal Products (published in 2015) that do not conflict with the Decision, shall remain applicable.

This transition process has come to an end at the end of last week when, on September 29th, 2017, the Ministry of Health ("Ministry") has published the new Communiqué on Pricing of Human Medicinal Products ("Communiqué") on the Official Gazette.

VAT in the GCC – Q&A updates from the UAE Ministry of Finance

October 2017 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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On 9 July the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Finance (MOF) published an update of the Value Added Tax (VAT) FAQ section of its website.