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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

CYPRUS

December 2016 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C.

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In a recent decision of the District Court of Nicosia, it has been held that Cyprus Courts have jurisdiction to adjudicate on applications for enforcement of foreign judgments and foreign arbitral Awards, even if both the judgment creditor and judgment debtor reside outside Cyprus.

CYPRUS: ARBITRATION – ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION ISSUED BY ARBITRATORS

December 2016 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C.

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The European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) in the Gazprom Case (2015) held that anti-suit injunctions issued by arbitral tribunals in relation to the pursuit of Court proceedings within the EU, are not incompatible with the Brussels Regulation. The ECJ held that the BrusselsRegulation does not prevent a Court in an EU Member State from recognizing and enforcing an award containing such an anti-suit injunction, either pursuant to national law, or the New York Convention.

Cyprus: Worldwide freezing orders

December 2016 - Finance. Legal Developments by Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C.

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In the English case of Derby& Co v Weldon (No3 and 4) (1990) Ch 65, the Court of Appeal held unequivocally that a court can order a defendant’s assets to be frozen even if they are situated outside of the jurisdiction. However what is vital to be established in such circumstances is:

DUTY TO DISCLOSE AT EX PARTE HEARINGS EXTENDS ALSO TO RELEVANT LAW AND APPLICABLE LEGAL PRINCIPLES

December 2016 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C.

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In a recent decision of the Cypriot Court of Appeal in COMMERZBANK –V- ADEONA, it has been inter alia held that the duty of an applicant to disclose at an ex parte hearing of an application, extends to the relevant law and applicable legal principles to the case.

THE DUTY OF DISCLOSURE AT AN EX PARTE HEARING EXTENDS ALSO TO WITHOUT PREJUDICE CORRESPONDENCE

December 2016 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C.

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In a recent decision of the Cypriot Court of Appeal in COMMERZBANK –V- ADEONA, it has been inter alia held that the duty of disclosure of an applicant to an ex parte application, extends also to the without prejudice correspondence of the relevant parties.

Stock options and management companies

December 2016 - Employment. Legal Developments by Claeys & Engels law firm.

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Direct grant of stock options to the director of the management company

The tax authorities have just confirmed that stock options granted direct to the director of a management company, by the company for which the management services are performed, can fall within the scope of application of the Act of 26 March 1999 in order to benefit from the lump-sum valuation of the benefit in kind. Moreover, it could be possible, in some cases, to benefit from a halving of the tax valuation rate!

Will Google forget you?

December 2016 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Bojovic & Partners.

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The right to be forgotten vs. Google, Inc.

Probably no one could have predicted that a complaint of one man in a European country, over his right to privacy, may possibly change a significant part of the global operational structure of the Internet giant. And yet, Google has already implemented changes to its main tool – search engine – due to the new legal framework and complaints from some DPAs. The legal battle is still not over, and it remains to be seen how a newly established right to be forgotten (hereinafter: RTBF) will affect Google’s business. Read more...

European Commission releases "Clean Energy Package"

December 2016 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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On 30 November 2016 the European Commission published its "Winter Package" containing proposals for new rules for a consumer-centered clean energy transition. The 500 page Winter Package had been eagerly awaited by the energy industry since it was to contain the major energy regulations for 2020 onwards. As expected, the most substantial measures and amendments proposed concern renewables and energy efficiency in the European Union. In addition, the electricity market design is proposed to be amended. read more...

The Constitutional Court of Moldova has spoken: No Need for Acquirer of a Share Stake to Obtain Shar

December 2016 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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Through its 27 September 2016 decision ("Decision 27/2016"), the Constitutional Court of Moldova ("Constitutional Court") has declared certain provisions of the local Law on Limited-Liability Companies ("Law 135/2007") unconstitutional. In particular, it ruled that the operation of amendments to constitutive acts cannot constitute a condition and impediment to an acquirer registering its property right over a share stake in the State Register of Companies. read more...

Keeping the global spotlight on corruption

December 2016 - Corporate and commercial. Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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Keeping the global spotlight on corruption

Fiona Tregonning, Senior Associate | Tuesday 17 May 2016

​​The recent London Anti-Corruption Summit (the Summit) saw New Zealand agree to explore some new measures in support of global efforts against corruption. The Summit, attended by over 40 countries, has kept corruption and transparency issues in the spotlight at a time when the Panama Papers had just reinvigorated debate.