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Swiss Government Publishes Preliminary Draft Bill on Tax Proposal 17

Switzerland - September 11 2017 Following the Swiss rejection of the Corporate Tax Reform III (CTR III) on 12 February 2017, the Federal Council published a new preliminary draft

International Trade Compliance Update - September 2017

Canada, European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA - September 1 2017 On 5 August 2017, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 23712017 concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (the “DPRK”

The Nexus Between GDPR Compliance and Effective Global Records Retention Schedules

European Union, Global - September 8 2017 The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016679 (GDPR) takes effect May 25, 2018. Organisations are racing to get their houses in order to comply

Vietnam's New Circular Provides Detailed Guidelines on Project Development and Model Power Purchase Agreements for Solar Projects

Vietnam - September 13 2017 On 12 September 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Trade ("MOIT") issued Circular No. 161 for implementation of the Prime Minister's Decision No. 112

Hong Kong court: Trading while possessing price sensitive information not an offence if motivated by other reasons

Hong Kong - September 11 2017 In Securities and Futures Commission v Yiu Hoi Ying Charles and Wong Nan Marian (CACV1542016) (the “CA Decision“), the Court of Appeal (“CA“

EU to Tighten Control Over Foreign Investment

European Union, United Kingdom - September 19 2017 The EU has proposed a new EU framework for screening foreign investment that raises security or public order concerns for the EU or its Member States

Germany Tightens Regulations concerning Control on Foreign Investments

Germany - September 19 2017 In July 2017, the German government adopted, in a surprise move, new regulations to control foreign investments in Germany. The government does not

Steps to Liberalize Uzbekistan's Currency Regime

Uzbekistan - September 19 2017 On 2 September 2017 Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, issued a decree liberalizing certain aspects of Uzbekistan's

Brexit News Monitoring - Monday 18 September 2017

European Union, United Kingdom - September 19 2017 Theresa May has rejected Boris Johnson’s vision of a hard Brexit but declined to be drawn on whether she would sack the foreign secretary, saying

EU amends and extends sanctions in respect of Ukraine

European Union - September 18 2017 The EU has introduced Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 20171549 and Council Decision (CFSP) 20171561, which amend the sanctions in respect of