British Virgin Islands
Ogier
The British Virgin Islands has enacted new personal data protection legislation in the form of the Data Protection Act, 2021 (the DPA). Although enacted, the date on which the DPA will come into...
Canada
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In an attempt to halt the spread of COVID-19 in BC, Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry issued several public health orders restricting social interactions...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On April 19, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled in the House of Commons the Liberal Government's first federal budget in more than two years...
Cassels
On April 19, 2021, The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, delivered the 2021 Federal budget, titled "A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience"
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On March 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada (the "SCC") released its decision on the constitutionality of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the "Act").
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On April 19, 2021, the Government of Canada unveiled its first official budget in two years ("Budget 2021") and announced certain important commodity tax measures.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On February 15, 2021, the International Bar Association ("IBA") released its latest update on the "IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration" (the "2020Rules").
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On April 21, 2021, Northland Power Inc. completed its bought deal offering 22,500,500 common shares, including 2,045,500 Shares issued pursuant to the exercise in full by the underwriters...
Crowe MacKay LLP
On April 20, 2021, British Columbia Finance Minister Selina Robinson announced the 2021 British Columbia Budget. No changes were made to the existing personal and corporate tax rates and some of
European Union
Cooley LLP
The European Commission has finally published its much-anticipated proposal for a broad regulation to cover the use of artificial intelligence in the EU.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
After the presentation of a general "European Approach to Artificial Intelligence" by the EU Commission in March 2021, a detailed draft regulation aimed at safeguarding fundamental EU rights...
Germany
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On April 21, 2021, the German federal parliament passed a new law that amends the German Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) Act.
Guernsey
Walkers
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission ("GFSC") has updated its Private Investment Fund ("PIF") regime to expand the available PIF product options.
India
Khurana and Khurana
It's sometimes better to think about the things that cannot be patented to get a sense of the contours of patentability. Article 27.1 of the TRIPS Agreement states that patents must be available...
Ireland
Dillon Eustace
The Supreme Court has found, by a narrow majority, that the Workplace Relations Act 2015 (the Act) as implemented by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is not unconstitutional.
Nigeria
LeLaw Barristers & Solicitors
One of the unique features of the second Finance Act 2020 (FA2 2020) which received Presidential assent on 31st December 2020 is that it ‘strangely' introduced excise duties on telecommunications (telecoms) services.
LeLaw Barristers & Solicitors
Recently, as part of LeLaw's Nigerian country chapter contribution to Bloomberg's Winter 2020/Spring 2021: Transfer Pricing Forum, (Bloomberg Publication), we used TP lenses to look closely at the...
Turkey
CottGroup
Short-term employment allowance has been extended to June 30, 2021 for the April, May and June periods.
UK
Stevens & Bolton
The number of IVF cycles in the UK has increased tenfold since 1991 and IVF success rates have tripled over the last 20 years according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
Landing a corporate sponsorship is an accomplishment, especially in today's economy. If you do get lucky, you will want to prevent unrelated business income tax (UBIT) from cutting into your new...
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