How to make the transition from face-to-face to virtual meetings: Business Development and Marketing Subcommittee guide, June 2021

Particularly in the legal profession, having face-to-face meetings are essential to build up and maintain a relationship with clients, members of staff and other persons important to your practice. For most of us this has changed drastically overnight when working from home became the norm.

Portugal: cash pooling arrangements and exemption from stamp duty

For more than ten years, multinational enterprise groups operating in Portugal with cash pooling arrangements were faced with the interpretation that such intragroup financing was subject to – and not exempt from – stamp duty. In 2020, the country’s stamp duty code was amended to include a specific exemption applicable to cash pooling arrangements. The question is whether this will work in regard to cross-border arrangements and what remedies may be available.

Co-chairs note - Technology Law Committee

A message from the Co-Chair of the Technology Committee from the June 2021 e-Bulletin

Indian data laws that made the headlines

This article discusses the technology and data related developments which made headlines recently and have the potential of changing the way companies do business in India.

The perspective of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court on the right to be forgotten

Everyone has something in their life that they would like to simply erase from their memories. However, it is undeniable that while living in the information era and with today’s technology this may be difficult, as everything is recorded and registered and information spreads almost instantaneously around the world. The Brazilian Federal Supreme Court recently positioned itself with regards to the right to be forgotten.

Open banking and emerging opportunities for fintechs in Nigeria

Open banking is an emerging financial services model that focuses on the portability and open availability of customer data held by financial institutions. With the growth of financial technology (‘fintech’) companies, open banking may lead to a situation where a customer banking with multiple institutions can manage their accounts from a centralised location without having to check out from one system to another.

Domain names, still a (very) appreciated digital asset

It has been more than 20 years since companies, individuals and all type of organisations started building their digital identities around a domain name. That made sense in the late 1990s, when domain names were the natural extension of well-established brands and search engines and other digital tools were not as developed as they are now.