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Latin America Quarterly Energy Update April 2017
Do robots have rights? The European Parliament addresses artifici...
Background A lively discussion is currently under way in the business world regarding possible applications of intelligent IT systems and autonomous machines and equipment. Rapid technical development in these areas has spurred the imagination of users.
February 2017
Latin America Quarterly Energy Update February 201...
On the road to autonomous vehicles
Connected and autonomous vehicle (“CAV”) technologies are set to have a profound social and economic impact worldwide and continue to accumulate a great weight of expectation. Advocates argue that CAV technologies will improve road safety, ease congestion and.
E-Commerce Sector Inquiry
Preliminary report published
The Pensions Ombudsman resolves hundreds of cases every year whic...
Due diligence and proportionality under scrutiny in latest ICSID...
Summary In a decision dated 21 February 2017, a tribunal acting under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”), the World Bank’s arbitration institution, in Ampal-American Israel Corp.
CMS opens office in Hong Kong
Impending UK Inheritance Tax Changes
In the 2015 Summer Budget, proposals were announced to change the UK tax regime for non-domiciles. These proposals were the subject of a consultation paper which was published on 19 August 2016. The new regime will take effect as planned from 6 April 2017.
CMS remains on growth path: 8.4 % increase in reve...
Newly amended ICC Arbitration Rules provide for expedited procedu...
On 1 March 2017, the latest amendment to the ICC Arbitration Rules (the “ICC Rules”) came into force, introducing a number of changes aimed at increasing transparency and efficiency in ICC arbitration proceedings.
CMS Brazil advises CTS Eventim on ticketing joint...
Brazil proposes relaxation of local content requirements
After many weeks of heated discussion between different branches of government and industry bodies, on 22 February 2017, the Brazilian government announced its proposed changes to the rules on local content requirements for goods and services used in the exploration.