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Current state of affairs as regards the Municipal Tax on the Increase in Value of Urban Land and commentary on the Spanish Supreme Court ruling dated 9 July 2018

The ruling from the Spanish Supreme Court, dated 9 July 2018, which determines the correct interpretation to be given to the ruling from the Spanish Constitutional Court, number 59/2017, and...

Written on: 20 Sep 2018


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Analysis of the new changes introduced by the regulatory Bill on real estate credits concerning responsible lending and creditworthiness

As it is well known, the aim of the regulatory Bill on real estate credit agreements (the "Bill") is to partially transpose the Directive 2014/17/EU of the European Parliament and...

Written on: 20 Sep 2018


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International Tax Update | September 2018

Osborne Clarke bolsters its international tax offering with appointment of new Dutch Partner We are delighted to announce that we have hired tax specialist Job van der Pol to strengthen...

Written on: 18 Sep 2018


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Spain – Recent developments in competition damages claims

The Spanish envelopes cartel and the claims In March 2013 the Spanish Competition Authority (SCA) sanctioned several envelope producers for their participation in a price fixing and market sharing cartel...

Written on: 18 Sep 2018


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Taxation of cryptocurrencies in Europe: an overview

What is cryptocurrency? The term "cryptocurrency" emerged as a reference to a Bitcoin-style digital currency whose ownership (at issue and following any subsequent transfers) is recorded as a chain of...

Written on: 17 Sep 2018


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The Digital Revolution: Blockchain – the legal issues

Catherine Hammon, Digital Revolution Knowledge Lawyer, and Nick Thody, Head of Knowledge, examine the practical applications and legal issues surrounding blockchain. Our Digital Revolution series explores a range of disruptive topics including artificial intelligence...

Written on: 13 Sep 2018


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Controversial copyright reform approved by the European Parliament

The Directive has proved to be highly controversial, with a number of high-profile artists and digital rights campaigners, such as Paul McCartney, Wyclef Jean and Tim Berners-Lee, weighing in on...

Written on: 12 Sep 2018


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Criminal convictions checks under the GDPR

Pre-GDPR, it became common practice for many UK businesses to carry out criminal convictions checks on their prospective employees as a matter of course, and to require their suppliers to...

Written on: 10 Sep 2018


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100 days of GDPR | Session 5: Security and data incidents

Will Robertson and Charlie Wedin explore how organisations have reconsidered their own data security processes following the introduction of GDPR.

Written on: 7 Sep 2018


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