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Israel Group News

Israel Group News from DLA Piper's Israel Country Group aims to give you information to help you conduct your business in the rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 25 May 2017 | Practice Area: Joint Ventures

Evaluating human rights risks for mega-sporting event hosts

The groundswell of activity relating to human rights risk management and major sporting events has seen sport governing bodies, and their delivery partners, begin to identify and manage this growing area of risk.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 25 May 2017 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

Value Added Tax in the Gulf: what you need to know

Value Added Tax (VAT) is coming soon to all the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). No domestic legislation has yet been published, but this briefing provides an explanation for the reasons behind the introduction of VAT in the GCC, what the implications are, what the rates will be...view abstract

Law Firm: Squire Patton Boggs | Published: 25 May 2017 | Practice Area: VAT and Sales Tax

The ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack: measures companies can take to reduce the risk of falling victim

Earlier this month, a global ransomware attack occurred across a wide range of sectors, spreading to over 230,000 systems in over 150 countries. The incident highlights the need for organisations to get the cybersecurity basics right, as this guide explains.

Law Firm: EY | Published: 25 May 2017 | Practice Area: Security

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The unintended consequence of insurance

Last week, the UK's Supreme Court gave a decision by the closest of margins, which will have significant implications for Middle East projects where the parties have agreed a common approach to insurance.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 24 May 2017 | Practice Area: Reinsurance and Underwriting

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Equal pay in South Africa – three years on

Since South Africa's Employment Equity Act was amended three years ago to expand on the principle of 'equal pay for equal work', the application of the law has been regularly tested.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 24 May 2017 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

The fight against counterfeit pharmaceutical products intensifies

The World Health Organization has reported that 10% of the medicines offered for sale globally are counterfeits. Among drugs promoted online, 90% are counterfeit medicines and are life-threatening.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 17 May 2017 | Practice Area: Health and Safety

Tax administrations prepare for automatic exchange of CbC reports - are you ready?

The OECD has announced that another important step has been taken to implement country-by-country reporting requirements.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 May 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Smart Buildings - not all just bricks and mortar

Building management systems are no longer fully segregated from conventional IT networks; they are becoming more mobile, flexible and connected - in effect becoming 'smart'.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 16 May 2017 | Practice Area: Infrastructure

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On the Financial Services Horizon

A five-minute roundup of upcoming cases and anticipated regulatory developments of interest to the Financial Services sector.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 11 May 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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