Global and Business Law

Legal Education Reimagined

6 min

Soledad Atienza recognizes the opportunities for the future of legal education and the profession.

Investment Regulation in Spain during the COVID-19 Pandemic

6 min

Screening requirements introduced by the Government as a reaction to the financial crisis prompted by the COVID19 pandemic are framed on too broad terms capturing too many transactions in too many sectors and this will deter foreign investments in Spain

managing legal and tech risks of remote work
managing legal and tech risks of remote work

Managing legal and tech risks of remote work

8 min

More and more employees are working remotely by the day. Against this backdrop, companies need to take the utmost care to protect employees and confidential company information. What are the IT and legal risks companies face as workers go remote?

Democracy may be affected after COVID-19 is over
Democracy may be affected after COVID-19 is over

Covid-19 and the threat to democracy

5 min

Around the world governments are adopting broad-ranging powers to battle COVID-19. But what will these powers mean for our democratic societies once the pandemic is over?

the sun will set on such emergency measures sooner or later
the sun will set on such emergency measures sooner or later

A word on resilience in times of emergency

3 min

In times of emergency, constitutions, like materials, need to tolerate stress in order to avoid fracture. Brace and show resilience—the sun will set on such emergency measures sooner or later.

May you live (and work) in interesting times

5 min

As the coronavirus spreads across the world, institutions and companies are promoting smart working and remote activities as measures to mitigate the risks connected with the rapidly spreading disease. Will this flexible arrangement be adopted in modern workplaces beyond the emergency?

The not-so-alternative Alternative

7 min

The idea of going alternative is replacing everything that is traditional. In the next future, will Alternative Legal Service Providers be the norm?

The harmonisation extends to only some of the issues relevant for the exercise of damages claims
The harmonisation extends to only some of the issues relevant for the exercise of damages claims

A more favorable legal regime for antitrust damages claims in the future

8 min

The transposition of the EU Antitrust Damages Directive moves ahead in the process of minimal harmonisation of aspects of the procedural and substantive rules surrounding private antitrust enforcement, however many of the rules introduced are both fragmented and incomplete leaving wide room for divergences in Member States.

Tax Arbitration: The preferred solution

4 min

Tax arbitration is an intricate area of law. It is therefore vital for us to understand what tax arbitration entails, its consequences for taxpayer rights, and the effects it has on the legal sector.

The case for sugar taxes

8 min

If sugar is considered the new tobacco, do we have a strong case for increasing the price of added sugar or is it time to rethink food taxes altogether?

EU Member States scramble to stand up to fake news

7 min

Alongside the European Union’s efforts to research, educate and raise awareness about fake news, its member states are beginning to legislate against it. Though the results to date have been far from outstanding, there are glimmers of hope on the horizon.

Back to Basics: The future of tax regimes

5 min

In the fast-paced economic environment of the 21st century, many taxation regimes have strayed from the underlying principles of effective taxation policy. Now, more than ever, it is essential for governments across the globe to build policy around taxation foundations established to promote economic growth and stability.