As mentioned in our last Cannabis Update dated November 20, 2020, finally on January 12, 2021, Mexico issued the Regulations to the General Health Law regarding the Sanitary Control for the Production, Research and Medical Use of Cannabis and its derivatives (the “Regulations”). The General Health Law was amended in June 2017 precisely to regulate […]

Juan Daniel Rodriguez CardosoPartner, Rodríguez Rueda, S.C.

Employment stability decreed for two (2) years

Issuer: National Executive of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Published: Official Gazette Special N° 6.611, December 31st, 2020 Decree Number 4.414 was published in Venezuela’s Official Gazette Special Number 6.611, on December 31st, 2020, in which employment stability was decreed for all public and private sector employees to whom the Employment Law-Decree applies (LOTTT, for […]

Ignacio T. AndradePartner, Ponte Andrade & Casanova

CMA announces investigation into Google Privacy Sandbox

The CMA has, today, announced that it is opening an investigation into Google’s “Privacy Sandbox” proposals. The announcement follows a complaint about Google’s conduct submitted to the CMA on 23 November 2020 by Marketers for an Open Web (“MOW”). Preiskel & Co’s competition and antitrust team, led by Tim Cowen, advised MOW in relation to the complaint. […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP

Attack on US Capitol Position Statement of Wong Fleming

The following is a statement by the attorneys at Wong Fleming, P.C., an American law firm, condemning the violence at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021:     As American lawyers who have taken an oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, we cannot stand idly by as a large mob of hooligans […]

Daniel C. FlemingV.P. & Partner, Wong Fleming

European Commission proposal for Digital Services Act published

The European Commission has today published its proposal for a Digital Services Act, aimed at regulating gatekeeper tech platforms. If implemented, the law will impose a range of obligations on “gatekeepers”. For example, the proposal includes the imposition of rules requiring online platforms to ensure that hate speech and other illegal content does not appear […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP

Member Spotlight – Let’s work together: why the world came to San Diego

Dave Thompson combines his passion for logic and his innate skill with numbers to help small businesses and their owners increase profits, reduce tax liabilities and push through the opportunities and issues that strengthen businesses. He excels at establishing a strong and personal relationship with domestic and international clients, and actively collaborates with them on […]

Dave ThompsonPartner, Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP

Member Spotlight – Scaling cliffs, crunching numbers and the art of problem solving

Richard has had over 30 years experience with NZ taxation, and particularly enjoys dealing with land tax issues and the GST regime. He deals with clients of all types and sizes and provides tax opinions on the appropriate treatment of items of income and expenditure, assists clients with IRD risk reviews and audits and can […]

Richard AshbyPartner, Gilligan Sheppard

CMA issues advice for Government on regulatory regime for tech giants

On 1 July 2020, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published its Final Report in its Online Platforms and Digital Advertising market study. The Final Report can be found on the case page. In the Final Report, the CMA made a series of recommendations to Government, including that it set up a specific regulatory regime […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP