E-payments – the modern form of money transfers

Electronic payments (e-payments) are used increasingly around the world and are especially convenient in purchasing things online. In Finland, services providing e-payment solutions are broadly available. To list a few, there is online banking, digital wallets, mobile payment services, electronic bank card payment services, contactless payment services, and payment services utilising tokenization (a technique that […]

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What Is The Current Romanian Corporate Taxation Regime?

A standard question of any potential foreign investor in Romania is, what is the current situation in Romania regarding the taxation of companies.  To assist potential investors, we have prepared a short note which outlines the basic principles of the taxation regime for companies and individuals.  This note is not intended to provide an answer […]

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8th Sanctions. Examples. Solutions. Conference.

Parallel import and trademarks 20 May | 16:00-17:30 (Moscow)  | House of German Economy or Online ABOUT THE EVENT Join us for the next interactive discussion in the series about sanctions and their implications for foreign businesses in Russia after the May holiday period. This week’s special topic: Parallel Import and Trademarks. Can You Protect Your Rights? Main topic: sanctions, […]

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EGC: Not possible for the hissing sound from a beverage can to be registered as a trademark

The hissing sound that can be heard when opening a beverage can, followed by a pause and a fizzing sound, cannot be registered as a sound mark. That was the verdict of the General Court (EGC) – a constituent court of the Court of Justice of the European Union – in a ruling from July […]

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Saudi Business Continuity Updates

The Diplomatic Dialogue is a public/private partnership between business and diplomatic communities joining together in a common mission of recognizing and valuing our relationship with our Saudi hosts, and seeking to enhance the local business climate to the common benefit. Last Sunday I moderated the latest in our AmCham Saudi Arabia’s Diplomatic Dialogue series, on […]

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Some Matters to Consider on Acquisitions in Romania

Once a decision has been made to purchase an asset in Romania be it the business of a company or shares in a Romanian company other considerations then enter into the equation.  As most lawyers and general counsels know, commercial decisions are made and then it is the lawyers job to implement such decisions.  One […]

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E-payments – the modern form of money transfers

  Tuulia Heiskanen, Aliant Finland. Electronic payments (e-payments) are used increasingly around the world and are especially convenient in purchasing things online. In Finland, services providing e-payment solutions are broadly available. To list a few, there is online banking, digital wallets, mobile payment services, electronic bank card payment services, contactless payment services, and payment services […]

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BFH: Capital gains attributable to home office remain tax-exempt

The capital gains generated from the sale of an owner-occupied property that are attributable to a home office are tax-exempt. That was the verdict of the Bundesfinanzhof (BFH), Germany’s Federal Fiscal Court (case ref.: IX R 27/19). We at the commercial law firm MTR Rechtsanwälte can report that in instances where a property which was […]

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Bacciardi Partners In The Sale Of Facondini Materassi Srl In Favor Of The Dorelan Group

Bacciardi Partners assisted the shareholders of Facondini Materassi Srl, an historic company specialized in the production and marketing of mattresses and bedding articles made in Italy, in the sale of 100% of their shares to the Dorelan Group (B & T Spa), European leader in the production of luxury mattresses. Bacciardi Partners acted through a […]

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Transportation Attorney Addresses Supply Chain Issues Facing Trucking Industry

What is going on with America’s supply chain? Why can’t we get goods being sent from Asia, and where have all the truck drivers gone? Transportation law attorney Timothy S. Groustra of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote analyzes the causes and the effects of the nationwide supply chain problem.

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Dickie McCamey announces plans to move headquarters

Dickie McCamey, one of Pittsburgh’s oldest law firms, will move to a new location in Gateway Center, ending a 38-year occupancy of Two PPG Place, the law firm announced today. In April 2025, the law firm will move 300-yards to the west across Stanwix Street and will begin its 120th year of continuous operation within […]

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