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Italy Gianni & Origoni
May 21, 2024

Rome, May 21, 2024 - International law firm Gianni & Origoni grows with the arrival of a team of five professionals led by Massimo Tesei. The additions, expected in the Milan office, strengthen the Corporate Law/M&A and Litigation and Arbitration departments.
Italy Gianni & Origoni
May 15, 2024

Gianni & Origoni renews its commitment in the fight against gender violence and presents #UGUALEPERTUTTE, a project based on long-term initiatives. The aim is to counter the phenomenon of violence against women in all its forms with concrete actions as well as provide real and tangible support by identifying preventive tools and remedies.
U.S.A. - Washington Lane Powell PC
May 6, 2024

A recent study by SHRM shows that approximately 26% of organizations use Artificial Intelligence to support Human Resource-related activities. As AI adoption quickens and its use expands, employers must be mindful of compliance obligations.
CMS Switzerland
May 6, 2024

CMS Switzerland is making a difference for WLG | impact . The firm's office building was completely refurbished. When negotiating with the owner, the energy-saving measures were also key in their decision to return to our prior premises.
CMS Switzerland
May 6, 2024

CMS Switzerland is making a difference for WLG | impact . The firm has signed an agreement with Mr. Green, a company specializing in offices and household recycling.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
May 2, 2024

Chandler MHM announced the hire of Doungporn Prasertsomsuk as a partner and co-head of its capital markets practice.
Canada Goodmans LLP
May 1, 2024

On April 29, 2024, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC) issued an updated advisory (the “Advisory”) concerning financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as high-risk jurisdictions and under increased monitoring.
USA Lane Powell PC
April 29, 2024

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to publish its final rule banning most worker non-compete agreements. If and when the rule becomes effective, it will ban non-competes going forward.
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
April 29, 2024

Posco Argentina secures loan of up to USD 668,000,000 for the construction and development of phase 2 of its lithium project. This loan represents a crucial milestone for Posco in consolidating its lithium business in Argentina.
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
April 25, 2024

The immediate success of ChatGPT, with over a million users within a month of its launch, underscored its potential impact and highlighted the need for regulation. To prevent misuse by employees or business partners, it's crucial for organizations to establish a comprehensive AI Usage Policy.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
April 18, 2024

Zhong Lun is pleased to bring you updates on PRC antitrust legislation and enforcement during the frist quarter of 2024.
Canada Goodmans LLP
April 17, 2024

In Budget 2024, the Government of Canada announced its intentions to amend the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), the Criminal Code, the Income Tax Act, and the Excise Tax Act, and to take additional measures to strengthen the supervision, enforcement, and...
Canada Goodmans LLP
April 17, 2024

As crypto-assets become subject to further regulation both domestically and globally, industry players find themselves presented not only with new obligations but also with new opportunities.
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
April 15, 2024

A notable failure by Air Canada highlights the legal and ethical repercussions of improper chatbot implementation. In this article, we will closely examine this specific case, which involves the communication of inaccurate information by an airline's chatbot.
France Soulier Avocats
April 14, 2024

In three rulings issued on November 29, 2023, the French Supreme Court reversed it case law on the requirements governing the assumption of pre-incorporation contracts.
USA Arnold & Porter
April 9, 2024

In late February, President Biden issued an Executive Order titled “Preventing Access to Americans’ Bulk Sensitive Personal Data and United States Government-Related Data by Countries of Concern” (Order).
USA Lane Powell PC
April 9, 2024

Businesses operating in Washington state that require their employees or contractors to comply with noncompete or customer nonsolicitation covenants should review their agreements to avoid claims and penalties when significant changes to state law become effective on June 6, 2024.
France Soulier Avocats
April 8, 2024

In recent weeks, the French Supreme Court has issued a number of rulings providing useful clarification on issues such as inexcusable fault, mutual separation agreements, harmful management practices, and employees’ right to rest.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
April 7, 2024

SyCipLaw Announces Appointment of Retired Partner Rafael L. Encarnacion as Of Counsel
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
April 7, 2024

SyCipLaw's Tax Department has prepared Tax Issues and Practical Solutions (T.I.P.S.) for February.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
April 3, 2024

SyCipLaw BFS Team Visits PSE for Training Activity
Norway Schjødt
April 3, 2024

A look into how the Court of Justice of the European Union's judgment relating to the rights of access to harmonised standards may impact purchasers and manufacturers of products regulated by product safety regulations.
Norway Schjødt
April 3, 2024

A closer look at a recent crypto case, the so-called FTX scandal as well as a presentation of the current status of legal regulation of the trading of crypto assets.
Norway Schjødt
April 3, 2024

A brief comment on how data holders' protection of trade secrets is addressed under the Data Act.
USA Lane Powell PC
April 2, 2024

The Washington Department of Revenue continues to update its guidance on Washington’s excise tax on long-term capital gains, resulting in the most recent proposed rule, WAC 458-20-301. There are several important changes from the last iteration of the proposed rule.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
March 31, 2024

Tax TIPS - Vol. 30
USA Lane Powell PC
March 31, 2024

Employers are banned from mandating, under threat of discipline, that employees attend meetings or speeches regarding religious or political matters under the “Employee Free Choice Act” passed by Washington’s Legislature and signed by Governor Inslee. The law becomes effective on June 5, 2024.
Canada Goodmans LLP
March 27, 2024

The Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (the “Act”) came into force on January 1, 2024, implementing enhanced reporting requirements for certain entities to combat forced labour and child labour.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
March 25, 2024

The Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb) recently held its annual golf tournament at the Tagaytay Highlands Golf & Country Club co-sponsored by SyCipLaw.
France Soulier Avocats
March 21, 2024

The Council and the European Parliament have reached a provisional deal on a Directive that promotes the repair of broken or defective goods, also known as the right-to-repair (or R2R) Directive) .
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
March 21, 2024

SyCipLaw is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Ms. Carina C. Laforteza as the head of the firm's Tax department, which practice group she has led since 2020. Ms. Laforteza is a certified public accountant with over 30 years of extensive experience in corporate and tax matters, including transaction structuring, finance, and tax...
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
March 20, 2024

We set out in our newsletter our observations about blockchain technology developments globally and prospects for such technologies in Thailand.
Italy Gianni & Origoni
March 19, 2024

The Shareholders' Meeting of the international law firm Gianni & Origoni has made a number of changes to the firm's Governance, with the aim of pursuing an even greater transparency and effectiveness in the management of the firm.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
March 18, 2024

To enhance investor confidence and fortify the Thai capital markets, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has recently implemented a comprehensive revamp of its listing regulations, set to take effect on 1 January 2025.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
March 18, 2024

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (“SET”) has revised its regulation with regard to C (Caution) sign posting, which will come into force from 25 March 2024 onwards.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
March 17, 2024

Most countries now have adopted varying degrees of FDI restrictions, depending on their economy’s competitiveness, and particular concerns over national security.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
March 14, 2024

The Department of Climate Change and Environment ("DCCE") of the Ministry of National Resources and Environment has made progress with the draft Climate Change Act ("Bill"), as public hearings in respect of the Bill are organized in various parts of the country and will conclude soon.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
March 14, 2024

In an effort to foster environmentally conscious investments in Thailand, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (“SEC”) has introduced principles governing the establishment of investment trusts dedicated to forestry and tree-planting initiatives – the Green Investment Trusts.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
March 11, 2024

The draft Waste Management and Resource Circulation act ("Bill") lays a foundation for waste management and resource circulation, mandating contributions from the government, product producers, and the general public to foster Thailand's green and circular economy.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
March 11, 2024

Thailand is gearing up for a significant change in its environmental legislation, with the recent draft ‘Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers Act’ (the “PRTR Bill”) brought into focus. This draft has been open for hearing until 21 March 2024.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
March 11, 2024

SyCipLaw's Top 10 Tax Issues and Practical Solutions (T.I.P.S.) for 2023
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
March 11, 2024

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) senior partner Carina "Caren" Laforteza and special counsel Catherina "Kate" Fernandez discuss the taxation of AI in light of recent developments concerning the concept of situs of taxation as interpreted by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the local tax authority in the Philippines.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
March 5, 2024

SyCipLaw's Litigation Department, in cooperation with SyCipLaw Cebu branch, recently conducted a two-part seminar for its Cebu clients entitled “Dispute Management Strategies: A SyCipLaw Seminar on Case Management and Arbitration,” which was held at Holiday Inn Cebu City. A total of 31 clients representing 13 organizations attended the seminar.
France Soulier Avocats
March 3, 2024

In three judgments issued in December 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union held that sport governing bodies - and their regulations - must comply with EU competition law. This article discusses the most notable of the three judgments, i.e., the so-called “Super League” judgment.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
February 29, 2024

SyCipLaw is pleased to announce that Camille Angela M. Espeleta-Castillo and Ricardo Jesus E. Gutierrez have become partners of the firm effective January 1, 2024.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
February 28, 2024

SyCipLaw partner Leslie C. Dy has been appointed the head of its Employment and Immigration Department (EID), effective March 1, 2024. She succeeds Dante T. Pamintuan following his retirement at the end of February 2024.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
February 28, 2024

SyCipLaw partner Leslie C. Dy has been appointed the head of its Employment and Immigration Department (EID), effective March 1, 2024. She succeeds Dante T. Pamintuan following his retirement at the end of February 2024. (Mr. Pamintuan will continue to serve as Of Counsel to SyCipLaw, effective March 1, 2024.)
Canada Goodmans LLP
February 28, 2024

On February 8, 2024, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced a new framework (the “Framework”) for supervising federally regulated financial institutions (FRFIs).
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
February 26, 2024

The potential for market participants to commence sales of electricity on a P2P basis through the major utilities’ grids for the first time marks a watershed moment in Thailand’s electricity industry.
Canada Goodmans LLP
February 26, 2024

The Bank of Canada continues preparations for its supervision of payment service providers (PSPs) under the Retail Payment Activities Act (RPAA).
Canada Goodmans LLP
February 25, 2024

On February 22, 2024, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently published updated guidance on virtual shareholder meetings following initial guidance provided in February 2022. See our March 1, 2022 update, CSA Provides Updated Guidance on Virtual Shareholder Meetings.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
February 22, 2024

SyCipLaw's Top 10 Tax Issues and Practical Solutions (T.I.P.S.) for 2023
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
February 22, 2024

We are proud to announce that Dimitris Emvalomenos, Lawyer LL.M. (QMUL), Mediator (Greece & the UK), Dep. Managing Partner and Maria Tranoudi, Lawyer, Senior Associate of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP, are the authors of Chapter Greece in three CMS international publications
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
February 13, 2024

SyCipLaw announces the retirement of partner Rafael L. Encarnacion from the firm. Mr. Encarnacion will continue to serve as Of Counsel to SyCipLaw, effective February 1, 2024.
Canada Goodmans LLP
February 13, 2024

As the November 1 – 15, 2024 window for registration of payment services providers (“PSPs”) approaches, the Bank of Canada (the “Bank”) has published guidance for PSPs determining: (i) whether the supervisory regime under the Retail Payment Activities Act (the “RPAA”) will apply to them...
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
February 12, 2024

2023 was a year of political and economic uncertainty in Thailand, especially for the Thai stock market, when a number of companies in financial distress aggressively sought rescue by engaging in a formal court-supervised restructuring process. This trend is expected to continue in 2024.
France Soulier Avocats
February 11, 2024

In recent weeks, the French Supreme Court has issued a number of rulings providing useful clarification on issues such as criminal liability of employers, right of evidence, dismissal and maternity leave, and home office.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
February 11, 2024

Thailand’s has adopted a progressive approach to digital assets and investment tokens, with the aim of creating a favorable trading and transfer environment. A recent Royal Decree laid the foundation for tax relief measures in the digital asset space.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
February 7, 2024

Zhong Lun is pleased to introduce China Antitrust and Competition 2023-24 Highlights.
Spain Cuatrecasas
February 4, 2024

The study analyzes 38 private equity deals signed in 2022 and 2023.
Norway Schjødt
February 1, 2024

A new national labelling initiative for sustainable Norwegian products and solutions called "Made in Norway" will function as a scheme for origin labelling of Norwegian-made products and solutions, enhancing a visible characteristic of origin, sustainability and responsibility.
Norway Schjødt
January 31, 2024

In intellectual property rights (IPR) cases, regulations are especially useful as the evidence on misappropriation of IPR will often be stored in a digital format and easily be destroyed / made unavailable if the counterparty is notified prior to securing evidence.
Italy Gianni & Origoni
January 31, 2024

International law firm Gianni & Origoni has obtained the UNI/PdR 125:2022 certification for gender equality in the workplace. Issued by DNV, an independent certification body, this important result recognises GOP’s commitment in championing a diverse and sustainable professional place to work.
Norway Schjødt
January 31, 2024

In this article, we will discuss the representation of personal data in written generative models and address certain questions associated with large language models and personal data.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 29, 2024

Podcast: Developments in the Mining Industry in the Philippines on Chambers Expert Focus
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
January 29, 2024

In order to ensure that initial coin offerings regulations provide adequate protection and safeguard the rights of investors, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission is now inviting public feedback on the principles and related draft regulations.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
January 28, 2024

The Energy Regulatory Commission (the ERC) has officially introduced the Announcement of the ERC re: Criteria for Determining Utility Green Tariff (“UGT”) B.E. 2566 (2023), which was published in the Royal Gazette on January 8, 2024 with an effective date of January 9, 2024.
Hong Kong Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 25, 2024

This article seeks to discuss the changes under the 2019 Arrangement and its legal implications.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 25, 2024

This article discusses how foreign-invested enterprises should adapt to China’s amended Company Law.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 23, 2024

SyCipLaw Senior Partner Leslie C. Dy and Senior Associate Mark Kevin U. Dellosa provide an update on labor laws and employment rights in the Philippines in a special report.
Spain Cuatrecasas
January 23, 2024

Analysis of the keys to negotiating investments of venture capital funds in startups.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
January 21, 2024

Due to the rapid developments in digital assets in the Thai market, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand from time-to-time updates and amends its regulations on digital assets in order to monitor and support the operation of digital asset businesses in Thailand.
USA Lane Powell PC
January 21, 2024

As of January 1, 2024, reporting requirements under the federal Corporate Transparency Act and related regulations (collectively, the “CTA”) went into effect. The CTA creates a new reporting requirement for many small, private companies.
USA Miller & Martin PLLC
January 17, 2024

The new Department of Labor (DOL) Final Rule provides the following non-exhaustive six-factor test regarding whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor for wage payment purposes
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 16, 2024

SyCipLaw Announces the Promotion of Two Senior Associates
USA Miller & Martin PLLC
January 15, 2024

Miller & Martin PLLC is pleased to announce the election and promotion of attorneys John David Lind and Haley Moody to membership in the law firm effective January 2024.
Canada Goodmans LLP
January 14, 2024

On January 11, 2024, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published the final form of amendments to securities legislation to implement an access model (the “Access Model”) for delivery of prospectuses.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 11, 2024

Zhong Lun is pleased to bring you updates on PRC antitrust legislation and enforcement during the fourth quarter of 2023.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 9, 2024

SyCipLaw's Tax TIPS - Vol. 28
USA Lane Powell PC
January 8, 2024

The new Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) went into effect on January 1, 2024. This new act will require almost all entities, such as LLCs and corporations, with fewer than 20 employees and less than $5 million of revenue to file reports to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
England Gowling WLG
January 8, 2024

With the NSIA now in full force in the UK for two years, Samuel Beighton and James Stunt will explore key learnings and current trends. https://gowlingwlg.com/en/even...
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
January 4, 2024

On 25 December 2023, the Personal Data Protection Committee published two notifications in the Royal Gazette regarding cross-border transfer. These two notifications are effective from 24 March 2024.
Norway Schjødt
January 4, 2024

In this article, we consider measures that may be taken to reduce the risk of encountering issues when using components licensed under the most common open source licences in a commercial setting.
Norway Schjødt
January 4, 2024

Trademarks could only be pledged as part of a pledge on operating equipment under the Norwegian Mortgage Act. In accordance with the trademark directive (2015/2436/EU), the Mortgage Act § 4-11 now permits a registered trademark to be pledged as such.
Norway Schjødt
January 4, 2024

The rules relating to interest on overdue payments should be amended so that the debtor may provide security for the main claim so that a costly penalty interest can be avoided.
USA Lane Powell PC
January 3, 2024

Many of us have our traditions to ring in a new year: taking down holiday decorations, making New Year’s resolutions, and organizing our homes and offices. But employers, especially in the Pacific Northwest, now have another New Year’s tradition: bracing themselves for a host of new employment laws.
USA Miller & Martin PLLC
January 2, 2024

The Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) is a new federal law enacted in 2021 to combat money laundering, terrorism, tax fraud and other illegal activities.
USA Miller & Martin PLLC
January 2, 2024

The Internal Revenue Service has announced a voluntary disclosure program for employers that may have filed non-qualifying Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims under the CARES Act for the wages paid during 2020 and 2021.
USA Locke Lord LLP
January 1, 2024

Locke Lord's Jason Ulezalka and Jonathan W. Young analyze how credit markets have recently been focused on a different type of double dip – one that is being increasingly considered as a legitimate “liability management” tool to improve a borrower’s liquidity.
USA Lane Powell PC
December 31, 2023

Lane Powell is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been elected shareholders of the firm.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
December 26, 2023

This year, our lawyers and staff raised almost PhP700,000 to purchase the prescribed milk as well as gifts and snacks for 180 beneficiaries. The UP PGH Department of Pediatrics, through the Children Foundation Inc., received the remaining cash donation, which will be used for other needs of the children in the Hematology and Oncology section of...
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 25, 2023

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand amended regulations governing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) on a range of matters effective from 1 February 2024.
France Soulier Avocats
December 21, 2023

France offers many advantages for businesses. The French Government has recently been encouraging foreign investments in the industrial and green sectors.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
December 19, 2023

Understanding China’s New Draft for Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Measures: A Practical Guide for Network Operators
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 17, 2023

A new regulation regarding application of registration, acceptance of registration and deregistration of aircraft issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (“CAAT”) became effective from 15 December 2023.
Canada Goodmans LLP
December 17, 2023

A major milestone for the implementation of the Bank of Canada’s retail payments supervisory regime was met on November 22, 2023, with the publication of final regulations (the “Regulations”) under the Retail Payment Activities Act (RPAA).
Vietnam VILAF
December 14, 2023

VILAF is pleased to announce the promotion of Counsel Tung Nguyen to Partner, further bolstering the firm’s robust banking and finance practice group.
France Soulier Avocats
December 13, 2023

In a ruling handed down on November 24, 2023, considering the persistence of pollution in Paris and Lyon and the improvements observed, the Conseil d'État once again ordered the French State to pay two penalty payments of €5 million each for the two six-month periods from July 2022 to July 2023.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
December 11, 2023

SyCipLaw Co-hosts TrustLaw's First In-Person Legal Health Check Workshop in the Philippines
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
December 10, 2023

MHC is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Kelleher as their new Head of Corporate.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
December 10, 2023

We review the three most significant legal developments during the past year in the area of Intellectual Property. These include the emergence of trade mark protection for well-known literary characters coming out of copyright, and a new wave of trade marks with a reputation in the area of copycat a
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
December 10, 2023

Ireland’s first piece of investment screening legislation has been signed into law by the President. It is anticipated that the Screening of Third Country Transactions Act 2023 will be implemented in early Q2 2024. Our Competition & Antitrust team considers the types of transactions which will be ca
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
December 10, 2023

We examine some of the main legal developments from the last 12 months affecting the governance of companies in Ireland, including ESG and the requirement for Irish company directors to provide their PPS numbers when making filings to the CRO. In addition, we review the Register of Beneficial Owners
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
December 10, 2023

We highlight a number of the main legal developments during this year which may impact corporate transactions in Ireland in 2024.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
December 10, 2023

We reflect on three key legal developments which will continue to be relevant in 2024 to those in the Technology sector.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
December 10, 2023

In international contract cases, an agent’s authority can sometimes be disputed. When that happens, one needs to understand which law will decide whether the agent acted with authority. Dispute Resolution partners, Gearoid Carey and Gerard Kelly review a recent Court of Appeal decision which confirm
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
December 10, 2023

The last 12 months have seen notable changes to the civil litigation and insolvency landscape in Ireland. We take a look at some of the developments and how they are likely to influence dispute resolution in 2024 and beyond.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
December 10, 2023

In a landmark decision overturning the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court has determined that the delivery drivers of Domino’s Pizza were employees and not independent contractors. Our Employment Law & Benefits team reviews the implications of this decision for employers and those in the gig economy
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
December 10, 2023

The last 12 months have seen notable changes to the civil litigation and insolvency landscape in Ireland. We take a look at some of the developments and how they are likely to influence dispute resolution in 2024 and beyond.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 7, 2023

In response to the pressing concern of air quality, notably the significant impact of PM2.5 on daily life and public health, the Thai government has worked in collaboration with, among others, academics and civil society organizations to address the air pollution crisis.
USA Greenberg Glusker LLP
December 7, 2023

Four California MCLE webinars will be presented by Greenberg Glusker attorneys during the last full week of January: Online Consumer Disputes, Digital Likeness Deals, DEI Initiatives and Environmental Notice of Violations.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 6, 2023

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a set of new regulations on debt-liked and infra-backed ICOs.
France Soulier Avocats
December 6, 2023

This Regulation marks a significant milestone in the protection of the names of European craft and industrial products as it creates a single system of protection throughout the territory of the European Union.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
December 6, 2023

The Philippine Supreme Court released the results of the 2023 Bar Examination today, Tuesday, December 5, 2023. A total of 3,812 out of 10,387 examinees passed the 2023 Bar examinations, for a passing rate of 36.77%. Among the successful 2023 Bar examinees are all of the 19 newest SyCipLaw associates, who are joining the Firm in January 2024.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
December 6, 2023

Tax Updates September 2023 (SyCipLaw Tax Issues and Practical Solutions - International Edition, Vol. 10)
Canada Goodmans LLP
December 6, 2023

Decisions earlier this year from the English courts in ClientEarth v Shell Plc et al., and the recent appeal decision from the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, shed light on climate change issues and how directors can fulfill their duties to the corporations they serve in the face of...
USA Lane Powell PC
December 5, 2023

Ready or not, the Oregon Consumer Privacy Act (OCPA) is coming your way. Oregon joins several other states in passing comprehensive data privacy legislation.
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 3, 2023

Recently published research of the European Patent Office and the UK government as well as a German government agency’s policy paper confirm the role of IP for start-up success, particularly for academic spin-offs.
Canada Goodmans LLP
December 3, 2023

The Government of Canada has proposed legislation to amend the Competition Act (the “Act”) to, among other things, (i) expand the scope of what constitutes misleading advertising, and (ii) permit private parties to commence civil litigation against alleged misleading advertising...
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
November 30, 2023

A 2-month extension of the 2024 land and building tax deadline was introduced to reduce economic hardship post Covid-19.
Canada Goodmans LLP
November 29, 2023

The Government of Canada has proposed legislation that will amend the Competition Act (the “Act”) to permit (i) far more private competition law litigation, and (ii) the awarding of significant new financial remedies for breaches of different provisions of the Act.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
November 29, 2023

Corporations have until December 31, 2023 to signify their intent to apply for amnesty through an Expression of Interest in the Electronic Filing and Submission Tool ( "eFAST" ) and settle the following amnesty fees:
Canada Goodmans LLP
November 28, 2023

The Government of Canada proposes a number of new amendments to the Competition Act (the “Act”) that will make it easier for the Competition Bureau to challenge mergers.
Germany Taylor Wessing
November 21, 2023

The newly passed Future Financing Act (Zukunftsfinanzierungsgesetz) in Germany significantly expands the scope of Section 19a EStG, enhancing employee equity participation by extending tax deferral benefits and eligibility criteria for companies.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
November 20, 2023

There may be circumstances where an issuer seeks to enhance the security of their instruments by adding collateral post-issuance in order to provide further assurance to investors or increasing liquidity in the secondary market.
Spain Cuatrecasas
November 20, 2023

One year after the entry into force of Act 16/2022, it is time to take stock. This guide presents the main milestones in the interpretation of the new pre-insolvency restructuring regime in light of the court rulings on certain transactions. We have analyzed 21 restructuring plans, including the main plans negotiated in Spain during this first...
Canada Goodmans LLP
November 20, 2023

On November 20, 2023, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC) issued an updated advisory (the “Advisory”) concerning financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as high-risk jurisdictions and under increased monitoring.
Canada Goodmans LLP
November 19, 2023

As of January 1, 2024, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will be increasing most of its fees by 25%.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
November 18, 2023

SyCipLaw Authors Philippine Chapter of Latest Chambers Global Practice Guide on International Arbitration.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
November 14, 2023

This article seeks to answer some key questions regarding the Measures which aim to lay down a solid ethical framework for scientific research and technological development and provide comprehensive and uniform ethical review standards across sectors.
Canada Goodmans LLP
November 13, 2023

On November 2, 2023, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) answered a series of questions as part of the Association de planification fiscal et financière’s annual conference in Quebec City that may have significant tax implications for centralized cryptocurrency trading platforms (CTPs) and...
France Soulier Avocats
November 12, 2023

The prohibition on placing on the EU market products made with forced labor will cover both products manufactured within the European Union and imported products.
Canada Goodmans LLP
November 5, 2023

On December 1, 2023, the Trademarks Opposition Board (TMOB) will be implementing changes to two of its practice notices: (1) Practice in trademark opposition proceedings; and (2) Practice in section 45 proceedings.
Germany Taylor Wessing
October 31, 2023

The Federal Court of Justice has ruled the following: Sellers of real estate must inform buyers about potential costs for upcoming maintenance works without being asked - regardless of the buyer’s possibility to inspect the respective documents uploaded in a (virtual) data room.
Dominican Republic Pellerano Nadal
October 31, 2023

Partner, Marielle Garrigó , and senior associate, Eduardo Pellerano , recently contributed to the Dominican Republic’s M&A section of Lexology GTDT: Market Intelligence , in which they touched on current M&A trends, the most active sectors, and the legal and regulatory landscape, among other things.
Norway Schjødt
October 31, 2023

An overview of the parties' arguments on the ruling related to matters involving administrative patent limitation from The Borgating Court of Appeals.
Germany Taylor Wessing
October 26, 2023

Artificially intelligent medical software, vital for diagnostics and treatment, faces certification challenges with dynamic AI, which continuously learns, being generally uncertifiable. This situation underlines the need for updated regulations to support AI's evolving role in healthcare.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
October 24, 2023

Zhong Lun is pleased to bring you updates on PRC antitrust legislation and enforcement during the third quarter of 2023.
France Soulier Avocats
October 23, 2023

An individual was prosecuted for unauthorized dumping of several tons of waste in the countryside. He was eventually acquitted on the basis of the principle of criminal legality.
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
October 22, 2023

The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission issued SEC Memorandum to grant a final extension up to November 6, 2023 for amnesty applications for late and non-filing of general information sheets, annual financial statements, as well as non-compliance with SEC Memorandum Circular No. 28, series of 2020 (Requirement for Corporations,...
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
October 19, 2023

In this article, we focus on why the Regulations is rolled out in such an time-efficient manner and provide a guidance for multinational companies on reshaping their compliance strategies within this new regulatory context.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
October 18, 2023

SyCipLaw's Tax TIPS from August 2023 covers deficiency taxes, Estate Tax Amnesty, five-year prescriptive period for tax evasion, and more.
Canada Goodmans LLP
October 17, 2023

Following the launch of ChatGPT, Canada has witnessed a surge in AI-related investments.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
October 16, 2023

Proud to announce that Dimitris Emvalomenos, Lawyer, LL.M. (QMUL), Accredited Mediator of the Greek Ministry of Justice & the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London, UK, Dep. Managing Partner of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners (BGP), is the author of Chapter Greece in the "Product Recall 2024" Guide, published by Law...
Canada Goodmans LLP
October 16, 2023

The Government of Canada published regulations that will create new obligations for the mortgage sector, strengthen correspondent banking relationship requirements, and shift the funding of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada’s (FINTRAC) compliance program...
France Soulier Avocats
October 15, 2023

A recently published ministerial order defines the procedures for campaigns that must be implemented to identify and analyze per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances in water discharges from some classified facilities subject to the so-called authorization regime.
Dominican Republic Pellerano Nadal
October 14, 2023

At the beginning of October 2023, a new law was enacted in the Dominican Republic, establishing a tax incentive regime for domestic and international commercial civil aviation.
Germany Taylor Wessing
October 11, 2023

In its ruling of December 15, 2022, the Regional Court of Hamburg prohibited a statutory health insurance company from providing doctors with information that incorrectly advertised the cost-effectiveness of a therapeutic allergen.
Germany Taylor Wessing
October 11, 2023

The use of ChatGPT in HR departments for tasks like creating job ads, application responses, and legal assessments brings efficiency, but it also raises legal concerns due to the absence of specific legal frameworks, highlighting the need to be aware of potential pitfalls to avoid costly errors.
Germany Taylor Wessing
October 10, 2023

In mid-April, the draft bill on the Future Financing Act was presented (we had already reported on this). In the meantime, the government draft of the Future Financing Act has been published. The most important key points and changes at a glance.
Spain Cuatrecasas
October 10, 2023

In this third quarter of the year, and due to the recent general elections, the number of legislative novelties is lower. However, some of the regulations issued during the last quarter continue to be important, such as those related to violence and harassment, with the entry into force of Convention 190 of the International Labor Organization...
Canada Goodmans LLP
October 9, 2023

On September 28, 2023, the securities regulatory authorities of each of the provinces and territories, other than British Columbia, published Multilateral Instrument 93-101 Derivatives: Business Conduct and the Companion Policy 93-101 Derivatives: Business Conduct (together, the “Instrument”)...
Germany Taylor Wessing
October 8, 2023

European Securities Markets Authority's new guidelines call for more comprehensive and transparent sustainability disclosures in securities prospectuses, focusing on detailed ESG reporting and reduced reliance on disclaimers in sustainability-linked bonds and securities.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
October 7, 2023

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted for SPIC in this transaction and provided comprehensive legal services for the execution of the agreement.
Spain Cuatrecasas
October 4, 2023

New voluntary label for bonds offered or listed in the EU to be marketed as EU Green Bonds.
France Soulier Avocats
October 3, 2023

On September 12, 2023, the European Commission presented a series of initiatives to provide short-term relief to SMBs, boost their long-term competitiveness, and strengthen fairness in the business environment across the Single Market.
Italy Gianni & Origoni
October 3, 2023

The law firm is among the first in Europe to launch a space economy-focused practice, which will be led by Partner Stefano Mele.
USA Lane Powell PC
October 2, 2023

The October 31 deadline for payment of second half 2023 property taxes is fast approaching. We want to remind you that to preserve the right to challenge the validity of your 2022 tax assessment in court, you must pay the tax under written protest stating the grounds for protest.
Peru Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados
October 1, 2023

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados (PRCP) is pleased to announce the addition of a prominent team of seven attorneys to the firm’s Mining practice, further strengthening the firm’s capabilities and positioning it as a leading firm in this key strategic sector of the Peruvian economy.
USA Lane Powell PC
September 27, 2023

Upending decades of precedent, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that employers considering employees’ requests for religious accommodation must grant these requests unless doing so would result in “substantial increased costs in relation to the conduct of its particular business.”
Germany Taylor Wessing
September 26, 2023

The Green Claims Directive (GCD) will enforce stricter standards for environmental advertising claims for medical devices, emphasizing verification and transparency to prevent greenwashing, with implications for marketing practices and legal compliance.
Germany Taylor Wessing
September 26, 2023

The German Federal Ministry of Health's draft for the Cannabis Law proposes to reclassify medical cannabis, removing it from the Narcotics Act to simplify its dispensing and accessibility for patients, while maintaining stringent control and safety standards.
France Soulier Avocats
September 24, 2023

Since September 1, 2023, a new social regime applies to the mutual termination indemnity. The mutual termination indemnity is no longer subject to the 20% flat-rate contribution but to a single contribution of 30%.
Peru Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados
September 24, 2023

The National Authority for the Protection of Personal Data (or “ANPDP” in Spanish), an organism within the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, published a draft that addresses several modifications to the current Regulation of Law No. 29733, Personal Data Protection Law.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
September 21, 2023

A new notification sets out the key criteria for when a Data Controller or Data Processor needs to appoint a DPO. This Notification focuses only on cases where core activities consist of processing operations, which require regular or systematic monitoring of personal data on a large scale.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
September 21, 2023

Currently, the Thailand Penal Code does not explicitly have criteria for holding companies and other types of juristic persons criminally liable separately from natural persons, unless provided otherwise in specific laws, such as the Anti-Money Laundering Act B.E. 2542.
USA Lane Powell PC
September 21, 2023

Considering race in college admissions is legally impermissible, according to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action decision. But what does this mean for employers?
Canada Goodmans LLP
September 21, 2023

This Update compares the government’s original announcement (see our September 15, 2023 Update) against the draft legislation. We expect the draft legislation to move quickly through Parliament and come into force later this year.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
September 17, 2023

A resident of Thailand would have the obligation to assess income from foreign sources as a part of assessable income of the tax year (i.e., calendar year starting from 1 January to 31 December of such year) which it is brought into Thailand. This New Order will be effective on 1 January 2024.
France Soulier Avocats
September 14, 2023

In two judgments handed down on June 16, 2023, the Paris Administrative Court recognized for the first time the existence of a causal link between the bronchiolitis and ear infections affecting two children and the French State’s failure to take action in terms of air pollution.
Canada Goodmans LLP
September 14, 2023

On September 14, 2023, the Government of Canada announced its “fighting for the middle class” legislative plan. As part of that plan, the government intends to make substantial changes to the Competition Act, most significantly, ending the “efficiencies defence”.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
September 6, 2023

May the Bureau of Internal Revenue validly serve an assessment notice through the central receiving station of an establishment where the taxpayer is a tenant without proof of authority of the person who allegedly received the mail as part of her functions? Does a taxpayer need to prove the actual remittance of the withheld taxes by the...
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
September 6, 2023

PCC issues guidelines to provide greater transparency and predictability over the PCC's power of motu proprio review of mergers and acquisitions within the digital market.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
September 4, 2023

Dimitris Emvalomenos, Lawyer, LL.M. (QMUL), Accredited Mediator of the Greek Ministry of Justice & the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London, UK, Dep. Managing Partner of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners (BGP), is the author of Chapter Greece in the "Mediation 2023" Guide, published by Law Business Research Ltd.
Germany Taylor Wessing
September 3, 2023

A job reference letter in Germany, typically provided upon termination, plays a crucial role in settlement negotiations during dismissal protection cases. Its unique format and language stem from outdated German laws. Here are 10 common pitfalls foreign companies should be aware of.
France Soulier Avocats
September 3, 2023

On July 10, 2023, the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. Personal data can henceforth flow safely from the European Union to U.S. companies adhering to the new Framework, without having to put in place additional data protection safeguards.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
August 31, 2023

In the past few years, the demand for digital infrastructure, including data storage and managed hosting services, has significantly increased. In this newsletter, we will discuss key legal issues relating to operating data centers in Thailand.
Germany Taylor Wessing
August 29, 2023

The European Commission's new EU Battery Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2023/1542, "EU-Batt-R") emphasizes the strategic importance of battery development and manufacturing. The European Battery Alliance estimates the 2025 market volume at EUR 250 billion.
USA Lane Powell PC
August 29, 2023

On Monday, August 21, Lane Powell filed a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) asking the Court to review the Washington State Supreme Court decision in Quinn v. Dep't of Revenue.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
August 24, 2023

Bahas Gramatidis & Partners, Greece, and Gianni & Origoni, Italy, teamed up to assist Enel S.p.A. in signing an agreement with Macquarie Asset Management for the sale of 50% of Enel Green Power Hellas.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
August 24, 2023

Spyros Alexandris, Partner, and Charilaos (Harry) Agathos, Junior Associate of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners, Greece, are the authors of Global Legal Insights – Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2023 – Chapter Greece.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
August 23, 2023

Originally, pursuant to the Regulation of the Civil Aviation Board No. 97 re: Granting Licensing to Civil Aviation Business: Commercial Air Transport and Aerial Work, the applicant for each license shall comply with the same insurance requirements.
France Soulier Avocats
August 22, 2023

In the so-called “Grande Synthe” case, the judge ordered the French Government to take new measures to meet the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and to submit a progress report detailing these new measures and their effectiveness.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
August 20, 2023

Medical negligence lawsuits involve complex and evolving issues, with characteristics that are quite different from general negligence or tort cases. It is therefore crucial for both healthcare professionals and insurance companies to know what constitutes medical negligence.
USA Lane Powell PC
August 17, 2023

The Washington Supreme Court validated the state’s new excise tax on the sale or exchange of long-term capital assets as a constitutional excise tax on the privilege of selling or exchanging certain capital assets—commonly, but perhaps incorrectly, referred to as the “Washington capital gains tax."
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
August 16, 2023

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted as AGIC Capital’s PRC legal counsel in this transaction.
USA Lane Powell PC
August 13, 2023

Whether or not employers are ready for it, Oregon’s paid family and medical leave and wage replacement program is now accepting employee applications and will soon be paying benefits to eligible employees. Starting August 14, Oregon employees can apply for paid time off benefits provided by PLO.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
August 5, 2023

Tax Updates June 2023 (SyCipLaw Tax Issues and Practical Solutions (T.I.P.S.) International Edition Vol. 9)
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
August 4, 2023

On June 9, 2023, the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (“BSP”) issued Circular No. 1174, amending the implementing regulations of the mandatory agricultural, fisheries and rural development financing contemplated by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development Financing Enhancement Act (Republic Act No. 11901 or the...
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
August 3, 2023

SyCipLaw has just published the SyCipLaw ESG Bulletin, which covers the latest issuances from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from January to June 2023.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
July 31, 2023

This article will also analyze how to formulate and execute effective security assessment strategies, offering insight into facilitating successful market entry of AIGC products.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
July 31, 2023

This article seeks to guide readers through the complexities of the algorithm record-filing process, a step that AIGC product developers cannot miss if they want to successfully bring AIGC products to the market.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
July 31, 2023

As Part I in a series of articles intended to chart the regulatory course for AIGC and explore its potential trajectory under the current legal evolvements, this article seeks to decode the regulatory intent embedded within the AIGC Measures.
Norway Schjødt
July 31, 2023

All indications are that fully autonomous cars – powered by AI technology – will become a reality within the next decade. Soon you will be able to get into your car, close your eyes whilst driving at 110 km/h and trust that your car will get you safely to your destination.
Germany Taylor Wessing
July 30, 2023

Handling employment matters in Germany can be complex for North American in-house counsels. From contracts and onboarding to global policies and German employment litigation, understanding these unique aspects is essential.
Vietnam VILAF
July 30, 2023

The Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha initialed on the Decision No. 500/QD-TTg, documenting the roadmap for Vietnam’s national electricity development for the period from 2021 – 2030, with a vision to 2050 (PDP-8).
USA Zhong Lun Law Firm
July 30, 2023

Zhong Lun is pleased to bring you updates on PRC antitrust legislation and enforcement during the second quarter of 2023.
France Soulier Avocats
July 27, 2023

The proposed measures aim inter alia to prevent corruption, criminalize all corruption offences under the UN Convention against Corruption, harmonize penalties across the EU and establish a common foreign and security policy sanctions regime to target serious acts of corruption worldwide.
USA Lane Powell PC
July 27, 2023

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule, effective August 1, that allows employers to have an alternative procedure for remote I-9 employment verification.
Germany Taylor Wessing
July 23, 2023

In response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, the EU approved sanctions limiting capital market access, targeting individuals and companies, and capping Russian oil prices. Violations result in heavy penalties.
Italy Gianni & Origoni
July 23, 2023

Rome, July 24, 2023 - Following the Partners’ Meeting, international law firm Gianni & Origoni renewed the firm's Executive Committee, as well as top positions, and approved its 2022 financial statements and strategic guidelines. During the Meeting, six new Non-Equity partners were elected.
Australia MinterEllison
July 23, 2023

Australia's Federal Court finds in favor of Nine newspapers against Ben Roberts-Smith. The judgement is a win for investigative journalism and the public’s right to know. Defense led by Peter Bartlett from MinterEllison.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
July 20, 2023

The Greek "FRANCHISE SUCCESS AWARDS" Committee has awarded Yanos Gramatidis, Partner and Co-Founder of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Law Firm, with the "GOLD WINNER - OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FRANCHISING 2023" award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Franchising in Greece and to Greek entrepreneurship
France Soulier Avocats
July 18, 2023

The Paris Administrative Court handed down a decision withdrawing the accreditation of the anticorruption association Anticor which allowed it to act in cases concerning corruption and breaches of probity.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
July 17, 2023

Zhong Lun acted as the Hong Kong legal adviser to Yashili in the transactions.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
July 17, 2023

In bagging this final win, Zhong Lun demonstrated outstanding capabilities in handling unfair competition litigation, especially for trade names with certain influence and unregistered trademarks.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
July 16, 2023

Zhong Lun served as the PRC counsel for the joint sponsors Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. and CITIC Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, providing legal services throughout the whole of the H shares’ issuance and full circulation.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
July 16, 2023

Zhong Lun provided legal services for Cutia Therapeutics’ incubation and inception, multiple rounds of financings and establishment of ESOP and acted as its PRC legal advisor in this offering.
Spain Cuatrecasas
July 16, 2023

The end of the second quarter brings significant developments to labor relations in Spain.
Spain Cuatrecasas
July 16, 2023

The Decree has been published by which certain measures are adopted and extended in response to the economic and social consequences of the War in Ukraine, in support of the reconstruction of the island of La Palma and other situations of vulnerability; transposition of European Union Directives on structural modifications of commercial...
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
July 15, 2023

The CAC issues new regulations to regulate short-range self-organizing network information services, the MIIT issues new provisions on the Procedures for Administrative Penalties, and more.
Cuatrecasas
July 12, 2023

Royal Decree 571/2023, of July 4, approves the long-awaited implementing regulation on foreign direct investment
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
July 11, 2023

One of the common raisons d’etre of anti-trust regulations around the world is to prohibit arrangement between competitors. The most obvious, straight-forward, and effective arrangement is on prices.
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
July 11, 2023

We are proud to announce that Dimitris Emvalomenos, Dep. Managing Partner of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners (BGP), has been selected by Who’s Who Legal (WWL)’s independent research with clients and peers, as being among the highest-ranking Life Sciences – Product Liability Lawyers.
Goodmans LLP
July 11, 2023

In April 2023, Canada's Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (“OSFI”) identified cyber risk as a major issue to be addressed in its Annual Risk Outlook – Fiscal Year 2023-2024.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
July 10, 2023

The International Comparative Legal Guide – Product Liability 2023 has now been published. Dimitris Emvalomenos, Lawyer, LL.M., Accredited Mediator of the Greek Ministry of Justice & the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London, UK, Dep. Managing Partner of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners.
PLMJ
July 10, 2023

The purpose of this informative note is to highlight the recent publication of Decree-Law 20-A/2023 of 22 March, which establishes the general rules for the application of the Portugal 2030 European Funds and the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund for the programming period 2021-2027.
PLMJ
July 10, 2023

Banco Nacional de Angola Notice 1/23 of 30 January (the “Notice”) was recently published and it establishes new rules for the opening, maintenance, operation and closing of bank accounts by individuals or legal entities.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
July 6, 2023

On March 17, 2023, CONAMER published the Organic Statute of Litio MX, which establishes the bases that will govern the said organization, as well as its hierarchical organization, operation, and attributions.
France Soulier Avocats
July 4, 2023

The European Commission has adopted a new merger control simplification package expected to bring significant benefits for businesses and advisers in terms of preparatory work and related costs.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
July 4, 2023

Previously, in the custody of their clients’ digital assets, digital asset business operators were prohibited from using their clients’ digital assets to seek benefits for others or for the clients themselves, as well as depositing them with a custodian that intended to lend out the digital assets.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
July 4, 2023

Entering into force on July 6, 2023. The most relevant changes imposed by the Guidelines include the creation of a pre-notification stage, new notification procedures and forms, and the mandatory obligation to provide complete, sufficient, and true information.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
July 4, 2023

To help enterprises better understand and apply the guidelines, we have succinctly addressed ten pertinent questions to facilitate successful preparation for filing the Standard Contract.
Canada Goodmans LLP
July 3, 2023

In Budget 2023, the Government of Canada announced its intentions to strengthen measures to protect financial institutions from foreign interference and efficiently address emerging risks to Canada’s financial sector.
Spain Cuatrecasas
July 2, 2023

Royal Decree-Law 5/2023 , in its first volume, approves a whole new system for structural changes in corporations, both domestic and cross-border . As well as complying with the transposition into Spanish national law of the so-called Mobility Directive, the new law revokes Act 3/2009, of April 3, incorporating into a new regulation the whole...
Norway Schjødt
July 2, 2023

Borgarting Court of Appeal ruled in the appellate case concerning the legality of Brødrene Dahl AS' development, manufacture and sale of an actuator device. The Court upheld the Oslo District Court's decision that Brødrene Dahl had made an intentional imitation of Eltorque AS' actuator device.
USA Lane Powell PC
June 29, 2023

Lane Powell Shareholder Bryan Powell has been elected the next Vice President of Lane Powell. Tom Sondag, who has served in the Vice President role since 2014, will enter retirement on July 1.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
June 29, 2023

SyCipLaw’s Tax Department has prepared Tax Issues and Practical Solutions (T.I.P.S.) for May covering featured tax issues include a Petition for Declaratory Relief, taxes related to the importation of alkylate, amendments to regulations on VAT zero-rating, and more.
USA Lane Powell PC
June 28, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the mandatory repatriation tax (MRT) resulting from the deemed repatriation under IRC § 965 is constitutional. No decision is expected until 2024.
Canada Goodmans LLP
June 28, 2023

The Federal Court’s recent decision in Sierra Club Canada Foundation v. Canada (Environment and Climate Change) highlights the continuing focus in Canada on climate change litigation.
France Soulier Avocats
June 27, 2023

Who are private protection officers, commonly known as bodyguards, and above all how is their action legally regulated undet French law?
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
June 25, 2023

Santamarina + Steta advised Internacional de Inversiones, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (“IDEI”) in the first issuance in Mexico of a super green bond through long-term notes (certificados bursátiles) for an aggregate amount of MXN$800,045,000,000 (Eight hundred million forty-five thousand Mexican pesos).
Spain Cuatrecasas
June 25, 2023

Spanish Supreme Court confirms that dividends paid out to foreign parent companies in the EU are tax exempt unless authorities prove abuse.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
June 22, 2023

Volex PLC agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Murat Ticaret Kablo Sanayi A.Ş., for an approximate amount of €180,000,000.00 (one hundred eighty million euros).
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
June 21, 2023

On June 19, 2023, the Federal Electricity Commission (for its acronym in Spanish "CFE") published in the Federal Official Gazette (for its acronym in Spanish "DOF") the Amendments to the Organic Bylaws of CFE Generación I, II, IV and VI (the "Bylaws").
USA Lane Powell PC
June 21, 2023

It will soon be illegal for Washington employers to reject most job applicants based on their off-duty cannabis use. Beginning January 1, 2024, most Washington employers may not reject a job applicant simply because they use marijuana outside of work and away from the workplace.
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
June 21, 2023

Two new provisions increase the amounts of the tax credit certificate and regulate tax benefits in the Province of Buenos Aires, changes that provide certainty and legal security to those who wish to invest in renewable energies in our region.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
June 18, 2023

On 19 June 2023, the Office of Trade Competition Commission hosted an online information session on their internal undertakings. The session was centered around cartel enforcement and a prospective leniency program.
USA Lane Powell PC
June 15, 2023

Earlier this year, it was ruled that Washington state’s capital gains tax is a constitutional excise tax, not an income tax. Some argued that the tax was easy to apply because the starting point was long-term capital gains reported on a taxpayer’s federal income tax return.
PLMJ
June 14, 2023

Ministerial Order 160/2023 of 12 June, which enters into force today, establishes the new list of reimbursed compounded medicines, with the addition of new reimbursed medicines to the list in force until now.
Namibia ENS
June 12, 2023

While this judgment only expressly applies in the context of immigration law, it is a hopeful, spirited judgment that could mark the beginning of a new era of rights protection in Namibia for the LGBTQI+ community.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
June 12, 2023

There have been significant developments in relation to EVs over the past few months, with several governmental bodies announcing new incentives and policies to complement existing schemes aimed at promoting the use of EV and positioning Thailand as a leading global hub for EV manufacturing.
Namibia ENS
June 12, 2023

While this judgment only expressly applies in the context of immigration law, it is a hopeful, spirited judgment that could mark the beginning of a new era of rights protection in Namibia for the LGBTQI+ community.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
June 11, 2023

In May 2023, China’s TMT sector witnessed key legal developments that underscored a rigorous focus on cybersecurity, consumer protection, and personal information protection.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
June 11, 2023

Dimitris Emvalomenos, Deputy Managing Partner of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners (BGP) is the author of the paper "SUSTAINABILITY IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION - MEDIATION AS AN ESG PRACTICE"
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
June 8, 2023

WongPartnership’s involvement in the “PDV Marina wind-up” matter was recognised at the 2023 Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards, where the matter was awarded “Impact Case Winner”. WongPartnership is acting for a large Japanese conglomerate and has successfully recovered an eight-figure sum.
Canada Goodmans LLP
June 8, 2023

On June 8, 2023, Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) provided an update on the previously announced exemptions from certain securities law filing requirements in connection with the transition from the existing System for Electronic Data Analysis and Retrieval (Old SEDAR)...
Canada Goodmans LLP
June 8, 2023

The Government of Canada has launched a public consultation to consider ways to improve Canada’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regime (the “AML/ATF Regime”). A Consultation Paper has been issued, which includes instructions for submitting comments.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
June 8, 2023

On June 8, 2023, the Mexican Official Standard NOM-037-STPS-2022 was published, which establishes the occupational health and safety conditions that must be respected in the Teleworking modality.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
June 6, 2023

On 1 June 2023, the royal decree issued under the Revenue Code governing exemptions of taxes and duties No. 763 B.E. 2566 (2023) was launched in accordance with the Thai’s cabinet resolution on incentives for the conversion of the Property Fund for Public Offering (the “PFPO”) to a REIT.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
June 5, 2023

Zhong Lun, as the Chinese legal advisor to Airbus, end-to-end comprehensive legal services for this project. The JV will create and operate services center(s) in China for commercial aircraft second life services, providing one-stop services for various types of aircrafts ranging from aircraft parking and storage to maintenance, upgrades,...
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
June 5, 2023

Acting as the PRC counsel of HKA, Zhong Lun provided legal services for all stages of debt restructuring governed by PRC laws involved in this Restructuring.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
June 4, 2023

INVEX Controladora, S.A.B. de C.V. ("INVEX") obtained, from the National Banking and Securities Commission, the authorization to register in the National Securities Registry a dual program of short and long term stock certificates.
Canada Goodmans LLP
June 4, 2023

On June 1, 2023, Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) provided an update on the launch of the new System for Electronic Data Analysis and Retrieval + (SEDAR+).
USA Lane Powell PC
June 4, 2023

The Department of Homeland Security announced an end to its COVID-19 temporary flexibility for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The temporary policies were designed to allow U.S. employers flexibility for onboarding new employees while following health guidelines for social distancing.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
June 3, 2023

We have explained the investigative nature of the enforcement of the UEL Provisions in our previous article. In this article, we will continue to explore investigation procedures within the framework of the UEL Provisions.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
June 3, 2023

With the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence technology, promoting its healthy development and standardization has become more crucial than ever. This is especially true given the trend of artificial intelligence-generated content (AIGC) triggered by ChatGPT. As a result, regulatory authorities in major countries are closely monitoring...
PLMJ
June 1, 2023

Following the approval of Law 21/2023, of 25 May, introduced a regulatory framework that fosters the development of companies with a business model that has a strong innovation component and potential for future growth.
France Soulier Avocats
June 1, 2023

In a ruling issued on May 11, 2023, French Supreme Court held that an employment contract may impose on an employee the obligation to repay part of his/her “welcome bonus” if he/she resigns before the date on which full payment of the bonus is due.
Netherlands CMS Netherlands
May 31, 2023

On May 30, the Dutch Senate has adopted the Future of Pensions Act; the bill and submitted motions were voted on and a majority was achieved.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
May 30, 2023

In conjunction with the latest amendment of the Counterespionage Law, Zhong Lun provides compliance advice for multinational companies conducting information collection and research activities in China.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
May 30, 2023

Regulators, investors, and other stakeholders in Thailand are placing an increasing focus on the adoption of Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) principles across all sectors.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
May 29, 2023

The Electronic Transactions Development Agency has conducted three public hearings on nine draft subordinate laws (the “Draft Sub-laws”) focusing on key areas, such as the criteria to determine numbers of users and requirements regarding terms and conditions of a platform.
Netherlands CMS Netherlands
May 29, 2023

CMS shares the second edition of the CMS European Private Equity Study 2023. This study analyses hundreds of Private Equity deals that we advised on in 2022 and previous years, providing unique insights into market trends and differences between private equity and trade deals.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
May 28, 2023

On May 26, 2023, the Energy Regulatory Commission published the Agreement updating the values, criteria, and methodologies for cogeneration and efficient cogeneration systems.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
May 28, 2023

New energy solutions emerging due to technological developments and lower costs, as well as practical challenges on the current supervision of the Thai energy sector have created the impetus to update the EIA, which underpins the ERC's supervisory direction.
Spain Cuatrecasas
May 24, 2023

Main developments of the Housing Act affecting large property holders, developers and funds operating in the real estate sector.
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
May 22, 2023

In order to provide top-notch advisory services in all areas of law, Alfaro Abogados has expanded its teams in key areas such as Mining, Litigation, International Law, Compliance, Institutional Relations, and Diversity and Inclusion.
Sweden Setterwalls
May 22, 2023

We have the pleasure of presenting the latest issue of Setterwalls’ Life Sciences Report of May 2023. The report presents our view on selected current issues with respect to life sciences. We hope you will find the report of interest.
Germany Taylor Wessing
May 21, 2023

The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (SCDDA) has been in force since January 1, 2023, requiring companies to continually update their compliance, procurement, and contract drafting processes to meet evolving due diligence obligations and monitor changing risks.
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
May 21, 2023

In a Judgment issued on 6 April 2023, the General Division of the Singapore High Court ordered Educomp founder Shantanu Prakash and Singaporean lawyer Dennis Lui to pay damages totaling S$2.9million plus interest to Raffles Education Group entities (“Raffles Entities”). Among other things, the Court found that the two individuals conspired to...
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
May 21, 2023

In April 2023, the TMT sector in China witnessed considerable regulatory advancements, notably the Cyberspace Administration of China’s (the “CAC”) introduction of new regulations for AIGC. Here are our observations.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
May 18, 2023

We are proud to announce that Dimitris Emvalomenosand Maria Tranoudi of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Law Firm, are the authors of Chapter Greece in the latest publication “CMS Expert Guide to Private Placement of Funds Rules and Law”.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
May 18, 2023

We are proud to announce that Dimitris Emvalomenos and Maria Tranoudi of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Law Firm are the authors of Chapter Greece in the latest publication “CMS Expert Guide to UCITS Passporting”.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
May 18, 2023

Proud to announce The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2023 Edition has recognized Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners as a Leading Firm in Banking, finance and capital markets. Legal 500 said: “Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners has demonstrable experience in handling matters concerning aviation finance, advising aircraft leasing...
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
May 18, 2023

We are pleased to have acted for Workvivo Limited on its sale to Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZM).
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
May 18, 2023

Dimitris Emvalomenos, Lawyer, LL.M., Accredited Mediator of the Greek Ministry of Justice & the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London, UK, Deputy Managing Partner of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners (BGP) Law Firm, is the author of the paper “IN THE END, WHY OPT FOR MEDIATION?”
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
May 18, 2023

BSP Amends Miscellaneous Rules on Deposits, BSP Issues Rules on Consumer Assistance and Mediation/Adjudication of Cases.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
May 18, 2023

The enactment of the Screening of Third Countries Transactions Bill is widely anticipated by key Irish companies. As it continues to work its way through the Irish legislative approval process, we consider the likely impact of a number of amendments to the Bill from earlier this year.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
May 18, 2023

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) has just published the SyCipLaw TMT and Data Bulletin covering significant Philippine legal and regulatory developments in the technology, media, telecommunications and data space, from late 2022 to the first quarter of 2023. It also notes links to podcasts and materials relating to TMT and...
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
May 18, 2023

There is increased scrutiny on environmental issues across the economy, in both the private and public sectors. We consider Irish initiatives in green public procurement and how contracting authorities can incorporate environmental criteria into their public procurement processes.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
May 18, 2023

We are pleased to announce the promotion of 11 new partners across key sectors in the firm. The appointments are part of our ongoing growth strategy, particularly in new and emerging areas of law such as ESG, Artificial Intelligence and Fintech.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
May 18, 2023

This week the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee and the Civil Liberties Committee proposed substantial amendments to the European Commission’s proposal for an EU AI Act. The committees proposed amending the list of prohibited practices and have also sought to provide more prescriptive measures.
Spain Cuatrecasas
May 15, 2023

This guide provides an overview of key legal aspects for foreign investors interested in investing in Spain. It is not intended to be comprehensive, but to address practical issues that will help investors considering an investment project in Spain.
Germany Taylor Wessing
May 11, 2023

The German Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG) is now in effect, requiring companies with 249+ employees to establish a whistleblower system by June 2023 or face fines and potential legal issues. This also applies to companies with at least 50 employees starting December 17, 2023.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
May 11, 2023

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted as the PRC legal advisor to the joint sponsors in this listing.
Canada Goodmans LLP
May 11, 2023

On May 11, 2023, Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced important exemptions from certain securities law filing requirements in connection with the launch of the new System for Electronic Data Analysis and Retrieval + (SEDAR+).
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
May 11, 2023

Around the same time as Ed Sheeran successfully defended a copyright infringement case in the US, in a different case involving “two women, two teenage dreams and one name,” Katy Perry has lost a trade mark infringement case in Australia. In light of this, we consider the practical lessons for brand owners to consider.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
May 10, 2023

The Final Terms and Conditions for the RESS 3 auction – the latest onshore auction run by the Irish Government – were published on 4 May 2023. This new update also comes with the Final Auction Timetable for RESS 3, which confirms the provisional dates that were originally published in March 2023.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
May 10, 2023

The recently announced provisional results for Ireland’s ORESS 1 auction have been widely anticipated since the launch of the qualification process earlier this year. For the Phase 1 offshore wind farm projects, these results represent the most significant milestone to date in what has been, for most of them, an extremely long development...
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
May 10, 2023

The Data Protection Commission conducted a sweep late last year examining the ‘records of processing activities’ that organisations are obliged to maintain under Article 30 GDPR. Many of those examined were found by the DPC to be non-compliant.
Spain Cuatrecasas
May 10, 2023

Supreme Court rules in favor of dividend withholding tax refunds for EU Alternative Investment Funds.
Canada Goodmans LLP
May 10, 2023

On May 8, 2023, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) unveiled its three-phased regulatory plan (the “Regulatory Plan”) to consult with the public to implement the recently passed Online Streaming Act (the “ Act ”) and modernize the Canadian broadcasting system.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
May 10, 2023

Zhong Lun is pleased to bring you updates on PRC antitrust legislation and enforcement during the first quarter of 2023.
USA Lane Powell PC
May 10, 2023

Demurrage and detention charges are usually stated in terms of dollars for a container used the day after the expiration of any free days, levied by ocean carriers against the “Merchant.” Specifically, demurrage is charged for failure to collect cargo at a port after delivery.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
May 9, 2023

On May 8, 2023, a decree was published amending the Mining Law, the General Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection, the National Waters Law, and the General Law for the Prevention and Integral Management of Waste, which entered into effect on May 9, 2023.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
May 9, 2023

Grupo Industrial Saltillo consummated the sale of its Vitromex business to Mohawk Industries with the advice of Santamarina + Steta.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
May 8, 2023

Promotora Empresarial del Norte obtained, from the National Banking and Securities Commission, the authorization to register in the National Securities Registry a dual program of short and long-term stock certificates for a maximum amount of One Billion Mexican Pesos, on a revolving basis.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
May 8, 2023

Following the publication of Who's Who Legal's latest round of research, we are pleased to announce that we continue to be the only Irish law firm with a 'recommended' lawyer ranked within every specialist area for Life Sciences: Patent Litigation ( Gerard Kelly ), Transactional ( Martin Kelleher ), Product Liability and Regulatory (both...
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
May 8, 2023

On 7 March 2023, the Thai government approved an extension of tax privileges under the Thailand Plus Package. According to the approval, qualifying expenses for tax exemptions on a company’s income, which expired on 31 December 2022, will continue for another three years (until 31 December 2025).
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
May 8, 2023

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended the deadline for applications for amnesty for late and non-filing of annual financial statements (AFS), general information sheets (GIS), as well as non-compliance with SEC Memorandum Circular No. 28, series of 2020 (Requirement for Corporations, Partnerships, Associations, and...
France Soulier Avocats
May 8, 2023

French Administrative Supreme Court upheld the cancellation of the operating license for the Gardanne biomass plant because the impact study had failed to analyze the environmental effects of the plant’s wood supply process.
India Vaish Associates
May 7, 2023

Google has tasted another setback in India in its fight with the Antitrust regulator, Competition Commission of India (“CCI/Commission”). The appeal filed by Google against the CCI last order dated 20.10.2022 has been dismissed on merits and, except for some reliefs on some of the market correction
Portugal PLMJ
May 2, 2023

The Regulation also provides for the possibility of reviewing and consolidating all these matters not subject to repeal into a single, autonomous and simplified regulation.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
May 2, 2023

May 1, 2023, was the deadline granted by the 2019 Labor Reform for the collective bargaining agreements in Mexico legitimization.
Norway Schjødt
May 2, 2023

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority has recommended that all businesses review their websites for cookies or other tracking mechanisms. The recommendation was due to, inter alia, the fact that Sveriges Radio recently revealed that over 100 pharmacies have shared customers' personal data with Facebook.
Belgium CMS Belgium
May 2, 2023

The Belgian Competition Authority recently examined the sustainability initiative of IDHTransforming Markets and certain large retail chains to promote living wages in the banana sector under competition law. The initiative in question aims to limit the gap between actual wages and living wages in the banana sector, and concerns fresh bananas...
India Vaish Associates
May 2, 2023

In a significant development , after the Lok Sabha ( Lower house of Indian Parliament ) passed the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2023 on 29.March 2023 , the Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha ( upper house ) on 03 April ,2023 and after receiving the Presidential assent on 11 April 2023, has been promulgated and notified in the Gazette of India...
Norway Schjødt
May 2, 2023

The most important proposed changes to the Norwegian Security Act. The proposed amendments prevent economic activities that may have an impact on national security and, to accomplish this purpose, the Ministries intend to expand the government's access to information by proposing new regulatory obligations governing certain M&A...
Portugal PLMJ
May 1, 2023

Council of Ministers Resolution 34/2023 of 19 April 2023 was recently published to establish a system of financial incentives for large investment projects.
Netherlands CMS Netherlands
May 1, 2023

This Expert Guide provides an overview of cryptoasset regulation (prior to the introduction of MiCA), focussing at this point on European jurisdictions, both inside and outside the EU.
France Soulier Avocats
May 1, 2023

Whereas previously the abandonment of a job by an employee could constitute a misconduct that justified a dismissal, the so-called Labor Market Law has introduced a presumption of resignation when an employee voluntarily abandons his/her job.
Canada Goodmans LLP
April 30, 2023

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has released its Guideline B-10 – Third-Party Risk Management (“Guideline”) for all federally regulated financial institutions (FRFIs), excluding foreign bank branches and foreign insurance company branches.
Canada Goodmans LLP
April 30, 2023

On April 27, 2023, Bill C-11, titled the Online Streaming Act (the “Act”), was passed by the Canadian Senate and received Royal Assent, officially becoming law in Canada.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
April 27, 2023

Our award-winning sustainability initiative, Green Month, returns this May with a targeted programme of events and initiatives to increase engagement in environmentally sustainable practices in the firm and in our community.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
April 27, 2023

Following our previous analysis of the nature of UEL Provisions and the trade ban that may be imposed, in this article, we delve into possible fines under the UEL Provisions. Specifically, we examine the determination and structuring of such fines, and factors that are taken into consideration.
Canada Goodmans LLP
April 26, 2023

The Superior Court of Justice has now released its decision in Mathur v. Ontario, a case we wrote about earlier this year and which is now a further example of an unsuccessful claim against a government in respect of climate change.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
April 26, 2023

The Unreliable Entity List Provisions articulates two sides of the same coin – with investigations on one side, and sanctions on the other. The recent designation of these companies as unreliable entities serves as an example of direct sanctions. Nevertheless, in our opinion, the UEL Provisions is fundamentally concerned with investigations.
Angola PLMJ
April 25, 2023

Presidential Decree 95/23 was published on 6 April and approves the new legal framework for electronic communication and processing of tax proceedings and tax enforcement actions.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
April 24, 2023

The Supreme Court announced on April 14 the results of the 2022 Bar examinations via its YouTube channel. Out of 9,183 examinees in November last year, 3,992 law graduates passed the Bar, posting a passing rate of 43.47%. Joining the list of successful examinees are 29 SyCipLaw associates, nine of whom bagging the most coveted spots in the...
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
April 24, 2023

VAT refund claims Bureau of Revenue 120-day decision period, Court of Tax Appeals not bound strictly by issues raised by the parties, taxpayers need to prove actual remittance of tax to be entitled to a refund of excess creditable withholding tax, and more.
Canada Goodmans LLP
April 24, 2023

The Pension Protection Act is intended to ensure that unfunded liabilities of defined benefit pension plans and corresponding pension entitlements rank in priority ahead of most creditors, including secured and unsecured lenders.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
April 23, 2023

On April 21, 2023, the ASEA published the Proyecto de Norma Oficial Mexicana PROY-NOM-016-ASEA-2023. The Project's purpose is to establish the specifications for camp's installation, safety distances and procedures, and drilling shot wells, within the scope of environmental protection.
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
April 20, 2023

The world is currently going through what we call the fourth industrial revolution, in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands out as a technology with impact potential, which in one way or another is having a broad impact on society.
Angola PLMJ
April 18, 2023

The Regulation on Microcredit Companies and Microcredit Operators was approved by Presidential Decree 89/23 of 31 March. It repeals Presidential Decree 28/11 of 2 February and entered into force on 1 April.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
April 18, 2023

The Senate of the Republic has been working on the initiative of a draft decree that seeks to issue the National Code of Civil and Family Procedures.
Spain Cuatrecasas
April 17, 2023

The competition authorities (European, national or regional) can inspect companies without prior notice. It is important that the company and its staff are prepared to deal with and manage this situation. What are the main guidelines and recommendations in the event of an inspection, both in the company and in private homes or remotely?
France Soulier Avocats
April 13, 2023

In two judgments handed down on February 28, 2023, the summary judge of the Paris Judicial Court declared inadmissible the claims of several environmental protection associations seeking that TotalEnergies be ordered to comply with its duty of vigilance obligations.
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia Sorainen
April 12, 2023

In the recently released Legal500 2023 rankings, Sorainen has further solidified its position as a top-tier law firm and stands out as the strongest law firm in the Baltics, having the most Tier 1 rankings across the region.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
April 6, 2023

In March, the Cybersecurity Administration of China (“CAC”) made a formal announcement regarding the initiation of a cybersecurity review procedure aimed at scrutinizing the products distributed in China by Micron Technology Inc. CAC’s official statement explicitly clarifies that this review aims at preserving the supply chain security for...
France Soulier Avocats
April 5, 2023

In a ruling issued on February 1, 2023, the French Supreme Court recalled the principle of strict interpretation of French criminal law in a case concerning the refusal of restitution of a seized property.
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
April 4, 2023

The liquidation of Three Arrows Capital has been featured as one of the Deals of the Year at the Asia Legal Awards 2023 hosted by Law.com International. Our Restructuring & Insolvency Partner Lionel Leo and Senior Associate Muhammed Ismail represented our firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency team in receiving the prize at the Awards...
Germany Taylor Wessing
April 2, 2023

The German Transparency Register and Financial Information Act (TraFinG) of 1 August 2021 obliges almost all companies to provide information on their Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBOs (“wirtschaftlich Berechtigter”, UBO) to the Transparency Register for registration.
Canada Goodmans LLP
April 2, 2023

In Budget 2023, which was tabled in the House of Commons on March 28, the Government of Canada announced its intentions to bolster measures to deter, detect, and prosecute financial crimes, protect financial institutions from foreign interference, and protect Canadians from the emerging risks...
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
April 2, 2023

SyCipLaw's Doing Business in the Philippines: A General Guide (2023 Update)
Canada Goodmans LLP
March 28, 2023

The Government of Canada enacted the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act and the Regulations thereunder which came into effect January 1, 2023.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
March 28, 2023

In light of our practical experience, this article analyses the key elements of the Standard Contract for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Information (the “Standard Contract”), with the aim of assisting relevant enterprises in carrying out compliance work on cross-border data transfer.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
March 27, 2023

The Federal Executive sent a bill to the Chamber of Deputies proposing to amend, add and repeal several administrative provisions. The purpose of the initiative is supposed to reverse corruption, safeguard public finances and strengthen the federal public administration.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
March 27, 2023

Agreement A/001/2023, published by the CRE, establishes the criteria for the assignment of Clean Energy Certificates available in the CRE's account, corresponding to the 2020 obligation year.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
March 26, 2023

On March 24, 2023, the President sent an initiative to reform several laws, including the Mining Law, to radically modify the regulation of mining concessions.
Belgium CMS Belgium
March 23, 2023

Following an enquiry initiated in 2017 and dawn raids carried out the same year, the Competition College of the Belgian Competition Authority concluded on 13 April 2022 its investigation into illegal exchanges of confidential commercially sensitive information via wholesalers and imposed a total of 36 million EUR of fines on four cigarette...
USA Lane Powell PC
March 23, 2023

In a 7-2 decision, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled that Washington’s capital gains tax is an excise tax and therefore not subject to the Uniformity Clause of the Washington state constitution.
Portugal PLMJ
March 21, 2023

On 2 March 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) sets out criteria for interpreting the definition of “food for special medical purposes” and for distinguishing this concept from the concepts of “medicinal products” and “food supplements”.
Canada Goodmans LLP
March 21, 2023

On March 20, 2023, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC) issued an advisory (the “Advisory”) concerning financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as high-risk jurisdictions and under increased monitoring.
Canada Goodmans LLP
March 19, 2023

Although it has been three years since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada with full force in March 2020, the courts continue to address the fallout.
France Soulier Avocats
March 19, 2023

On February 1, 2023, the European Commission presented its Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe’s net-zero industry, support the fast transition to climate neutrality and secure the European Union’s clean tech leadership.
USA Miller & Martin PLLC
March 17, 2023

Join co-hosts Neil Wilcove and Mark Cleverly as they discuss the idea behind Building Leaders Radio Hour, who they are, and what they hope to accomplish through these episodes.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
March 16, 2023

In August 2022, the Administrative Plenary of the Sixteenth Circuit resolved that the compensation applicable in civil law is not a means of payment to credit VAT. Until now, a mandatory criterion only in the state of Guanajuato.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
March 16, 2023

Taxonomy serves as a common framework for classifying economic activities enabling corporate sectors, financial institutions, and investors to manage and assess risk, and promote projects and investments that meet sustainability goals.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
March 15, 2023

The Senate of the Republic approved an initiative to reform the Federal Labor Law that establishes the obligation to hire 5% of older adults of the total workforce when they have more than 20 employees.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
March 15, 2023

We would like to wish our contacts and friends at home and abroad a very Happy St. Patrick's Day from all at Mason Hayes & Curran.
Portugal PLMJ
March 14, 2023

The Government has published for public consultation the draft decree-law establishing the Voluntary Carbon Market (“VCM”). The importance of this proposal is justified by the objectives of avoiding “greenwashing” in the acquisition of carbon credits and increasing the confidence of investors and pu
USA Lane Powell PC
March 13, 2023

On March 3, 2023, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations that regulates international shipping, announced its research project into the availability of low and zero-carbon marine fuels and technology.
Spain Cuatrecasas
March 12, 2023

This study, an overview of market trends in private equity transactions in Spain, analyzes the most significant deals on which Cuatrecasas advised.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
March 11, 2023

Zhong Lun, as the legal counsel of Lepu Bio, provided the client with legal services encompassing analysis and demonstration of relevant legal issues before and during the transaction, review and revision of transaction documents and related legal services.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
March 9, 2023

On March 8, 2023, the National Hydrocarbons Commission published Agreement CNH.E.89.010/2022, through which the Guidelines for Assignments, Corporate Changes, and Liens are issued.
Dominican Republic Pellerano Nadal
March 9, 2023

Marielle Garrigó is one of the leading corporate and finance lawyers in the Dominican Republic. This addition to the partnership reflects the firm’s continuous commitment to bolstering its legal practice and providing an exceptional client service experience.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
March 9, 2023

The SyCipLaw Summer Internship Program is conducted in three batches of 10 interns each, from June to August 2023. Interested applicants may email their CV, transcript of records and preferred practice area/s to Jon Acedillo at hiring@syciplaw.com on or before 26 March 2023.
France Soulier Avocats
March 8, 2023

The general public's access to data recorded in the register of beneficial owners is maintained until proper conclusions regarding the November 22, 2002 judgment of the CJEU are reached.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
March 7, 2023

Global research company Chambers and Partners recently published the Chambers Insurance & Reinsurance Global Practice Guide 2023, with chapters from the Philippines authored by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) partners.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
March 6, 2023

The Thai Bankruptcy Act B.E. 2483, the main legislation for the rehabilitation framework in Thailand, has not fully and efficiently served key purposes of rehabilitation, amongst other things, expediency and facilitating specific needs for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
Portugal PLMJ
March 5, 2023

Law 9/2023 (“Law 9/2023”) was published on 3 March and it introduces the following amendments to Decree-Law 15/93 of 22 January 1993, which approved the rules on trafficking and consumption of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (“Anti-Drugs Law”).
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
March 5, 2023

The First Chamber of the Highest Court resolved that the absolute prohibition of the commercialization of cannabis violates the rights of freedom of trade and work by failing the proportionality test and the degree or sub-principle of necessity.
Spain Cuatrecasas
March 5, 2023

Our experts summarize the top trends in Litigation and Arbitration in 2023, including (i) Procedural trends; (ii) Private enforcement trends; (iii) Trends in collective actions; (iv) Trends in international arbitration; (v) Trends in insolvency; and (vi) Trends in criminal compliance.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
March 2, 2023

On March 2, 2023, the Decree that issues the General Law on the Means of Challenge in Electoral Matters, known as the “Plan B” of the electoral reform, was published. These modifications directly affect the electoral processes of 2024.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
February 28, 2023

On February 3, 2023, Structure Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GPCR) announced its initial public offering and listing of American depositary shares on the Nasdaq Global Market. The total offering size will be approximately USD 161.1 million prior to the exercise of the over-allotment option. Jefferies, SVB Securities, Guggenheim Securities and BMO...
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
February 28, 2023

For the past two months (December 2022 - January 2023), enhancing the re-use of data and facilitating data sharing has become THE TOPIC that draws the attention of policymakers and legislators. To maximize the role of data as a new factor of production, the 20 Data Measures creatively sets the tone that the data property system must be laid...
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
February 28, 2023

Acting for Hony Green Venture Fund in this Series B financing, Zhong Lun provided services including legal due diligence, drafting, revising and negotiating transaction documents, as well as assisting in the execution of transaction documentation and project closing.
France Soulier Avocats
February 27, 2023

Employers must be careful when establishing and applying the criteria to determine the order of dismissals.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
February 23, 2023

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand has amended the Initial Public Offering (IPO) regulation, which was issued on 11 January 2023 and became effective on 1 February 2023, with respect to the qualifications of a company applying for an IPO.
Canada Goodmans LLP
February 23, 2023

Further to its December 12, 2022 announcement, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Staff Notice 21-332 – Crypto Asset Trading Platforms: Pre-Registration Undertakings (“SN 21-332”) this week, which provides additional guidance regarding the CSA’s expectations for crypto asset trading platforms (CTPs) trading in securities in...
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
February 22, 2023

SyCipLaw is pleased to announce the admission of Emmar Benjoe B. Panahon, Roshni V. Balani, and Mark Xavier D. Oyales to the partnership.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
February 22, 2023

SyCipLaw's Employment and Immigration Department Contributes to the Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines Newsletter
USA Lane Powell PC
February 22, 2023

This legal update is about the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2024 (registration is in the first half of March 2023 for a potential start date of October 1, 2023).
Spain Cuatrecasas
February 22, 2023

Act 2/2023 regulates the protection of persons who report regulatory infringements and the fight against corruption, transposing Directive 2019/1937, better known as the "Whistleblowing Directive." The Act will enter into force on March 13.
Canada Goodmans LLP
February 22, 2023

Proposed amendments to certain regulations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) purport to subject non-financial institution mortgage lenders to the PCMLTFA regime (the “Proposed Regulations”).
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
February 22, 2023

The training sessions, which were held on February 13, 2023 at SyCipLaw Center, Makati City, were tailor-made for in-house counsel, managers, and other senior executives to give them practical advice on drafting and negotiating arbitration agreements, selecting arbitrators and external counsel, managing internal resources for arbitration...
Canada Goodmans LLP
February 20, 2023

More than 19 months after the Retail Payment Activities Act (the “RPAA”) received Royal Assent, draft regulations to the RPAA (the “Regulations”) were released for public comment on February 10, 2023.
India AZB & Partners
February 20, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries’ (NORFUND) on its recent acquisition of 49% in Koppal Narendra Transmission Limited, a special purpose vehicle owned by ReNew Transmission Ventures Private Limited, to own and operate a transmission project in Karnataka.
Belgium CMS Belgium
February 19, 2023

In 2021, the Belgian Competition Authority imposed a fine of EUR 859,310 on several companies in the French Caudalie group for breaching competition law by imposing minimum prices and restricting active and passive sales in the framework of its selective distribution network. On December 1 2021, the Market Court annulled the Belgian Competition...
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
February 19, 2023

the Committee on Advertisement under the Consumer Protection Act, B.E. 2522 (1979) (as amended) (the “CPA”) repealed and replaced the notifications concerning puffery (statements of exaggeration) and guidelines for proof under the CPA, and issued a new regulation with enforcement.
France Soulier Avocats
February 19, 2023

The use of drones, once reserved for the military, is now widespread, including by investigation services. But can these drones be used to secure evidence in a criminal case?
Portugal PLMJ
February 16, 2023

In May 2022, the European Commission submitted a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Health Data Space (“EHDS”).
India AZB & Partners
February 16, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for global real estate firm Ivanhoe Cambridge on the recent INR 15,400 Crores platform formed by Ivanhoe Cambridge and Mapletree to invest in technology-led offices in India.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
February 14, 2023

On February 13, 2023, the decree was published. It establishes actions that seek to eliminate the use, sale, distribution, promotion, and import of glyphosate, agrochemicals that contain it as an active ingredient, and genetically modified corn.
Lane Powell PC
February 14, 2023

The Department of Labor (DOL) published new processing times for PERM, Labor Certification applications, and their audit reviews. DOL also published new processing times for Prevailing Wage Determinations.
Portugal PLMJ
February 12, 2023

The public expenditure on medicines sold in pharmacies increased significantly in 2022 when compared to the previous year. At the same time, there were shortages of some medicines in pharmacies and, in many cases, this led to consumption being diverted to more expensive alternative medicines.
France Soulier Avocats
February 10, 2023

The measure that lowers the threshold triggering the control of foreign investments in French listed companies operating in sensitive business sectors is extended in 2023
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
February 6, 2023

To improve energy conservation in buildings across Thailand, in 2020, the Minister of Energy issued the Ministerial Regulation Prescribing Type or Size of Building and Standard, Criteria and Procedure in Designing Building for Energy Conservation B.E. 2563 (2020)
Spain Cuatrecasas
February 6, 2023

Executive summary of the main legal developments to watch in 2023—foreign investment, competition, financing, labor & employment, tax, and more.
Goodmans LLP
February 6, 2023

Following FTX’s insolvency and its fallout throughout the cryptocurrency markets, calls for greater regulatory scrutiny have intensified.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
February 5, 2023

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted as the PRC legal adviser to the joint sponsors in this offering.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
February 5, 2023

Zhong Lun partners Dongxiao Ma and Heping Yang, and associates Wen Liang and Xiaofeng Huang provided Kakao legal services for the above-mentioned trademark rights protection.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
February 5, 2023

Zhong Lun represented Shaoxing Baisheng Cultural and Educational Products Co., Ltd. (“Baisheng”) in three patent infringement retrial cases before the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”), winning all three.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
February 2, 2023

The amendments to the Civil and Commercial Code will come into effect on 7 February 2023, after being published in the Government Gazette on 8 November 2022. One of the key changes pertains to the requirement for publishing notice of a shareholder's meeting.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
February 2, 2023

In order to expedite the efficiency of judicial administration in Thailand and provide a clearer timeframe of court cases, the Act on the Timeframe of Judicial Proceedings ("Act") was enacted on 25 October 2022.
India AZB & Partners
February 2, 2023

AZB & Partners is acting for Bain Capital on its exit from JM Baxi Ports and Logistics Limited (“JM Baxi”). Hapag-Lloyd will be acquiring shares from Bain Capital and coming into in JM Baxi as a comprehensive strategic partner. This would be Bain’s first “private” exit in India.
Portugal PLMJ
February 1, 2023

This alert memo provides an overview on the current competition enforcement landscape in Portugal. The Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA) had another very active year and there were significant developments with respect to private enforcement as well.
France Soulier Avocats
February 1, 2023

Open since January 1, 2023, the One-Stop Shop for business formalities (designed to simplify administrative procedures for businesses) has already raised harsh criticism and discontent as its too many malfunctions make it almost ineffective.
Vietnam VILAF
February 1, 2023

In an effort to mitigate money-laundering risks and further enhance the country’s capacity against money laundering, on 5 August 2022, the Vietnam Prime Minister issued Decision No. 941/QD-TTg on the national action plan on anti-money laundering.
USA Lane Powell PC
January 31, 2023

A Washington court recently ruled that fuel card issuers owe retailing business and occupation tax on fuel that their cardholders purchase in Washington state. The court also ruled that station operators owe wholesaling B&O tax when purchasers present a fuel card for payment.
USA Miller & Martin PLLC
January 30, 2023

Join Neil Wilcove and Mark Cleverly as they sit down with Bill Anderson, President & CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia and discuss Bill's experiences leading ABC over the past 25 years.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
January 30, 2023

The Thai SEC aims to regulate these utility tokens in order to enhance the protection for investors and has proposed its regulatory approach on these tokens.
USA Miller & Martin PLLC
January 30, 2023

“Elizabeth and Scott are talented lawyers who add value and depth to our membership,” said Firm Chairman Scott Parrish. “The firm welcomes these enthusiastic and proven leaders as we continue to grow and serve clients across our practice areas.”
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 29, 2023

On the heels of the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Labor Relations Commission (“ NLRC ”) issued NLRC En Banc Resolution No. 03-20, series of 2020, or the Interim Amendments to the 2011 NLRC Rules of Procedure (“ Interim Amendments ”) .
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 29, 2023

With workers returning to work on-site, the Department of Labor and Employment (“ DOLE ”) issued Labor Advisory No. 1, series of 2022, or the Isolation and Quarantine Leaves of Employees in the Private Sector , to guide employers.
India AZB & Partners
January 29, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for TA Associates on its strategic growth investment in Synokem Pharmaceuticals Limited.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 28, 2023

Is failure to disclose a previous employment a just cause for the termination of an employment?
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 28, 2023

Probationary employment is an arrangement where an employee is placed on trial by the employer for a period of time, not to exceed six months, to allow the employer to determine whether the employee is fit for regularization. Employers must exercise caution in hiring probationary employees by ensuring that they notify the employee of his or her...
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 28, 2023

In order to be compensable, is it necessary to establish a direct causal relation between the sickness and the employee's working conditions?
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 28, 2023

The Supreme Court reiterated that workers may be considered project employees regardless of the nature of the work they perform, as long as the essential elements of project employment are alleged and proven.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 28, 2023

Under the Labor Advisory, all employers are advised to release the final pay to its employees within 30 days from the date of separation or termination of employment, unless a more favorable company policy, or individual or collective agreement exists.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 28, 2023

The growing reliance towards digital courier services, including food delivery, has become evident when the COVID-19 pandemic started. This sector in the service industry continued to operate while adapting to the current set-up of nationwide lockdowns and various quarantine levels.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 28, 2023

Labor Advisory On The Issuance Of Certification Required From Non-Philippine Nationals Intending To Engage In Business In The Philippines
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
January 26, 2023

On 12 January 2023, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) issued the Virtual Bank Licensing Framework for public hearing as virtual banks, which technically are commercial banks that operate mainly via digital channels, will be a key player to enhance competition within the financial market.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
January 26, 2023

Since 2014, PFPOs may neither be established, nor increase their capital for additional investment. The regulators have encouraged existing players to shift from the PFPO scheme to the REIT scheme by way of conversion.
USA Lane Powell PC
January 26, 2023

In a significant decision under the Affordable Care Act, a federal district court in Western Washington recently ruled that a third-party plan administrator violated the ACA’s anti-discrimination rule when administering a self-insured health plan that excluded gender-affirming care.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 26, 2023

Screening job applicants is crucial to ensure that the right person for the job is hired. But what if, before new employment, the employee fails to disclose their previous employment?
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 26, 2023

The Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Migrant Workers issued the Joint Circular to facilitate and ensure the efficient and effective implementation of the Department of Migrant Workers Act.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 26, 2023

The Department of Labor and Employment ("DOLE") has suspended labor inspections to attend to all pending labor standards cases and prepare for the inspection program for 2023.
India AZB & Partners
January 24, 2023

AZB & Partners represented Cellcure Cancer Centre Private Limited (“Mumbai Oncocare Centre”) and its founders on Tata Capital Healthcare Fund’s recent infusion of US$ 10 Million in it.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
January 24, 2023

Water pollution in Mexico is a concern as it leads to several environmental and social conflicts. As a result, CONAGUA has imposed sanctions and made it mandatory to remediate wastewater into rivers, lakes, and subsoil.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 24, 2023

The Philippine government is seeking to take advantage of the extensive use of digital service providers by Philippine consumers to generate more revenue.
India AZB & Partners
January 23, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for Warburg Pincus and Avanse Financial Services Limited (‘Avanse’), an education focused NBFC, on the primary investment in Avanse by Kedaara Capital Growth Fund III LLP for a total consideration of INR 800 crores.
Uruguay Guyer & Regules
January 23, 2023

Nicolás PIaggio was appointed Co-Chair of the prestigious Corporate and M&A Committee of the International Bar Association.
Spain Cuatrecasas
January 23, 2023

An analysis of the keys to negotiating investments of venture capital funds in startups.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 22, 2023

2022 witnessed China’s continued efforts to promote antitrust and competitive legislative and enforcement activities in various respects.
USA Faegre Drinker
January 22, 2023

On January 20, the OFCCP released its 2023 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List, which notifies 500 supply and service establishments of upcoming audits. Federal contractors should immediately review the list because it serves as the only advance notification.
Canada Goodmans LLP
January 22, 2023

In recent years, governments in Canada have been sued in various ways concerning climate change. Invariably, the government will seek to dismiss the claim because it is not "justiciable."
France Soulier Avocats
January 22, 2023

In a ruling issued on November 30, 2022, the First Civil Chamber of the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) ruled using a careful argumentation that the principle of compensatory allowance should prevail over property right.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
January 19, 2023

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission issued notifications on 15 and 19 December 2022, which became effective on 16 January 2023, requiring digital asset business operators that provide custody of clients’ digital assets to establish and implement a system for managing digital wallets.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
January 19, 2023

We share a set of guidelines and recommendations intended to prevent non-compliance with the terms and conditions outlined in a concession title for the exploitation of national waters.
USA Faegre Drinker
January 18, 2023

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, proposing to increase the filing fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests. If adopted, employment-based petitions will see an increase in filing fees.
Canada Goodmans LLP
January 18, 2023

The Government of Canada has enacted the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act which came into effect on January 1, 2023.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
January 16, 2023

Resulting from China's COVID-19 restrictions, the semiconductor chip shortages, and the global supply chain crisis, Santamarina y Steta S.C. has been receiving multiple requests on how to set up new manufacturing facilities in Mexico.
Portugal PLMJ
January 11, 2023

The European Commission started the formal process of adopting an adequacy decision on the EU-US framework for international data transfers.
Portugal PLMJ
January 10, 2023

The National Strategy for Connectivity in Very High Capacity Electronic Communications for the period 2023-2030 was published in the Official Gazette.
Germany Taylor Wessing
January 10, 2023

The Regional Court of Munich ruled that shareholders' damages claims for breach of capital markets law rank as equity and not as general unsecured claims in the Wirecard insolvency. Read the result,
USA Lane Powell PC
January 8, 2023

The Washington Department of Revenue issued a Special Notice regarding the case Terrapower LLC v. Dep't of Revenue (2022). In this case, the issue was whether machinery and equipment ("M&E") used in a research and development operation qualified for Washington's M&E sales tax exemption.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 8, 2023

Zhong Lun acted as counsel for Switching-Time with respect to legal issues in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, providing end-to-end comprehensive legal services for this project.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 8, 2023

Zhong Lun acted as the PRC legal advisor of the issue manager in this secondary listing.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
January 5, 2023

The Thailand Board of Investment (“BOI”), one of the government’s channels to assist the achievement of key development programs, has promptly responded to the new economic model; the so called “Thailand 4.0”, which refers to creative and innovative industries.
Dominican Republic Pellerano Nadal
January 5, 2023

Pellerano Nadal is pleased to announce the appointment of Urania Paulino as a Partner of the firm, a leading aviation and corporate lawyer in the Dominican Republic.
Portugal PLMJ
January 4, 2023

This is a mechanism to support the production of renewable gases injected into the public network by signing supply contracts between producers and the wholesale supplier of last resort (wSLR).
India AZB & Partners
January 4, 2023

AZB & Partners represented global healthcare company Viatris Inc. in its acquisition of Famy Life Sciences.
USA Lane Powell PC
January 2, 2023

Lane Powell is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been elected shareholders of the firm, effective January 1, 2023.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 1, 2023

Zhong Lun acted as the PRC legal advisor for STAR CM Holdings Limited.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 1, 2023

Zhong Lun has provided the investors with legal services throughout the entire process for the reorganization investment.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 1, 2023

Zhong Lun provided PRC law-related services to COVA Acquisition Corp. on this transaction.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 1, 2023

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted as the counsel of the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong for the onshore and offshore syndicate, providing comprehensive legal services for this onshore-offshore linked financing project.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 1, 2023

Zhong Lun lawyers formulated a litigation plan and filed a series of patent ownership dispute lawsuits with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court.
Estonia Sorainen
January 1, 2023

Sorainen promoted sworn advocate Maria Pihlak, who heads the firm’s International Arbitration sub-practice in Estonia, to partner.
USA Faegre Drinker
December 28, 2022

The ESG universe is ever-expanding. This alert highlights three trends to keep an eye on in 2023.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 27, 2022

The Royal Decree on Supervision of Digital Identification Services which Require Operating Licenses ("Royal Decree") focuses on digital verification and authentication services.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 27, 2022

The Environmental Act serves as the first well-rounded environmental legislation established in line with common international environmental principles. The Environmental Act has been amended several times to address data changes and the complexity of environmental problems.
India AZB & Partners
December 27, 2022

AZB & Partners represented HDFC Capital Advisors and their managed fund, HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate Fund - 3 ('HCare-3'), which invested over INR 1550 crores in six housing projects of the real estate vertical of the Shapoorji Pallonji group.
India AZB & Partners
December 27, 2022

AZB & Partners advised the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, which through its Master Fund, has partnered with GMR Airports Infrastructure Limited to invest in the equity capital of three airports projects in India, including two greenfield airports
India AZB & Partners
December 27, 2022

AZB & Partners lawyers have recently contributed to the India chapter of Lexology Getting The Deal Through Publication on Cryptoassets & Blockchain, 2023.
India AZB & Partners
December 27, 2022

AZB & Partners lawyers have authored the India Chapter in the 2023 edition of the book titled "Bribery & Corruption," published by Global Legal Insights.
Spain Cuatrecasas
December 27, 2022

The Spanish legislature has used the final weeks of 2022 to pass important and diverse tax measures, some of them applicable in 2022, that are relevant for both domestic and foreign investors.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 25, 2022

The merger control regime in the natural gas and power sectors introduced in 2009 is limited in scope and needs updates to account for the increase in private investment brought on by the energy transition and the growing nuances of business structures.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 25, 2022

On December 23, 2022, the Royal Decree on Operation of Digital Platform Services Which Require Notification, issued under the Electronic Transaction Act, B.E. 2544 (2001), was published in the Royal Gazette.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 25, 2022

This briefing discusses the new requirements on hire purchase agreements from the Office of the Consumer Protection Board and the Bank of Thailand's plan to regulate hire purchases and the leasing of vehicle businesses.
France Soulier Avocats
December 25, 2022

The specific compensation due to an employee in case of void dismissal can be reduced by the judge only if the employer requests so.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
December 24, 2022

Zhong Lun is pleased to update you on PRC antitrust and competition legislation and enforcement during the last quarter of 2022.
India AZB & Partners
December 22, 2022

The Single Judge of Hon’ble High Court allowed Xiaomi India's petition and held that the provisional attachment order was arbitrary and reflected premediated conclusion of the Assessing Officer.
India AZB & Partners
December 22, 2022

AZB & Partners represented Xiaomi Technology India Pvt. Ltd. before the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka in challenging the provisional attachment of fixed deposits of INR 3700 crores under section 281B of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
December 22, 2022

Zhong Lun is pleased to introduce the highlights and key points of the Provisions of the Supreme People's Court on Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Adjudicating Monopoly-Related Civil Cases.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 21, 2022

The draft Independent Workers Protection Act (the "Draft Act") was proposed to guarantee fundamental rights to independent workers for work safety and social security. The Draft Act will also benefit traditionally independent operators.
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 20, 2022

All business models involving tech are inconceivable without services from American companies. Data transfers to these companies can hardly be avoided. However, many transfers involve personal data, so European data protection law must be observed.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 20, 2022

On November 22, 2022, the Cabinet approved the draft Act on Liability regarding Defective Goods, known as the "Lemon Law." The purpose of this law is to protect consumers from selling defective goods or products.
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 19, 2022

In response to the increasing importance of sustainability and ESG, several companies are considering which departments should be responsible for these issues.
Spain Cuatrecasas
December 19, 2022

The Spanish Act to Promote the Startup Ecosystem introduces significant changes affecting the venture capital industry, entrepreneurs, and impatriates.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 19, 2022

A new land and building tax collection system was launched in 2019. However, due to the incompletion of the property appraisal system and other relevant databases and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tax collection system has not been fully implemented.
Peru Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados
December 19, 2022

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados announces the appointment of four outstanding attorneys as new partners of the firm.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 15, 2022

On November 15, 2022, three notifications of the Director-General of the Department of Business Development, the Ministry of Commerce, in the capacity of the registrar under the PLC Act, were made public in the Government Gazette.
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 14, 2022

Anyone who has wanted to buy the Meta Quest 2 in Germany has had to get creative, with German consumers having to purchase these headsets via third-party providers or online from other European countries. Is Germany not a relevant market for Meta, or is it more than that? Taylor Wessing uses competition law to get to the bottom of the issue.
Canada Goodmans LLP
December 14, 2022

On December 15, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) published an Operational Alert: Terrorist Activity Financing (the "Alert").
USA Lane Powell PC
December 12, 2022

In October 2022, surveyors began using updated Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidance to identify noncompliance in skilled nursing facilities' use of arbitration agreements.
Canada Goodmans LLP
December 12, 2022

The CSA and the IIROC have released a joint Staff Notice 23-329 seeking feedback from investors, market participants, and the public on a broad range of issues relating to the regulatory framework surrounding short selling in Canada.
India AZB & Partners
December 11, 2022

AZB & Partners advised Larsen & Toubro Limited on the sale by Larsen & Toubro Limited and CPPIB of their entire shareholding in L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited to Epic Concesiones Pvt. Ltd.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
December 11, 2022

In Commissioner of Internal Revenue v Ruben U Yu, the Court of Tax Appeals en banc clarified that the 180-day period referred to in section 228 of the Tax Code applies only to the period within which the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, or their duly authorized representative, may act on a protest against a tax assessment.
France Soulier Avocats
December 11, 2022

In its November 22, 2022 judgment, the CJEU held that the provision of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive whereby Member States must ensure that the information on beneficial owners is accessible to any member of the general public was invalid.
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 8, 2022

In a recent decision, the Federal Supreme Court had the opportunity to provide further guidance regarding the obligation of UK claimants to provide security for costs in German proceedings.
Canada Goodmans LLP
December 8, 2022

The Government of Canada has introduced amendments to the Investment Canada Act (ICA) that propose to enhance the government's ability to review, block, or modify foreign investments in Canada based on national security.
Canada Goodmans LLP
December 8, 2022

The Government of Canada has published an Order in Council to bring into force recent amendments to Canada's Copyright Act which extends the basic term of copyright protection under the Act from 50 years to 70 years after the end of the year of the author's death.
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 7, 2022

Taylor Wessing covers six things to watch out for during 2023 in pharma and biotech patent litigation.
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 6, 2022

On October 18, 2022, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action presented a draft bill for an Energy Efficiency Act, which provides considerable efficiency requirements for data centers.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
December 6, 2022

A capital gains tax exemption has been provided to a unitholder of a PE Trust, which invests in specified promoted companies under the S-Curve industries campaign.
Canada Goodmans LLP
December 6, 2022

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has published for comment proposed amendments to the TSX Company Manual that clarify when the TSX will apply its private placement rules to prospectus offerings.
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 5, 2022

Cannabis legalization is coming, at least that's what the German government consisting of Social Democrats, the Liberal Party, and the Greens is proclaiming.
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 5, 2022

Due to new legal obligations and the expectations of business partners, companies will soon have to prepare and publish their own sustainability reports.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
December 5, 2022

Philippine Economic Zone Authority-registered companies can now opt to register with the Board of Investments to continue work-from-home arrangements.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
December 5, 2022

This is a landmark case as the Supreme People's Court has, for the first time, specifically explained the connotation and denotation of the principle of examination upon request in invalidation examination proceedings.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
December 5, 2022

Zhong Lun, as the leading counsel, provided a full spectrum of legal services for the two projects.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
December 5, 2022

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted as the PRC counsel for the syndicate and provided comprehensive legal services for this financing project.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
December 5, 2022

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted as the PRC counsel for the joint lead managers in this offering.
Portugal PLMJ
December 1, 2022

The Directive on Corporate Sustainability Reporting has been approved. This new Directive amends the Non-Financial Reporting Directive, which sets out rules on corporate sustainability reporting.
Norway Schjødt
November 30, 2022

Borgarting Court of Appeal recently passed judgment in one of Norway's largest information technology contract disputes ever processed by the ordinary courts, the so-called "Grindgut" case.
Norway Schjødt
November 30, 2022

On November 28, 2022, the EU Council adopted the EU Parliament's approval of the directive on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union ("NIS2"). NIS2 expands the scope to include more sectors and services than the current NIS directive.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
November 29, 2022

Under the government's direction, Thailand's Board of Investment has launched the Long-term Resident visa to attract 'high-potential' individuals from overseas by providing tax and tax exemption benefits.
USA Lane Powell PC
November 29, 2022

Eight months ago, the Superior Court struck down Washington's capital gains tax as unconstitutional. As predicted, the State appealed directly to the Washington Supreme Court, which accepted the case. An oral argument on the merits is scheduled for January 26, 2023.
Germany Taylor Wessing
November 28, 2022

The Digital Services Act was finally adopted on October 19, 2022, and published on October 27, 2022. The following provides an overview of this vital piece of European legislation.
India AZB & Partners
November 28, 2022

AZB & Partners advised the Tata group in connection with their agreement with Singapore Airlines to merge Air India and Vistara.
Canada, Russia, Ukraine Goodmans LLP
November 28, 2022

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre has issued an advisory concerning financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force as high-risk jurisdictions and jurisdictions under increased monitoring.
India AZB & Partners
November 27, 2022

AZB & Partners represented Oiltanking India GmbH in connection with the recent sale of its stake in Indian Oiltanking Limited and IOT Utkal Energy Services Limited to Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd for an aggregate consideration of INR 1050 crores.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
November 23, 2022

The Philippines is currently a party to 43 double taxation agreements, all of which contain a mutual agreement procedure (MAP) provision.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
November 23, 2022

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) Partners authored the Philippine chapter of the ASEAN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Bond Toolkit, a primer for the issuance of SDG bonds in the ASEAN, launched during the 37th ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) Chairs' Meeting and the ACMF International Conference.
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia Sorainen
November 21, 2022

Sorainen was raised to the 22nd position on the list published yesterday by Financial Times, which ranks the most innovative law firms in Europe. The ranking is based on innovation, people, digital, client mentions, and financial growth scores.
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia Sorainen
November 21, 2022

Doing business in the Baltics – a snapshot of the most relevant commercial conditions in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 2022.
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia Sorainen
November 21, 2022

The Sorainen Employment team has released a comparison of the main employment law rules in the Baltics.
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia Sorainen
November 21, 2022

Sorainen has published its first sustainability report covering the procedures it introduced and the initiatives it has undertaken to make the firm more sustainable.
France Soulier Avocats
November 16, 2022

In a decision handed down on September 28, 2022, the notification to an employee of their dismissal for misconduct cannot take place more than one month after the date set for the pre-dismissal interview.
Canada Goodmans LLP
November 16, 2022

A statement has been issued to all regulated entities that carry out crypto-related services or engage in crypto-asset activities (the "Statement") reinforcing expectations that federally regulated entities comply with all regulatory requirements and with any guidance when engaging in crypto-related services or crypto-asset activities.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
November 16, 2022

Partners Han Hao and Yi Shi provided full-range legal services for the establishment and investment of the fund.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
November 16, 2022

Zhong Lun Law Firm served as the PRC legal counsel of Rego Interactive and provided comprehensive and multi-faceted legal services throughout the whole process of the IPO and listing.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
November 16, 2022

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted as Farizon Auto's legal counsel in this transaction.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
November 16, 2022

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted as the legal counsel for Jiangxiabai and provided complete legal services.
Germany Taylor Wessing
November 14, 2022

Germany is experiencing a severe energy crisis due to the Ukraine conflict and its effect on the natural gas supply. Energy-intensive companies have seen a dramatic increase in energy costs, irrecoverable from consumers, causing grave financial distress in various industries. As a result, the government plans to modify the German Insolvency...
Canada Goodmans LLP
November 13, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic presented businesses with unprecedented challenges. It was inevitable that litigation would follow, and the courts would be required to interpret familiar contract terms in light of these decidedly unfamiliar circumstances.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
November 10, 2022

Several tax authorities worldwide, including Thailand, are facing tax evasion and fraud and are seeking tools to tackle them.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
November 9, 2022

The Revised 2022 IRR retains the requirement that, for projects requiring a public utility franchise for its operation, the operator must be (i) a Filipino, or (ii) if a corporation, must be duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and owned up to at least 60% by Filipinos; or (iii) if a consortium of local and foreign firms,...
France Soulier Avocats
November 9, 2022

The new single register of security interests over moveable property and related transactions will be up and running by January 1, 2023.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
November 8, 2022

This draft bill allows an employee to work from home or anywhere out of the office, with the intent to reduce fuel consumption and help resolve traffic congestion.
India AZB & Partners
November 8, 2022

AZB is advising KKR on their USD 400 million investment in Serentica Renewables in what would be one of the largest investments into the Indian C&I / decarbonization space.
Canada Goodmans LLP
November 8, 2022

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently published Staff Notice 51-364, summarizing the results of its Continuous Disclosure Review Program for fiscal years ending March 31, 2021, and March 31, 2022.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
November 7, 2022

In September, the Build-OperateTransfer Law Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) Committee approved the Revised 2022 IRR of Republic Act No. 6957, as amended by Republic Act No. 7718, otherwise known as the BuildOperate-Transfer (BOT) Law.
Germany Taylor Wessing
November 3, 2022

The German Whistleblower Protection Act will be implemented promptly. The purpose of the Act is to protect whistleblowers from disadvantages in the future. We have compiled the most important questions from the point of view of the respective department.
India AZB & Partners
November 3, 2022

AZB & Partners represented Google India Private Limited before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal.
USA Lane Powell PC
November 3, 2022

The Washington Supreme Court issued a decision finding that a contractual one-year limitation period buried in a residential construction contract was unconscionable and void. The case provides important lessons for residential contractors and developers.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
November 2, 2022

Overcriminalization has long been a concern for the Thai legal system. A recent Act of Parliament seeks to address this issue by effectively decriminalizing certain regulatory offenses where the penalty is a fine.
France Soulier Avocats
November 2, 2022

The French Administrative Supreme Court ordered the French State to pay EUR 20 million for a persistent breach of the authorized nitrogen dioxide concentration limit.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
November 1, 2022

Zhong Lun is pleased to bring you updates on PRC antitrust legislation and enforcement during the third quarter of 2022.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
October 31, 2022

Thailand has been focusing on fulfilling its pledge to reduce carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement and reach carbon neutrality by 2050 through various means, ranging from the acknowledgment of the adoption of innovative technology to the issuance of several regulations.
India AZB & Partners
October 31, 2022

AZB's article addresses the fast-growing interest in green and sustainable finance for corporate borrowers in India and the readiness of the financial system to leverage the investment gap and promote sustainable finance. Here is an overview of the regulatory regime and trends.
Turkey Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership
October 30, 2022

A comparative overview of the encouraging steps arbitral institutions are taking worldwide to promote a greener arbitration practice.
USA Arnold & Porter
October 26, 2022

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issued its first-ever Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines for entities that violate mitigation agreements with CFIUS or otherwise run afoul of Section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
France Soulier Avocats
October 25, 2022

French Supreme Court has just ended a legal saga that had lasted for more than ten years concerning the trademark "L'EQUIPE," renowned in the sports publishing business.
Germany Taylor Wessing
October 23, 2022

By hitting a record trading volume of nearly USD 17.6 billion in 2021, the new type of crypto-assets, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), are one of the latest advancements in the rapidly evolving crypto industry that attracted substantial public attention.
India AZB & Partners
October 20, 2022

AZB & Partners is advising UPL Limited in relation to its corporate restructuring and investments.
Portugal PLMJ
October 20, 2022

Law no. 19/2022, among other measures, establishes the rent update coefficient for the calendar year of 2023.
Germany Taylor Wessing
October 19, 2022

As part of Taylor Wessing's newsletter series on "trade secrets," they cover the recently published decision from the Federal Court of Justice on reasonable secrecy measures.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
October 18, 2022

Zhong Lun acted as the issuer’s counsel in the listing.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
October 18, 2022

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) has published the maiden issue of The SyCipLaw ESG Bulletin.
France Soulier Avocats
October 18, 2022

The European Commission's proposal for a Directive "on protecting persons who engage in public participation from manifestly unfounded or abusive court proceedings" suggests that Member States should strengthen procedural safeguards for those which SLAPPs are initiated against.
Canada Goodmans LLP
October 17, 2022

On June 21, 2022, the federal government registered the Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The goal of the CFR is to advance the growth of Canada's clean energy sector by encouraging investment in low-carbon fuels and technologies.
France Soulier Avocats
October 11, 2022

The French Supreme Court recently held that an investigating judge who has indicted an individual who subsequently files an application for release from pre-trial detention may not act as a liberty and custody judge in this same case.
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
October 10, 2022

WongPartnership is delighted to be involved in the new alliance to drive partnerships in the philanthropic sector while working on solutions to address several core global issues.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
October 10, 2022

The Thai Food Act B.E. 2522 (1979) ("Food Act") has not been amended in over 40 years. Currently, an amendment to the Food Act is in the process of consideration by the House of Representatives.
Germany Taylor Wessing
October 9, 2022

Users' activities within the Metaverse entail collecting and processing considerable amounts of data, yet there seem to be few limits. Such data processing needs to be subject to regulation to safeguard data subjects' privacy rights appropriately.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
October 9, 2022

SyCipLaw is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Philbert E. Varona, a partner at the Firm, as the new head of its Banking, Finance & Securities (BFS) department, effective October 2022.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
October 9, 2022

After more than ten years, the Department of Finance has finally issued Revenue Regulations (RR) 7-2022, which provides "the policies and guidelines for the availment of tax incentives under the Renewable Energy Act of 2008."
Germany Taylor Wessing
October 6, 2022

Directors must file for insolvency without undue delay and, at the latest, within three weeks of illiquidity, and failure to do so may result in severe civil and criminal liability.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
October 6, 2022

As the legal counsel for VoneSeals, Zhong Lun Law Firm provided full-spectrum legal services concerning the client's equity financing, corporate restructuring, listing counseling, listing application and feedback, etc.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
October 6, 2022

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted as the PRC legal counsel for Silver Crest in this transaction.
France Soulier Avocats
October 4, 2022

The 2022 Rectifying Finance Law provides social measures to improve purchasing power that employers can take advantage of. They include the new value-sharing bonus, more flexibility on professional expenses, the buyback of RTT days, and provisions to support employee savings.
Singapore Chandler MHM Limited
October 3, 2022

The environmental impact assessment report has been used as a governmental tool to anticipate the likely environmental impacts that could arise from proposed developmental projects.
USA Arnold & Porter
October 3, 2022

On September 30, 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury published its "Sanctions Compliance Guidance for Instant Payment Systems" designed to help financial institutions allocate their compliance resources consistent with their sanctions risks.
Norway Schjødt
October 2, 2022

The European Commission is addressing concerns regarding artificial intelligence with the proposed Artificial Intelligence Act, which aims to harmonize and regulate the use of AI through regulation.
Norway Schjødt
October 2, 2022

Many factors must be considered when choosing a strategy for protecting your various intellectual property rights, which may vary depending on the information/product/method you want to protect.
Norway Schjødt
October 2, 2022

The European Commission published a proposal for a regulation known as the Cyber Resilience Act that would provide horizontal cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
September 29, 2022

Yanos Gramatidis, Partner of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners, is recognized as a Global Leader in the "WWL: Franchise 2022" International Guide for the third consecutive year.
Portugal PLMJ
September 29, 2022

On September 16, 2022, Law 17/2022 came into effect, transposing the ECN+ Directive into Portuguese law (the "Revised Competition Act").
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
September 29, 2022

The Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin, announced the launch of the "Premium Visa Programme" on September 1, 2022.
Singapore Chandler MHM Limited
September 28, 2022

The Revenue and Land Departments recently issued new privileges for investors investing in REITs with Buy-Back Conditions to increase investment in the real estate sector.
France Soulier Avocats
September 28, 2022

In a recent decision issued on June 9, 2022, the First Civil Chamber of the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) clarified the concept of spouses' contribution to household expenses.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
September 27, 2022

Spyros Alexandris, Partner, and Charilaos (Harry) Agathos, Junior Associate of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners, are the authors of Global Legal Insights – Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2022 - Chapter Greece.
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
September 26, 2022

WongPartnership LLP announces a new appointment in its management team. Chou Sean Yu, the firm's Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution, has been appointed Deputy Managing Partner. He will concurrently continue as Head of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
September 26, 2022

The House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means approved a bill proposing a new fiscal regime for the Philippine mining industry, following the previous proposal of the Department of Finance (DOF) and which will cover existing and prospective large-scale metallic mines, regardless of location.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
September 25, 2022

Dimitris Emvalomenos, Dep. Managing Partner of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners, is the jurisdictional author for Greece in the Global Guide "Product Liability and Safety," published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law.
France Soulier Avocats
September 25, 2022

The French Supreme Court recalls that for a legal entity to be held criminally liable, it is necessary to identify its body or representative who has committed the offense.
Peru Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados
September 25, 2022

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados collaborated with the Climate Bonds Initiative on the report "Peru Sustainable Finance State of the Market 2022," which identifies green and sustainable investment opportunities in Peru.
Germany Taylor Wessing
September 22, 2022

The new Unified Patent Court will handle patent infringement proceedings according to a new and unique set of rules defined by the UPC Agreement and the Rules of Procedure.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
September 20, 2022

Following COP26, the Thai government has continued to set carbon neutrality targets. This has involved substantial shifts in public policy and measures to achieve climate goals.
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
September 20, 2022

Shearn Delamore & Co. is pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for September 2022.
Germany Taylor Wessing
September 19, 2022

As of May 26, 2022, the new Regulation on In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (EU) 2017/746 becomes fully applicable. It provides the new regulatory framework for in-vitro diagnostic medical devices, from performance evaluation and performance studies to placing on the market, making available, putting into service, and the surveillance of IVDs...
Germany Taylor Wessing
September 19, 2022

If you're thinking of doing business in Germany, our comprehensive guide, "Doing Business and Investing in Germany," can assist you.
Portugal PLMJ
September 19, 2022

Regulation (EU) 536/2014 of the Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use introduced additional requirements for labeling investigational and auxiliary medicinal products.
Portugal PLMJ
September 19, 2022

The Portuguese National Authority for Medicines and Healthcare Products has recently adopted Decision 089/CD/2022 concerning the regulatory framework for acquiring medicines without a national Marketing Authorisation, intended exclusively for producing parenteral bags.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
September 18, 2022

An amendment to the Thai Civil and Commercial Code introduces a new scheme of M&A transactions in Thailand.
France Soulier Avocats
September 18, 2022

In case of unsubstantiated abuse of fundamental freedom relied upon to justify the dismissal of an employee, the dismissal is void even if other grounds could justify the termination of the employment contract.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
September 14, 2022

The Personal Data Protection Commission announced guidelines on procedures for requesting consent from data subjects and on procedures for giving notice of the purpose and details relating to the collection of personal data from data subjects.
Germany Taylor Wessing
September 13, 2022

The German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices and companies from the life sciences sector repeatedly clash regarding the legal qualification of substances.
Germany Taylor Wessing
September 13, 2022

The decisive criterion for distinguishing between the mail order business and the dispensing of medicinal products from a retail pharmacy is the transport and delivery of the medicinal products to the customer.
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
September 13, 2022

TMT Partner Janet Toh and Associate Boo Cheng Xuan have co-edited Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia, Volume 9(1) on Betting, Gaming and Lotteries.
Peru Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados
September 13, 2022

In the wake of constant changes in merger control regulations globally, Chambers & Partners published the 2022 edition of "Merger Control," a guide that focuses on the practical legal issues affecting business and enables readers to compare legislation and procedure across key jurisdictions.
Germany Taylor Wessing
September 11, 2022

At the end of 2019, the German legislature included digital health applications in the statutory health insurance reimbursement catalog. In 2021, digital nursing applications also found their way into the benefits catalog of long-term care insurance funds.
France Soulier Avocats
September 11, 2022

Given the extensive development of NFTs, assessing the current legal situation and proposing solutions to control their expansion while respecting copyright and related rights has become urgent.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
September 8, 2022

A new bill has been introduced to improve and expedite procedures for claims related to the environment.
Angola PLMJ
September 7, 2022

Law 31/22, which approved the Angolan Code of Administrative Procedure, was published in the Official Gazette on August 30. This law has repealed Decree-Law 16-A/95 of December 15, which, in turn, approved the Rules of Administrative Procedure.
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
September 6, 2022

WongPartnership LLP welcomes Edward Ti as a new consultant and a principal member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
September 6, 2022

Thai law provides for criminal liability for cheque bouncing under the Use of Cheques Act, and a Bill has been proposed to repeal it.
Portugal PLMJ
September 6, 2022

Portugal 2030 formalizes the Partnership Agreement between Portugal and the European Commission and sets the main strategic objectives for the application.
India AZB & Partners
September 6, 2022

HDFC Property Ventures and HDFC Venture Cap approved a merger plan with HDFC Capital Advisors. The combined platform will advise and manage around USD 4.1 billion of assets, making it India's largest real estate private equity firm.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
September 5, 2022

Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners is proud to announce that Managing Partner Dimitris Emvalomenos is the author of chapter Greece in the "Mediation 2022" Guide.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
September 4, 2022

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) Partners Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko (Head of the Firm's Litigation Department), Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez, and John Christian Joy A. Regalado authored the Philippine chapter of the latest Global Practice Guide (GPG) on International Arbitration.
France Soulier Avocats
September 4, 2022

Creating a company requires the consideration of various issues before incorporation to guarantee success.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
September 1, 2022

Thai authorities are introducing new measures to protect retail investors in digital assets and align Thailand's regulations with international standards.
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
September 1, 2022

On September 2, 2022, Scientex Packaging Film Sdn Bhd and Taisei Lamick Co., Ltd. entered into a share sale agreement for Scientex Packaging Film to acquire a majority stake in Taisei Lamick Malaysia Sdn Bhd from Taisei Lamick for MYR 63,779,503
USA Lane Powell PC
August 31, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade's constitutional right to an abortion has become a hot-button subject that may evoke political, religious, and deeply-held personal beliefs. What's an employer to do when employees' beliefs clash at the water cooler?
Norway Schjødt
August 31, 2022

The European Health Data Space aims to empower individuals' access to and control of their health data and provide European researchers, health officials, and industry with a simple system to obtain and analyze citizens' health data from the entire European Union.
Norway Schjødt
August 31, 2022

Companies working in the oil & gas, life sciences, and construction industries can stand to make significant gains by developing and utilizing advanced computer simulation based on mathematical methods. But are these methods patentable?
Norway Schjødt
August 31, 2022

The Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development has proposed changes in the Norwegian Electronic Communications Act and the Norwegian Electronic Communications Regulations to implement legal requirements for data centers.
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
August 31, 2022

On August 23, 2022, the Malaysia Competition Commission ("MyCC") launched a public consultation on the proposed renewal of a Block Exemption Order regarding liner shipping services covered under a VSA.
Germany Taylor Wessing
August 30, 2022

The German Trade Secrets Act (GeschGehG) has been in force since April 26, 2019. Nevertheless, many companies still need to address the topic of know-how protection adequately.
India AZB & Partners
August 30, 2022

AZB & Partners examines the new Overseas Direct Investment Regime, its key changes, and the road ahead.
India AZB & Partners
August 30, 2022

AZB & Partners chapter of the Chambers Private Wealth 2022 Global Practice Guide examines the issues pertaining to private client planning in India.
India AZB & Partners
August 30, 2022

TVS Motors announced the acquisition of 48% stake in Narain Karthikey's two-wheeler startup DriveX for INR 854 million to enable innovation and expansion.
India AZB & Partners
August 30, 2022

NIIFL has acquired 100% stake in the Shapoorji Pallonji Group's SP Jammu Udhampur Highway through the NIIF Master Fund at an enterprise value of over $290 million.
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
August 29, 2022

Shearn Delamore & Co. advised Vista Laser Eye Center on joining the Qualitas Health integrated network.
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
August 28, 2022

Bursa Malaysia Berhad announced on August 15, 2022, that it will launch the Voluntary Carbon Market exchange by the end of 2022 to enable companies to purchase voluntary carbon credits.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
August 25, 2022

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Makati Chapter recently inducted its new members, including 15 associates from SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw).
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
August 25, 2022

The Philippines is party to double taxation agreements (DTAs) with 43 countries. These DTAs contain exchange of information (EOI) provisions, which oblige contracting parties to exchange details needed to carry out the provisions of the DTAs.
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
August 23, 2022

Shearn Delamore & Co.'s Employment & Administrative Law partners, Sivabalah Nadarajah (General Editor), Vijayan Venugopal, and Suganthi Singam, assisted by our Senior Associates, Jamie Goh Moon Hoong and Benedict Ngoh, have contributed to the "Malaysian Practice Series — Law and Practice of Employment Law In Malaysia."
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
August 23, 2022

The Trade Competition Commission of Thailand limited the length of credit terms that service receivers and buyers can request from their service providers and vendors, which qualify as small and medium-sized enterprises.
India AZB & Partners
August 23, 2022

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LP sold its entire investments in the hospital chain Max Healthcare for nearly INR 92 billion, receiving a near five-fold payback in two-and-a-half years.
India AZB & Partners
August 23, 2022

Eye care chain ASG Hospital Pvt. Ltd said on Wednesday it had raised Rs 1,500 crore (USD 188 million) in a round led by new investors General Atlantic and Kedaara Capital.
Portugal PLMJ
August 23, 2022

The draft diploma on the simplification of licenses and procedures for companies in the environmental area was submitted for public consultation on August 3.
Portugal PLMJ
August 23, 2022

The proposed new Regulation covers all substances of human origin applied to humans, regardless of whether they meet the definition of "blood," "tissue," or "cells."
Canada Goodmans LLP
August 22, 2022

On August 17, 2022, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) issued Notice 22-0130 Guidance on Participant Obligations to have Reasonable Expectation to Settle any Trade Resulting from the Entry of a Short Sale Order ("Notice").
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
August 21, 2022

Shearn Delamore & Co. is pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for August 2022.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
August 18, 2022

The Finance Minister, upon the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission's recommendation, passed a notification regulating digital asset custodial wallet providers.
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
August 17, 2022

On August 12, 2022, the much-anticipated Employment (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2022 was gazetted and will come into force from September 1, 2022.
India AZB & Partners
August 16, 2022

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd, a Tata Motors subsidiary, will acquire Ford India's Sanand plant for INR 7257 million, including the engine facility, which will be leased back to Ford.
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
August 16, 2022

WongPartnership is acting for the offeror, Frasers Property Hospitality Trust Holdings Pte. Ltd., and TCC Group Investments Limited, a stapled security holder of Frasers Hospitality Trust, in relation to the proposed privatization of Frasers Hospitality Trust.
Peru Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados
August 16, 2022

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados collaborated with 60 jurisdictions on the 2023 edition of the Lexology GTDT: Merger Control guide. This publication covers, from a single and comprehensive perspective, the legal and regulatory aspects of merger control worldwide.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
August 16, 2022

Thai energy regulators continue to introduce new measures supporting the reduction of greenhouse gasses in line with Thailand’s national agenda and international obligations to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and net-zero emissions by 2065.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
August 16, 2022

The Trade Competition Commission of Thailand has recently issued clarifications on the interpretation of "domestic presence/Thai operator" that would require pre- or post-merger notification filings under the TCA.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
August 14, 2022

Zhong Lun represented TWE and provided full legal services for the invalidation action and all related cases.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
August 14, 2022

This article answers ten frequently asked questions about how to process employees' personal information for multinational corporations.
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
August 11, 2022

WongPartnership is acting for the liquidators of Three Arrows Capital, the major cryptocurrency hedge fund, in the ongoing investigations and the preserving of their Singapore assets.
Canada Goodmans LLP
August 10, 2022

Regulations were recently amended to deem certain crowdfunding platforms and certain payment service providers to be money service businesses or foreign money service businesses.
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
August 10, 2022

Our TMT Partners, Christina Kow and Timothy Siaw, have co-authored the Malaysian chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guides — Fintech 2022. The chapter covers a broad overview of the development of Fintech and its regulation in Malaysia.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
August 9, 2022

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Boucher as Head of our London Office.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
August 9, 2022

The long-awaited Screening of Third Country Transactions Bill 2022 represents a landmark development in Ireland's M&A landscape. We outline the key features of Ireland's first foreign investment regime.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
August 8, 2022

In the first major development since the COP26 conference, the Thai Energy Regulatory Commission released a draft announcement for a new tender to purchase power from renewable energy sources.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
August 7, 2022

The Supreme Court has clarified and explained the circumstances under which persons may be criminally prosecuted for criminal acts or omissions of their corporation or partnership.
India AZB & Partners
August 6, 2022

Google will pay USD 700 million for a 1.28% stake in New Delhi-based Bharti Airtel and invest up to USD 300 million in multi-year commercial deals.
India AZB & Partners
August 6, 2022

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the proposed restructuring of GlaxoSmithKline's consumer healthcare joint venture with Pfizer.
India AZB & Partners
August 6, 2022

Online tutoring platform FEV Tutor has been acquired by private equity firm Alpine Investors, providing the resources for FEV Tutor to continue growing its product and reach.
India AZB & Partners
August 6, 2022

The board of Yes Bank approved an INR 8,898 crore (USD 1.1 billion) investment by private equity investors Advent and Carlyle with 59% upfront equity payment and 41% warrants.