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Poland Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
June 14, 2024

This year, SK&S took on the green challenge of planting trees. Over 10 days, our employees earned points for engaging in various sports activities.
Makarim & Taira S.
June 11, 2024

Makarim & Taira S. (WLG member firm for Indonesia) has been a valued network member since 2012. A leading firm in the country for over 44 years, its team of over 90 lawyers offers a full range of corporate, banking, litigation, and specialist legal services to national and international clients while giving back to its local...
Makarim & Taira S.
June 11, 2024

As our first WLG | impact activity at a summit, delegates and guests at WLG | summit Bali '24 released baby sea turtles, an endangered species, from the beach shore into the Indian Ocean.
Canada - Ontario Goodmans LLP
June 11, 2024

This spring, Goodmans firm members once again participated in the City of Toronto's "Clean Toronto Together" litter collection initiative.
Vietnam VILAF
June 10, 2024

A summary of the latest legal developments in ESG, REC and Carbon Credits
Malaysia, Australia, Uruguay, Belgium, India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Finland, Singapore, Spain, Luxembourg
June 10, 2024

We asked our member firms around the globe to complete a short Q&A to help WLG colleagues and others learn more about them, how to successfully do business in their countries, key investment sectors, and what business opportunities are hot in the market right now. This guide was initially published in 2021. Several chapters have been updated in...
June 7, 2024

Our firms are making a difference this year for WLG | impact '24 . Learn more about each project by clicking on the links below. Firms completed projects throughout the year to coincide with their own CSR initiatives or seasonal needs. *To read more, view photos, videos, and additional materials for a completed project, click on the...
Arnold & Porter
June 6, 2024

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) implemented a final rule amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR).
Peru Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados
June 4, 2024

Learn more about our latest volunteer initiative on behalf of three people with disabilities who could not move normally due to the poor condition of the floors in their homes.
Canada - Ontario Goodmans LLP
June 4, 2024

On May 22, 2024, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released its Annual Risk Outlook – Fiscal Year 2024 - 2025 (the “ARO”), which summarizes the current risk environment and underscores the primary risks facing Canada’s financial sector. The ARO outlines OSFI’s measures to maintain public confidence in Canada’s...
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
June 3, 2024

SyCipLaw Shortlisted for Latest Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Awards
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 1, 2024

As part of the WLG Impact 2024 initiative, Bruchou & Funes de Rioja will carry out the "Plastic-Free June and Plastic with Purpose" project, in which all its members will be called upon to fill bottles with hard-to-recycle and single-use plastic waste generated daily and collect them. These plastics include: bags, pasta packages, rice,...
South Africa ENS
May 28, 2024

South Africa has a well-established democracy following its transition to democracy in 1994 and is a regional leader with a highly developed economy and advanced economic infrastructure. It is rich in natural resources, with a diverse economy that spans mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and services. Member firm ENS dives into opportunities...
Panama Arias
May 28, 2024

Investment Funds in Panama are an attractive option for those interested in maximizing their financial assets and diversifying their businesses. In Panama, there are two types of funds, public and private, each with its legal particularities, which must be met before starting operations in the country.
Costa Rica Arias
May 27, 2024

A guide on the steps and recommendations to follow to get through a real estate transaction in Costa Rica as a first-time buyer.
Australia MinterEllison
May 23, 2024

MinterEllison has been appointed the pro bono lawyers for Australia's bid to host the Homeless World Cup 2026.
Guatemala Arias
May 23, 2024

The content provides a detailed view of the importance and complexity of construction contracts in Guatemala. It highlights the need to understand the legal and technical provisions to ensure success in the execution of construction projects.
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.
Herzog Fox & Neeman
Poland Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
Spain Cuatrecasas
Switzerland CMS Switzerland
Germany CMS Germany
Finland Castrén & Snellman
Denmark Bech-Bruun
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
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.
Chile Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr
May 14, 2024

In March 2024 the government made some announcements related to the lithium exploitation on salt flats in Chile, all within the Chilean lithium national strategy. Private investors will be able to participate in the exploration and or exploitation of lithium deposits.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
May 13, 2024

2024 Brazil Regional Update...
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
Germany Taylor Wessing
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
Dominican Republic Pellerano Nadal
USA Miller & Martin PLLC
USA Lane Powell PC
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Uruguay Guyer & Regules
Cayman Islands Campbells
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
Castrén & Snellman
May 9, 2024

Recently, Castrén & Snellman (C&S) hosted WLG | regional Helsinki '24 , bringing together colleagues from 17 member firms with business interests in the EMEA region to expand their knowledge of law firm economics, operational strategies, and the art of collaborative client service. Attendees participated in a local CSR activity as part...
World Law Group
May 9, 2024

Did you know that the average family in the United States will spend nearly USD 600 per child in preparation for their back-to-school season? During WLG | regional New York '24, our delegates made a positive local impact through a backpack and supplies donation activity. Along with graciously offering space in their New York offices, Locke...
Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
May 8, 2024

Sayenko Kharenko, in cooperation with the Breathe Charity Fund, organised charitable initiatives, which aimed to improve the quality of life for underprivileged communities and promote social welfare.
Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership
May 7, 2024

We actively engage with our local communities through pro bono legal services, volunteer initiatives, and partnerships with non-profit organizations that promote access to justice, education, and social welfare. We provided pro bono legal advice to SDG Outcomes Fund, a specialist impact investment fund, on a government-funded results-based...
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.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
May 2, 2024

The Women Leaders in M&A report, produced by TTR and iDeals platforms, shows the professionals who stood out in the transactional market last year.
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.
USA Faegre Drinker
April 29, 2024

At least two U.S. federal lawsuits are challenging the FTC’s final rule that would ban nearly all noncompete agreements, with more complaints expected.
USA Faegre Drinker
April 29, 2024

The America First Legal Foundation filed suit on behalf of the plaintiff. This case is similar to many other challenges to DEI programs in that the lawsuit was being brought by a plaintiff who has not applied to the program at issue. The court found that the plaintiff did not have standing to bring a claim derived from an allegedly...
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
April 26, 2024

Key conference insights: Honesty, integrity, and effective client service are crucial in law firm success.
Chandler MHM Limited
April 25, 2024

Recently, CMHM hosted WLG | regional Bangkok '24 , bringing together colleagues from 10 member firms with business interests in the Asia-Pacific region to expand their knowledge of law firm economics, operational strategies, and the art of collaborative client service. Attendees participated in a local CSR activity as part of WLG | impact's...
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
Vietnam VILAF
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
Taiwan Formosa Transnational
Japan City-Yuwa Partners
Japan World Law Group
April 19, 2024

A government initiative to promote non-carbon generating renewable energy has provided ample opportunity for foreign investment in renewable energy projects in Japan. Member firm City-Yuwa Partners also share that the legal system is business-friendly in that the country does not have discovery or class-action lawsuits and, overall, is not...
Japan City-Yuwa Partners
April 19, 2024

A government initiative to promote non-carbon generating renewable energy has provided ample opportunity for foreign investment in renewable energy projects in Japan. Member firm City-Yuwa Partners also share that the legal system is business-friendly in that the country does not have discovery or class-action lawsuits and, overall, is not...
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.
El Salvador Arias
April 17, 2024

Private sector employers with 100+ employees must ensure worker's children access Early Childhood Care Centers. Deadline extended to Jan 2024 by Congress, allowing time for compliance planning and identifying suitable modalities.
Germany Taylor Wessing
April 17, 2024

At the request of the Dutch, Norwegian and German (Hamburg) supervisory authorities to the European Data Protection Board ("EDPB"), the EDPB has addressed the issue of providing clarity on the implementation of "consent or pay" models considering Meta's business model.
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.
Nicaragua Arias
April 16, 2024

Essential aspects of the law appointing a new enforcement authority for the Nicaraguan real estate brokerage law.
Panama Arias
April 16, 2024

As of October 15, 2024, new changes to the subcategory of Permanent Resident as Qualified Investor will be in force within the migratory category of Permanent Resident for Economic Reasons, as ruled by Executive Decree 109 of October 13, 2022.
Guatemala Arias
April 16, 2024

As of May 1, 2024, Guatemala enters the new stage of compliance with the Wastewater and Sludge Disposal Regulations that establish more demanding maximum limit parameters.
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.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
April 15, 2024

One of the forthcoming developments from the enactment of Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Law (PDP Law) on 17 October 2022 is the establishment of a new data protection institution that will be formed by and directly accountable to the president.
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.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
April 14, 2024

Recent report released by Transactional Track Record shows the highlights of the transactional market.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
April 11, 2024

On October 20, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Customs of China jointly issued Circular No. 39 of 2023 titled the “Circular on Optimizing and Adjusting Temporary Export Control Measures for Graphite Items”.
Germany Taylor Wessing
April 9, 2024

The AI Act ("KI-VO") regulates (among other things) the requirements for AI systems. They should be safe, transparent, comprehensible, non-discriminatory and environmentally friendly. If AI systems violate these requirements it is difficult to attribute unlawful behaviour to AI systems.
April 9, 2024

The group met the team at Makarim & Taira S. in Indonesia and discussed issues related to sanctions.
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).
Spain Cuatrecasas
April 9, 2024

The first quarter of 2024 is characterized by rising social costs and relevant legal developments
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.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
April 8, 2024

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja announces the appointment of two Partners and two Expert Counsels.
Germany Taylor Wessing
April 7, 2024

An insolvency administrator's right to restitution can be forfeited if if they are prevented from exercising the right in good faith by their conduct in the context of the conclusion of a redemption agreement.
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.
Guatemala Arias
April 3, 2024

In Guatemala there are ways to protect the innovative developments of companies in terms of the shape and packaging of products, so that companies can explore these forms of protection to add value to their products.
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.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
April 2, 2024

Telemarketing Sales Rule Changes Remove Exception for Business-to-Business Calls and Impose New Recordkeeping Requirements
Costa Rica Arias
April 1, 2024

Relevant information about applicable regulations, so that independent contractors can regularize their status as a contributor to Social Security.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
March 31, 2024

Tax TIPS - Vol. 30
Costa Rica Arias
March 31, 2024

This article explains the immigration categories available for employers who wish to incorporate international talent as part of their workforce, as well as for those foreigners who wish to work from Costa Rica for their employers located abroad.
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.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
March 31, 2024

Almost six years ago, Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan – “OJK”) introduced a new regulation on digital financial innovation (inovasi keuangan digital – “IKD”) in financial services (“POJK 13/2018”).
Ukraine
March 31, 2024

According to Article 8 of the Ukrainian Advertising Law, it is expressly forbidden to misleading use or imitate the State Flag of Ukraine in advertising.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
March 27, 2024

A research released by Latin American Corporate Counsel Association shows the evolution of the firm, which raised its position in the Top 10 ranking
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.
Germany Taylor Wessing
March 27, 2024

The EU AI Act is about to pass the finishing line. “General-purpose AI”, also called foundation models in debates, have been the subject of debate in the last months. Machine-learning based models are trained on broad data at scale and may form the basis for a range of downstream systems.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
March 27, 2024

Indonesia is going green! From developments in natural resources sectors, primarily driven by the government's goal of transitioning to electric vehicles and reducing carbon emissions, to solar energy initiatives, hydropower projects, and adopting carbon capture and storage in oil and gas projects, the country has a robust environmental focus...
Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership
March 27, 2024

Turkey is politically stable and can potentially turn a predicament into an opportunity, given its strategic geographic location. The country also has a young and well-educated population, relatively inexpensive labor, and favorable exchange rates– an inviting combination for foreign investors who are looking to expand into new jurisdictions....
Finland Castrén & Snellman
March 27, 2024

Finland’s political stability, low corruption levels, and transparent legal system create a secure business environment. The country is also a global leader in green technology, health and welfare, and data and technology, thanks to its innovative approach and expertise in these fields. Culturally, Finns are very punctual and direct. Learn more...
Cayman Islands Campbells
March 27, 2024

As the Cayman Islands continue to position themselves as leaders in FinTech and Blockchain, member firm Campbells has naturally seen significant growth in these practice areas. Learn more about the firm and what opportunities this jurisdiction holds by Doing Business in the Cayman Islands.
Germany Taylor Wessing
March 26, 2024

A recent decision by the Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg dated 18 July 2023 (Ref.: 3 U 1092/23) deals with a formal warning of a competitor that was wrongly classified as an abuse of rights in relation to advertising for dietary supplements.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
March 26, 2024

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja announces the appointment of two Partners and two Expert Consultants
Germany Taylor Wessing
March 26, 2024

A decision by the Federal Court of Justice on 13 July 2023 (Ref: I ZR 68/21) deals with the prohibition of the marketing and advertising of capsules containing intestinal bacteria with the claim "for diet management".
Germany Taylor Wessing
March 26, 2024

A decision by the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe from 9 November 2022 (Ref.: 6 U 322/21) deals with the advertising of a disinfectant hand foam with claims regarding skin compatibility.
Germany Taylor Wessing
March 26, 2024

A crucial step for start-ups on the road to success is ensuring that their innovations and trade secrets are adequately protected. In an increasingly competitive business world, confidentiality agreements and material transfer agreements (MTAs) have become indispensable tools.
Germany Taylor Wessing
March 26, 2024

In its reference decision of 15 August 2023 (Ref.: 5 U 93/22), the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg ruled on the issuing of prescriptions for prescription-only medicines over the internet by doctors who have not previously treated the patient.
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.
Ukraine
March 25, 2024

In the third year of the full-scale war in Ukraine, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the "AMC") actively operates and maintains control over the competition law enforcement.
Germany Taylor Wessing
March 24, 2024

Almost 40 years after it came into force, the European Union is undertaking a major revision of the Product Liability Directive (Directive 85/374/EEC). The aim of this reform is to adapt the standards to the conditions and needs of the digital single market.
Honduras Arias
March 24, 2024

Broadcasting sports events provides high-quality entertainment to the audience, thanks to their wide viewership and significant popularity.. To broadcast on sports channels, it is essential to adhere to legal guidelines to ensure the protection of Intellectual Property Rights.
Panama Arias
March 24, 2024

Law 256 of November 26, 2021, seeks to accomplish new tax trends, aiming at the full implementation of electronic invoicing in Panama.
Nicaragua Arias
March 24, 2024

This Newsletter addresses the essential legal aspects to be considered for the development of potential offshore wind farms in Nicaragua.
El Salvador Arias
March 24, 2024

Operation of Simplified Stock Companies in El Salvador, just over 1 month after the entry into force of the reforms to the Commercial Code that create this type of company within the country.
Honduras Arias
March 24, 2024

The National Congress approves amnesty for surcharges, fines, and interest on debts arising from non-payment of employer and worker contributions.
Guatemala Arias
March 24, 2024

A bill for a new consumer protection law currently being discussed in the Guatemalan Congress aims to establish a more comprehensive and effective consumer and user protection system.
Costa Rica Arias
March 24, 2024

The main changes to the submission of UBO report that will enter into force this year are: 1. Inclusion of new reporting parties, 2. Elimination of the use of special powers of attorney for filings, and 3. New guidelines for due diligence and custody of information.
Spain Cuatrecasas
March 24, 2024

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.
Nicaragua Arias
March 24, 2024

In the practical reality of the Nicaraguan business environment, branches of foreign companies face different challenges due to the lack of regulation and its practical treatment.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
March 24, 2024

From the days of traditional board and card games to the multitude of video game options available today, the gaming industry has become a massive revenue generator. In Indonesia, the lion’s share of gaming revenue ends up abroad.
Costa Rica Arias
March 21, 2024

Costa Rica | Ensuring universal access to clean water and sustainable management practices are imperative for a future where "Water for Peace" is not just a slogan but a tangible reality.
Nicaragua Arias
March 21, 2024

Nicaragua | In our new article published in the Arias Knowledge Center by Associate Maryeling Guevara, get informed on the details of good compliance practices under a comprehensive system and their benefits for companies.
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...
Germany Taylor Wessing
March 21, 2024

Protection of intellectual property (IP) is a key factor for the success of start-up companies. IP rights particularly become relevant for the acquisition of funding and the financial success of such start-ups, cf. overview of Zhangabylov et al. 2022 or Häussler et al. 2012.
Germany Taylor Wessing
March 21, 2024

The new EU Product Liability Directive is about to be formally adopted. It will replace the existing Product Liability Directive 85/374/EEC from nearly 40 years ago. Since 1985, the manufacture and sale of products has changed considerably.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
March 21, 2024

Banking and White-Collar Crimes practices jointly act to meet an increasing demand in administrative sanctioning proceedings initiated by financial market regulators
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.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
March 19, 2024

Hunton Andrews Kurth Represents Parker Wellbore in Strategic Collaboration with TDE Digital Gmbh
Panama Arias
March 19, 2024

A survey of the alternatives to incorporate Panamanian corporations with or without nominal value shares, their legal framework, differences, advantages, challenges, and analysis when deciding the best option.
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.
El Salvador Arias
March 18, 2024

Companies can successfully leverage the technological revolution, from implementing artificial intelligence and chatbots and promoting innovation in El Salvador but should also keep in mind the importance of specialized legal assistance in navigating the regulatory challenges.
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
March 14, 2024

New reference prices indexes for the lease of residential properties are published.
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.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
March 14, 2024

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, 15 March 2024 — Makarim & Taira S., a leading law firm known for its commitment to nurturing top legal talent, proudly announces the appointment of Reagan Roy as its newest Partner.
Spain Cuatrecasas
March 12, 2024

Companies must be prepared to receive summons electronically from March 20.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
March 11, 2024

Hunton Andrews Kurth Represents The Artemis Fund as Investor in Series Seed Financing of Gemist Inc.
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.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
March 6, 2024

Hunton Andrews Kurth Represents The Artemis Fund as Lead Investor in Series Seed Financing of Builders Patch Inc.
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.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
March 3, 2024

Hunton Andrews Kurth Represents Forcite Helmet Systems Pty Ltd in Sale to GoPro, Inc.
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.
February 29, 2024

Lawyers discussed whether the type of transaction makes a difference in how a deal is handled, how the threshold of materiality impacts due diligence, red flags, and more.
Ukraine
February 29, 2024

On 16 February 2024, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the Procedure for Functioning of the State Online Monitoring System (the “Regulation“), creating a regulatory framework for the forthcoming system launch.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
February 29, 2024

Stephanie Consonni, Carlos Renato Vieira, and Danilo Lambert strengthen, respectively, the firm's Intellectual Property, Tax, and Environmental practices.
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).
Guatemala Arias
February 27, 2024

Proper inheritance planning is crucial to designing an adequate succession plan which sole purpose is to ensure an organized transfer of the organizer’s estate and minimize the loss of value of such estate as much as possible.
Guatemala Arias
February 27, 2024

This article addresses the main aspects of dispute resolution brought by the Law of Credit Cards.
Honduras Arias
February 27, 2024

The National Congress of Honduras grants electrical amnesty for legal entities and individuals for the next 6 months.
El Salvador Arias
February 27, 2024

By means of Legislative Decree No. 923, dated January 3, 2024, amendments to the Hydrocarbons Law were approved. This Law was reformed with the purpose of encouraging investment, exploration and exploitation of the hydrocarbon sector, without the expenditure of State funds.
Nicaragua Arias
February 27, 2024

The new regulation regulates through the ANRS the processes of withdrawal of regulated products from the market through the application of corrective and preventive measures.
Costa Rica Arias
February 27, 2024

Shareholders' agreements are customized instruments that regulate business management. They serve as a guide for the company and are key to resolving conflicts and establishing clear business direction.
Panama Arias
February 27, 2024

Law 419/2024 was issued which regulates medicines and other products for human health and the public acquisition of medicines, other products for human health, including health supplies, medical devices, and equipment.
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.
Panama Arias
February 25, 2024

This article addresses the management and obtaining of industrial property signs, and designations of origin in Panama.
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
Germany Taylor Wessing
February 20, 2024

On 25 January 2024, the state parliament of Brandenburg decided to introduce a mandatory special charge for open space photovoltaic systems to be applicable from 2025. This will result in considerable additional costs in the future for plant operators when constructing such plants in Brandenburg.
Costa Rica Arias
February 20, 2024

Costa Rica ratifies the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) S1 and S2 related to sustainability from January 1st, 2024. The goal is to disclose sustainability-related financial information in a more uniform, complete, comparable, and verifiable manner.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
February 18, 2024

Indonesia has again revised its Electronic Information and Transactions Law (ITE Law), aiming to enhance the digital regulatory framework, but questions linger over the clarity and implications of the new amendment.
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.
Ukraine
February 13, 2024

The new Law on the Protection of Consumer Rights No. 3153-IX (the “New Law”) was adopted based on draft law No. 6134.
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.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
February 12, 2024

In October 2023, the Indonesian Government issued the second amendment to Government Regulation No. 44 of 2015 on the Occupational Accident Security (Jaminan Kecelakaan Kerja – “JKK”) and Death Security programs (Jaminan Kematian – “JKM”) (“GR 44/2015”), under Government Regulation No. 49 of 2023 (“
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.
Ukraine
February 11, 2024

Following the recent competition law reform, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the AMC) has made substantial efforts to adapt its internal regulations accordingly.
Ukraine
February 11, 2024

Following the recent competition law reform, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the AMC) has made substantial efforts to adapt its internal regulations accordingly.
New Zealand MinterEllisonRuddWatts
February 7, 2024

What's on the horizon for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in New Zealand? MinterEllisonRuddWatts' market leading Corporate team discusses trends and makes predictions for 2024.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
February 7, 2024

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP recently represented The Bankers Helping Bankers Fund (BHB Fund) as lead investor in a Series Seed financing of Privacy Lock Inc., a leader in privacy compliance solutions for financial institutions. The financing closed on January 26, 2024. The BHB Fund is a fintech fund that invests across banking technology, customer...
Germany Taylor Wessing
February 7, 2024

In its ruling of 28 September 2023 (BVerwG 4 C 6.21), the Federal Administrative Court ruled that a recognised environmental association can have a court review whether a deviation from the objectives of a regional plan violates environmental legislation. The court published this in a press release on its website.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
February 7, 2024

Zhong Lun is pleased to introduce China Antitrust and Competition 2023-24 Highlights.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
February 6, 2024

Carl von Merz , a highly regarded corporate attorney with two decades of experience advising on large scale energy industry transactions, has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in Houston, where he will serve as head of the firm’s U.S. Oil and Gas practice.
USA Faegre Drinker
February 5, 2024

The FDA issued a final rule which continues efforts to promote consistency in the regulation of devices and provides timelier introduction of safe and effective high-quality devices for patients.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
February 5, 2024

In the global financial system, interest rate references or 'benchmark rates’, play a significant role in determining interest rates for financial contracts and guiding monetary policy decisions.
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.
Malaysia Shearn Delamore & Co.
January 31, 2024

With record-breaking levels of Foreign Direct Investment in 2023 and supportive economic frameworks in place from the government, Malaysia is a very competitive investment destination. Member firm Shearn Delamore & Co. is ready to aid those who wish to enter their markets, having established focus committees for regulatory and anti-bribery/...
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.
Honduras Arias
January 31, 2024

Resolution GEE No.806/05-12-2023, issued by the National Commission of Banks and Insurance, presents adjustments to the Financial Reporting and Indicators Standards. It reinforces transparency and establishes standards to ensure the quality of information provided by regulated institutions.
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
January 30, 2024

Cuatrecasas has advised BlueFloat Energy and Sener Renewable Investments on the entry of Plenitude as a partner.
Panama Arias
January 29, 2024

The Superintendency of Securities Market of Panama adopts the use of electronic signatures, simple or qualified, in documents related to securities market activities.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 29, 2024

Podcast: Developments in the Mining Industry in the Philippines on Chambers Expert Focus
Costa Rica Arias
January 29, 2024

The holding of the Annual Ordinary Meeting is the key tool for exempting the Directors of the companies from liability in Costa Rica.
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.
Guatemala Arias
January 29, 2024

SAT actions to be implemented to enhance control, tax audit, and collection for the fiscal year 2024 in Guatemala.
Nicaragua Arias
January 29, 2024

The State Suppliers Verification Commission was created to confirm the veracity of all the information provided by potential bidders in contracting procedures with public sector entities.
El Salvador Arias
January 29, 2024

The new amendments to the Commercial Code of El Salvador contain, among other aspects, the possibility for foreign companies to establish their domicile in El Salvador maintaining the continuity of their legal personality.
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.
Germany Taylor Wessing
January 25, 2024

Advocate General Jean Richard de la Tour comments on the standing of associations under Art. 80 (2) GDPR. In his opinion, in certain cases, the breach of an information obligation under Chapter 3 of the GDPR is sufficient to enable representative actions.
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.
Germany Taylor Wessing
January 24, 2024

German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) suspends appeal proceedings regarding the reimbursement of losses in online poker. Potential impact also possible for refund claims for losses from slots.
Honduras Arias
January 24, 2024

In Honduras, the financial revolution has been ushered in by emerging technologies, giving rise to Non-Banking Electronic Money Institutions and innovative Electronic Payment Service Provider Entities. This modernization provides flexibility to users and ensures a secure and transparent experience.
Panama Arias
January 24, 2024

The apostille emerges as an essential instrument to expedite or facilitate the international recognition of legal documents, so it is important to consider the requirements to apostille documents in Panama, to be valid and executed properly.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
January 23, 2024

Corporate Transparency Act: FinCEN Updates FAQs on Beneficial Ownership Information
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.
Ukraine
January 22, 2024

The upcoming deadlines for filing the report for CFC owners are 1 May 2024 for individuals and 1 March 2024 for CPT taxpayers. Before the deadline, CFC owners should determine their status, prepare financial statements, calculate taxes, and file the report.
USA Lane Powell PC
January 21, 2024

Lane Powell, member firm for USA- Washington, has offices across the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, and Alaska) and is proud of its longstanding client relationships in Asia, which solidify its position as a gateway to and from the Pacific Rim. The Pacific Northwest has a strong technology scene comprising everything from start-ups to...
USA Faegre Drinker
January 21, 2024

As one of the most populated states with the 3rd largest city in the United States, Illinois is an ideal state in which to set up a subsidiary. Illinois is also centrally located within the country, facilitating logistics with easy access to the country. Member firm for the state, Faegre Drinker, paints the picture of many benefits to doing...
Australia MinterEllison
January 21, 2024

Australia is a prosperous and stable nation, offering abundant opportunities for foreign investment across diverse industries. Australia's proximity to major markets like China, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea makes it a crucial hub for trade and investment, particularly in mining, agriculture, and finance. MinterEllison, WLG member firm for...
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
January 18, 2024

The Board of Trustees of the Princess of Asturias Foundation has approved the incorporation of Cuatrecasas, represented by our senior partner Rafael Fontana, as a new member of the Board, the Foundation’s highest honorary and advisory body.
Ukraine
January 18, 2024

On 16 January 2024, the Commission for Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries (the “Commission“) adopted Decision No. 8, amending the “List of certification entities authorised to certify and inspect gambling equipment”.
Ukraine Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
January 18, 2024

Sayenko Kharenko proudly announces entering the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a set of guidelines designed to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community.
Ukraine Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
January 18, 2024

The authoritative international directory Global Competition Review 100 recognises Sayenko Kharenko in the “Elite” category.
Greece Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
January 17, 2024

Greece's geographical position as a gateway between the East and West renders the country highly attractive for investments in transport to take advantage of these increasing trade flows in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Culturally, personal relationships play a large role in Greek business culture, and verbal agreements are considered...
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
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
January 16, 2024

Texas Assistant Attorney General David Terry Joins Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Environmental Team in Houston
New Zealand MinterEllisonRuddWatts
January 16, 2024

MinterEllisonRuddWatts, member firm for New Zealand, calls itself future-focused. They are proud to lead the way in the country's financial services, FinTech, and renewable energy industries in particular, and were the first New Zealand firm to explore the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a joint venture in 2017. Learn more about...
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
January 16, 2024

SyCipLaw Announces the Promotion of Two Senior Associates
Germany Taylor Wessing
January 15, 2024

In a recent case before the Federal Court of Justice, an insolvency administrator was found to have neglected his duties of investigation in a particularly serious and reproachable manner.
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.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
January 15, 2024

Consumer Goods, Industry, and Telecommunications were the highlights of 2023, showing growth inside the firm compared to 2022.
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.
USA Faegre Drinker
January 11, 2024

On January 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor published its Final Rule significantly changing the existing standard for the independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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.
Germany Taylor Wessing
January 10, 2024

In a strategy paper published by the German Federal Government on 13 December 2023, key goals were set to strengthen Germany as a research and pharmaceutical base and to improve its competitiveness in this space.
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.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
December 21, 2023

Several changes in the Brazilian legislation on sports betting will take place with this approval.
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
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 18, 2023

The judgment of the Higher Administrative Court of Münster of 29 November 2022 (Ref.: 9 A 2428/19) concerns the subsequent authorization of a homeopathic medicinal product whose efficacy could not be justified due to a lack of proof of the suitability of the excipients.
Latvia Sorainen
December 18, 2023

Eva Berlaus, former country managing partner at our Latvian office, became managing partner at Sorainen, taking over the role from Laimonas Skibarka. Ieva Andersone has been appointed as the new country managing partner in Latvia. Kadri Härginen and Aija Lasmane also were promoted to partner.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
December 18, 2023

Following our previous advisory on Government Regulation No. 40 of 2023, we now bring you an update with Ministerial Regulation No. 22 of 2023 (MOLHR Reg. 22/2023) issued on 24 August 2023. This regulation acts as a detailed implementation of the earlier government regulation, focusing on visas and
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 17, 2023

In a decision by the Regional Court of Karlsruhe on 26 July 2023 (Ref.: 13 O 46/22 KfH), the court had to deal with the admissibility of advertising products with the terms "climate neutral" and "environmentally neutral".
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
December 17, 2023

WongPartnership, WLG member firm in Singapore, sees their people as their most valuable asset. The firm has an internal focus on community and employee engagement and sustainability on the ESG front, which is in line with the country's green focus, highlighted through the launch of the Singapore Green Plan 2030. Learn about the plan and more in...
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.
USA Faegre Drinker
December 13, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide in Murray v. UBS Securities, LLC whether a whistleblower must prove that an employer acted with “retaliatory intent” to be protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
December 13, 2023

At the end of 2023, the Indonesian Supreme Court issued SC Regulation 3/2023 to implement several chapters of the Arbitration Law (Law No. 30 of 1999).
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
December 12, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised Zaragoza company SATA on acquiring Transtesa, S.L. and its subsidiary Transportes Soriano Lacueva S.L. in a transaction carried out by Teruel company Translop S.L., which SATA acquired three years ago.
Spain Cuatrecasas
December 11, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised El Corte Inglés, S.A. (ECI) on registering its commercial paper program with the Spanish Alternative Fixed-Income Market (MARF), for a maximum outstanding balance of €1.2 billion. This will enable the company to diversify its funding sources and optimize its costs.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
December 11, 2023

SyCipLaw Co-hosts TrustLaw's First In-Person Legal Health Check Workshop in the Philippines
Ukraine
December 11, 2023

On 22 November 2023, Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine No. 3489-IX approved the Decision of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (the “NSDC”) dated 20 November 2023 “On the application of sectoral special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) to the russian federation and the republic of belarus in...
Spain Cuatrecasas
December 10, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised Virospack on selling 51% of its share capital to Investindustrial, one of the largest European independent investment groups.
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.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
December 7, 2023

When the Indonesian government introduced Law No. 17 of 2023 on Health earlier this year, there were high hopes that it would streamline existing healthcare provisions, making them more comprehensible to the public, while significantly amending the healthcare sector.
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
December 6, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised Saica Natur, S.L. (Saica Group) on acquiring Ecovidal (Miguel Vidal e Hijos, S.L.), a company engaging in waste collection and management, and the industrial warehouse where Ecovidal carries out its activity.
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...
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 5, 2023

In September 2023, the German Government presented a new Space Strategy setting out its goals and opportunities for space travel up until 2030. Since the last space strategy was adopted in 2010, the determining economic, geopolitical and social factors have changed fundamentally.
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.
Uruguay Guyer & Regules
December 3, 2023

Guyer & Regules, member firm for Uruguay, is proud to be considered a top firm in their country, frequently entrusted for international and domestic legal, accounting, and tax matters. They discuss the high points for investors, including the country's emergence as a regional hub for the fintech sector due to the tax benefits, technological...
United Kingdom Gowling WLG
December 3, 2023

The GDP growth rate has been low in the United Kingdom since 2016, but according to Gowling WLG, member firm for England the headlines do not tell the entire story. "There are many parts of the UK economy that remain incredibly resilient and successful on a global basis. The City of London is a truly global financial center that raises and...
United Arab Emirates Al Tamimi & Company
December 3, 2023

With its roots in local mom-and-pop shops, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) now boasts a business landscape as a global hub for commerce. The UAE has strategically invested in tourism, which has emerged as a cornerstone of the economy, drawing millions of international visitors annually. Al Tamimi & Company captures the realities of doing...
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
December 3, 2023

Membership of the European Union and Eurozone, ample opportunities for foreign investment in the technology and life sciences sectors, pro-business outlook: favoring green lights over red tape, and more make doing business in Ireland attractive. Learn about further business opportunities, the resilient economy supported by multinationals, and...
Germany Taylor Wessing
December 3, 2023

Taylor Wessing, one of WLG's two member firms for Germany, calls the country's stable economy, strategic location, skilled workforce, innovative drive, and supportive infrastructure the main advantages to doing business there. There is ample opportunity for foreign investment in the automotive industry. As the birthplace of the automobile,...
Egypt Al Tamimi & Company
December 3, 2023

According to Al Tamimi & Company (member firm for UAE) "Egypt's efforts to attract foreign direct investment are evident in various mega projects, including industrial and logistics zones, new administrative capital development, agricultural land reclamation, petrochemical plants, transportation network upgrades, and mineral resource...
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.
South Korea Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
November 29, 2023

Member firm for South Korea, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, outlines what sets them apart, and what to expect when conducting business in South Korea in 2023— "Korea is the tenth largest economy with the fifth largest manufacturing sector in the world, notably with leading semiconductor, automobile, and shipbuilding industries, with accompanying...
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
November 29, 2023

Mexico has established legal, accounting, and regulatory systems consistent with international norms and has improved nine places since 2017 in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. Paired with its competitive labor and manufacturing costs, this makes it a favourable country for foreign investment. Learn more about the...
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
November 22, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised Mabrian Technologies and its partners on the sale of 70% of its shares to The Data Appeal, owned by Grupo Almawave, with the aim of leading the tourism market worldwide by means of artificial intelligence.
Germany Taylor Wessing
November 21, 2023

Last Friday, 17 November 2023, the German Bundestag passed the so-called Future Financing Act (Zukunftsfinanzierungsgesetz,"ZuFinG"). The law significantly strengthens the opportunities for employee equity participation and simplifies access to capital markets.
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.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
November 20, 2023

The project focuses on foreign investors who are interested in the country
Spain Cuatrecasas
November 19, 2023

Georgeson and Cuatrecasas have published the 13th edition of the guide "Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors: Preparing for the 2024 Proxy Season." (Published in Spanish)
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.
Chile Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr
November 16, 2023

Member firm for Chile, Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr , shared valuable insights into doing business in their country— "For a long time, Chile has been an attractive destination for foreign investment despite its relatively small domestic market. The country has a solid legal system, low corruption rate, diversified economy, general respect...
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
November 14, 2023

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, member firm for Texas-USA, spelled out what sets them apart in the business landscape in 2023— "We currently have a business-friendly climate in Texas. Our jurisdiction has seen a large, inbound increase of individuals and corporations relocating to our market. Texas boasts lower housing costs, lower tax rates, an...
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.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
November 5, 2023

As Indonesian cities continue to grapple with severe air pollution and the government struggles to cut carbon emissions, the Minister of Finance has introduced a regulation that offers fiscal incentives to power producers, encouraging their transition to cleaner energy sources.
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.
El Salvador Arias
October 31, 2023

On November 1, 2023, the Legislative Assembly approved the “Special and Transitory Law that grants Facilities for the Voluntary Compliance of Tax and Customs Obligations”, effective until December 8, 2023.
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,...
Spain Cuatrecasas
October 19, 2023

Cuatrecasas has held the seventh edition of its Women in Business (WiB) discussion forum, aimed at women business owners, executives and directors.
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
October 18, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised Tressis Gestión, who partnered with AYO Social Ventures to launch a venture capital investment fund Ayo Impact on People I FCR, aimed at raising €25–30 million.
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...
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
October 16, 2023

As e-commerce continues to play an increasing role in the Indonesian economy, the Government has introduced a new regulation that seeks to nurture and protect the interests of Indonesian micro, small, and medium enterprises (Usaha Mikro, Kecil dan Menengah – “SME”).
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.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
October 10, 2023

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP represented Calsep (a leading provider of PVT simulator software used in the O&G industry) in pursuing claims against Ashish Dabral, and his related companies, for having stolen Calsep’s trade secrets and confidential information.
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.
October 10, 2023

Listen to the recording. Key takeaways coming soon!
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.
October 5, 2023

Listen to the recording. Key takeaways coming soon!
USA Faegre Drinker
October 5, 2023

Common to the class actions filed this year are allegations that employers requested or required candidates to disclose their family medical histories before receiving employment offers. The plaintiffs’ bar in Illinois may be looking to use the Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA) to challenge on
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.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
September 28, 2023

Since 2018, the program has brought the future to the present with collaboration, culture, and pioneering initiatives that have been part of TozziniFreire since its establishment.
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
September 25, 2023

Cuatrecasas is launching an innovative tool that applies generative artificial intelligence (AI) to legal services, thus enabling the drafting and analysis of documents and the retrieval of legal information for the firm’s different practice areas.
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.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
September 18, 2023

José Augusto Dias de Castro and Jun Oyafuso Makuta, TozziniFreire's partners, discuss the new PAC (Growth Acceleration Program), which has a significant portion of its funds allocated to war contracts, and the strategic decision to increase Brazil's military power.
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”.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
September 13, 2023

Law firm TozziniFreire Advogados will celebrate its 47 th anniversary this Wednesday, September 13 th . With offices in São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Campinas, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, and New York, it is one of Brazil’s leading full-service law firms, with cases in all areas of business law and a relevant track record in assisting national and...
September 12, 2023

The staff team has been working on a refresh of our 15 practice groups as well as our committees and forums over the past few months to ensure that network activities are reflective of global markets and industry standards across various areas of practice. This re-organization has led to some groups merging, others changing names, and some...
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
September 11, 2023

Karin Yamauti and Ana Carolina Calil, partners of Infrastructure and Energy, and Vera Kanas, partner of International Trade in TozziniFreire, discuss about the new influences of the new PAC on the commercialization/export of hydrogen produced in Brazil.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
September 10, 2023

In an employment relationship between a company and employees, a non-competition clause, is often found in an employment agreement or confidentiality agreement, especially for employees who have access to confidential company information such as information about suppliers, clients, income, etc.
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.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
August 31, 2023

Indonesia’s efforts to achieve a greener future have taken a significant step forward as a new regulation on carbon trading comes into play, drawing a positive initial response from businesses. However, as is often the case, whether it proves to be smooth and efficient will depend on the finer detai
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.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
August 28, 2023

Moderated by TozziniFreire Advogados’ partners, the panels focused on Renewable Energies, Private Equity and Special Situations
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
August 27, 2023

Brazil leads the Sports betting market, but was only recently regulated in Brazil with a provisional measure issued and wait to be approved by Congress soon. That will change this scenario and the consolidation of players will happen, unleashing new and innumerable opportunities for businesses.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
August 24, 2023

The Indonesian Government has issued a new immigration regulation that aims to stimulate post-pandemic economic growth by revising the rules for foreigners to enter the country, while maintaining a selective approach.
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.
August 21, 2023

Thank you to our members for making WLG | impact '23 a huge success. Forty-seven member firms participated in WLG's third annual network-wide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative during the month of June (and beyond). Members completed a variety of projects including sustainability challenges, educational programs, planting and...
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."
Netherlands CMS Netherlands
August 16, 2023

The Markets in Crypto-assets Regulation (MiCAR) covers electronic money or e-money tokens, a crypto-asset that purports to maintain a stable value by referring to the value of a fiat currency that is a legal tender. The main purpose of this crypto-asset is to be used as a means of exchange inside th
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
August 16, 2023

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted as AGIC Capital’s PRC legal counsel in this transaction.
Netherlands CMS Netherlands
August 16, 2023

MiCAR defines Asset-referenced tokens (ARTs) as a type of crypto-asset that is not an electronic money token and that purports to maintain a stable value by referencing another value or right or a combination thereof, including one or more official currencies.
August 16, 2023

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USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
August 15, 2023

As states across the country develop laws addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a patchwork of requirements has begun to emerge, creating challenges for those who manufacture, distribute, and sell products around the country. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has created a solution for clients and the general public designed to help...
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
August 14, 2023

Amid mounting concerns over climate change, Indonesia is poised to enter a new era of carbon trading with the imminent implementation of a newly passed regulation, scheduled to take effect from September 2023.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
August 14, 2023

On July 14 th , 2023, Genneia S.A. (“ Genneia ”) issued Notes for a nominal value equivalent to US$70,867,627: (i) Class XXXIX Notes denominated in U.S. Dollars, subscribed in Argentine Pesos or in kind through the delivery of Class XXIX or Class XXXII Notes and payable in Argentine Pesos at the exchange rate established in the offering...
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
August 14, 2023

Grupo Albanesi's public offering of US$9,164,613 Class XXIII Notes due January 20, 2026, and US$15,332,249 Class XXIV Notes due July 20, 2025, issued by Generación Mediterránea S.A. and Central Térmica Roca S.A. under their US$1,000,000,000 Notes Program.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
August 14, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised ASPRO Servicios Petroleros S.A. in entry to the PyME CNV Special Guaranteed Public Offering Regime. Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised in the issuance of Series I Class II Notes of ASPRO Servicios Petroleros S.A.
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.
Campbells
August 11, 2023

To encourage new blood donors and regular blood donations, Campbells LLP (Cayman Islands) will hold a firm-wide blood drive initiative in September to highlight the importance of regular blood donations to keep stocks and quality of donations high.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
August 8, 2023

Contracts can be accepted in a variety of ways many of us are familiar with, from an informal handshake to signing on the dotted line. Now a court in Canada has ruled that even emojis can signal acceptance of a contract. What could be the application in Irish law?
Gross Brown
August 8, 2023

Gross Brown (Paraguay) participated in a recycling and improving the quality of life program for WLG | impact '23.
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.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
July 31, 2023

Following public criticism over a spate of cases involving state officials living in luxury beyond their means, the House of Representatives and the Government of Indonesia are preparing a new law for the confiscation of assets related to criminal actions (“Bill”).
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP, Gianni & Origoni
July 31, 2023

Italian law firm Gianni & Origoni and the Greek law firm Bahas Gramatidis and Partners together assisted Enel S.p.A. to sign an agreement with Macquarie Asset Management, for the sale of 50% of Enel Green Power Hellas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel S.p.A. in Greece, for a consideration of approximately €345 million, representing a total...
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.
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.
India AZB & Partners
July 30, 2023

AZB & Partners is acting for TA Associates, in BPEA EQT’s acquisition of a majority stake in Indira IVF.
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).
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.
July 26, 2023

Leave it to me to select a local business for my WLG | impact profile incorporating a winery. Naturally, the idea dawned on me over a glass of wine. The glass was Fauna and the winery was Lightfoot & Wolfville, a local biodynamic farm.
India AZB & Partners
July 25, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for Aegon on its exit from its joint venture company, Aegon Life Insurance Company Limited by way of sale to Bandhan Financial Holdings.
Netherlands CMS Netherlands
July 24, 2023

Mark your calendar for a ground-breaking event at the intersection of life sciences and law! We are excited to announce 'Blurring Boundaries', a one-of-a-kind meeting aiming to navigate the fast-paced changes in the life sciences sector.
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.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
July 23, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires S.A.U. and Banco Santander Argentina S.A. (the “ Bookrunners and Placement Agents ”) and Balanz Capital Valores S.A.U., TPCG Valores S.A.U. y Banco Patagonia S.A. (together with Bookrunners and Placement Agents, the “ Placement Agents ”), as placement agents, in Tecpetrol...
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
July 23, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja acted as legal counsel to MSU S.A. in the public offering of its 6.50% Series XIII Notes for US$ 25,000,000 issued on July 17, 2023, and due July 17, 2026, under its US$ 150,000,000 Global Notes Program.
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
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
July 20, 2023

Federal Agencies Issue Joint Policy Statement on Commercial Real Estate Loan Workouts Providing Valuable Guidance for Lenders.
Arnold & Porter
July 20, 2023

Arnold & Porter (Washington, DC, USA) has continued its long-standing commitment to advancing women in the legal industry through concerted efforts to develop and grow an internal pipeline of accomplished women professionals poised to take on leadership roles inside and outside the firm.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
July 19, 2023

In a challenging first half of the year, the law firm accounted for 4% of the total transactions in the market.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
July 19, 2023

After Indonesia’s Constitutional Court upheld contested provisions of the Personal Data Protection Law, the government is now drafting derivative regulations that will provide details on data processing requirements and sanctions for non-compliance with the new law.
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.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
July 17, 2023

An overview of its applicability, key exemptions, notice requirements, individual requirements, enforcement, and more.
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 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.
India AZB & Partners
July 16, 2023

AZB & Partners advised Jefferies India Private Limited and IIFL Securities Limited, the brokers for the offer for sale by Patanjali Ayurved Limited on the sale of equity shares in Patanjali Foods Limited.
Spain Cuatrecasas
July 16, 2023

The end of the second quarter brings significant developments to labor relations in Spain.
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.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
July 13, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised Oleoductos del Valle S.A in the successful issuance of the Class 3 Notes for an amount of US$60,000,000 (Dollars sixty million) with a fixed rate of 0.00%, maturing on July 10, 2027 (the " Class 3 Notes " or the " Notes ”, indistinctly).
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
July 13, 2023

On July 5, 2023, Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A. (“AA2000”) issued Class 10 dollar-linked notes at zero rate and 110.65% issuance price, due on July 5, 2025, to be paid exclusively in kind through the delivery of Class 3 Notes at certain exchange ratio, for a face value of US$25,061,312 (the “Class 10 Notes”).
Spain Cuatrecasas
July 13, 2023

Cuatrecasas advises MedVida Partners de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A. on the agreement with Vida-Caixa, S.A. de Seguros y Reaseguros to acquire a life insurance portfolio in run-off of SA Nostra Compañía de Seguros de Vida, S.A.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
July 13, 2023

The Companies Law & Corporate Governance Department of Bruchou & Funes de Rioja, lead by partners Maria Lucila Winschel and Florencia Angélico, obtained the Quality Management System certification.
Cuatrecasas
July 12, 2023

Royal Decree 571/2023, of July 4, approves the long-awaited implementing regulation on foreign direct investment
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.
Faegre Drinker
July 11, 2023

This article provides an overview of ESG antitrust concerns and strategies companies should consider to avoid antitrust scrutiny before implementing ESG efforts.
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.
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.
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.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
July 9, 2023

New partners join the law firm to contribute to the practice areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and White-Collar Crimes.
India AZB & Partners
July 6, 2023

AZB & Partners is advising IDFC FIRST Bank Limited on the proposed merger of IDFC Limited and IDFC Financial Holding Company Limited with it by way of a composite scheme of amalgamation.
TozziniFreire Advogados
July 6, 2023

This initiative focus on the promotion of the rights and inclusion of five main groups: race, gender, people with disabilities, refugees, and LGBTI+.
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.
India AZB & Partners
July 5, 2023

AZB & Partners is acting for auto parts firm Jayem Automotives Private Limited where TI Clean Mobility (of the Murugappa Group) is acquiring 50% for INR 206 crores.
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
July 4, 2023

Spanish Minister for Justice, Pilar Llop, granted the Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Raymond of Peñafort to Rafael Fontana, senior partner of Cuatrecasas, recognizing his work and drive in the legal sector during the over 40 years he has been practicing law.
India AZB & Partners
July 4, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for ERGO International AG (‘ERGO’) on the sale of stake by ERGO in HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd to HDFC Limited, by way of a secondary sale of shares.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
July 4, 2023

Indonesia’s House of Representatives and government earlier this year enacted a new Criminal Code that was decades in the making. Law No. 1 of 2023 on the Criminal Code (“New KUHP”) introduces substantial changes to the criminal law framework, including provisions that specifically affect companies.
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.
India AZB & Partners
July 3, 2023

AZB & Partners advised WWD Ruby Limited (“WWD”) on its stake sale of 3,030,215 equity shares, aggregating up to INR 4,172.90 million, in Sapphire Foods India Limited.
India AZB & Partners
July 2, 2023

We are pleased to announce the induction of Sudish Sharma as Partner – Corporate/M&A
India AZB & Partners
July 2, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for ICICI Bank Limited and ICICI Securities Limited on the proposed delisting of ICICI Securities through a pioneering scheme under Regulation 37 of the SEBI (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2021.
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.
India AZB & Partners
June 30, 2023

We are delighted to announce the opening of our Chennai Office under the leadership of Aarthi Sivanandh. The team includes Partner Bhavana Alexander (who focuses on Corporate/M&A practice) and associates.
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
June 29, 2023

Cuatrecasas advised Banco Santander, CaixaBank and a group of financial institutions on preparing their first restructuring plan and the first request for court approval submitted, under the new consolidated text of the Spanish Insolvency Act.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 29, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advise on the first issuance of Sustainable Bonds by the Province of Mendoza and on the refinancing of its debt.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 29, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja assisted in the issuance of trust securities under the "Centrocard Créditos V" Financial Trust of the Program of Financial Trusts “CENTROCARD”.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 29, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advise on Banco de Servicios y Transacciones S.A. Series XIII Notes issuance for a nominal value of $2,107,000.000.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 29, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised on the Issuance of new notes by Compañía General de Combustibles under its Frequent Issuer program.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 29, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised in successful YPF’s Series XXV Notes issuance for an aggregate value of U$S125,000,000 subscribed under YPF´s Frequent Issuer Notes Program.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 29, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised in the issuance of Additional Class 1 Notes and Class 2 Notes of Oleoductos del Valle S.A.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 29, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised YPF S.A. and TCA Tanoira Cassagne advised Macro Securities S.A.U., Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires S.A.U., Banco Santander Argentina S.A, and Nación Bursátil S.A. as placement agents, in YPF S.A.’s issuance of Series XXV Additional Notes for an aggregate value of US$138,000,000 subscribed under YPF´s...
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.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
June 28, 2023

Indonesia is readying for innovative financing in its creative economy sector by allowing intellectual property (“IP”) assets to be used as collateral to obtain financial support. While this concept was actually introduced in legislation several years ago, it is only now coming into effect from July 2023.
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.
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.
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?
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 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).
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").
Makarim & Taira S.
June 21, 2023

Indonesia’s commitment to combat climate change was demonstrated by President Joko Widodo at the United Nations’ 21st Conference of the Parties (“COP-21”) in 2015.
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.
Locke Lord LLP
June 19, 2023

Locke Lord LLP (Massachusetts, U.S.A.) is committed to giving back to the communities in which we work and live through our considerable investment of time and resources in making sure our business initiatives are part of creating a better world around us.
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
June 19, 2023

In 2021, Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners (Greece) launched the fundraising project "Replanting the Olive Groves of Ancient Olympia”. The Ancient Olympia area suffered catastrophic fires resulting in the destruction of 450,000 olive trees.
Soulier Avocats
June 19, 2023

As part of WLG ׀ impact ‘23 , Soulier Avocats (France) partnered with the soccer division of the multi-sports club called Rhodia-Vaise Club to host a cleaning session.
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.
World Law Group
June 14, 2023

Many people may not know that the fashion industry is a significant source of global pollution. WLG's Beth Castro found one business that is taking small steps to make an impact on a big problem and one related activity she could participate in directly.
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.
India AZB & Partners
June 14, 2023

We are delighted to inform that Sarah Jayne Rufus, who was a senior associate at AZB & Partners from 2006 till 2010 is rejoining AZB as a Partner in our Aviation Law Practice.
Spain Cuatrecasas
June 12, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised Banco Caminos and Bancofar on registering a dual mortgage-backed bond program on the Spanish Alternative Fixed-Income Market (MARF) for a joint maximum total of €200 million, €90 million for Banco Caminos and €110 for Bancofar.
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.
India AZB & Partners
June 12, 2023

AZB & Partners advised Cube Highways on its acquisition of Baharampore - Farakka Highways Limited (BFHL) from the HCC Group.
India AZB & Partners
June 12, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions Private Limited, one of the largest providers of green, clean energy to corporate consumers in Asia, in relation to its fund raise from Brookfield Renewables.
Spain Cuatrecasas
June 11, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised the Elecnor Group on registering a multi-currency commercial paper program on the Spanish Alternative Fixed-Income Market (MARF)—with a maximum outstanding balance of €400 million.
Spain Cuatrecasas
June 11, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised Sacyr Servicios, a subsidiary of Sacyr (BME:SCYR), on the sale of Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales to a fund of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, for €734 million.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
June 11, 2023

TozziniFreire Advogados has hired a new partner, boosting its tax practice. Fernanda Ramos Pazello joins the firm to contribute with her experience in tax litigation.
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"
World Law Group
June 9, 2023

For WLG | impact '23, WLG Staff Team Member Tori Mowery participated in the Clean the Bay Your Way DIY Week as part of The Chesapeake Bay Foundation 's (CBF) annual Clean the Bay Day program. The Chesapeake Bay is a system dangerously out of balance, with low water quality standards, toxic contaminants, and aquatic life in danger. For...
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.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 8, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advise on Vista Energy Argentina’s Notes issuance for USD 40,785,237.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 8, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised on the A/B loan agreement granted by CAF to Pan American Energy, Sucursal Argentina for an aggregate amount of US$300,000,000, due 2029.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 8, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advise on the issuance of Notes by ARCOR S.A.I.C for AR$22,000,000,000.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 8, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised in Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia S.A.’s Additional Series K Notes, Series M Notes and Series N Notes issuance.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 8, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja acted as counsel to the banks in a US$96,000,000 syndicated loan. Compañía General de Combustibles S.A. is a leading energy company in Argentina dedicated, by itself and through its subsidiaries, to the development, exploration and production of oil and gas and, to a lesser extent, liquefied petroleum gas. It owns...
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)...
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 8, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advise on Vista Energy Argentina’s Notes issuance for USD 13,500,000 (the “ Series XX Notes ”). The issuance was carried out under the company’s Global Program of up to US$800,000,000.
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.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 8, 2023

olinos Agro S.A., together with Molinos Overseas Commodities S.A., secured financing for up to US$250,000,000 from IDB Invest. The uncommitted financing consists of a direct loan of up to US$50 million, and up to US$200 million of mobilized funds, with Santander and Rabobank as lead arrangers. This funding aims to ensure short and medium-term...
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 8, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja acted as legal advisor in the issuance of ARCOR S.A.I.C., one of the main food produces in Argentina, of its Series 19 Notes for an amount of US$ 77,000,000 (the “Series 21 Notes”) under the Arcor´s MTN Program for the Issuance of Notes for an amount of up to US$ 1,200,000,000 (or its equivalent in other currencies...
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
June 7, 2023

The Texas Legislature recently passed and sent to Governor Abbott House Bill 19, a bill that creates new, specialized courts with jurisdiction over certain types of civil actions involving large business disputes.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
June 7, 2023

The Indonesian Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (“KPPU”) has issued KPPU Regulation No. 2 of 2023 on the Procedures for Handling Monopolistic and Unfair Business Practice Cases (“KPPU Reg. 2/2023”)
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.
Argentina, Spain Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 5, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja and Cuatrecasas acted as legal advisors to GOintegro and Edenred, respectively, in the acquisition of 75% of the share capital of GOintegro. In addition to the founders of GOintegro, the sellers are the private equity funds Riverwood Capital and Kazek. Endeavor Global also agreed to sell its stake in the holding...
Spain Cuatrecasas
June 5, 2023

Cuatrecasas has advised Druni—a perfumery, cosmetics and health & beauty retailer—on the agreement signed with Arenal and MC Sonae to create a leading beauty and wellness retailer in Spain, with a turnover of approximately €800 million.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
June 5, 2023

On May 3, 2023, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a final rule , on a 3-2 vote, which will require enhanced disclosure relating to issuer share repurchases. This client alert discusses both the new rules and some of their potential impacts. The final rule reflects several notable changes to the requirements contemplated...
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.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 5, 2023

Pampa Energía S.A. (" Pampa Energía ") the leading, independent and integrated energy company in Argentina with participation in electricity and gas value chain, successfully completed the placement and issuance in the local market of: (i) 4.99% Series 16 corporate bonds, for US$ 55,744,200, due November 4, 2025, denominated, subscribed,...
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.
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+).
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...
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.
WongPartnership LLP
June 1, 2023

WongPartnership LLP (Singapore) embarked on a carbon-neutral firm trip to Seoul, South Korea in August. Over three months before the firm trip, every firm member has endeavored to reduce 700 kg of carbon dioxide emissions each, equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions each passenger will generate on an economy class roundtrip flight to Seoul.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
June 1, 2023

As part of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP's (Canada - Québec) ongoing commitment to give back to our community, it is tradition for Davies students to plan and participate in various events in support of charitable organizations.
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.
Greenberg Glusker LLP
June 1, 2023

Over the past few years, Greenberg Glusker (California - U.S.A.) has held creative and innovative campaigns to raise funds for the Food Bank. It has taken the shape of the Pie a Partner challenge, the Attorney Karaoke challenge, and Lip Sync Battles. This year, we held an in-person event in our offices—Casino Night!
CMS Netherlands
June 1, 2023

CMS Netherlands contributes to WLG | impact '23 on multiple fronts.
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.
May 31, 2023

World Law Group members participated in the third-annual network-wide Corporate Social Responsibility initiative— WLG | impact , throughout June. See how our members made a difference locally and around the globe.
CMS Belgium
May 31, 2023

During WLG | impact '23 CMS Belgium has been granted a silver medal from Ecovadis.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
May 31, 2023

It's no secret that the rapid increase in interest rates over the past year has resulted in an extremely challenged CRE lending environment. Even where a borrower secures a commitment for traditional financing, the higher interest rates, tight covenants, and onerous reserve, deposit and guaranty requirements often make such debt unattractive....
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.
Bech-Bruun
May 30, 2023

Bech-Brrun has developed the collaboration program, BB Impact. With BB Impact, we work determinedly with some of Denmark's talented startups to fulfill the 17 UN Global Goals for sustainable development through innovation and out-of-the-box thinking.
India AZB & Partners
May 29, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for Ravindra Energy in the construction of its recent solar power park in Solapur, Maharashtra in collaboration with Hyundai Construction Equipment India Private Limited for the supply of power to C&I (commercial and industrial consumers)
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.
World Law Group
May 29, 2023

The World Law Group Staff Team will participate in WLG | impact '23 by either joining a local initiative in their communities and writing about their experience in a blog post or interviewing a local organization that is working on sustainable practices and writing a blog post.
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.
VILAF
May 26, 2023

About one in seven people entering a hospital need blood, and just one pint of blood can save three lives. To help with this need, VILAF (Vietnam) held a blood drive for WLG | impact .
Sorainen
May 25, 2023

Sorainen (The Baltics) reducedtheir carbon footprint by challenging team members to walk or bike to work and celebrating World Bicycle Day on June 3.
MinterEllison
May 25, 2023

MinterEllison (Australia) will continue to participate in The Chancery Lane Project for WLG | impact '23 .
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
May 25, 2023

Alfaro Abogados (Argentina) participated in WLG | impact '23 not only in June, but year round!
Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr
May 25, 2023

Urenda, Rencoret, Orrego y Dörr (Chile) enhanced their existing recycling programs for paper, water drums, and ink toners, while also introducing new recycling programs for batteries and coffee grounds.
Chandler MHM Limited
May 25, 2023

Representatives from Chandler MHM (Thailand) have been regularly visiting schools in Thailand to provide a broad range of support. The support has included developing the school gardens to grow vegetables which will supplement the school lunch programs.
PLMJ
May 24, 2023

International Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual event held in September to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the coastal environment. As part of this initiative, PLMJ (Portugal) launched a campaign in June to encourage its staff to take part in one of four beach clean-up initiatives in September in Porto, Lisbon, Faro, and Luanda.
Guyer & Regules
May 24, 2023

In October 2021 Guyer & Regules (Uruguay) launched their most ambitious initiative to date: a fully operative internal recycling program in alliance with a specialized local waste management company.
Spain Cuatrecasas
May 24, 2023

Main developments of the Housing Act affecting large property holders, developers and funds operating in the real estate sector.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
May 23, 2023

The Indonesian government’s decision to move the country's capital city from Jakarta to Ibu Kota Nusantara (“IKN”) in East Kalimantan has generated a lot of excitement, as well as plenty of questions over how the ambitious project will be funded.
Italy Gianni & Origoni
May 22, 2023

Through our GOP CARES program our firm has continued to carry out and consolidate many initiatives dedicated to the environment (GOP Cares Green), its people (GOP Cares Social), and governance (GOP Cares Work).
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.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
May 22, 2023

Makarim & Taira S. (M&T) has entered a new chapter in its 43 rd year as one of Indonesia’s leading law firms, with the appointment of Maria Sagrado as the new Managing Partner in May 2023. Maria has been part of the firm for more than 22 years. She began her journey at M&T as a Trainee and rose through the ranks to become a Partner...
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.
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.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
May 18, 2023

Hunton Andrews Kurth (Texas, USA) hosted various events/projects across many of its US offices as part of WLG | impact '23 .
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

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.
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...
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.
Cuatrecasas
May 13, 2023

Cuatrecasas (Spain) launched several initiatives in the last year to align its services with its clients' challenges and the objectives of the Paris Agreement, including registering its carbon footprint, designing a sustainable mobility plan, designing a circular economy plan, and committing to helping clients with their ESG strategies.
ENS
May 12, 2023

ENSafrica's (South Africa) 2023 initiative aligned with two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Decent Work and Economic Growth (Goal 8) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (Goal 11).
India AZB & Partners
May 12, 2023

AZB is advising KKR on the proposed sale of their stake in Virescent Renewable Energy Trust to India Grid Trust for ~INR 4,000 crores. Once completed, this will be the first deal in which an InvIT acquires another InvIT.
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.
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.
Formosa Transnational
May 11, 2023

Formosa Transnational (Taiwan) has been working toward a sustainable workplace since 2021. For WLG | impact '23 , the firm assisted the Taiwanese government in drawing up regulations for environmental sustainability and carbon neutrality, and more.
Faegre Drinker
May 11, 2023

Faegre Drinker (Illinois, U.S.A.) ran their Native Pollinator Garden Program to promote the repopulation of communities with native plants that support pollinators. During the program, those who bought native pollinator plants June 12–30 were reimbursed up to $30 by the firm.
Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
May 11, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja (Argrentina) will be participating in a waste electrical and electronic equipment reduction project amongt all its members.
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+).
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
May 11, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja acted as legal advisor to Central Puerto (“ CEPU ”) in the acquisition of Empresas Verdes Argentina S.A., Las Misiones S.A. and Estancia Celina S.A. by Proener S.A.U., a wholly owned subsidiary of CEPU. The operation includes the acquisition of 88.063 hectares of forestry real estate in the province of Corrientes,...
Cuatrecasas
May 10, 2023

The MotoGP Court of Appeal has issued its decision on the appeal against the disciplinary sanction imposed on Marc Márquez by the MotoGP Stewards Panel.
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
May 10, 2023

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (Philippines) , in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), held an orientation on “The Role of Forests in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption,” for SyCipLaw’s legal and non-legal staff on June 27, 2023.
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.
India AZB & Partners
May 10, 2023

AZB & Partners acted for Filter Capital on Healthtech startup THB’s recent funding round of US$ 20 million which was led by Filter Capital and Edelweiss Discovery Fund Series-I.
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.
Taylor Wessing
May 9, 2023

Taylor Wessing (Germany) combined the social dimension of sustainability with the ecological dimension and focused on the topic of sustainable mobility.
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.
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
May 8, 2023

Cuatrecasas advised Stoneweg Hospitality, the hotel investment arm of the global real estate company Stoneweg, on acquiring hotel La Niña, a four-star hotel in Costa Adeje (Tenerife), and hotel Palace de Muro, a five-star hotel in Muro (Mallorca).
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).
Setterwalls
May 7, 2023

Setterwalls (Sweden) donated extra to Vi-Agroforestry by planting ten trees every day of the month of June to support the essential work in improving the climate.
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
Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados
May 6, 2023

Due to the high temperatures, rains and overflowing rivers caused by Cyclone Yaku and climate change, many people on the northern Peruvian coast lost their homes, animals, and crops where they were engaged in subsistence agriculture. A team of ten members of Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados (Peru) traveled to the communities of Íllimo and...
MinterEllisonRuddWatts
May 5, 2023

MinterEllisonRuddWatts (New Zealand) is committed to reducing their carbon footprint. They used the month of June to highlight different initiatives everyone can do to help reduce their carbon emissions.
Goodmans LLP
May 5, 2023

This spring, Goodmans LLP (Ontario, Canada) participated in a litter collection initiative through the City of Toronto, “Clean Toronto Together."
Herzog Fox & Neeman
May 4, 2023

For Israel Independence Day, Herzog Fox & Neeman employees received reusable picnic sets to move away from disposables and will organize community activities.
Mason Hayes & Curran
May 3, 2023

Mason Hayes & Curran (Ireland) participated in Sandymount Beach Clean-up with Clean Coasts— a featured event that took place during MHC Green Month (May 2023) involving 30 staff members
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
May 3, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised on Grupo Albanesi's public offering of US$ 19,361,471 Class XX Notes due July 27, 2025 and US$ 25,938,005 Class XXI Notes due April 17, 2025, issued by Generación Mediterránea S.A. and Central Térmica Roca S.A. under their US$ 700,000,000 Global Notes Program.
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
May 3, 2023

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja advised in successful YPF’s Series XXIII Notes, Series XXII Notes and Additional Series XXII Notes issuance.
India AZB & Partners
May 3, 2023

AZB & Partners is advising KKR on their proposed additional investment of US$ 250 million in Serentica Renewables (a JV platform KKR has established with Sterlite Power to operate and maintain C&I projects).
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
May 3, 2023

Celulosa Argentina S.A. successfully completed the offering of U$S10,295,290 9.5% Additional Class 17 Notes due 2025.
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...