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Costa Rica Arias
July 9, 2024

Our offices throughout Central America implemented sustainability initiatives.
Canada - Ontario Goodmans LLP
July 9, 2024

A recent approval under the Investment Canada Act (“ICA”), and a policy statement by the Minister, signals important developments for investors into Canada.
Uruguay Guyer & Regules
July 8, 2024

As part of World Environment Day and this year's UN slogan, we carried out a joint activity with AMBA, an NGO to which we provide probono services.   Organización Civil Amba is a non-profit organisation that since 2016 develops several projects to protect biodiversity in the province of Rocha. They work in the preservation of...
Israel Herzog Fox & Neeman
July 7, 2024

A diverse team from Herzog Fox & Neeman went to MOLET's studio at the Design Terminal in Bat Yam to help build furniture from recycled materials for evacuees from Kibbutz Kissufim as part of the “Building Hope” project.
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
July 5, 2024

On June 28, by a large majority in the House of Representatives, with 147 votes in favor and 107 against, the "Ley de Bases" was approved. This bill promotes private enterprise and the free development of industry and commerce, while limiting any unnecessary state intervention. But it only defines the main guiding principles that...
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
July 5, 2024

In today's digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) has evolved from a mere trend into an essential tool that is revolutionizing the way we work and live. Among the most noteworthy innovations is generative AI, a technology that, although still in development, is already transforming various industries, including the legal sector.
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
July 5, 2024

The report “AI, data governance, and privacy: Synergies and areas of international co-operation” published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) explores the intersection of AI and privacy and ways in which relevant policy communities can work together to address related risks, especially with the rise of...
Vietnam VILAF
July 4, 2024

The Land Law 2024 that shall take effect on 1 August 2024 introduces a new regulation that allows non-bank entities to take security over land use rights. This article will explore how this regulation could impact the real estate financing market and the opportunities and challenges it could bring for both lenders and borrowers.
Mexico Santamarina y Steta S.C.
July 4, 2024

Each year, 900.000 tons of electronic waste are generated in Mexico. Its careful and responsible management is essential for the conservation of the environment.
USA - Illinois Faegre Drinker
July 1, 2024

The Supreme Court has rejected the bankruptcy court's authority to grant through confirmation of a plan nonconsensual third-party releases without consent of creditors in a narrow ruling that does not impact plans confirmed by final order and does not opine on acceptable forms of consent. For the jurisdictions that permit consensual third-party...
Finland Castrén & Snellman
June 27, 2024

"There has been a shift in mandatory ESG regulation in the last few years and most of our clients are still playing catch-up. ESG is penetrating all areas of law and ESG must be incorporated throughout a firm’s service offering."
USA - Georgia Miller & Martin PLLC
June 27, 2024

Miller & Martin PLLC welcomes attorney Brent Howard as a member of the firm practicing in the Trusts, Estates and Wealth Management Practice Group.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
June 27, 2024

Focused on industries, sectors and regions, the cycles spotlight practice areas, partners, and associates
Canada - Ontario Goodmans LLP
June 26, 2024

Effective August 19, 2024, businesses subject to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) must report transactions suspected to be related to sanctions evasion to the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC). FINTRAC recently issued guidance on when and how to report such...
Guatemala Arias
June 26, 2024

The punitive actions announced by the SAT on May 21 regarding the splitting of C/F invoices would imply more legal risks for the issuer than for the offender.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 26, 2024

We are delighted to announce the promotion of four new partners, further solidifying our position as a legal leader in Ireland.
Namibia ENS
June 25, 2024

Namibia is upgrading its transportation infrastructure to facilitate investment and position itself as a logistics hub for road, rail, and sea transportation, connecting neighboring countries to the global marketplace, and establishing itself as a green hydrogen investment destination. Green hydrogen production is expected to contribute...
Rwanda ENS
June 25, 2024

Rwanda experiences comparatively high levels of stability and security by regional standards and has continued to protect its political stability since the 1994 genocide. The country boasts a track record of robust economic growth and a strong reputation for low corruption. ENS, member firm for South Africa, explores areas of opportunity,...
Costa Rica Arias
June 25, 2024

Labor relations are crucial for companies, yet they face significant legal challenges. Adhering to clear contracts, proper worker classifications, and regulatory benefits is essential to avoid legal issues and safeguard corporate value. Regularly evaluating compliance with labor regulations helps mitigate operational and legal risks.
Denmark Bech-Bruun
June 25, 2024

Legally, Denmark offers a transparent and efficient legal system that is easy to navigate and provides strong protection of intellectual property rights. The country's legislation is modern, efficient, and in line with EU legislation, which supports international trade and investments. Denmark's consistentlyconsistent high ranking in 'Ease of...
Germany CMS Germany
June 25, 2024

The circular economy offers multiple investment opportunities across nearly all sectors and is on top of the political agenda in Germany. However, while the country offers opportunities for growth and innovation, businesses must navigate a dynamic landscape shaped by political transitions, economic challenges, and evolving regulatory frameworks...
Argentina Bruchou & Funes de Rioja
June 25, 2024

Bruchou & Funes de Rioja has won the Professional Development Firm of the Year Latin America Award at the Legal Benchmarking Group Social Impact Americas Awards 2024.
Honduras Arias
June 25, 2024

By Agreement No. SAR-237-2024, the deadline for filing the Monthly Purchase Declaration for Sales Tax (DMC) is shortened from 20 to 5 days.
El Salvador Arias
June 24, 2024

The use of electronic signatures expedites administrative procedures before the Tax Authority, reduces costs and eliminates geographical barriers. This digital tool, which has the same legal value as a handwritten signature, benefits both the tax administration and local and foreign taxpayers, promoting the modernization and efficiency of tax...
Panama Arias
June 24, 2024

In Panama, all advertising that intends to promote products or services that have an impact on the health of the population must be approved by the Panamanian Ministry of Health. Therefore, it is essential to know the regulations that apply to obtain this type of authorization.
Costa Rica Arias
June 24, 2024

Costa Rica's environmental protection is hindered by budget cuts and a lack of specialized judges, leaving over 8000 cases unresolved. Decentralized efforts face resource shortages, highlighting the need for robust legal frameworks, adequate funding, and community participation. Strengthening judicial capacity and implementing the Escazú...
Nicaragua Arias
June 24, 2024

New Law creates the National Attorney Office for the Defense of Free Competition and Alternative Dispute Resolution, a new entity that integrates the functions of the National Institute for the Promotion of Competition (PROCOMPETENCIA) and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Directorate (DIRAC), with the purpose of centralizing the defense of...
Honduras Arias
June 24, 2024

The Ministry of Finance adjusts the Production and Consumption Tax by five-point nineteen percent (5.19%) in accordance with the year-to-year variation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2023.
Honduras Arias
June 24, 2024

Honduras has taken a step towards reducing the gender inequality gap in the workplace by approving and implementing the new Labor Inspection Protocol, specifically focused on gender discrimination in employment and occupation. This agreement, approved by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (SETRASS), aims to reduce discrimination,...
Sweden Setterwalls
June 24, 2024

At Setterwalls, we strive to run our business in a responsible and sustainable way that considers social, environmental and governance factors at all levels and for the long term.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 23, 2024

L-R: Stephen Cowhey with Vanessa Byrne and Michael Doran We are pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen Cowhey to partner in our market-leading  Real Estate team . Stephen supports clients through the entire real estate project lifecycle, from acquisition, development and financing to operation and sale. Having worked on...
USA - Washington Lane Powell PC
June 21, 2024

It has been a busy 2024 for federal agencies and the Oregon and Washington legislatures, which have ushered in new laws and regulations that affect employer-employee relationships in senior living communities.
Guatemala Arias
June 21, 2024

Due to the increase in chronic diseases related to diet in Central America, front-of-package nutritional warning labels have been proposed to provide more information and enable better consumption decisions.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 21, 2024

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the amount of legislation generated at an EU level with a view to improving cybersecurity across Europe. The Network and Information Security Directive (NIS2), the Cyber Resilience Act, the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) and the EU Cybersecurity Act are each aimed at...
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 21, 2024

A recent English court decision looked at whether injunctions are a suitable remedy for stopping breaches of confidentiality. The court concluded that if someone breaks a confidentiality agreement and it is hard for the wronged party to prove and receive damages, an injunction will be an appropriate solution. We examine the decision.
Panama Arias
June 19, 2024

The protection of personal data is essential in the digital era, where private information can be easily shared, which is why Panama reinforces in its regulatory body with Law number 81 on Personal Data Protection.
New Zealand MinterEllisonRuddWatts
June 19, 2024

Unlocking new opportunities: A guide to investing and doing business in New Zealand.
Kenya ENS
June 18, 2024

Kenya boasts one of the most diversified and advanced economies in Africa, which rebounded rapidly from the COVID-19 pandemic. The country provides various tax and investment incentives to both local and foreign investors, including tax holidays, duty-free importations, and a 100% investment deduction on capital expenditures for eligible...
Ghana ENS
June 18, 2024

While Ghana's government welcomes foreign private investment, the investment legislation prescribes local participation requirements for certain sectors to limit foreign domination in the economy. From a cultural perspective, Ghanaian people enjoy getting to know their business associates personally before beginning formal business proceedings....
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
June 18, 2024

This article highlights some of the most notable developments, showcasing how AI is transforming the administration of justice.
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
June 17, 2024

The article explores the copyrightability of AI-generated images in China, focusing on a landmark case adjudicated by the Beijing Internet Court. In the "Spring Breeze" case, the court recognized the copyrightability of AI-generated images, setting a relatively low standard for judging originality. This contrasts with the cautious...
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 16, 2024

We are pleased to announce the promotion of  Kim Bowen  to partner in our  Employment Law & Benefits  team. The firm now employs over 600 staff in Ireland, the UK and the US, dedicated to delivering bespoke, innovative client solutions. Kim specializes in  Business Immigration , offering expert advice to...
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 14, 2024

The Workplace Relations Commission has made another landmark award of compensation in recent weeks. A leading academic at a third-level institution was awarded €300,000 in compensation for being unfairly dismissed by his employer. We review the impact of this decision and what employers can do next.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 14, 2024

The UK ICO has recently published guidelines on transparency in health and social care. We look at the implications for organisations, including those looking to use personal data for research.
El Salvador Arias
June 14, 2024

Occupational safety is applicable in all workplaces, both in public and private institutions. Their implementation is influenced by factors such as the number of workers, company activities, workplace facilities, etc. With the objective of guaranteeing an adequate level of protection against the different occupational health and safety risks for...
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.
England Gowling WLG
June 13, 2024

"I'm looking forward to hearing from all members about the trends they are seeing. I'm particularly immersed in SEP-FRAND and those areas of IP most affected by AI: patents, copyright and trade secrets.”
Italy Gianni & Origoni
June 13, 2024

Gianni & Origoni was nominated "Law Firm of The Year" at the 2024 Legalcommunity Corporate Awards
Germany Taylor Wessing
June 12, 2024

The Act to Accelerate the Digitalization of the Healthcare System (“Digital Act”) was announced on 26 March 2024. In Section 393 of the Fifth Social Insurance Code (“SGB V”) as amended, the Digital Act contains far-reaching regulations on the permissibility of cloud use in the healthcare sector, which will come into force on 1 July 2024....
Ukraine Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
June 11, 2024

Since recently, activities of influencers have been attracting attention not only from users, but also from Ukrainian authorities (e.g., tax authorities). Until recently, placing advertisements within influencers’ videos, posts, stories, and messages was a grey regulatory area in Ukraine.
Makarim & Taira S.
June 11, 2024

WLG | summit Bali '24 Host Firm Makarim & Taira S. Gives Back 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...
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.
USA - Illinois Faegre Drinker
June 10, 2024

In a departure from the 2023 methodology, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) targeted contractors with large employee populations. The OFCCP updated its Supply and Service Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing last year. The new changes significantly expanded the audit scope and will require selected contractors who...
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, Ghana, Ke
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...
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 9, 2024

We are pleased to expand our  Health & Prosecutions  team with the promotion of  Fiona McNulty  to partner. Fiona advises  technology  companies and other large organizations on their obligations in criminal and regulatory matters. Her extensive expertise in criminal law, from both a prosecution and...
USA - Washington Lane Powell PC
June 7, 2024

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) regulations issued by the EEOC become effective on June 18, 2024. Passed in 2023, the PWFA is a federal law that mandates employers provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
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...
Netherlands CMS Netherlands
June 6, 2024

The EU has adopted a comprehensive regulation on artificial intelligence (AI) that aims to foster innovation, ensure trustworthiness, and protect fundamental rights. The regulation sets out harmonised rules and obligations for providers, deployers, and users of AI systems in the EU, as well as third-country actors whose AI systems affect the EU...
Germany Taylor Wessing
June 6, 2024

In a recent decision, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) further outlined the requirements for the avoidance of a transaction under insolvency law on the grounds of wilful disadvantage to creditors pursuant to section 133 of the German Insolvency Code (InsO).
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 6, 2024

A recent Supreme Court decision indicates that private energy generators could be considered to be ‘public authorities’. As a result, they may be subject to the environmental information regulatory regime, which imposes significant obligations on ‘public authorities’ to make ‘environmental information’ available on request. We consider the...
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 6, 2024

We examine a recent Commercial Court judgment dealing with termination under the RIAI Form of Contract and the contractual requirements for a making a subsequent call on a performance bond.
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 6, 2024

The European Data Protection Board’s recent report on the role of data protection officers identifies several issues and ways in which shortcomings can be addressed by companies. We look at the key learnings and set out why companies should consider the report carefully before assessing their compliance position.
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).
Norway Schjødt
June 4, 2024

Comments on the the Digital Singel Market Directive proposal and the accompanying proposed amendments.
Norway Schjødt
June 4, 2024

A short look into to some of the most relevant issues that might arise for companies operating in Norway regarding the intersection of employee innovation and intellectual property rights.
Norway Schjødt
June 4, 2024

A closer look at the effect of the Norwegian Ministry of Digitalisation and Public Governance Proposal on data centers.
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...
Germany Taylor Wessing
June 4, 2024

Taylor Wessing (Germany) promotes reading among children with the LeseAllianz Foundation (Reading Alliance). Volunteer mentors read digitally with children using an app.
France Soulier Avocats
June 3, 2024

The new legal rules on paid leave entitlement during a medical leave, and on the taking of such leave, became effective in April 2024.
Germany Taylor Wessing
June 3, 2024

In recent years, imports and the share of electric vehicles from Chinese manufacturers have been increasing in the EU. In the Commission's view, there is evidence that Chinese car manufacturers benefit from subsidies from the Chinese government and that this has a negative impact on European economic operators, i.e. leads to a distortion of...
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
June 3, 2024

SyCipLaw Shortlisted for Latest Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Awards
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
June 3, 2024

SyCipLaw Nominated for Regional Law Firm of the Year in TrustLaw Awards 2024
Ireland Mason Hayes & Curran
June 2, 2024

Martin Kelleher, Head of Corporate, with new partner Angela Freeman   We are pleased to announce the expansion of our  Corporate  team, with the promotion of  Angela Freeman  to partner. Angela brings a wealth of experience in the  Technology  and  Life Sciences  sectors. She has deep...
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,...
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
May 31, 2024

A quick review of People’s Bank of China’s latest draft rules for the new regulation on on-banking payment services.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
May 31, 2024

"The use of technology certainly brings challenges to intellectual property as is the case with discussions regarding AI platform databases. On the other hand, nowadays, we have many more tools available to help us monitor online infringements, for example, which allows us to offer broader protection to our clients."
World Law Group
May 31, 2024

A biweekly publication of important information for WLG member firms' relationship managers. This week's issue includes an introduction to a New IP Leader, Web Features Live, & Events.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
May 29, 2024

In response to rising demand for cleaner energy sources, Indonesia is easing local content requirements for electricity infrastructure projects, hoping the move will attract more foreign investment in renewable energy.
Costa Rica Arias
May 29, 2024

The Ministry of Health, by resolution MS-DM-RC-2381-2024, has prohibited the importation, use, marketing, and sale of vaporizers and liquids for these devices containing artificial nicotine or cannabinoids.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
May 29, 2024

Italian and Portuguese Desks join the firm's other global practice groups
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...
Honduras Arias
May 28, 2024

The National Congress approved the Law for the Control and Regulation of Energy Drinks, which will regulate the sale of these beverages to protect the lives and health of minors in Honduras.
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
May 27, 2024

Publication of the Draft Bill implementing the Directive on credit servicers and credit purchasers
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.
El Salvador Arias
May 27, 2024

The sanitary registration in El Salvador ensures the quality and safety of regulated products. The private sector, the leading producer of these goods, actively participates in the compliance and development of technical regulations.
Panama Arias
May 27, 2024

Effectiveness and benefits of cumulative voting system for the election of directors of a Panamanian corporation.
El Salvador Arias
May 27, 2024

Associate Carlos Fernández, lawyer in El Salvador, shares this article on the concept of irregularity in commercial companies in El Salvador and the legal implications of operating beyond the limits of their articles of association.
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
May 24, 2024

Indonesia is now actively pursuing carbon capture and storage (“CCS”) as part of its strategy to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions. This advisory provides guidance on the framework for CCS activities under Presidential Regulation No. 14 of 2024 on the Implementation of Carbon Capture & Storage Activities (“PR 14/2024”), issued...
Argentina Alfaro Abogados
May 24, 2024

Reputational risk in the mining industry is a growing concern in a context world where water demand surpasses its availability in many regions worldwide, and the responsibility for preserving this vital resource falls on companies and authorities.
France Soulier Avocats
May 23, 2024

The 7th Choose France Summit, held in May 2024, brought together nearly 200 foreign business leaders of 40 different nationalities.
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.
TozziniFreire Advogados
May 20, 2024

"For the past 25 years, I've been having fun (yes, fun!) representing clients in all types of disputes before courts, arbitral tribunals, and administrative bodies...at WLG | regional New York '24, I was very impressed with the event, its organizers, and its participants."
Finland Castrén & Snellman
May 20, 2024

Explore session highlights on AI, client-firm relationships, networking, and more.
U.S.A. - New York World Law Group
May 20, 2024

Explore session highlights on AI, client-firm relationships, networking, and more.
Ukraine Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
May 17, 2024

Starting from 15 May 2024, transferors and transferees under equity and asset M&A deals involving Ukrainian undertakings are required to notify a primary trade union organisation or, in the absence of the latter, elected representatives of a work collective about:
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
May 17, 2024

Indonesia’s franchise regulatory framework has undergone significant development since its inception in 1997. It now consists of two simplified regulations: Government Regulation No. 42 of 2007 on Franchising (“GR 42/2007”) and Minister of Trade Regulation No. 71 of 2019 on the Implementation of Franchising.
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
Ukraine Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
May 15, 2024

Sayenko Kharenko is proud to announce its participation in the Export and Capacity Building Consultation Projectю The project is implemented by the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine. As part of the initiative, the firm will provide online consultations to enhance the export potential of Ukrainian companies, particularly those in the...
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.
Ukraine Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
May 14, 2024

On 14 May 2024, the President of Ukraine signed an amendment introducing a temporary exemption from the merger filing requirement for concentrations aimed at the development and production of new technologies and goods for the Ukrainian military industry.
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
Germany Taylor Wessing
May 9, 2024

According to the German Federal Court of Justice (the Court), a “related party” (nahestehende Person) within the meaning of German insolvency law includes in the case of a legal entity, an indirect shareholder, provided that it holds more than 25% of the shares. Here, the Court will assume that the legal entity has advance knowledge of the...
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...
France Soulier Avocats
May 6, 2024

We are pleased to announce that, for the seventh year in a row, our firm is recommended by the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa in the “Environment” practice area,
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.
AZB & Partners
May 2, 2024

"At WLG | regional Bangkok '24, I found the session on 'How Allied Firms Can Serve A Client Together and Effectively' by Ms. Peangpanor Boonklum particularly engaging. Ms. Boonklum shared practical insights on managing client expectations when allied firms collaborate, drawing from her extensive experience working with different firms."
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.
World Law Group
May 1, 2024

World Law Group has numerous opportunities for you to connect virtually with your WLG colleagues over the next two months! RSVP below for upcoming events.
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...
Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam World Law Group
April 26, 2024

Takeaways from a recent Privacy & Data Protection meeting.
Thailand Chandler MHM Limited
April 26, 2024

Key conference insights: Honesty, integrity, and effective client service are crucial in law firm success.
Ukraine Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
April 25, 2024

According to the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 2024, Sayenko Kharenko has been recognised as the winner of the “National Law Firm of the Year for Ukraine” award. 
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...
France Soulier Avocats
April 25, 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.
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...
Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
April 19, 2024

"Joining WLG provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen relationships with top independent law firms globally, engage our lawyers in cross-border professional and business development, and learn more about international best practices in the legal profession.”
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...
Germany Taylor Wessing
April 18, 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. These models are particularly relevant for large online...
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
April 18, 2024

Shareholders in public companies in Indonesia will be required to disclose share pledge activities, following the issuance of a new regulation by the Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan – “OJK”). This regulation aims to enhance transparency and regulatory oversight within the country’s publicly-listed companies.
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.
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.
France Soulier Avocats
April 15, 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 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.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
April 14, 2024

Recent report released by Transactional Track Record shows the highlights of the transactional market.
Germany Taylor Wessing
April 12, 2024

In case C-741/21 (JURIS), the Court of Justice of the European Union recently answered important questions regarding liability for data breaches, the assessment of damages and the influence of human error on liability. The decision confirms and builds on recent case law. Nevertheless, the decision provides an opportunity to clarify the...
India AZB & Partners
April 11, 2024

AZB & Partners recently advised the President of India acting through the Ministry of Coal (“Seller”), for the sale of 97,064,662 equity shares aggregating to approximately 7.00% of the total paid-up equity share capital of NLC India Limited for an aggregate amount of INR 20.58 billion. The sale took place by way of the offer for sale through...
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”.
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
April 11, 2024

The award aims to highlight innovative initiatives that promote a culture of competition and compliance with antitrust laws
Germany Taylor Wessing
April 10, 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. But what happens if AI systems violate these requirements and cause damage? Unlawful behaviour is naturally difficult to attribute to AI systems...
MinterEllison, World Law Group
April 10, 2024

Takeaways from a career development session facilitated by Lauren Heron (MinterEllison) on taking ownership of your career trajectory.
India AZB & Partners
April 9, 2024

AZB & Partners advised H.I.G. Capital on the Indian aspects of its proposed acquisition of the Alight Inc.’s axiom business (i.e. payroll and professional services business) for a consideration of USD 1.2 billion.
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.
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.
India AZB & Partners
April 8, 2024

AZB & Partners advised TotalEnergies Renewables Singapore Pte Limited on its 50:50 joint venture with Adani Green Energy Limited. The new joint venture will own a 1,050 MW portfolio comprising a mix of already operational (300 MW), under construction (500 MW) and under development assets (250 MW) with a blend of both solar and wind power....
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 was Philippine counsel to J&T Global Express. The team was led by SyCipLaw partner, Arlene M. Maneja, together with partners Melyjane G. Bertillo-Ancheta, Ronald Mark C. Lleno, Franco Aristotle G. Larcina, Leah C. Abutan, and Camille Angela M. Espeleta-Castillo. Other team members included Loubelle L. Razon-Bagagnan, Mark Kevin U....
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.
WongPartnership LLP
April 4, 2024

"One particular area that I would like WLG to develop further would be thought leadership in contemporary legal matters, such as investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS). There is a lot that member firms can learn from each other, and the vast resources that all of us have could and should be fully harnessed. "
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.
India AZB & Partners
April 2, 2024

AZB & Partners advised Matrix Clothing Private Limited (MCPL) and Matrix Design & Industries Private Limited (MDIPL) on Gokaldas Exports Limited’s (GEL) acquisition of 100% of the equity share capital of MDIPL, from MCPL and its nominee, in exchange for shares of GEL and cash. Our deal team comprised of our Senior Partners Vinati Kastia...
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
India AZB & Partners
April 1, 2024

One more for #ImpactFinancing! AZB & Partners advised Standard Chartered Bank and other offshore consortium lenders on its #socialloan to Muthoot Microfin Limited. Our deal team comprised of Senior Partner Anand Shah, Partner Hufriz Wadia, Associates Shivani Agarwal, Neeraj Nainani and Kareena Sobti, with execution assistance from our Chennai...
Ukraine Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
April 1, 2024

The Procedure for the Formation and Maintenance of the National List of Websites Raising Concerns Regarding the Observance of Intellectual Property Rights (the “Procedure“) came into force on 21 March 2024.
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.
India AZB & Partners
March 29, 2024

AZB & Partners acted for Main Street Capital Corporation on Indian aspects of its acquisition (through its portfolio company Gulf Manufacturing LLC) of the Maass Global Group - a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of flanges and specialty forged products. Our deal team comprised of our Senior Partner Srinath Dasari, Partner...
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.
India AZB & Partners
March 26, 2024

AZB & Partners acted for Warburg Pincus and its controlled portfolio company Avanse Financial Services (‘Avanse’) on the recent fund raise where Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment has deployed approx. INR 900 crore of primary capital into Avanse. This round also had Avendus PE subscribe to approx. Rs. 100 crores of primary capital of Avanse. Our...
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...
Brazil TozziniFreire Advogados
March 21, 2024

The awards recognise a law firm’s pre-eminence in key jurisdictions in the region. They also reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.
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
South Korea Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
March 21, 2024

"The Korean financial supervising authority is very aggressive nowadays in tracking down financial institutions' wrongdoings and 'immoral marketing practices' in the name of consumer protection. It brings about various kinds of civil and criminal disputes for our clients, domestic or abroad, to cope with."
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.
Ukraine Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
March 14, 2024

Sayenko Kharenko has traditionally been highly recognised in the prestigious international ranking Chambers Europe 2024. This year’s research has highlighted the firm’s achievements in all practices researched in Ukraine and recognised eight lawyers in their practice areas.
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.
India AZB & Partners
March 11, 2024

AZB & Partners represented the RBI appointed Administrator of SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited & SREI Equipment Finance Limited (SREI Group) in the SREI Group’s successful takeover by National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL) under the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, thereby resolving approximately INR...
India AZB & Partners
March 11, 2024

AZB & Partners acted for Accenture on its proposed acquisition of Mindcurv, a leading company providing end-to-end digital experience services, to help expand its composable commerce capabilities. Our deal team comprised of our Senior Partner Vaidhyanadhan Iyer and Partner Vasudha Asher, Associates Shivam Gupta, Freya Irani and Rimjhim...
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.
India AZB & Partners
March 8, 2024

AZB & Partners recently advised the President of India acting through the Ministry of Power (“Seller”), for the sale of 356,626,218 equity shares aggregating to approximately 3.55% of the total paid up equity share capital of NHPC Limited for an aggregate amount of INR 23.56 billion. The sale took place by way of the offer for sale through the...
Ukraine Sayenko Kharenko (Observer Firm)
March 8, 2024

"We expect to build better relationships with top independent firms that are members of WLG, allowing us to approach bigger opportunities together arising in different jurisdictions, including the upcoming reconstruction of Ukraine.”
India AZB & Partners
March 7, 2024

AZB & Partners represented Lighthouse on its recent investment of INR 284 crores in silver jewellery brand Kushal’s. The transaction was led by our Partner Ananya Sharma and the deal team comprised of Associates Saumya Srivastava, Aryan Khanna and Shubhangi Tewari. Our due diligence team comprised of our Senior Associates Sudeshna Panigrahi...
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.
India AZB & Partners
March 5, 2024

AZB & Partners acted for Bodhi Tree on the combination of Reliance-Viacom18 and Disney’s India business, creating a USD 8.5 bn joint venture. Bodhi Tree (an investment platform led by Uday Shankar and James Murdoch with QIA as a key investor) is a joint venture partner in Viacom18. The AZB deal team comprised of our Senior Partners Ashwath...
India AZB & Partners
March 5, 2024

AZB & Partners acted for The Walt Disney Company on the combination of Viacom18 and Disney's Indian media businesses, to create a joint venture valued at approximately US$ 8.5 billion, which will be one of India's leading media companies. Our AZB deal team comprised of our Senior Partners Roxanne Anderson and Divya Mundra, Counsel Himanshoo...
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.
February 29, 2024

World Law Group has numerous opportunities for you to connect with your WLG colleagues over the next two months. Unless noted as open, events are for WLG members only . WLG jurisdictional participation policies apply – firms may not have participants from their other offices in places where WLG has a member firm.
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
India AZB & Partners
February 21, 2024

AZB & Partners is acting as IIT-Delhi’s legal counsel and assisting them in setting up their Abu Dhabi campus (which is the second overseas campus of IIT and first for IIT-Delhi), including its operations, negotiating of contracts/framework arrangements with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), secondment and hiring of...
February 21, 2024

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...
India AZB & Partners
February 12, 2024

AZB & Partners advised a member of the promoter/promoter group of Paradeep Phosphates Ltd., in the merger of Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilisers Ltd. into Paradeep Phosphates Ltd., to become one of the largest integrated private sector fertiliser companies in India. Our deal team comprised our Senior Partner Vaidhyanadhan Iyer, Counsel...
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.
USA - California Greenberg Glusker LLP
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.
India AZB & Partners
January 30, 2024

AZB & Partners advised Accenture Inc. on the India aspects of its recent acquisition of Impendi Analytics LLC and its Indian subsidiary, Impendi Analytics Private Limited, a procurement advisory and transformation services provider. Our deal team comprised of our Senior Partner Vaidhyanadhan Iyer, Partner Vasudha Asher, Senior Associate...
Spain Cuatrecasas
January 30, 2024

Cuatrecasas has advised BlueFloat Energy and Sener Renewable Investments on the entry of Plenitude as a partner.
India AZB & Partners
January 29, 2024

AZB & Partners advised and represented eMudhra Limited (the “Company”) and IIFL Securities Limited, the book running lead manager, on a qualified institutions placement of equity shares by the Company, which aggregated to INR 2,000 million. Our team comprised our senior partners, Varoon Chandra and Agnik Bhattacharyya; our senior associates,...
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.
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.
India AZB & Partners
January 25, 2024

AZB & Partners represented Bluestone Equity Partners on its growth investment in VideoVerse, the company behind Magnifi (an internationally acclaimed AI powered video editing solution), for an aggregate investment amount of USD 45 million. The deal team comprised of Senior Partner Darshika Kothari, Partner Vasudha Asher, Associates Deepti...
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.
Arnold & Porter
January 25, 2024

"I have really enjoyed seeing the sophistication and breadth of my peer WLG practitioner colleagues, many of whom are legends in their legal communities.”
India AZB & Partners
January 24, 2024

AZB & Partners acted for FabIndia and Organic India on Tata Consumer Products’ proposed acquisition of up to 100 per cent stake in Organic India, a FabIndia-owned business that sells tea, infusions, herbal supplements and packaged foods, for INR 1,900 crore. Our transaction team comprised of our Senior Partner Anil Kasturi, Partner Anisha...
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.
India AZB & Partners
January 23, 2024

AZB & Partners advised Wipro on the successful execution of their recent Power Purchase Agreement and Equity Investment Contracts with Fourth Partner Energy Private Limited in relation to setting up solar captive power project and purchase of power from it for meeting its renewable energy demands in Maharashtra. The transaction team comprised...
India AZB & Partners
January 23, 2024

AZB & Partners represented Oyster Renewable Energy Private Limited (‘Oyster Renewables’) in the executions of the contracts for the development of a 99 MW wind power project in Gujarat with Inox Wind Limited and its group companies. This is Oyster Renewable’s first wind power project in India. Our transaction team comprised our Senior...
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.
India AZB & Partners
January 22, 2024

AZB & Partners advised Accenture Inc. on the India aspects of its recent acquisition of Navisite, a digital transformation and managed services provider. Our deal team comprised our Senior Partner Vaidhyanadhan Iyer, Partner Malaveeka Chakravarthy, Senior Associate Farah Titina, Associates Ashish Narang and Pavit Kaur. They were supported on...
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.
India AZB & Partners
January 18, 2024

AZB & Partners advised FS India Solar Ventures Private Limited in executing Power Purchase Agreements and Equity Investment Contracts with Cleantech Solar India OA 2 Pte Ltd for setting up two solar captive power projects and one wind captive power project and purchase of power from them for meeting its renewable energy demand for its 3.3GW...
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
India AZB & Partners
January 16, 2024

AZB & Partners is advising BlackRock on the Indian aspects of their proposed acquisition of private equity firm, General Infrastructure Partners (GIP), for USD 12.5 billion. Our M&A team comprised our Senior Partners Ashwath Rau, Atreya Bhattacharya, Senior Associates Vyjayanthi Raghu, Raina Upadhyay, and Associates Shubhalakshmi...
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
India AZB & Partners
January 15, 2024

AZB & Partners advised NTT Ltd. on the sale of its majority stake in Nihilent Limited (Nihilent) in a leveraged buyout to Arcalis Technologies Private Limited, a management-controlled entity. Nihilent offers consulting services and IT solutions to customers in the banking, media, retail, health-care and manufacturing industries and has presence...
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.
January 15, 2024

World Law Group has numerous opportunities for you to connect with your WLG colleagues over the next two months. RSVP below for upcoming events, including Practice Group meetings, programs ( WLG | impact '23 and WLG | beyond borders '23) , and more. Unless noted as open, events are for WLG members only . WLG jurisdictional participation...
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.
Zhong Lun Law Firm
January 12, 2024

"As a patent attorney, I work at the forefront of technology, and I am constantly fascinated by the ingenuity embodied in inventions in the field of green energy. Representing China's foremost comprehensive legal service provider, I am excited to join WLG's encyclopedic collection of expert attorneys, each at the pinnacle of their field of...
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...
India AZB & Partners
January 4, 2024

AZB & Partners acted for Siemens Energy in relation to the sale of its 18 per cent stake in Siemens Limited to Siemens Aktiengesellshcaft, Germany, for an aggregate consideration of INR 18,700 crores. Our M&A deal team comprised our Senior Partner Darshika Kothari, Partner Sneha Nagvekar, Counsel Himanshoo Tembe and Associate Rithvik DGV. They...
India AZB & Partners
January 4, 2024

AZB & Partners is acting for First Solar India on the upcoming inauguration of its 3.3 GW fully vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV) thin film module manufacturing facility. This will be India’s first fully vertically integrated Photo Voltaic (PV) thin film module manufacturing facility to go live and among the world's largest solar...
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.
India AZB & Partners
January 2, 2024

AZB & Partners has been representing Vivo Mobile India Private Limited (Vivo) and its employees in an investigation initiated by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA). The Firm has been successful in securing the release of two senior employees of Vivo arrested by the ED after the court...
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).
USA - California Greenberg Glusker LLP
December 15, 2023

"Over the years I have noted that many of our attorneys here at Greenberg Glusker have relied on WLG in order to enable clients the global services they sometimes need. As a KCP I hope to become more integrated in making that happen for our clients and assist other WLG member firms in servicing their clients."
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.
CMS Germany
December 12, 2023

During Klaus Kemmler's brief involvement in WLG, he made a significant impact on the network. From the organizational meeting of founding members in 1987 until today, his legacy looms large despite his passing in 1990.
Locke Lord LLP
December 12, 2023

The Founding Father of WLG, King Berlew, had a vision and poured his heart and soul into making that vision a reality. Seeing the globalization of some law firms, he acted to form a network of like-minded firms looking to focus on their local expertise while servicing clients' global growth strategies. The leadership he demonstrated all the way...
TozziniFreire Advogados
December 12, 2023

WLG's new president, Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri, took the helm in late October. She reflects on her firm's strategic approach to her involvement in WLG and gives advice to others who aspire to a leadership role.
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...
Zhong Lun Law Firm
December 1, 2023

"I will work to encourage more lawyers within my firm to participate in WLG activities and to encourage my peer KCPs in other firms to do the same. I believe this will help to create a more vibrant and active community to benefit member firms and lawyers."
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:
November 28, 2023

World Law Group's Executive Director, Beth Castro, has spent over two decades working closely with staff team colleagues and member firm lawyers and professionals. During that span, she has seen the network grow and mature, yet notes that WLG's focus on relationship building, client needs, and business development has not wavered.
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...
Santamarina y Steta S.C.
November 20, 2023

After serving two WLG Board terms and as Chair of WLG's Business Development Committee, Jorge León Orantes of Santamarina y Steta in Mexico shares what he sees as key accomplishments and the true value of WLG.
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.
Alfaro Abogados
November 17, 2023

On WLG | summit Rome '23: "I found Plenary III: AI & Art - How Creativity is Becoming Synthetic by Massimo Sterpi (Gianni & Origoni) very interesting. I enjoyed the speaker’s experience in real cases and his perspective on the topic."
Miller & Martin PLLC
November 16, 2023

Atlanta's Joe DeLisle began participating in WLG during our 25th anniversary. As we celebrate our 35th year, the Miller & Martin partner talks about his introduction to the network and the numerous leadership positions he's held since.
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.
Herzog Fox & Neeman
November 14, 2023

World Law Group's Board of Directors presented Janet Pahima, a Partner at Herzog Fox & Neeman (Israel), with the Kemmler Award during WLG | summit Rome '23 on October 28.
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.
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP
November 2, 2023

"I’ve been with Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP (BGP) for more than 33 years [since 1990] and have been involved in various WLG projects since BGP joined the organization! Since I have already built relationships, my addition to BGP’s Key Contact Partners is with a goal to continue assisting members."
Al Tamimi & Company, Arias, AZB & Partners, Chandler MHM Limited, Cuatrecasas, ENS, Lane Powell PC, Setterwalls, TozziniFreire Advogados, World Law Group
November 1, 2023

World Law Group is pleased to share its newly elected Board of Directors.
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,...
TozziniFreire Advogados
October 20, 2023

"[As a new Co-chair of WLG Labor & Employment Group], I look forward to discussing artificial intelligence aspects in the workplace, investigations, ESG initiatives, gender pay gap, EOR, outsourcing and supply chain responsibilities, terminations, and non-compete among several other topics."
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.
CMS Switzerland
October 12, 2023

For over a decade, CMS Switzerland's Philipp Dickenmann has served in a leadership role on WLG's Dispute Resolution Group. He notes the growth in the group's reach following its turn to virtual programming.
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.
Mason Hayes & Curran
October 6, 2023

"Adoption of the technology into law firms is not as easy as first thought because the general nature of GenAI does not lend itself to a “plug and play” type of use. Careful selection of use cases specifically designed to match known inefficiencies and workflow optimisation is the path to success..."
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
Lane Powell PC
October 4, 2023

Having served WLG in numerous ways throughout the years, Lane Powell's Lewis Horowitz shares his perspective on the global markets and how WLG is poised for continued success.
Spain Cuatrecasas
October 4, 2023

New voluntary label for bonds offered or listed in the EU to be marketed as EU Green Bonds.
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
October 3, 2023

SINGAPORE, 4 OCTOBER 2023 – WongPartnership LLP warmly welcomes Professor Tan Cheng Han SC to the Firm as a Senior Consultant. An outstanding legal academic and a leading counsel in the area of dispute resolution and international arbitration, Professor Tan brings with him extensive experience as co
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.
September 27, 2023

Katy Spillers of Greenberg Glusker in Los Angeles began her WLG journey as an associate in 2010. She has been a Key Contact Partner for her firm for the past 13 years and served two terms on WLG's Board of Directors. Katy is happy with the increase in gender diversity among WLG participants that she has seen in the time she's been involved.
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.
WongPartnership LLP
September 26, 2023

"Real estate work is exciting and challenging and requires understanding the particular real estate needs and requirements of clients, strategy to best advise solutions, giving necessary attention to details in the contracts and helping to negotiate the outcomes clients seek...I would like to encourage greater participation and networking...
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.
CMS Germany
September 22, 2023

Former WLG Board Member Gordian Hasselblatt manages WLG's trademark portfolio and regularly uses the network to service his clients' international interests. His enthusiasm for the law and life are contagious.
Arendt & Medernach, Castrén & Snellman, Cuatrecasas, Gianni & Origoni, Mason Hayes & Curran, PLMJ, World Law Group, Sorainen
September 21, 2023

World Law Group has been shortlisted in the "Network of the Year" category for The Lawyer European Awards 2023, being held on November 23 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, London, UK. Seven World Law Group member firms are also shortlisted.
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.
VILAF
September 7, 2023

New WLG Privacy & Data Protection Group Co-chair Esko Cate of VILAF looks forward to group discussion at future meetings he'll help lead. As an American lawyer working in Vietnam, he is uniquely equipped to handle foreign investment matters.
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.
Lane Powell PC
August 28, 2023

With over 30 years of participation in World Law Group, Tom Grohman of Lane Powell has seen the network's growth from its formative years to the current day.
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.
CMS Netherlands
August 25, 2023

"WLG is an exceptional network of excellent people spanning almost the entire globe. I work at one of the founding members of WLG and have had the privilege of working with excellent lawyers from other WLG firms over the years. I hope to further expand my network and to meet new people."
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.
Gowling WLG
August 22, 2023

Having served four terms on WLG's Board of Directors and currently sitting on our Membership Committee, Gowling WLG's Stuart Young is very knowledgeable about the organization and its value to his firm. Read what Stuart has to say about WLG's future.
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.
Bech-Bruun, Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
August 21, 2023

Esben Korsgaard Poulsen, from Bech-Bruun Law Firm (Denmark), outlines his WLG | exchange experience.
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."
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
August 16, 2023

SyCipLaw has been shortlisted in two key categories in the 2023 International Tax Review (ITR) Asia Pacific Tax Awards, namely "Philippine Tax Firm of the Year" and "Philippine Tax Disputes Firm of the Year.
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.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
August 16, 2023

The asialaw Awards covers 23 jurisdictions and honors exceptional accomplishments in 28 practice areas and industry sectors within the eligibility period of 2022-2023. The winners will be chosen based on the criteria of innovation, complexity, and the impact of matters handled. Winners will be announced on September 26, 2023, at an awards...
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...
City-Yuwa Partners
August 15, 2023

Sayako Tsukamoto is a new WLG Key Contact Partner for her firm, City-Yuwa Partners (Japan). She looks forward to fostering collaborative relationships within the network.
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.
Shearn Delamore & Co.
August 9, 2023

Shearn Delamore & Co's Suganthi Singam has been a co-chair of our Human Resources Group for a number of years. She was inspired to become a leader to help build the breadth and depth of the areas and industries through which member firms collaborate and share knowledge.
MinterEllison
August 9, 2023

WLG's Secretary Jeremy Blackshaw also serves as a Co-chair of our Energy & Infrastructure Group and a Key Contact Partner for MinterEllison (Australia). He is in a great position to see and experience World Law Group from numerous perspectives. Read his reflections on the network.
Chandler MHM Limited, Guyer & Regules, Herzog Fox & Neeman, Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados, World Law Group, Pellerano Nadal
August 9, 2023

Member firms have identified multiple additional benefits from their respective WLG | impact '23 projects, demonstrating how executing responsible business initiatives provides opportunities to forge connections.
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 8, 2023

IFLR1000 has named 11 SyCipLaw lawyers in the latest edition of its annual "Leading Lawyers" list, a ranking of Philippine lawyers in the financial and corporate practice areas.
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.
Cuatrecasas
August 2, 2023

Victor Xercavins of Cuatrecasas served three terms on WLG's Board of Directors. This experience gave him a front-row seat to the development of the network for six years of our 35-year history.
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

Rachel Li, a partner with Zhong Lun, was honored on the list of “2023 ALB China Top 15 Rising Lawyers” unveiled by ALB on July 20, 2023.
Philippines SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
July 31, 2023

Partner and Intellectual Property Department Head Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan, who accepted the award on behalf of the Firm, said: "Winning this award is a reflection of our unwavering pursuit of excellence in the field of intellectual property. We look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of innovation and legal advocacy, and to...
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
July 31, 2023

Zhong Lun received Band 1 ranking in the categories of Private Wealth Law PRC Firms and International Firms, and six lawyers from Zhong Lun were highly recommended.
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).
Miller & Martin PLLC
July 27, 2023

When Ryan Kurtz, Key Contact Partner at Miller & Martin (Atlanta - USA), participated in a network orchestrated exchange with member firm Gianni & Origoni (Italy) as an intern in 2001, he had no idea that he was laying the foundations of a career-defining relationship.
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.
City-Yuwa Partners
July 27, 2023

Sayako Tsukamoto is a new WLG Key Contact Partner and Human Resources Group Member who is looking forward to gaining insights into global legal trends, developments, and best practices, and connecting with WLG members.
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.
Arias
July 27, 2023

Monique Hoepker is a Marketing Professional at Arias Law and has found her involvement with WLG programs and forums extremely beneficial to her work.
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.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
July 24, 2023

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been ranked among the leading legal advisors in IJGlobal’s Infrastructure and Project Finance League Table Report, finishing the first half of 2023 as the top law firm in the Global Infrastructure Finance, North America Infrastructure Finance and Power Infrastructure Finance categories.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
July 24, 2023

unton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that its structured finance practice posted impressive results in Asset-Backed Alert’s mid-year 2023 league tables. The rankings represent the top-performing legal advisors based on the volume of asset-backed securities (ABS) and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) offerings completed during the first...
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.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
July 23, 2023

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been named among the top legal advisors by Bloomberg and Refinitiv in their capital markets league tables for the first half of 2023. The firm earned rankings among the top 10 legal advisors in 19 U.S., global and international capital markets categories.
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.
Spain Cuatrecasas
July 23, 2023

Cuatrecasas business accelerator program, Cuatrecasa Acelera, which has already helped over 40 startups launch their business, has selected six projects focused on the Fintech, Healthtech, Energy and Deeptech sectors. Over 90 applications were received.
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.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
July 19, 2023

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been ranked among the leading law firms for its Summer Associate Program in Vault Law’s 2024 rankings and survey. This marks the first time the firm has received this ranking since Hunton & Williams LLP and Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP merged in 2018.
USA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
July 19, 2023

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and two of its lawyers were selected in the 2023 Chambers High Net Worth Guide, which spotlights the international private wealth market. The publication is often used by family offices and professional advisers of wealthy individuals, providing objective guidance on an international scale.
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.
Singapore WongPartnership LLP
July 17, 2023

Our Deputy Chairman Tan Chee Meng, Senior Counsel, Head of Energy, Projects & Construction Tay Peng Cheng and Partner Christopher Chuah have once again been featured as global leaders in the recent Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Global Leader: Construction 2023 report.
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.
Arendt & Medernach
July 14, 2023

While Jean-Luc Putz of Luxembourg is a new WLG Key Contact Partner, he's no stranger to World Law Group. Arendt & Medernach is currently working on more than 30 matters with other member firms.
CMS Netherlands
July 13, 2023

Martika Jonk was not only one of WLG's first interns but she was also its first female president. Her career was undoubtedly impacted by her involvement in the network and the life-long relationships she created through it.
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