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Chinese investment in ‘One Belt, One Road’ projects has raised the profile of Kazakhstan, which is also attracting interest from investors from elsewhere, particularly South Korea. In the short term, a global low in commodity prices has impacted Kazakhstan’s resource-based economy, with the World Bank predicting zero economic growth in 2016 but its huge natural resources, agricultural sector and rapid modernisation continue to provide mid and long-term potential.
Businesses operating in the market are able to choose between a range of home-grown and international firms. While Almaty remains a key city in the country with over twice the population of the capital Astana, the latter is becoming more of a business hub and there are plans to develop and open the Astana International Financial Centre. White & Case Kazakhstan LLP concentrated its resources in Astana, following the closure of its Almaty office.
Two firms saddled with confusingly similar names after an acrimonious split both rebranded: Centil Law is the new name for Colibri Law Firm, while Colibri Kazakhstan LLP is now known as Unicase Law Firm.
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In the course of our (Synergy Partners Law Firm) corporate law practice, we conducted legal due diligence in relation to more than 15 different Kazakhstani companies of different sectors, both large and medium-sized. Our experience helped us to identify some common problems in corporate governance. These problems can be observed by financiers, accountants and managers, but we would like to share these observations as professional corporate lawyers.
Remote work has already got popular with lawyers, translators, IT specialists, etc. It brings a host of advantages to both employees and employers. Employees can enjoy a more flexible work regime, combining labor and personal duties, and employers, in turn, can cut expenses associated with the lease of premises and organization of workplaces. SPECIFICS OF REMOTE LABOR LEGISLATION AND APPLICATION PRACTICE IN KAZAKHSTAN AND RUSSIA
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It is possible for a works council to push through the dismissal of an employee, as demonstrated by a recent ruling of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, from March 28, 2017 (Az.: 2 AZR 551/16).
Aziz Rahman explains what those trading internationally need to do to ensure they are not targeted by money launderers.
Health claims in relation to mineral water need to be consistent with the Health Claims Regulation. This was confirmed by the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, in its ruling of January 30, 2017 (Az.: I ZR 257/15).
On April 25, 2017, American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia and Law office Stankovic and Partners organize a Briefing Session on Data Protection in Arbitration Cases. This event is intended for all the peers interested in finding our more about the challenges with document discovery in arbitration procedure, from the standpoint of data protection issues, local laws and regulations, including international practice. Also, this opportunity will be used to explain data protection during discovery process, including the best international practices. Special emphasis will be placed on the framework of Article 48 of the new EU law (applicable as of May 2018), as well as other relevant issues. The speakers will be Andrej Savin, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Philip Punwar, Partner at Baker Botts LLP, expert in international arbitration, and Nenad Stankovic, Attorney at Law, Stankovic and Partners.
VEGAS LEX discusses opportunities and problems of Special Investment Contracts at Northern DimensionVEGAS LEX Partner Evgeniy Rodin and Commercial group associate Anastasia Cheredova spoke about the use of various investment options in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors at the Northern Dimension Forum in St. Petersburg.
With the government looking at how to change the law when it comes to prosecuting companies, Aziz Rahman considers the possibilities.
Ben Ticehurst explains why new regulations regarding company payment practices are a sharp reminder of the need to be legally compliant.
With the housing market facing further scrutiny regarding money laundering, Aziz Rahman outlines what those working in the property sector must do to stay within the law.
Post-contractual prohibitions on competition that do not provide for compensation for this period, i.e. a waiting allowance, are null and void. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, in its ruling of March 22, 2017 (Az.: 10 AZR 448/15).
VEGAS LEX has been recognized in seven categories and four of VEGAS LEX experts has been ranked on the Chambers Europe 2017 international ranking of the best law firms and lawyers around the world.