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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Legal Developments Worldwide

Dubai Court Rejects Extradition Request for 'Wanted' Russian Woman

June 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants.

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A Russian woman, wanted for fraud in her country, will not be extradited after Dubai Courts rejected the request.

Should NZ recognise blockchain signatures and smart contracts in our Electronic Transactions Act?

June 2017 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Bell Gully.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​The State of Arizona has passed a ground-breaking law confirming that smart contracts and blockchain-based signatures have the protection of its Electronic Transactions Act.1

The Code on the well-being of workers is published

June 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by Claeys & Engels law firm.

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The Code on well-being of workers, which coordinates the various texts concerning well-being in the workplace by grouping them in a single instrument, was published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 2 June 2017 and will enter into force on 12 June 2017. This will make it easier to find specific regulations concerning well-being of workers. It is useful to inform all the stakeholders, who play a role in the company policies on well-being of workers of this recent publication.

The Austrian Law on the Responsibility of Associations: New tendency to prosecution authorities to t

June 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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The Austrian Law on the Responsibility of Associations (Verbandsverantwortlichkeitsgesetz, "VbVG") came into effect in 2006, stipulating that a company can be held criminally liable for certain criminal acts committed by its employees and decision-makers. According to new tendencies of prosecution authorities, the practical scope of the VbVG could expand in the future. read more...

Looking for Tax Incentives? Make sure you comply

June 2017 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by LawAlliance Limited.

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13 Jun 2017 at 04:00 / NEWSPAPER SECTION: BUSINESS

Looking for Tax Incentives? Make sure you comply

Tax incentives can be as sweet as honey, but making a mistake in compliance, inadvertently or otherwise, can leave a taste as bitter as gall. Corporate taxpayers have learned this painful lesson in light of court rulings on the tax treatment of losses carried forward from Board of Investment-promoted businesses.

Significant adjustments to Insolvency Law in Austria

June 2017 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Dorda.

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The Insolvency Law Amending Statute of 2017 (Insolvenzrechtsänderungsgesetz 2017, IRÄG 2017) was adopted by the Council of Ministers at the end of March and is currently in the process of being reviewed. The reform is due to enter into force on 1 July 2017 and contains significant innovations. Its primary objective is to facilitate the debt relief of natural persons.

CHALLENGING FCA ACCUSATIONS

June 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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Nicola Sharp and Syedur Rahman explain how changes to the way the FCA investigates cases will make it easier for companies and individuals to negotiate the best possible outcome.

OBTAINING A DPA

June 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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With deferred prosecution agreements (DPA’s) becoming more common, Aziz Rahman considers how a company under investigation can enhance its chances of obtaining one in order to avoid prosecution.

Increased Liability for Real Estate Agents in Austria

June 2017 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Dorda.

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Pursuant to the Austrian Broker Act (Maklergesetz), a broker has to fairly and diligently protect their principal's interest. Until a very recent judgment of the Austrian Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof), courts have taken a very lenient stance on the liability of real estate agents. The judgment of the Supreme Court of 24 Jan 2017, however, might permanently divert existing case law.

Recent Amendments to Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation

June 2017 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Ergün Avukatlik Bürosu.

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On 26 May 2017, the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation has been amended to shorten the time frames for environmental impact assessment (“EIA”) process and to extend the scope of EIA requirement for solar and wind power projects.