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NSTLAW takes part in the Briefing Session on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

June 2016 - Finance. Legal Developments by Stankovic & Partners.

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The speakers will be Jennifer Barnard, Special FBI Agent, who will speak of FCPA investigations in the region and practical aspects of cooperation between U.S. Department of Justice and local authorities, Roger Burlingame, attorney at law and partner at Kobre &amp; Kim Law Office<, London, and Nenad Stankovic, attorney at law and senior partner at Law Office Stankovic and Partners, Belgrade.

CSSF confirms AIFs’ ability to grant loans in updated AIFM law FAQ

June 2016 - Finance. Legal Developments by Chevalier & Sciales .

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On June 9, 2016 the CSSF issued the latest update of its Frequently Asked Questions document on the Luxembourg law of July 12, 2013 implementing the AIFMD and the European Commission’s Level 2 regulation on implementation of the directive, last revised on August 10, 2015. The new version provides clarity about the ability of Luxembourg-domiciled alternative funds to conduct loan origination, participation and acquisition, an important issue given the role of Luxembourg as a leading centre for funds conducting or investing in loans.

New European Directive on the conditions of residence and employment of certain 3rd-country national

June 2016 - Employment. Legal Developments by Claeys & Engels law firm.

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New European Directive on the conditions of residence and employment of certain third-country nationals - Supplementary rights for researchers, students, trainees, au pairs and volunteers by 2018

A new European Directive requires EU Member States to provide supplementary rights by 23 May 2018 for the benefit of third-country researchers and students. Their mobility between other Member States will among other things be facilitated, while they maintain their right of residence for a period of up to 9 months after the completion of research or studies, in order to seek employment or set up a business.

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How businesses can avoid infringing Competition Law - article in Lianhe Zaobao

June 2016 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Drew & Napier LLC .

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How businesses can avoid infringing Competition Law - article in Lianhe Zaobao

20 May 2016

How businesses can avoid infringing Competition law in Singapore? Director Lim Chong Kin provided some tips in the foremost Chinese language newspaper, Lianhe Zaobao on 19 May 2016. 

His timely article provides tips on what businesses should do to avoid infringing cartel regulations and competition law in Singapore. This follows the Competition Commission of Singapore’s investigations into thirteen fresh chicken distributors, which supply more than 90 per cent of chicken products in Singapore, for engaging in price-fixing.

You may read the full article on p.26 of the 19 May 2016 issue of Lianhe Zaobao here.

 

Cabinet Approves India’s IPR Policy - “Creative India; Innovative India: रचनात्म

June 2016 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Singh & Associates Advocates & Solicitors.

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The Union Cabinet on 13 May 2016 approved the National Intellectual Property Right (IPR) policy roadmap (http://dipp.gov.in/English/Schemes/Intellectual_Property_Rights/National_IPR_Policy_12.05.2016.pdf) to foster creativity and innovation, promote entrepreneurship and enhance socio development, enhance access to healthcare, food security and environmental protection. The Policy recognizes the abundance of creative and innovative energies that flow in India, and the need to tap into and channelize these energies towards a better and brighter future for all.

MAURITIUS PROVIDING AN ATTRACTIVE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CLINICAL TRIALS

June 2016 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by BLC Chambers.

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The development of Life Sciences has been one of Mauritius’s long time ambitions. It is an industry which meshes well the island’s ambitions in the pharmaceutical industry and bio-technological research. However, the testing of drugs on human subjects is an issue which has sparked ethical controversies worldwide. Prior to the enactment of the Clinical Trials Act 2011 (the “Act”) in September 2011, projects for conducting clinical research on human beings were prohibited in Mauritius.

Czech Republic: Transfer of an Enterprise: Acquisition of Ownership

June 2016 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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The new Czech Civil Code effective 1 January 2014 introduced new rules for determining the moment of legal effectiveness of the transfer of an enterprise.

For transferees registered in a Commercial Register, the ownership right to the enterprise will now transfer only upon publication of the information that the transferee has lodged an enterprise transfer deed in the Collection of Deeds of the transferee maintained by the Commercial Register. read more...

Another aspect of BoI Tax Losses

June 2016 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by LawAlliance Limited.

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Published: 14 Jun 2016 at 15:52 / NEWSPAPER SECTION: BUSINESS

Another aspect of BoI Tax Losses

Many people have expressed serious concerns about the implications of a recent Supreme Court judgement against NMB-Minebea Thai Ltd in a landmark tax dispute dating back eight years. The outcome draws attention to the confusion surrounding the treatment of tax losses from businesses that enjoy Board of Investment promotion.

SIAC releases the 6th edition of SIAC Arbitration Rules

June 2016 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Drew & Napier LLC .

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SIAC releases the 6th edition of SIAC Arbitration Rules

8 Jun 2016

The 6th edition of the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration (“SIAC Rules 2016”) has come into effect on 1 June 2016.

Legal Due Diligence: Most Common Vulnerabilities of Turkish Companies

June 2016 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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Although it is difficult to provide one global definition for the term "due diligence", we are going to use it below in the sense of an examination, through which a prospective buyer would obtain information about the target entity.  The need for a due diligence usually arises in the context of a takeover, be that an asset deal or a share deal, or it may sometimes be simply utilized for internal purposes. Our discussion below is based on the context of a share deal.