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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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10 Questions Investors Need to Ask Before Investing in the Philippines

February 2017 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula.

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(1)What are the different forms of investment one can use?

This is critical and fundamental because each form has its own characteristics, requirements, advantages and disadvantages that may affect or influence one’s decision in determining which form best suits the business to be established or investment to be made. Read more...

All is not Lost if you have been Scammed by a Fraudulent Broker

February 2017 - Finance . Legal Developments by Giambrone Law Studio Legale Internationale.

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The rising level of investment scams poses a major threat to the financial security of many individuals.  The speed with which the fraudsters operate and the methods they employ leaves little time for the target to question the proposition or recognise that it is a scam until it is too late.

No Smoking: After a long battle in Parliament, the Czech Republic finally adopts smoking ban

February 2017 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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One last hurdle – the signature of Czech President Miloš Zeman –before the so called Anti-Smoking Bill enters into force on 31 May 2017.

On 19 January 2017, the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic approved the government bill of the Act on Protection from the Harmful Effects of Addictive Substances (the "Bill"), which is due to enter into force on 31 May 2017, subject to signature by the President. read more...

Choose your Words Carefully

February 2017 - Corporate & Commercial . Legal Developments by Giambrone Law Studio Legale Internationale.

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Competitor pay per click campaigns where a company bids for the name of a rival in the hope that a customer or client who searches for a particular company will not notice when a similar company, rather than the company they selected, appears in the search suggestions.  This practice has always been regarded as a little underhand.

LICENCE TO SKILL – AN OUTLINE OF MALTA’S REGULATION OF SKILL GAMES

February 2017 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by GVZH Advocates.

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Gambling, from a legal and policy perspective, has been consistently defined by reference to the constitutive elements of involving a monetary consideration, an element of chance, and a prize having some inherent value. Although definitions can vary significantly from one jurisdiction to another, the general consensus has been that a game or scheme that requires players to stake something of value for a prize that is awarded due to the outcome of an uncertain event should be treated as “gambling.”

7 February 2017: TPF closes private offering and bank financing

February 2017 - Transport. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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Transports publics fribourgeois Trafic (TPF TRAFIC) SA closed the financing of its maintenance and exploitation centre in the canton of Fribourg. The financing was partly made through a CHF 40 mio. private placement, a CHF 32 mio. secured bank loan and a CHF 55 mio. unsecured bank loan.

Geothermal Transparency Guide

February 2017 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) contributed the Philippine chapter of Icelandic law firm BBA’s handbook called the Geothermal Transparency Guide. The publication is intended to provide an overview of the legal and regulatory framework governing exploration, exploitation and production of electricity from geothermal resources. The Philippine chapter was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Hector M. de Leon, Jr. and Angel M. Salita, Jr.

FAQs on Foreign Investments in the Philippines

February 2017 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula.

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Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) on investing in the Philippines, such as choosing the right corporate vehicle, the allowed areas of investment, tax incentives, and other key information:pdf Read more...

Legal interest rate for 2017 fixed at 2% per year

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

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Since 1 January 2017 the legal interest rate decreased from 2.25% to 2%. In fiscal matters and in matters involving the National Office for Social Security (NOSS) the rate remains 7% for now.

JEUNE AFRIQUE NAMES GENI & KEBE PARTNER, MOUHAMED KEBE, ONE OF FRANCOPHONE AFRICA’S TOP 50 LAWYERS

February 2017 - Corporate & Commercial . Legal Developments by GENI & KEBE.

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Mouhamed Kebe, Managing Partner of law firm GENI & KEBE, has been named as one of 2016’s top 50 business lawyers in Francophone Africa by Jeune Afrique.