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Czech Republic: Business Shares in the Community Property of Spouses

August 2015 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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The discussion about the business shares of companies owned in the community property of spouses – regulated by the new Czech Civil Code and Business Corporations Act (both effective from 1 January 2014) – has recently come to a standstill over the question of the consequences of the absence of such a regulation, which was formerly included in the old Civil Code from 1964. This regulation distinguished between proprietary and management issues (corporate issues), which meant that if a married person acquired a business share it did not automatically result in membership in the company for their spouse. Read more

[South Korea] Supreme Court Decides on the Criteria for Distinguishing Worker Dispatch from Subcontr

August 2015 - Employment . Legal Developments by Kim & Chang .

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On February 26, 2015, the Supreme Court rendered decisions regarding subcontracted workers. In particular, the Court provided specific factors to consider when determining whether a subcontracting arrangement will be deemed worker dispatch, which can potentially result in an illegal dispatch relationship and create a de facto employment relationship.

What General Counsel should be up to

August 2015 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Goltsblat BLP.

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Author: Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP

I believe it’s so important for the company management, as well as for in-house lawyers and GCs, to be clear about the role of the legal function and its objectives. In the note below, I would like to summarise my 22 years of observing the different aspects of the GC role.   

Competition Bulletin: New Philippine Competition Act

August 2015 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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The Philippines recently enacted Republic Act 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act which defines, prohibits and penalizes anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, and anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions.

International Arbitration - Cyprus 2016

August 2015 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC.

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With the emergence of Cyprus as a thriving international business centre and as the preferred place of establishment of many companies of foreign interests, Cyprus has seen a large increase in the use of arbitration as a commercial dispute resolution mechanism.

SyCipLaw’s Doing Business in the Philippines: A General Guide

August 2015 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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In commemoration of the firm’s 70th anniversary, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) produced a publication about the general guidelines in doing business in the Philippines.

Serbia: New Law on Conversion of Right over Construction Land into Ownership against Compensation

August 2015 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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The long-expected Law on conversion of usage right into ownership against compensation ("Conversion Act") entered into force on 28 July 2015. Read more...

[South Korea] FSC Introduces Internet-Primary Bank in Korea

August 2015 - Finance. Legal Developments by Kim & Chang .

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From January to April 2015, the Financial Services Commission (“FSC”) operated the Internet-Primary Bank Task Force (“TF”), which was a joint private and public sector effort.  The TF reviewed related legislative bills and system reform plans regarding the introduction of the Internet-primary bank in Korea.

[South Korea] MOE’s Leniency Program: MOE Plans to Enforce Regulations to Combat Illegal Manufactu

August 2015 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Kim & Chang .

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On January 1, 2015, the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (“K-REACH”) and the Chemicals Control Act (“CCA”) took effect.  In this regard, the Ministry of Environment (“MOE”) plans to provide guidelines on the violations of K-REACH and CCA, and begin to enforce regulations against the violations in the near future.


August 2015 - Crime. Legal Developments by Rahman Ravelli Solicitors.

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How to build an investment fraud defence case that disproves prosecution allegations of dishonesty.

Investment fraud can take many forms, from selling of stocks and shares in companies that may or may not exist through to the latest newsworthy item, pension liberation. The wide range of such investments and the complexity of many of them means that the authorities are never too far from making fresh accusations of fraud. For this reason, anyone involved in investment fraud has to know how best to challenge such allegations.