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Cayman Limited Liability Companies Bill

February 2016 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Stuarts, Walker Hersant Humphries Attorneys-At-Law.

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It is proposed that a new law (the “Law”) be enacted, to permit the formation of a new type of vehicle in the Cayman Islands – a Cayman Islands limited liability company (an "LLC").

Social elections: start of the procedure on day

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

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On day X-60 at the latest (i.e. between 11 and 24 December 2015), employers must launch the social elections procedure by communicating a range of information.

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Social elections 2016: Day X-35 (between 5 and 18 January)

January 2016 - Employment. Legal Developments by Claeys & Engels, member of Ius Laboris.

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On day X-35 at the latest, the employer must announce several decisions. The latter may be subject to appeal before the labour tribunal at the latest on day X-28.

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Leading Lines - January 2016 Newsletter

January 2016 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Joyce A. Tan & Partners.

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Newsletter Contents:

News: Patent team expands with new hire

No bite for angry birds - a cautionary tale

Singapore considers changes to patentable subject-matter

Division of matrimonial assets in Singapore - a structural shift

Companies Act amendments (2nd phase)

Monitoring employees’ e-mail and chat messages does not violate privacy rules

January 2016 - Employment. Legal Developments by Claeys & Engels, member of Ius Laboris.

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In a recent decision of 12 January 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that an employee’s right to privacy has not been violated if the employee is dismissed as a result of monitoring by the employer of the employee’s e-mails and chat messages sent during working hours.

Transparency International Releases its new Corruption Perceptions Index

January 2016 - Crime. Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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On 27 January 2016, Transparency International released its 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). ), which covers perceptions of public sector corruption in 168 countries. The CPI can be found under the following link. read more...

Legal interest rate for 2016 fixed at 2.25% per year

January 2016 - Employment. Legal Developments by Claeys & Engels, member of Ius Laboris.

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Since 1 January 2016 the legal interest rate decreased from 2.50% to 2.25%. In fiscal matters and in matters involving the National Office for Social Security (NOSS) the rate remains 7% for now.

When will a Liquidator be released from Tax Liability?

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

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26 Jan 2016 at 03.29 - Newspaper section: Business

When will a Liquidator be released from Tax Liability?

Financially Distressed Companies under Turkish Commercial Code

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

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Introduction

To provide a definite scope of what is stipulated under law, thus what we will delve into in this article, the starting point would be to define what would constitute a financially distressed company.