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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.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Legal Developments Worldwide

The New Foreign Direct Investment Law

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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News on the new federal law on foreign direct investment in the UAE has many people asking: Does this mean I can now form a new company with majority foreign ownership?

The answer is the same as previously, "No, not yet".  Read more...

Government Surveillance - Watchful Protector or Immoral Spy?

November 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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European Court of Human Rights finds that UK government breached the right to privacy of virtually all UK citizens due to government mass surveillance systems which intercepted tremendous amounts of data via citizens’ communications.

Extension for Reduced Rate of Stamp Duty on the Transfer of a Family Business

November 2018 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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Extension on the reduced rate of duty for family business transfers.

OLG München – Extraordinary termination of a commercial agency agreement

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by GRP Rainer LLP.

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It is possible for a commercial agency agreement to be extraordinarily terminated for good cause if the relationship of trust between the parties has broken down. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) MĂĽnchen, the Higher Regional Court of Munich.

Visa options for international students to stay in the UK

November 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by DavidsonMorris.

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What are the immigration options for Tier 4 visa students to stay in the UK after they graduate?

The Implications of the Constitutional Court Decision in Thake v Kummissjoni Elettorali

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The Implications of the Constitutional Court Decision in Thake v Kummissjoni Elettorali on the Proposed Amendments to the Competition Act and Other Related Legislation

Utmost Good Faith in Insurance Contracts

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The principle of utmost good faith in insurance contracts applies not only at the moment of conclusion of the contract but also throughout the course of the performance of such contract.

Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Industry

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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European Commission issues a proposal for a Directive on unfair trading practices to tackle power imbalances in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain.

ADGM Announces Tech Start-Up Licensing Regime

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Afridi & Angell.

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The Abu Dhabi Global Market (the ADGM) recently announced the launch of a commercial license specifically catered towards tech start-ups that allows entrepreneurs to obtain an operational license in the ADGM and access to a Professional Services Support Program aimed at allowing entrepreneurs entry to a community of businesses, financial services and professional advisors.  Read more...

The 'dark' side of the data room: disclosure dangers in M&A and finance transactions

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC.

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Given the corporate environment's ever-changing nature and business needs and the importance of data protection at the EU level, the topic of due diligence in M&A and financial transactions warrants examination. The disclosure, transfer and processing of data raises concerns at several stages of the due diligence process during a transaction and undoubtedly makes things more complicated.