1. Recodification of the Czech civil law With effect from 1 January 2014, the entire Czech civil law has been re-enacted by Act No. 89/2012 Coll., the civil code (the “ Civil Code ”), along with Act No. 90/2012 Coll., the business corporation act (the “ Business Corporation Act ”), and other legislation. read more...
located in the Indian Ocean perched on the axis of investments from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia,
Mauritius has throughout the last two decades forged a strong reputation as a
premier international financial centre. The combination of fiscal and
non-fiscal advantages together the diverse product-base have been the key
ingredients of the Mauritius success story. Since the inception of the
International Financial Centre in 1989, Mauritius has demarcated itself from
other IFCs by focusing on the development of its network of Double Taxation
Treaties and Investment Protection Agreements to be a regional financial centre
and natural conduit for trade and investment into emerging economies in the
region. The introduction of new substance requirements for Global Business
Companies operating from Mauritius which will become effective on 1 st
January 2015 are part and parcel of the
strategy to continue to deepen the financial services and increase its input to
the country’s GDP.
By means of its geographical location, Turkey appears to be one of the sunniest countries in Europe, with the calculated solar radiation level quite similar to Portugal and Spain. In order to reduce the natural gas dependency from northern countries, Turkey has taken very big steps for energy market privatization and renewable energy investments. Thus, in last 10 years, energy politics and incentives aim to direct investors to invest on renewable energy generation with high potential of profits.
In terms of the power generation, using the natural gas takes first and the coal takes second place in Turkey. The production of electricity from renewable resources is approximately %3,7 in the world and this rate is %3,1 in Turkey. The world supplies %13,7 percentage of the electricity need with the nuclear power and yet Turkey has no facility to produce electricity with nuclear plants. Furthermore, the installed capacity of nuclear-generated electricity production is anticipated to increase by 58 % all around the world in 2035. For instance; even with today's state, the share of nuclear energy in electricity generation in France is 78%.
On 2 May 2016, restrictions on acquiring agricultural and forest real
properties located in Poland by foreigners from the European Economic Area
(EEA) and Switzerland will cease to be binding. Does this mean that trade in
agricultural real properties will be entirely free and not subject to any
restrictions as of that time? read more...
Download a free copy of the Philippine section of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Telecoms, Media and Internet Laws and Regulations 2014 , which was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez and senior associate Ruben P. Acebedo II .
Download a free copy of the Philippine section of Getting the Deal Through: Life Sciences 2015 , which was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez and Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez with senior associate John Paul V. de Leon and associate Mark Xavier D. Oyales .
Cyprus is an attractive destination for foreign investors, retirees and individuals or families looking for a holiday home or a new working environment. Cyprus' accession to the European Union has made the island an even more attractive candidate for the purchase of immovable property. ESME PALAS, an advocate of MICHAEL KYPRIANOU & CO. LLC, outlines the two most important legal issues the purchaser needs to be aware of when acquiring immovable property in Cyprus.