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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

 

An Interview With Jasamin Fichte

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

A homemaker, a mother, a passionate golf player and a Managing Partner of one of the leading law firms in the UAE, Jasamin Fichte is an inspiration to many. If there is one thing the maritime lawyer could do with, it’s more time. To read a good book, go for a quiet walk, maybe finish that Ph.D. on wreck removal, and then there’s a golf handicap that needs some serious work. In an exclusive interview with, Trade Winds, The Global Shipping News Source, Jasamin Fichte talks about her life so far.

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An Exclusive Interview with Fairplay

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Shipping has historically been a male-dominated industry and that tradition runs long and deep. There are just a handful of women who have taken the initiative to be a part of this rat race. In an exclusive interview with IHS Maritime & Trade - Fairplay, our Managing Partner, Jasamin Fichte talks about her commitments towards the cause of turning Dubai into a global shipping hub.

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Is UAE Maritime Court in the Pipeline?

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

The UAE is steadily climbing the ranks of the leading nations in the global maritime industry, and this requires a process of constant development and reform. With more than 17 years of experience in the UAE maritime sector, our Managing Partner, Jasamin Fichte, who deals with the UAE Litigation on a daily basis, stated - 'Looking at the current UAE court system it is apparent that it is not in sync with international standards and not easily accessible'.

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Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Intel Capital in its investment in Habana Labs

November 2018. Press Releases by Yigal Arnon & Co (view listing).

Advs. Barak Platt, Nataly Damary, Josh Hauser and the intern Idan Adar represented Intel Capital, the technology giant's investment arm, in their investment in Habana Labs, a leading startup in the emerging AI processor space, in a US$75 million in an oversubscribed series B funding. The round is joined by WRV Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures and others, including existing investors.

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New law to provide flexibility in job market

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

It will hugely enhance the current labour market, say lawyers

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Enforcement Of Foreign Judgements 2018

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Fichte & Co is thrilled to announce our contribution to  Enforcement of Foreign Judgement 2018.

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Let's talk all things bitcoin

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

In 2013, when a forum member made a typo in a post to announce - in all caps - that he was "hodling," he had no idea that the term would go viral. And so, 'hodl' was born (meaning to hold on to rather than sell), along with many other phrases and urban slang that have since surfaced, thanks to the digital trend that is Bitcoin.

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Will The New UAE Maritime Law Serve Shipowners?

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Geographically, as being in the centre of the World, UAE is arguably an “ideal” Maritime location. Talking about the new hashtag #Maritime law, our Managing Partner, Jasamin Fichte focuses on some of the key issues that need to be immediately addressed should UAE desire to remain in the league of Maritime nations with a thriving Maritime industry. This article was first published on Marasi News magazine.

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UAE legal guide to be launched for expats

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

The 243 page handbook simplifies the complexity of the current Arabic legal law.

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Is it illegal to trade in cryptos in absence of regulations in UAE?

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Any legal dispute related to crypto assets will be handled "in exactly the same way as any other dispute.

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Dubai Maritime City Authority completes initial stage of Maritime Advisory Council

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Council preparing for further enhancement in competitiveness of Dubai maritime sector

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Breakfast With EMAC: Seminar Advises On Ship Sale And Purchase Disputes

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2018: Continuing its aim to facilitate the ongoing dialogue between the region’s legal experts and maritime industry professionals, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted its third successful breakfast session of 2018 on 11 March at its offices in DIFC.

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VAT registration to increase substantially

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

The number of companies registering with the Federal Tax Authority for value-added tax (VAT) will increase substantially - especially from the retail and F&B sectors - over the coming months as some of the businesses are still preparing to register for new tax regime.

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BCLP Russia advises Da Vinci Capital on investments in global technology company DataArt

November 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has advised Da Vinci Capital, a leading emerging markets private equity firm, on investing in DataArt, a leading global technology consultancy that designs and develops unique software solutions for supporting company growth momentum in key industries. 

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National Workshop On Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

November 2018. Press Releases by Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh A (view listing).

Current Status And Future Prospects organized by Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi in association with Singh & Associates, Founder: Manoj K. Singh, Advocates and Solicitors

Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi in association with Singh & Associates, Founder: Manoj K. Singh, Advocates and Solicitors organized a “National Workshop On Intellectual Property Rights (IPR): Current Status And Future Prospects” on 3rd October, 2018 at Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.

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Significant Precedents from the DIFC Courts

November 2018. Press Releases by Afridi & Angell (view listing).

Historic precedents from the DIFC Courts after Afridi & Angell successfully defended an anti-suit injunction, an application to exclude evidence and obtained a document production order.

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MOZAMBIQUE ENVIRONMENT

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

MOZAMBIQUE: ENVIRONMENT | NEW REGULATION ON THE EXTENDED RESPONSIBILITY OF PRODUCERS AND IMPORTERS OF PACKAGING

On 29 December 2017, Decree 79/2017, of 28 December 2017,/strong>, approving the Regulation on the Extended Responsibility of Producers and Importers of Packaging (the “Regulation”), came into force.

The Regulation’s objective is the adoption of principles, rules and guidelines to increase the responsibility of producers and importers of packaging in order to safeguard the environment and public health, in the context of sustainable development.

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ANGOLA | AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK GOVERNING REGISTRATION

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

ANGOLA | AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK GOVERNING REGISTRATION WITH AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MANDATORY SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM

Presidential Decree 227/18, of 27 September 2018, which will come into force on 27 December 2018, repealed Decree 38/08, of 19 June 2008, and significantly amended the Legal Framework governing Registration with and Contributions to the Mandatory Social Security System. Important amendments include:

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ANGOLA: MARGINAL FIELDS DECREE

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Presidential Legislative Decree 6/18, of 18 May 2018 (“PLD 6/18”) enacted the Marginal Fields Decree.

Below you will find an overview of PLD 6/18.

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BANKING & FINANCE: NEW BNA INSTRUCTIONS ON EXCHANGE RATE POLICY

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

INSTRUCTION NO. 01/2018

  • Establishes, among other provisions, that the sale and purchase of foreign currency shall be carried out through auctions, via the SGMC, and also defines the access requirements for participation of Commercial Banks in these auctions and the procedures they should observe in this regard.
  • This Instruction, which entered into force yesterday, repeals Instruction no. 10/2105.

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COMPETITION & EU: ANGOLA APPROVES COMPETITION ACT

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

On 18 April 2018, the National Assembly of Angola approved the Competition Act (the “Act”).

The safeguard of sound competition between economic agents aims at fully implementing a market economy, stimulating the Angolan economy and improving the standing of Angola in the “Doing Business” international rankings. The Act is applicable to all economic sectors, thus covering private, public and cooperative undertakings, as well as business associations.

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WHAT IS NEW IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN ANGOLA: PUBLIC PROCUREMENT UNIT AND PROJECT OR CONTRACT MANAGER

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Presidential Decree 88/18 came into force on 6 April and establishes the rules for the organization and operation of the Unidades de Contratação Pública [Public Procurement Units] (“UCP”). These Units will intervene at the stages of formation and management of projects and contracts executed by Entidades Públicas Contratantes [Public Contracting Entities] (“EPC”), i.e., public entities (and state-owned companies) qualified as such in the Public Contracts Act.

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ANGOLA NEW RULES FOR OIL INDUSTRY PUBLIC TENDERS AND PROCUREMENT OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Presidential Decree 86/18, of 2 April 2018 (“PD 86/18”), introduced several modifications to the rules governing the following activities:

  • Public tenders for awarding of oil blocks
  • Procurement of supplies and services by oil operators

Below is a summary of the most significant changes by PD 86/18:

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ANGOLA NEW PRIVATE INVESTMENT LAW AND REGULATORY INVESTMENT AGENCY

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

1 - PRIVATE INVESTMENT LAW

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Angolan National Assembly approved the new private investment regime by means of Law 10/18, of 26 June 2018 (“2018 PIL”)

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ANGOLA - NATURAL GAS FRAMEWORK LAW

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Presidential Legislative Decree 7/18, of 18 May 2018 (“PLD 7/18”) enacted the Angola Natural Gas Framework Law. Below you will find an overview of PLD 7/18.

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ANGOLA | AMENDMENTS TO PRIVATE INVESTMENT RULES ON THE GOVERNMENT RADAR

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

A new organizational model for the carrying-out of private investment operations is currently being considered by the Angolan Government. The basis for this new model was recently published by the Technical Unit for Private Investment (“UTIP”) – a specialized unit established back in 2015, responsible for assisting the Head of the Executive with private investment related matters – in a document entitled the “New Private Investment Operational System Framework (“NPIOSF”). In a nutshell, the NPIOSF recommends the implementation of two structural changes to the existing framework:

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PROPOSAL FOR AMENDMENT - TRANSFER OF UNDERTAKINGS, BUSINESSES OR PARTS OF BUSINESSES

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Today was promulgated by the President of the Portuguese Republic, the diploma of the Parliament amending the legal regime applicable to the transfer of undertakings, businesses or parts of businesses and that strengthens the rights of workers, proceeding to the amendment to the Labor Code, approved in annex to Law No. 7/2009, of 12 February

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RIGHT TO COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGES FROM INFRINGEMENTS OF COMPETITION LAW

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Act 23/2018, establishing the legal framework on the right to compensation for damages from infringements of competition law, was published on 5 June 2018. This legislative act transposes into Portuguese law the Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 26 November 2014, which established common rules to all Member States on actions for damages from infringements of competition law provisions.

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REGULATION OF THE BENEFICIAL OWNER CENTRAL REGISTER LEGAL REGIME

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Ministerial Order 233/2018, of 21 August 2018 (“Ministerial Order 233/2018”), which regulates the legal regime of the Beneficial Owner Central Register (“BOCR”), enacted by Law 89/2017, of 21 August 2017 (“Law 89/2017”), enters into force today.

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PROGRAMA CAPITALIZAR (CAPITALIZE PROGRAM) – EXTRAJUDICIAL FRAMEWORK FOR BUSINESS RECOVERY

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Law no 8/2018, of 2 March 2018 was published last Friday, establishing the Regime Extrajudicial de Recuperação de Empresas (Extrajudicial Framework for Business Recovery) (“RERE”), which is effective as of 3 March 2018.

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CONVERSION OF CREDITS INTO CAPITAL IN COMPANIES WITH A MINIMUM TURNOVER OF €1 MILLION

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Law no. 7/2018, of 2 March 2018 was published last Friday, establishing a new legal framework for conversion of credits into capital.

Approved as part of the Programa Capitalizar (Capitalize Program) and effective as of 3 March, the Act affords companies and their creditors an extrajudicial recovery and restructuring avenue to act swiftly with regard to the capitalization of companies in a weak financial position but that are economically viable.

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NEW BASIC REGULATION ON COMMON RULES IN THE FIELD OF CIVIL AVIATION

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

NEW BASIC REGULATION ON COMMON RULES IN THE FIELD OF CIVIL AVIATION AND ESTABLISHING A EUROPEAN UNION AVIATION SAFETY AGENCY

On 11 September 2018 came into force the new Basic Regulation – Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“New Basic Regulation”) – that repealed the former Basic Regulation (Regulation 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council).

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BEWARE OF RPM – COMMISSION ISSUES FINES FOR ONLINE RESALE PRICE-FIXING

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

On 24th July 2018, the European Commission (EC) issued four decisions fining Asus, Philips, Denon & Marantz and Pioneer, for a total of 111 million EUR, for fixing or establishing minimum resale prices on online retailers, a commercial practice also known as resale price maintenance (RPM).

According to the EC, such RPM practices restricted online retailers’ ability to set their own retail prices for widely used consumer electronics product infringing EU competition rules.

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GUIDANCE ON THE DIRECT APPLICATION OF THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

The European Commission (the “Commission”) has issued, on the 24 January, a Communication containing guidance in view of facilitating the direct application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in all the European Union (the “EU”) as of 25 May 2018 (the “Communication”). Simultaneously, the Commission has also published a set of GDPR-related Q&A and an online tool to help companies – focusing on SMEs -, citizens and public administrations understand the new rules.

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ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND COMBATING TERRORIST FINANCING

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

On 26 September 2018, the Bank of Portugal issued Notice no. 2/2018 (“Notice 2/2018”), which sets out the conditions for compliance with the prevention of money laundering and combating terrorist financing (“AML/CTF”), complementing Law no. 83/2017 (“Law 83/2017”), regulating the means and mechanisms necessary for financial entities to comply with the duties set forth in Law no. 97/2017 (“Law 97/2017”).

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REGULATIONS ON ABANDONMENT AND DECOMMISSIONING OF UPSTREAM OIL AND GAS FACILITIES

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Presidential Decree 91/18, of 10 April 2018 (“PD 91/18”) enacted the regulations on abandonment and decommissioning of upstream oil and gas facilities located in Angola.

Below you will find an overview of PD 91/18.

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Employment & Benefits

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

Update of the Social Support Indexation (IAS)’s value

It was published in the National Official Journey the Decree no. 21/2018 updating the annual Social Support Indexation (IAS)’s value, which is now € 428.90.

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MAGNUSSON AT IBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN ROME

November 2018. Press Releases by Magnusson (view listing).

At the upcoming IBA Annual Conference in Rome, Magnusson will be represented by a strong team of partners representing six countries of the Baltic Sea Region.

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LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR IN EGYPT

November 2018. Press Releases by Riad & Riad (view listing).
  • Introduction
  • Regulatory Authorities
  • Licensing Pharmaceutical Entities
  • Warehousing
  • Selling Pharmaceutical Factory
  • Drug Registration
  • Drug Marketing & Advertisement
  • Drug Pricing
  • Scientific Offices
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Importation
  • Drug Exportation

INTRODUCTION

Having an effective and enforceable legal structure for the pharmaceutical sector is an essential element in achieving the country's goals of accessibility, quality, and rational use of medicine.

This report aims to review the current pharmaceutical sector-related legal provisions in Egypt. The pharmaceutical sector in Egypt is mainly regulated by law No. 127 of 1955 on the Pharmacy Profession (“Pharmacy Law”) and other decrees and internal circulars issued by MoH and its affiliated bodies.

One of the constitutional rights under the Egyptian Constitution, as amended in 2014, is the healthcare right. Part of the healthcare right is the accessibility of medicines in an equal manner and at affordable prices. The Constitution mandates on the Government to spend at least 3% of the GDP on healthcare. Such percentage is supposed to gradually increase to reach the international standards.

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GOLAW Announces New Partners

November 2018. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

GOLAW, an international law firm with offices in Ukraine and Germany, announces Kateryna Manoylenko, Iryna Kalnytska and Igor Glushko as new partners at the firm.

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Mozambique | Spectrum Auction

November 2018. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

The Mozambique Government has recently published in the Official Gazette Resolution no. 12/2018, of April 25, determining the authorisation for the launch of an auction procedure for the grant of rights of use of radiofrequencies in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. The base bidding prices shall be set by a Joint Order to be issued by the Ministers of Finances and Communications. The rules and procedures governing the auction shall be determined by INCM, the communications national regulatory authority.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Linde on merger related squeeze-out

November 2018. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Following completion of the business combination between Linde and Praxair under the holding Linde plc, the companies have announced the implementation of a merger-related squeeze-out. Linde AG shall be merged into Linde Intermediate Holding AG, an indirect 100% subsidiary of Linde plc. The merger agreement entered into in that respect provides that a squeeze-out of the minority shareholders of Linde AG against adequate cash compensation shall occur in the context of the merger. The required squeeze-out resolution shall be passed at an extraordinary general meeting of Linde AG on 12 December 2018.

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Hengeler Mueller advises hGears on refinancing

November 2018. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

hGears Holding GmbH has successfully concluded a group financing by way of a syndicated loan in replacement of existing facilities. Syndicate banks are HSH Nordbank AG and SEB AG.

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Maravela|Asociații, counsels in another life sciences cross-border M&A transaction

November 2018. Press Releases by Maravela & Asociaţii (view listing).

Maravela|Asociații assisted Precision for Medicine, part of Precision Medicine Group, in connection with the Romanian law aspects of its multimillion EUR value cross-border acquisition of Argint International.

Precision for Medicine supports life sciences companies in the use of biomarkers essential to targeting patients more precisely and effectively. With more than 1,450 employees in 25 locations in the US, Canada, and Europe, Precision Medicine Group activates in fields from advanced lab sciences to translational informatics and clinical trial delivery.

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fwp extends its expertise by appointing a new junior partner from its own ranks

October 2018. Press Releases by Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners (view listing).

Vienna, September 2018. Motivated and energetic - this is how the new junior partner of Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner (fwp) presents himself. One of Austria’s leading law firms acclaims Clemens Gabriel’s new status as attorney-at-law registered since 19 September 2018.

“The quality of our performance is based on the successful development of our teams – this includes taking on board long-serving associates who wish to work with us as attorneys after having successfully passed their exam and being admitted to the Austrian bar association”, emphasises founding partner Markus Fellner.

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GOLAW Announces New Partners

October 2018. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

GOLAW, an international law firm with offices in Ukraine and Germany, announces Kateryna Manoylenko, Iryna Kalnytska and Igor Glushko as new partners at the firm.

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The rights of “indirect” shareholders

October 2018. Press Releases by L.G. Zambartas LLC (view listing).

The rights of “indirect” shareholders to address minority oppression claims to the Cyprus Courts; L.G. Zambartas LLC break new ground in Cypriot Law.

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BANKING LITIGATION - SWISS FRANC LOANS

October 2018. Press Releases by L.G. Zambartas LLC (view listing).

If you have taken out a Swiss Franc mortgage loan you are certainly not alone if you are facing problems.

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Appointment as Special Agent of the LISCR

October 2018. Press Releases by L.G. Zambartas LLC (view listing).

On 17 December 2015 George Zambartas and Sonia Ajini

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Amendment of the Cypriot Wills and Succession Law

October 2018. Press Releases by L.G. Zambartas LLC (view listing).

How does the EU Regulation number 650/2012 in relation with the amendment of the Cypriot Wills and Succession Law, Cap. 195, affect British residents of Cyprus.

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Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • DO FIDIC RULE APPLY IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS IN UAE?

    Since a very long time, FIDIC (The International Federation of Consulting Engineers) is commonly used a standard for international construction and engineering contracts and is very frequently used in UAE. It mainly governs the construction works within the country and in GCC. 
  • Communiqué on Equity Crowdfunding Is Officially Published

    By way of background, in January 2019, the Capital Markets Board (“ CMB ”) had issued an announcement on its website on the Draft Communiqué on Equity Crowdfunding [1] . The CMB has now officially published the Communiqué on Crowdfunding No. III-35/A (“ Communiqué ”), on October 3, 2019. The Communiqué entered into force as of October 3, 2019.
  • Beneficial Ownership Concept new interpretation from the Russian federal tax service

    The recent interpretative letter issued by the Russian Federal Tax Services (“FTS”) on 08th August 2019, has provided further guidance as to the application of the Beneficial Ownership Concept, further to the letter initially provided on the 12th of April 2018 which adopted a strict approach of the concept. 
  • Cyprus and Netherlands Double Tax Treaty Update

    Cyprus has concluded the negotiations for the avoidance of double taxation with the Netherlands. The double tax treaty was agreed at technocratic level in Hague. It is expected to be signed by the end of 2019 or early in 2020.
  • Vacancy - Senior Corporate Lawyer

    The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to further advance their career within the law firm.
  • CJEU RULED ON THE APPLICATION OF THE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP CONCEPT

    The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on February 26, 2019, in the “Danish Beneficial Ownership Cases”, can be perceived as a landmark on the interpretation of the Beneficial Ownership concept under the Interest and Royalties Directive (IRD) and the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (PSD).
  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‘centre of life test’ in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of  ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan   [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the “Regulations”). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess  Surinder Singh  cases that appear before them.
  • ITALIAN RULES ON JOINT VENTURES IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND CONCESSIONS

    Italian rules on jointventures concerning public procurement and concession contracts are set out inlight of the European legal framework provided for in Directive 2014/23/EU and 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. The European rules aim to ensurethe best use of public money so that EU citizens benefit from strategicinvestments and services at fair prices. In this context, public procurementand concessions represent key instruments that need to be regulated and standardisedin order to ensure free movement of goods, freedom of establishment and freedomto provide services.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.