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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

Cayman Islands Introduces Beneficial Ownership Register

July 2017 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Stuarts, Walker Hersant Humphries Attorneys-At-Law.

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The Cayman Islands government has now introduced legislative changes which will require relevant companies (“Relevant Companies”) to prepare and maintain a register of beneficial owners (the “Register of Beneficial Owners”).

Hungary: Are Interim Measures Hard to Enforce?

July 2017 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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The Hungarian Parliament recently passed new legislation on arbitration (Act LX of 2017 on Arbitration, the “2017 Act”) that will reform Hungarian arbitration law as of 1 January 2018.

The 2017 Act, considering both the shortcomings of the current Hungarian legislation (Act LXXI of 1994 on Arbitration, the “1994 Act”) and the amendment of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration adopted in 2006 (the “Model Law”), repositions arbitration by reforming the choice of arbitrators, the institutional system of Hungarian arbitration panels, and the power of the panels ordering interim measures and preliminary orders. read more...

The Rules and Procedures Followed Before the Criminal Courts under the UAE Criminal Procedure Law

July 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants.

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After having explained the procedures of transferring cases to the criminal courts, in this part we will describe the procedures following the transfer and the rules to be followed before the criminal judge in the hearings.

Can your IP disclose your ID?

July 2017 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by GVZH Advocates.

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An “IP”, or “internet protocol” is a unique series of numbers allocated to each and every device connected to a network, including and most notable the internet. Similar to your physical  home address to which postal articles are addressed and delivered, internet traffic is delivered to your computer’s address i.e. your IP address.

Leave for medically assisted procreation

July 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by GVZH Advocates.

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The recent Legal Notice No. 156 of 2017 (“Leave for Medically Assisted Procreation National Standard Order 2017”) has laid down minimum requirements designed to grant a period of paid leave to employees who undergo the process of medically assisted procreation (hereinafter referred to as the “leave”) whether in Malta or outside Malta.

Discrimination on the basis of religion? A new European decision

July 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by Claeys & Engels, member of Ius Laboris.

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The issue of discrimination based on religion continues to occupy the European courts.

In our newsflash of 14 March 2017 , we informed you that the Court of Justice had given its first ruling on discrimination based on religion. In a case involving a Belgian company, the Court of Justice had ruled that a neutrality policy may be constitutive of indirect discrimination, but acknowledged that it can be justified if it is the sole desire of the company to project a neutral image to third parties, which is a legitimate objective.

EU: Council Introduces Action Plan for NPLs

July 2017 - Finance. Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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On 10 July 2017, the Commission announced the public consultation on the development of secondary markets for non-performing loans (NPLs) and distressed assets. Following the commencement of this public consultation, the Council introduced its Action Plan for NPLs.

Bulgaria: Remedies imposed on fuel companies following cartel investigations

July 2017 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Schönherr.

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For the second time in less than five years, the Bulgarian Commission for the Protection of Competition ("Commission") has opened investigation proceedings regarding prohibited agreements and concerted practices against the major fuel companies in Bulgaria and closed them without issuing penalties.

EMPLOYER TIPS: KEY OBLIGATIONS IN DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT

July 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by AEQUITAS.

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EMPLOYER TIPS: KEY OBLIGATIONS IN DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT

Alexandr Chumachenko, Associate, AEQUITAS

It is indubitably a universal knowledge that persons with disabilities, as a socially vulnerable stratum, need special treatment and special attitude.  Kazakhstan, like many other countries, legislatively provides for the key guidelines to give the disabled a special attitude of society and ensure the minimum guarantees to which they are entitled.  The state is also establishing special requirements to, and conditions of, disability labor, however, in practice, not all employers know their corresponding obligations.  This is why we are going to dwell on the key legislative requirements relating to disability labor.

Arresting Orders Under The Uae Criminal Procedure Law

July 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants.

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It has been noticed that many of our colleagues based abroad are contacting us here in the UAE for their clients who were unfortunately arrested at one of the Airports in the UAE for some criminal charges. Their query usually relates to what the expected procedures are.