Austria: Upcoming ban on speculative financial transactions for public bodies
The Austrian Federal Government agreed in its 2013-2018 work programme, on the implementation of a nationwide ban on speculative financial transactions for the Federation, the Austrian Federal States, Austrian Municipalities, and other public bodies. read more…
Turkey’s request for consultations against Morocco’s anti-dumping measures
I Background In September 2014, following an anti-dumping investigation period, Morocco has imposed an 11 % tax duty against Turkish hot-rolled steel exporters which has created fuss in Turkish hot-rolled steel market and exporters. Upon Morocco's anti-dumping measures on hot-rolled steel, in October 2016, Turkey has filed a "Request for Consultations" against Morocco …
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Resolving Franchising Disputes
The reality: Honeymoon-Rough-Bold Despite all best efforts to maintain the “honeymoon” period, there will come time during the relationship where the franchisee and franchisor may not agree or see things differently; this is the “Rough” period… very likely, such period will evolve to a clear disagreement the “Bold” period which, if not managed properly, it …
The Madia Act On Public Companies: An Overview
It is estimated that there are about 8,000 companies in Italy whose capital is owned by public administrations (State, Regions, Provinces, Municipalities, etc.…). Ultimately, the need for spending review has led the Italian Government to intervene (again) in this sector of the Public Administration, by issuing Legislative Decree No. 175/2016 (“the Decree”), which follows other …
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The EU Capital Market Union – European Commission establishes expert group to develop strategy on su
On 28 October 2016, the European Commission decided to establish a High Level Expert Group on sustainable finance, one of the European Commission's primary objectives within the EU Capital Markets Union ("CMU"). This Legal Insight is the first part of our dedicated newsletter series on the CMU. We will provide regular updates on CMU-related topics.
Slovenia: Do companies have the right to be heard during a dawn raid?
The Slovenian courts were recently asked to rule on companies' right to be heard during unannounced investigations (so-called 'dawn raids') by the Competition Protection Agency. read more…
Fraud And Investigations At The Workplace
LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK Monitoring of employees at the workplace is not specifically regulated by Maltese Law. In this respect, one must refer to the Data Protection Act (Chapter 440 of the Laws of Malta), the European Directive 95/46/EC on processing of personal data and free movement of such data, as well as relevant rulings of …
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11 November 2016: Mercury acquires CES
Mercury Systems, a NASDAQ listed leading commercial provider of secure processing subsystems, acquires the Swiss mission computing company Creative Electronic Systems (CES).
11 November 2016: FinanceFox successfully completes Series A financing round
Swiss insurtech startup FinanceFox has successfully completed its Series A financing round with Target Global and Horizons Ventures as lead investors. The financing round also included the conversion of existing venture loan investments from, amongst others, Salesforce Ventures. Idinvest, Speedinvest and AngelList.
When Software Value is liberated from Royalty Taxes
15 Nov 2016 at 04:00 / NEWSPAPER SECTION:BUSINESS When Software Value is liberated from Royalty Taxes It is amazing how ubiquitous software has become in the past few decades, becoming an essential part of everything from washing machines to mobile phones. Few people are aware, however, that there can be tax implications for some software that …
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