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Chinese Foreign Direct Investment Regime abolishes capital requirements download subscription

Taylor Wessing 15-Apr-2014

The State Council Decision, together with the Company Law Amendments, have been in effect since 1 March 2014.

The European Parliament votes through cyber-security legislation download subscription

Wragge & Co 15-Apr-2014

In February 2013, the European Commission released a draft Network and Information Security Directive.

Incorporating your business has many advantages download subscription

Appleby 15-Apr-2014

Incorporation describes the process of forming a new legal entity (a company) that is recognised at law as a separate legal person.

But that IS my name — company re-organisation download subscription

Gateley 15-Apr-2014

If you’re thinking about re-organising your group of companies and swapping the names of some of the companies in your group, it might not be as simple as you think.

Franchise update: major amendments to franchising code foreshadowed download subscription

DLA Piper 14-Apr-2014

The Australian government has released an exposure draft of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes-Franchising) Regulations 2014.

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M&A Weekly Update: new LLP tax rules and early conciliation in employment tribunal claims download subscription

Macfarlanes 16-Apr-2014

The new ‘salaried member’ rules, which will treat members of an LLP as employees for tax purposes in certain circumstances, came into force on 6 April 2014.

High Court adds words into non-compete covenant download subscription

Shoosmiths 15-Apr-2014

Careful drafting is usually required for restrictive covenants to be enforceable, although Prophet plc v Huggett provides the exception to the rule.

Berg successfully defends penalty claim: liquidated damages and penalty clauses download subscription

Shoosmiths 15-Apr-2014

Two high-profile cases have provided further guidance for parties who wish to rely on or challenge contractual ‘liquidated damages’ clauses.

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The European Parliament votes through cyber-security legislation download subscription

Wragge & Co 15-Apr-2014

In February 2013, the European Commission released a draft Network and Information Security Directive.

DoE approves LNG exports to non-free trade countries — US foreign policy may be bigger factor moving forward download subscription

DLA Piper 14-Apr-2014

The US DoE has issued an order granting approval to Jordan Cove to export LNG to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement with the US.

Mining update: exploration development incentive — discussion paper released download subscription

DLA Piper 14-Apr-2014

The Treasury and the Department of Industry have released a discussion paper setting out options for implementing the proposed scheme.

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The corporate veil and its piercing as clear as...? download subscription

Goodman Derrick 24-Mar-2014

The issue of piercing the corporate veil has recently come under the spotlight. However, the cases have sometimes been decided in a way that is not entirely consistent.

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Resolving shareholders’ disputes under the new Companies Ordinance download subscription

Hogan Lovells 16-Apr-2014

The new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622), which came into effect on 3 March 2014, is a substantial rewrite of Hong Kong companies law.

Employment News — 14 April 2014: the final straw — employer entitled to take strict view in light of previous warnings download subscription

Hogan Lovells 15-Apr-2014

Before his dismissal, the claimant in Disotto Food Ltd v Carlos Santos for misconduct he had been given three warnings about his conduct.

New code of practice for employers on discrimination and illegal working download subscription

Hogan Lovells 15-Apr-2014

In 2008, the regime for preventing illegal working in the UK was changed by the introduction of civil penalties under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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Contracted-out tenants: Erimus revisited download subscription

Shoosmiths 16-Apr-2014

The Court of Appeal has found in favour of a business tenant and decided that a periodic tenancy had not been created in the intervening period.

M&A Weekly Update: new LLP tax rules and early conciliation in employment tribunal claims download subscription

Macfarlanes 16-Apr-2014

The new ‘salaried member’ rules, which will treat members of an LLP as employees for tax purposes in certain circumstances, came into force on 6 April 2014.

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Resolving shareholders’ disputes under the new Companies Ordinance download subscription

Hogan Lovells 16-Apr-2014

The new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622), which came into effect on 3 March 2014, is a substantial rewrite of Hong Kong companies law.

The worst of both worlds? High Court gives guidance on commercial agents’ rights on termination download subscription

Penningtons Manches 16-Apr-2014

The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 require that where a principal terminates an agency, in most circumstances it must make a payment to its agent.

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