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Ukraine allows private sector involvement in space activities

By Oleksiy Burchevskyy November 2019 – Ukraine’s space industry has entered a new era. On 25 October 2019 the President signed the recently approved Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the State Regulation of Space Activities”. The main purpose of the new legislation is to commercialise space activities in Ukraine, which […]

New Ukrainian Bankruptcy Code. The finance and debt restructuring perspective

By Andriy Nikiforov, Ganna Kalinichenko New Ukrainian Bankruptcy Code. The finance and debt restructuring perspective November 2019 – On 21 October 2019, the Code on Bankruptcy Procedures adopted by Ukraine’s parliament on 18 October 2018 (“the Code”) came into effect. The Code replaces the Act of Ukraine on Renewal of Debtor’s Solvency or Declaring It Bankrupt dated […]

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By Stephen A. Pike Will Canada take legislative and regulatory action and how will it impact Canadian businesses? Insights for Canadian CEOs and directors addressing modern slavery in their businesses and supply chains At the present time, Canada lags behind many of its most important trading partners in ensuring that businesses are addressing modern slavery in […]

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By Brent J. Arnold, Kavi Sivasothy This year has seen a number of interesting developments in Canadian cyber security. While the first wave of data breach cases slowly work their way through the court system, guidance for Canadian businesses has come from many other sources, including the federal government and regulators. These offer the clearest […]

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By Jason Coates On 2 July 2019 the Pensions Regulator launched a consultation on the future of trusteeship and governance. The consultation closed on 24 September 2019. The consultation follows on from the Regulator’s work a couple of years ago on trusteeship under the 21st century trusteeship banner and continues with some of the themes identified […]

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