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Board decisions made by delegation of powers can be challenged in court in Romania

By Mădălina Neagu, Andra Jegan To enable decisions to be passed efficiently, the Companies Law (31/1990) created flexible mechanisms and procedures allowing specific shareholder powers to be delegated to a company’s management. Such mechanisms have been successfully implemented by a vast number of companies and have enabled them to expedite corporate changes concerning their main […]

Canada: New checks under Police Record Checks Reform Act

By Amy Derickx On Nov. 1, 2018, new “checks” on the police record check system will be in force under Ontario’s Police Record Checks Reform Act. Organizations who rely upon police record checks as a method of determining suitability for employment or volunteer work will want to review related policies and procedures for the purposes of […]

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019

Understanding the blockchain, cryptocurrency and electronic token space is becoming more important than ever for financial institutions, business, investors and start-ups. This is particularly the case in relation to government attitudes and definitions, cryptocurrency and sales regulation, money transmission laws and anti-money laundering requirements, promotion and testing, ownership and licensing requirements, taxation and border restrictions. […]

Mongolia – Trademark Protection

By Bolormaa Volodya The exclusive rights of the trademark holder will be granted or entitled when the trademark is officially registered with the General authority of Intellectual property and trademark certificate is issued. “Trademark” means distinctive expression used by an individual or a legal entity, engaged in manufacturing of goods or the provision of services, in […]

Kazakhstan – Agricultural business and opportunities for Islamic finance

By Shaimerden Chikanayev Agriculture is one of the most attractive sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. Kazakhstan has approximately 24 million hectares of arable land and 188 million hectares of pasture. More than 74% of the country’s territory is suitable for agricultural production. More than 42% of Kazakhstan’s population live in the countryside and about 20% of all […]

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Olswang, Mishcon team strikes gold with Olympic homes deal

Olswang and Mishcon de Reya have teamed up to advise a Qatari-backed ­consortium on the £557m purchase and management of the Olympic Village in east London. The firms secured roles on the joint venture (JV) between investment group Delancey and real estate investor Qatari Diar. Delancey and Qatari Diar purchased 1,439 of the 2,818 homes […]

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Since the 1977 death of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley there have been persistent rumours of his continued existence. While most would dismiss these as mere wishful thinking by fans, one thing is certain – Elvis’s legacy lives on. Now the singer’s estate is seeking to make the most of that legacy, by filing […]

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Herbies: not making the cut

Here’s the official word from Exchange House: there will be no partner redundancies in Herbert Smith’s corporate group, no sirree, and not yet anyway.  Quibbling aside at the semantics – yes, we all know that partners aren’t strictly speaking made redundant, so nice try – let’s examine Herbies’ corporate problem. The group missed its […]

Vinson rejigs management as Dilg steps down

Vinson & Elkins is soon to have a new chairman and managing partner in the shape of Mark Kelly and Scott Wulfe respectively. Both Houston-based partners have been appointed for a two-year term starting 1 January 2012.  They succeed managing partner Joe Dilg, who will step down from his post at the end of 2011. […]

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