This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 22nd December 2013

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Economic substance laws: The private wealth context

By James Campbell, Marcus Leese, Richard Laignel, Katie Baxter As part of on-going international initiatives, a large number of international finance centres (including Jersey, Guernsey, BVI and Cayman) have passed laws requiring companies which are tax resident in such centres and also conducting certain types of activities to demonstrate that they have an adequate level […]

Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market

By Joel Benjamin, Muborak Kambarova LAW “ON PAYMENTS AND PAYMENT SYSTEMS” On November 1st the President Mirziyoyev signed the law “On Payments and Payments Systems” (the “Law”). The Law will enter into force on February 2, 2020, and will considerably expand the regulation of payment systems. It will also replace the Law “On Electronic Payments” […]

Novelties in goods labelling with means of identification in the EAEU

By Leila Makhmetova, Zarina Malikova As you may know, the Agreement for Labelling Goods with Means of Identification in the Eurasian Economic Union (hereinafter – the ‘Agreement’) entered into force. Pursuant to the Agreement, an obligatory labelling of goods with machine-readable and mutually readable marks in the territory of the Union is introduced in the […]

Diversonomics season 4 episode 6

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