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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 […]

Dutch tax regime: confirmation of EU ‘per-element approach’

The Supreme Court rendered its judgement in two cases regarding the “per-element approach” to the Dutch tax consolidation regime (fiscal unity). The cases concern: a Dutch interest deduction limitation rule, and; the (non-)deductibility of currency losses on certain participations. On 8 July 2016, the Supreme Court raised preliminary questions to the Court of Justice of the […]

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Facebook finds successor for GC role as Ted Ullyot departs

Social networking giant Facebook has named deputy general counsel Colin Stretch as vice president and general counsel, taking over from former legal boss Ted Ullyot. Stretch will take up the role from July 5 after Ullyot, an ex-Kirkland and Ellis partner who worked in the White House until 2005 and became Facebook’s first general counsel […]

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A tough Middle East market means setting up an outpost there requires an alternative approach Trust Dewey & LeBoeuf to road-test a Kuwaiti association firm on a rival’s behalf. The defunct firm, while still alive and kicking, had a go at a tie-up with local lawyer Jamal Ahmed Al-Shehab in 2011 following a suggestion from […]

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Food and drink lawyers from Walker Morris have advised Cott Developments Ltd on its acquisition of Calypso Drinks and Mr Freeze — together, Calypso Soft Drinks. The Walker Morris team was led by Richard Naish, corporate partner and head of the food and drink team. It included: Dina Saleh, Josh Kitson and Amy Au (corporate); […]

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