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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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Clifford Chance has elected partner Simon Sinclair as its new London capital markets head succeeding partner Andrew Forryan. Sinclair will take up the role on 1 December after being elected this morning following a contested vote.  Forryan is stepping down from the role after one term at the helm and will continue as a full-time […]

FTC expands the scope of reportable pharma patent licences under Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced revisions to the rules implementing the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act that clarify and expand somewhat the types of patent licences in the pharmaceutical industry for which a filing must be made before such licences may become effective. The revised rules require a filing for a licence that gives the licensee […]

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Baker Botts, Travers Smith and Maclay Murray & Spens have acted on GDF Suez’s recent entry into the UK onshore shale gas market. The French state-backed utility company teamed up with Dart Energy, in a deal that will see it fund drilling for shale gas in the UK’s Bowland basin over the next three years. […]

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