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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019

Bermuda Government attitude and definition The current Bermuda government was elected in 2017 having undertaken to create new economic pillars in Bermuda, identify new opportunities for economic diversification, and seek local and overseas investment to develop new local industry and thereby create jobs in Bermuda. Since its election, it has enthusiastically embraced the financial technology […]

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 […]

Brazilian democracy and election changes

By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]

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Employment tribunal fees from 29 July 2013

On Monday 29 July 2013, fees were introduced in the employment tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). All claimants in employment tribunal claims brought on or after 29 July 2013 (and appeals to the EAT) must now pay a fee to issue a claim and to proceed to hearing. In this article, we explain the […]

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Schools (meaning academies and those still under the LEA) and colleges might choose to appoint an expert third-party contractor to provide a service, such as catering or grounds maintenance, for a fee, rather than it being provided in-house or by the council’s services. This is known as outsourcing and it can be a tricky business.   […]

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Standard Life GC: Good life

A £100m courtroom victory – and at a slice of expected costs – is a pretty good way for Standard Life general counsel Malcolm Wood to prove the value of his team He may require a crib sheet to get the numbers right, but Malcolm Wood is looking pretty pleased with Standard Life’s (SL) recent […]

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Tooks Chambers blames legal aid cuts as it begins dissolution

Michael Mansfield QC’s set Tooks Chambers has announced that it will begin winding up operations from October, with the set saying its dissolution is the “direct result” of legal aid cuts. The set released a statement on its website this morning, confirming that it would formally dissolve on 27 December but would stop taking instructions […]

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