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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019

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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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