In Uzbekistan, a draft Presidential Decree “On additional measures to reduce the state’s participation in the economy” was published for discussion, per which it is planned to sell 85% of Ucell’s state share, 49% of Uzbekistan Airways` state share, 18.8% of Uzbektelecom`s state share, 10% of NGMK`s, AGMK`s and Uzmetkombinat`s state share, 45% – Dori-Darmon […]
Per article 139 of the Tax Code “On-site tax inspection”, the State Tax Committee has published a draft resolution “Regulation on the procedure for conducting on-site inspections”. The project was posted for discussion on the SOVAZ portal until March 17, 2020. Upon approval, the new procedure will enter into force on April 1, 2020. The […]
Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabian energy company ACWA Power have signed agreements for the total amount of USD 2 billion. As the Ministry of Energy reports parties have signed an agreement on the purchase of electricity (PPA) for 25 years for the amount of USD 1,2 billion as a […]
Mongolia has entered into Double-Taxation Agreement (further referred as DTA) with 26 countries. Its Mutual Agreement Procedure (further referred as the Procedure) was approved in 2013, latter renewed in 2019 in accordance with Article 17.3 of General law on Taxation, for the following purposes: To implement the procedure; To agree mutually with a competent authority […]
According to the changes made, it is forbidden: – to include aircraft older than 25 years from the date of issue in the State Register of Civil Aircraft of the Kyrgyz Republic, except for aircraft intended for commercial cargo transportation, which are not older than 50 years from the date of issue;…
Specialist planning lawyers have successfully advised Gravel Way Limited on an application for Statutory Review against a Planning Inspector’s decision to refuse planning permission for a residential development. Why is this case of interest?
In a recent judgement (B-151/2018, 4 February 2020), the Swiss Federal Administrative Court held that while the sign BVLGARI is a geographical reference to Bulgaria, it is nevertheless subject to trademark protection as it has acquired secondary meaning.
A decade after adopting the same policy to tackle the consequences of the financial crisis, Norton Rose Fulbright is once again asking employees to work a four-day week to protect jobs. This temporary measure will be enacted for a 12-month period as of 20 April 2020, with Norton Rose Fulbright becoming the first City outfit […]
DLA Piper has hired one of Paul Hastings’ restructuring partners to bolster its offering in the City. David Manson will jump ship to DLA after just over two years at Paul Hastings, which he joined in 2017 from White & Case. He was a senior associate at White & Case from 2006 to 2012 and […]
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has promoted one London partner in its round of 13, bolstering its white-collar crime practice in the City. Andrew Good has been made up in the Canary Wharf office, effectively immediately, following on what may be the start of a trend for the US firm after it made one London […]
“The coronavirus is a Black Swan event that pressure-tests everything,” says Sainsbury’s legal services director Nick Grant. “It’s been a pretty intensive two weeks.” The week before lockdown, Sainsbury’s and the rest of the supermarket sector provided the backdrop to a social-behaviour test case as thousands of customers stockpiled essential items, disrupting everyday logistics and […]
As the legal industry battles the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, Walker Morris is furloughing some members of staff to protect the long-term health of the business. Staff in some “quieter practice areas” will now be part of the government’s job retention scheme. The scheme currently allows organisations to claim back 80 per cent of […]
The founder and managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Singapore association firm JurisAsia, Sheena Jacob, has left for CMS with her entire IP team. The move comes three years after the Singaporean IP boutique entered into an exclusive association with Gowling WLG. JurisAsia was launched by former Tan Rajah & Cheah IP partner Sheena Jacob, who is […]