By Nina Tsifudina, Denitsa Kuzeva On 2 April 2019 the rules for the implementation of Bulgaria’s new Persons with Disabilities Act (the “Act”) entered into force. The rules detail the obligation of employers in Bulgaria with more than 50 employees to hire a minimum number of disabled persons—an obligation introduced by the Act at the […]
By Gabor Gelencser April 2019 – The Hungarian Parliament passed the Act on Foundation Trusts on 5 March 2019. This legal concept has had a long and successful history in German-speaking countries. The main purpose of lawmakers in introducing this concept is to provide a legal framework – in addition to the already operating trusts – […]
By Olena Kuchynska, Viktoriia Pysmenna April 2019 – Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, March 2019 in Review OIL & GAS: Third International Licencing Round to take place on 18 June 2019 On 18 March 2019, Ukraine’s State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources (the Derzhgeonadra) announced plans to hold the Third International Licensing […]
By Joel Benjamin, Muborak Kambarova April 2019 – Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market Creation of the public-private partnership development agency In accordance with the Presidential Resolution No. PP-3980, a Public-Private Partnership Agency has been created under the Ministry of Finance. The Agency is a specialized body for coordination and development of Public-Private Partnerships. One […]
By Dessislava Fessenko Geo-blocking is no longer a laissez-faire matter in the European Union. From December 2018, a new set of rules apply that limits the use of geo-blocking by online businesses operating in the EU. The Geo-blocking Regulation — as this set of rules is commonly referred to — introduces some following key requirements.
By Milos Vuckovic, Petar Mitrovic The Croatian Government is preparing open calls for renewable energy sources, based on the new incentive system with market premiums and guaranteed purchase prices. The aim is to have the open calls announced by the end of 2019. Currently, the Government and the Ministry of Environment and Energy are working on several by-laws, […]
By Sergey Vakhrushev Usually, under the delivery contract, the parties agree on the terms about an advance payment for goods, such provision is aimed at protecting the supplier’s interests. However, the provision about an advance payment has negative impacts for a supplier. The provision about an advance payment results in uncertainty performed by a transaction, […]
By Mikhail German Any business activity, one way or another, is connected with the involvement of labor resources, since with the development of the company it becomes impossible to independently perform the necessary functionality. Thus, entrepreneurs and heads of business structures attract employees to perform certain duties, concluding employment contracts.
By Maria Aronikova, Elizaveta Osipchuk Legal protection for well-known trademarks in Russia rests on the provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, the Paris Convention, the Russian Civil Code and the governing regulations applied by the Russia Patent and Trademark Office (Rospatent). According to the Russian Civil Code, a registered trademark […]
By Jordan Diacur Otto von Bismarck is supposed to have said that laws are like sausages-it will be better for your peace of mind if you don’t watch them being made. We are now squarely in the “meat inspection” stage of the new Construction Act, RSO 1990, c C.30 (the “Act”), with all that that entails […]
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Allen & Overy’s (A&O) former Dutch senior partner Sietze Hepkema will appear in court as a witness next month to answer questions about his role at SBM Offshore, the oil and gas company embroiled in a long-running corruption probe. Hepkema has been called as a witness at the District Court Noord-Holland (Haarlem) on 22 May, […]
Jones Day, Dentons, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Gowling WLG are acting in British Land’s £429m sale of 12 Sainsbury’s superstores. Jones Day picked up the mandate for British Land, led by co-head of its banking, finance and securities group Giles Elliott, alongside corporate M&A partner William McDonald, tax partner Blaise Marin-Curtoud and counsel Stephen […]
Facebook has found a new general counsel to helm its in-house legal functions after its top lawyer Colin Stretch left the company at the end of last summer. The role has been filled by Jennifer Newstead, whose career has spanned both law firm stints and government duties. She was the first woman to head the […]
A competition partner at Covington & Burling has swapped one US firm for another, joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s City office. Elaine Whiteford is moving to Quinn’s City operations and is a barrister with experience in contentious EU, competition and regulatory work, specialising in damages litigation. Most recently she acted on the LCD cartel […]
Ashurst has launched a graduate scheme within its NewLaw legal operations division, Ashurst Advance. The firm has named the scheme the Ashurst Advance Pathway Programme, or Pathway. Graduates selected for it will have the opportunity to train in areas such as legal operations, legal project management, legal technology and legal process improvement. The Pathway programme […]