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Regulation for refund of value added tax (“VAT”) paid by individuals, who are consumers, for goods (except for oil and gas products) purchased from persons engaged in retail trade or public catering in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan (“Regulation”) has been adopted by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan […]

Covid-19: Restriction of state court activity and alternative dispute resolution methods

By Vladimir Komarov The ” Black swan ” of coronavirus has already led such economic sectors as tourism, air transportation, hotel business, and non-food retail to a deep crisis. We can confidently predict that violations of contractual obligations, unilateral termination of contracts and other consequences of the disease and measures to combat it will affect […]

Labour relations in the context of quarantine due to coronavirus (Uzbekistan)

Tatyana Popovkina and Mirzaaziz Ruziev Limitations set in order to prevent spread of coronavirus infection affect all business processes, including employer-employees labour relations. In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan ‘On priority measures to mitigate the negative impact on sectors of the economy by the coronavirus pandemic and global […]

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Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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