The Impact of Data Privacy Laws in India on Multinationals Sep17

The Impact of Data Privacy Laws in India on Multinationals

India has been a following a very fragmented approach towards data protection laws, with protection spread over a mixture of statutes, the most prominent of which being the Information Technology Amendment Act, 2008 which mainly deals with” sensitive personal information”. In May 2018, we saw the implementation of the European...

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A Brief Overview of Computer Software Protection in China Sep16

A Brief Overview of Computer Software Protection in China

The 21st century is truly the era of the IT industry, with now software incapsulating the world in all aspects of our lives. When companies treat software as intellectual property, they are exercising their rights over the control of the usage of such software and how it may become public. Otherwise, there may be occurrences of us...

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DP Practical Guides – Doing Business in China Sep13

DP Practical Guides – Doing Business in China

China’s economy has been transforming from high-speed to high-quality growth. The consumption-driven economy features its immense market with robust demand. Foreign enterprises continue to choose China as their new investment destination and newly oriented market. We at DP Group strive to help our clients and potential investors...

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FDI in Vietnam: Opening and Use of Direct and Indirect Investment Capital Account Sep08

FDI in Vietnam: Opening and Use of Direct and Indirect Investment Capital Account

Under Vietnamese laws, any investment transaction in the country by foreign investors shall be executed through an investment capital account opened in a licensed bank which is permitted to trade and supply foreign exchange. Depending on the nature of the investment (direct or indirect, as further defined below), the transaction shal...

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Invest in Russia: An Overview of Special Economic Zones Sep06

Invest in Russia: An Overview of Special Economic Zones

Invest in Russia: An Overview of Special Economic Zones Special economic zones (SEZ) in Russia are territories with a special legal status and economic benefits to in order to attract both Russian and foreign investors to priority sectors in the country. Primarily, the creation of SEZs was initiated for the purpos...

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Supreme Court’s Attempt to Have the Facial Recognition Leashed Aug30

Supreme Court’s Attempt to Have the Facial Recognition Leashed

On July 27th, 2021, the PRC Supreme People's Court issued the Provisions of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Civil Cases Involving the Processing of Personal Information Using Facial Recognition Technology (hereinafter as the "Provisions"), which is a t...

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The Promising Future Of E-Commerce In India Aug23

The Promising Future Of E-Commerce In India

Introduction The pandemic has completely transformed the way businesses operate in India. A prime example of this statement can be found in the fact that India’s e-commerce order volume increased by 36% in the last quarter of 2020, with the personal care, beauty and wellness sectors dominating the e-commerce mar...

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The Effectiveness of Transferring Residence Abroad for Tax Purposes: Recent Opinion of the Italian Supreme Court Aug19

The Effectiveness of Transferring Residence Abroad for Tax Purposes: Recent Opinion of the Italian Supreme Court

In accordance with Italian legislation, and in particular, the Consolidated Tax Act ("Testo Unico Imposte sui Redditi - TUIR"), individuals who produce income in Italy, even if resident abroad, are obliged to declare such income to the Italian tax authorities, except in cases of exemptions provided by laws. In particular,...

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A Globally Connected Europe: The EU’s Answer to the Belt & Road Initiative? Aug16

A Globally Connected Europe: The EU’s Answer to the Belt & Road Initiative?

On July 12th, 2021, the European Council approved conclusions on “A Globally Connected Europe”, highlighting the need for the EU to pursue ”a geostrategic and global approach to connectivity.” Such a large-scale infrastructure plan seeks to develop new links between Europe and the rest of the world which com...

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The Net is Tightening — Draft Released for The Revised Measures for Cybersecurity Review Aug12

The Net is Tightening — Draft Released for The Revised Measures for Cybersecurity Review

Within the legislation structure of China's Cyber-security, Data security, and Personal Information Protection, the Measures for Cybersecurity Review ("Measures"), with a capacity of merely 22 articles, is the administrative regulations that will directly guide and govern the security review procedures based on the PRC Cybersecurity ...

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