Online applications for the Italian “visa for investors” are now open Dec27

Online applications for the Italian “visa for investors” are now open

From the 14th December 2017 it is now possible, for foreign investors, to apply online for the Italian “visa for investors”, an innovative type of visa which ensures a more favorable treatment for foreign investors and can be obtained through an easier procedure, rather than that for the traditional...

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Main Christmas traditions: where do they come from? Dec27

Main Christmas traditions: where do they come from?

There is a time once per year when the atmosphere becomes magical; when you walk in the street, you can see lights and decorations everywhere, and you can feel the frenzy and the enthusiasm. This is what usually happens during Christmas holidays in Italy, as well as i...

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Don’t Let Your Credit Slip into the New Year Dec20

Don’t Let Your Credit Slip into the New Year

As the traditional Chinese saying goes, “Don’t let your credit/debit slip into the New Year”. In a general sense it means that before Spring Festival, all debts or credits shall be cleared, otherwise bad luck will follow the debtor and the creditor for the whole year. As 2017 is ending and Spring ...

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India: Law on Protection of Women Rights at Workplace Dec15

India: Law on Protection of Women Rights at Workplace

Preamble of the Constitution of India mention ‘equality of status and opportunity’ and have corresponding guarantee stipulated by Art. 14 of the Constitution. Therefore, equal treatment of both genders is a legal obligation and any discriminatory action, including but not limited to sexual harassmen...

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To buy a “second-hand” house: are you aware of the risks? Dec13

To buy a “second-hand” house: are you aware of the risks?

As you would expect, there are many more risks of buying a second-hand house, compared to buying a new apartment from Real Estate developer; for this reason, today D’Andrea & Partners will let you take a look at the dangers you may face when buying a second-hand house. ...

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The new whistleblowing policy in Italy Dec08

The new whistleblowing policy in Italy

An employee, in learning or discovering unlawful acts by reason of his employment relationship, would be unlikely to report these violations: indeed, in such a case, a worker might be subject to reprisals or even be fired. This could happen both in the private and the public sector, however,  episodes ...

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FTA EU-Vietnam: the most important aspects Dec08

FTA EU-Vietnam: the most important aspects

As it is known, on  February 2016  was published the text of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between European Union and Vietnam. Since it is estimated that the FTA shall enter into force in early 2018, after the ratifications will be done, we believe it could be useful to recall and further deepen the ...

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Fintech, the new frontier in China Dec02

Fintech, the new frontier in China

Financial technology industry or “Fintech” in China has been experiencing an unprecedented boom in recent years, becoming the world’s largest Fintech market in the process. The early adoption by Chinese consumers of this new industry has seen China become a world leader in this field in every aspe...

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New tax benefits in Italy on hiring young people Nov29

New tax benefits in Italy on hiring young people

With the 2018 Budget Law, a new form of tax relief has been introduced in Italy for entrepreneurs who hire young people with a permanent employment contract. For the employer,this means a perceptible decrease on labor costs, where the employer hires a new e...

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“Familiar Strangers”: WeChat & WhatsApp Nov24

“Familiar Strangers”: WeChat & WhatsApp

What's the must have app in China? More specifically, what's the first app you should get in China? Many would say Google Maps, Google Translation or even weather apps, but ask anyone that lived in China for more than one week, you are most likely to get the answer "WeChat". WeChat is one instant messaging (“IM”) service devel...

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