Electronic Signature – A “New” Way of Doing Business May06

Electronic Signature – A “New” Way of Doing Business

Along with the development of e-commerce, more and more people are becoming more accustomed to signing an online contract with other parties. Due to the pandemic, companies now frequently carry out smart business through online meetings or documents. The electronic signature, as a necessary element of an online contract, plays an imp...

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“Phase 2″ of COVID-19 Emergency Containment in Italy: DPCM 26 April 2020 May06

“Phase 2″ of COVID-19 Emergency Containment in Italy: DPCM 26 April 2020

With the approval of the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers dated 26th of April 2020 (hereinafter referred to as “DPCM 26/4”), Italy is preparing to enter the so-called "Phase Two" of the COVID-19 emergency containment measures. The DPCM  26/4 replaces the previous Prime Ministerial Decree dated th...

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Free Trade Zones (FTZs) of UAE – Here’s 5 Reasons Why? Apr27

Free Trade Zones (FTZs) of UAE – Here’s 5 Reasons Why?

The UAE is a federation of seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain) strategically located between Europe, Africa and Asia. The UAE ranks #16 in the World Banks Ease of Doing Business 2020 rankings and in conjunction with investor friendly legislation, a strong financial and banking...

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Recent Amendment in the FDI Policy of India Due to COVID-19 Apr23

Recent Amendment in the FDI Policy of India Due to COVID-19

On April 18th, 2020, the Central Government of India amended the Consolidated FDI Policy 2017 (“FDI Policy”), to curb “opportunistic takeovers/acquisitions of Indian companies” due to COVID-19. Under the press note the following two new restrictions have been introduced:   ...

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Balancing Company Labor Expenses During the Pandemic in Russia Apr23

Balancing Company Labor Expenses During the Pandemic in Russia

According to information from the anti-coronavirus crisis in Russia, the number of novel coronavirus cases has surpassed 15,770, affecting 82 regions. As the curve shows progressive growth in the number of contaminated areas in Russia, new strict administrative measures for people and companies have been introduced. It shall be me...

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The Role and Liability of Legal Representatives in Foreign Invested Companies Apr15

The Role and Liability of Legal Representatives in Foreign Invested Companies

According to PRC law, the legal representative of a company generally refers to a person who is authorized to exercise power on behalf of the company. Foreign-invested enterprises in China also need to appoint legal representatives. The legal representative has a dual identity and status: internally he/she is responsible for company ...

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The Latest Updates on COVID-19 Related Regulations in Italy: The “Liquidity” Decree and the Prime Minister’s Decree April 10th, 2020 Apr13

The Latest Updates on COVID-19 Related Regulations in Italy: The “Liquidity” Decree and the Prime Minister’s Decree April 10th, 2020

In recent days, the Italian Government has adopted important measures to cope with the current epidemiological emergency, supporting the productive structure of the country. In this respect, the so-called Liquity Decree Law (Decree-Law No. 23/2020), published in the Official Gazette on April 8th, is especially ...

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Managing your Enterprise in India During COVID-19 Lockdown Apr10

Managing your Enterprise in India During COVID-19 Lockdown

In light of the increasing spread of COVID-19 in India, on March 24th, 2020, the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, announced a nationwide lockdown for a period of 21 days starting from 00:00 March 25th, 2020. In a country of 1.3 billion, where hundreds of millions of citizens are impoverished and countless millions live in ...

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A General Introduction of Commercial Contracts in Vietnam Apr08

A General Introduction of Commercial Contracts in Vietnam

Nowadays, commercial activities happen so regularly among local and foreign enterprises that it is in the interest of all parties to protect their own rights when concluding commercial contracts. Given the general nature of the contracts, commercial contracts are specifically outlined as the most important point in the commercial act...

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Trademark Registration at Customs – A Further Guarantee for Trademark Protection in China Apr01

Trademark Registration at Customs – A Further Guarantee for Trademark Protection in China

As enterprises pay more attention to intellectual property rights, customs registration has become an increasingly important step in the development of enterprise trade. For enterprises that plan or have carried out commercial activities in China, in addition to protecting their own intellectual property rights by registering tradema...

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