A Peek Inside IDI Italian Design Icons 3rd Edition 2018 in Shanghai, Where Sustainability Is Trending Oct17

A Peek Inside IDI Italian Design Icons 3rd Edition 2018 in Shanghai, Where Sustainability Is Trending

After last year’s great success, IDI Italian Design Icons is returning for its Third Edition in Shanghai. The topic selected for IDI 3rd Edition is Design for Sustainability & Environment, in accordance with the topic of 2018 edition Italian Design Day in the world, as well as China’s ever-growing awareness on environmental p...

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PRC Soil Law Published, Three Practical Suggestions Oct17

PRC Soil Law Published, Three Practical Suggestions

Background Information On August 31, 2018, the Law on Soil Pollution Prevention and Control (hereinafter referred as “the Law”) was issued by the National People’s Congress of China and will come into force on January 1, 2019. As the first soil protection law, it has attracted wide attention and controversy ...

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Dussehra in India Oct17

Dussehra in India

Dussehra is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is a gazetted holiday in India, which is marked on the 10th day of the bright half of the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin (Usually During the months of September/October). Each different part of India has different reasons for celebrating this ausp...

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Law on Soil Pollution Prevention and Control Issued Oct10

Law on Soil Pollution Prevention and Control Issued

On 31 August 2018, the National People’s Congress of China issued the Law on Soil Pollution Prevention and Control that will come into force on 1 January 2019. As the first soil protection law, it has attracted wide attention and controversy throughout the draft study in 2006, the two proposals in 2017, as well as the final publish...

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Quid-Pro-Quo,  ICICI bank and their special privileges Sep25

Quid-Pro-Quo, ICICI bank and their special privileges

Recent news has reported that a panel was created to probe into Videocon Group promoter Venugopal Dhoot granting to the Kochhar family certain assets to secure special loan terms and other privileges from ICICI Bank, one of India’s biggest national banks. This probe is invlolved in examining property dealings undertaken by Chanda ...

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Legal Tech: Humans v. Robots Sep21

Legal Tech: Humans v. Robots

One of the most vivid and original legal tech experiments in Russia is the robot LegalApe 2.8 developed by PJSC MegaFon (telecommunication services operator), which was developed on the basis of neural networks using data distributed into small information blocks which includes judicial practice, business correspondence, scientific w...

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China’s Traditional Festival: Mid-Autumn Festival Sep18

China’s Traditional Festival: Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival can trace it’s roots from the beginning of the Tang Dynasty and became a popular holiday in the Song Dynasty. It has become one of the most important traditional festivals in China along with Spring Festival, which emerged during the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Affected by Chinese culture, Mid-Autumn Festival is also...

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The new Italian regulation on fixed-term labor contracts Sep13

The new Italian regulation on fixed-term labor contracts

Italian labor laws have always considered the open-ended employment relationship as the standard and most dominant category of employment contract. On the other hand, a fixed-term employment relationship has always been discouraged and placed under strict limitations, even though this position has been softened in recent years. From ...

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Doing Business in Vietnam: opportunities in Franchising Sep05

Doing Business in Vietnam: opportunities in Franchising

There have been more than 200 enterprises with hundreds of brands licensed to franchise in Vietnam that operate in various sectors, including pharmaceutical, fashion, convenience stores and undoubtedly most prevalent, the food & beverage industry. The enterprises are mainly from Europe, the USA, China and Japan. Nowadays, many we...

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The VAT rate increase in Russia Aug29

The VAT rate increase in Russia

On June 14, 2018, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced at a government meeting a plan to raise the VAT rate in Russia from 18% to 20%. These changes will presumably come into force on January 1, 2019 and will be aimed at increasing revenues to the budget in order to finance new social programs. In this article we will des...

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