Doing Business in Vietnam: Essential Information on Corporate Income Tax Jul03

Doing Business in Vietnam: Essential Information on Corporate Income Tax

Vietnam is an attractive investment destination for foreign investors with both its openness to international trade and extraordinary economic growth clearly evident in recent decades. Foreign direct investments are flowing into Vietnam, as result of a welcoming policy of fiscal incentives and preferential treatments. While the legal...

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COVID-19 Emergency in Italy: Phase 3 in the DPCM 11/6 Jun24

COVID-19 Emergency in Italy: Phase 3 in the DPCM 11/6

On June 15th, with the publication in the Official Gazette, the new Italian Prime Minister’s Decree dated June 11th, 2020 (hereinafter referred to as the “DPCM 11/6”) entered into force. The DPCM 11/6,  which will be effective until  July 14th 2020, has allowed the Ital...

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FAQ’s on Setting up a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Dubai Jun19

FAQ’s on Setting up a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Dubai

What is an LLC? An LLC is one of the most common forms of establishment of a company in Dubai for foreign investors. A Limited Liability Company as defined by Article 218 of the UAE Commercial Companies Law is a company in which the liability of its partner is limited only to the ext...

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SEZ as an Open Door to CIS countries: Russia Jun18

SEZ as an Open Door to CIS countries: Russia

We are continuing our series of articles discussing the major benefits your business may receive from the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) of the CIS countries. Last time, we presented an overview for Belarus’ SEZs (please scroll to the bottom to see our previous articles), moving towards the east we reach our next destinatio...

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Choice of Jurisdiction in Contract: People’s Court or Arbitration Jun12

Choice of Jurisdiction in Contract: People’s Court or Arbitration

In any normal business contract, it is essential to conclude a dispute settlement clause, which shall establish that disputes can be chosen to be conducted through litigation or arbitration. Among every kind of dispute settlement method, only arbitration and litigation are mutually exclusive. In principle, once the parties choose to ...

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Recent Changes in Indian Regulations to Support Enterprises During COVID-19 Jun10

Recent Changes in Indian Regulations to Support Enterprises During COVID-19

With COVID-19 continuing to spread across India, Indian policymakers are fighting hard to minimize its impact on the economy. In the past three months, the policymakers have introduced several reforms in Indian regulations to boost the economy and ease the burden of enterprises resuming operations in India. Some of the key regulatory...

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Trademark Protection in Vietnam Jun03

Trademark Protection in Vietnam

Given the increasing attractiveness of the Vietnamese market, investors should also give serious consideration to Intellectual Property Rights protection within the territory. The first step to take when entering a new country is to register your trademarks to avoid any imitations or copies by local businesses that could easily repro...

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The Continuation of the “Phase 2” of Containment of the COVID-19 Emergency in Italy: Decree Law No. 33/2020 and the Prime Ministerial Decree of 17 May 2020 May29

The Continuation of the “Phase 2” of Containment of the COVID-19 Emergency in Italy: Decree Law No. 33/2020 and the Prime Ministerial Decree of 17 May 2020

With the Decree Law No. 33/2020 (hereinafter, “DL 33/2020”) and the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of the 17th of May 2020 (hereinafter, “DPCM 17/5”), the Italian Government has established new measures to contain the COVID-19 emergency, which will ease the restrictions on mobility and allow th...

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FDI in UAE: Insight into the Positive and Negative List May27

FDI in UAE: Insight into the Positive and Negative List

The Advent of FDI Law in the UAE   In September 2018, the UAE Cabinet amended the UAE Commercial Companies Law to introduce the UAE Foreign Direct Investment Law (FDI Law). Prior to the introduction of the FDI Law, all onshore UAE Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) ...

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SEZ as an Open Door to CIS Countries: Belarus May22

SEZ as an Open Door to CIS Countries: Belarus

A large market of around 182 million consumers along with a rich endowment of natural resources—especially oil—has focused investors’ attention to the markets of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, including Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan. Significant differences in the regulatory regime...

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