Are your goods safe to be imported into Russia? Oct09

Are your goods safe to be imported into Russia?

Russian legislation sets quite strict requirements for the quality and safety of goods imported from abroad, including China. Absence of documents proving that the goods are in compliance with the required safety standards, is one of the grounds for the Russian custom authorities to stop products at the border (para 7 Article 125 of...

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Can renting your apartment on AIRBNB be considered as an entrepreneurial activity? The new clarifications from the Italian Revenue Agency Oct09

Can renting your apartment on AIRBNB be considered as an entrepreneurial activity? The new clarifications from the Italian Revenue Agency

With a turnover of almost EUR 5.4 billion (source: la Repubblica Newspaper) AIRBNB dominates the market for short-term rentals in Italy and is a very popular alternative to hotel reservations. Many landlords refer to this platform to rent their home independently, without having to rely on expensive agencies, and with considerable po...

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Outward Investments From China: A New Direction for a New China Sep20

Outward Investments From China: A New Direction for a New China

In recent years, outbound direct investment from China slowed down significantly, as more stringent controls were placed on certain types of capital outflow. As China’s outward investments mature and develop to adjust to the country’s current trajectory, which industries and government policies have helped to shape the future of ...

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How to Avoid the Risk of Paying Double Wages: Signing a Written Labor Contract Sep18

How to Avoid the Risk of Paying Double Wages: Signing a Written Labor Contract

A huge tide of litigation appeared in the years after the entry into force of the Labor Contract Law in 2008, which mainlyrelated to the non-signing of written labor contracts, of which many employers had to pay a heavy price. Chinese law stipulates that it is essential to sign a written labor contract within one month after the esta...

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A Roadmap of Indian Intellectual Property Rights Developments Sep11

A Roadmap of Indian Intellectual Property Rights Developments

India over the years has risen up to realize the importance of one of it’s most neglected assets- Intangible property or securing the protection of Intellectual Property.  This neglected area has now finally picked up the pace and in this article we shall go through the legislation enacted that has made these developments possible...

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Ride-hailing firm Grab plans major investment in the multi-billion dollar Vietnamese market Sep04

Ride-hailing firm Grab plans major investment in the multi-billion dollar Vietnamese market

The Singapore-based transportation network, Grab Holdings Inc., has centered its focus on ride-haling services alongside food deliveries and has become the Southeast Asia's biggest start-up with an annual revenue of 1 billion USD, as of December 2018. The fast-growing company is now set to invest "several hundred million dollars" in ...

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A SHARED APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY—The impact of different legal approaches could have on AI Aug30

A SHARED APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY—The impact of different legal approaches could have on AI

The artificial intelligence (AI) industry has constantly been in the news recently, showcasing its growing role in today’s society. However, with great power comes great responsibility and it is up to legislators to ensure a healthy and sustainable development of the industry, let’s compare the current state of AI policy in China...

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Negotiations in Italy: Are Lawyers Taking Over the Role of Judges? Aug28

Negotiations in Italy: Are Lawyers Taking Over the Role of Judges?

During the final days of July 2019, the Italian Government discussed at length  an extensive reform of the judiciary system that involves, among other matters, the strengthening of the so called negotiation assisted by lawyers. Such negotiation had been initially introduced by the law n.162/2014 as mandatory for specific matters,...

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The Crocodile from the Yangtze River Moves to the Ocean — Russia-China Bilateral Road Transportation Agreement Aug21

The Crocodile from the Yangtze River Moves to the Ocean — Russia-China Bilateral Road Transportation Agreement

Before “declaring war” to the American multinational e-commerce corporation eBay, Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba Group, once said: “eBay may be a shark in the ocean, but I (Alibaba Group) am a crocodile in the Yangtze river. If a crocodile fights a shark in the ocean, it will lose, but if we fight in the river, the crocodile wi...

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