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...
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 ...
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...
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,...
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...
Will Didi be Liable for Forgotten Wallets Left Behind in its Cars?
In recent years, as the share economy has developed in all respects of our social life, more choose to use online car-hailing as a preference for their daily travel.
However, do these car hailing platforms owe a duty to their passengers? For example, in the case that a passenger forgets his/her personal belongings in th...
BRI: Dispute Resolution and Jurisdictional Issues
The Belt and Road Initiative, one of the largest infrastructure and investment projects ever envisioned, offers interesting opportunities for non-Chinese participation. However, even knowledgeable investors know that with rewards come risks and count on readily-available and fair access to courts in order to resolve disputes. Thus, t...
India Environmental Care – The National Clean Air Program
Throughout the last few months, the world is moving towards the improvement of environmental protection and India is also doing its part.
On the 12th of January 2019, the National Clean Air Program (“NCAP”) was launched by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi. ...
Vietnam revised Tax Management Law passed by The National Assembly of Vietnam
In June 2019, the National Assembly voted to approve the revised Law on Tax Management with 91.32% of the deputies approval. The Tax Management Law (revised), comprising of 17 chapters with 152 articles, regulates the management of all forms of tax and other state budget revenues, as well as the rights and obligations of taxpayers.
What Money Can Not Buy: Overseas Housing
In recent years, China has seen an increasing number of Chinese purchasing property in foreign countries as private investments. However, some misconduct might be deemed as illegal actions, lending itself subject to extra attention to the legality of outbound remittance.
For any purchase of overseas property, the premise is to tra...