One Trademark for 5 Countries: Future EAEU Trademarks
On February 3rd, 2020, the Agreement on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of the Eurasian Economic Union (The Agreement) was signed in Moscow. The Agreement includes all Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia ...
Legal Update: The New Labour Codes of India
Prior to the introduction of the new labour codes in India, the labour law regime in India comprised of more than 40 central and 150 state laws. Therefore, labour laws in India were not only vast but also complex. The complexity of these laws, some of which dated back a century, had a detrimental impact on several bus...
Mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method
When we imagine a contractual or commercial dispute, it is quite natural to think about a lawsuit before the judicial authorities: the great Italian legal culture, together with the journalistic narration of the cases, creates an almost automatic association between litigation and the judge.
However, fortunately, this does not alw...
The Complaint Mechanism for Foreign Investment
As the Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China which has already come into effect at the beginning of 2020 had already stated, China shall establish a complaint mechanism for foreign-funded companies to timely solve the problems reported by them or their investors, and coordinate and improve relevant policy measu...
Land Use Right for Foreigners in Vietnam
Private ownership of land is not permitted in Vietnam and the people hold all ownership rights with the State as the administrator. However, the laws of Vietnam do allow for the ownership of the Land Use Right (“LUR”). In Vietnam, the certificate of LUR, ownership of houses, and other assets attached to land is commonly known as ...
The New Typical Contract in the PRC Civil Code: The Factoring Contract
The integration of the factoring contract into the newly promulgated PRC Civil Code can be regarded as a milestone in the factoring industry. Although factoring contracts are deemed relatively unpopular compared to sales contracts, loan contracts, lease contracts and other typical contracts, the PRC Civil Code not only establishes th...
HOW TO START A BUSINESS IN ITALY
Several different options are available in order to start a business in Italy and in this article we would like to share the main steps everybody needs to adhere to in order to do so.
First of all, Italian law is extremely open to new and foreign investors, and prescribes that:
For investors coming from EU countrie...
Restrictions on Foreign Investment in Kazakhstan
It is typical for many countries to implement restrictions and limitations for foreign investment sectors in order to secure national security. Therefore, the first step for any investor considering establishing their presence in a foreign country is to understand whether the industry is open for foreign capital.
According to Bloo...
The Current Landscape of Private Equity Deals in India
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected the health of millions around the world but has also had a damaging effect on some of its leading economies.
To control the spread of COVID-19, India went on a nationwide lockdown in the month of March which has been extended in some form or the other up until now. Despite these efforts,...
New Civil Code: Will The New Law Affect Old Cases?
With the publishing of the text of the incoming new Civil Code of PRC China, which is to take effect from January 1st, 2021, a large number of modifications to old laws have been made. After the modifications, the conflict between the old and the new law always raises the same question: How will the success...