CURA ITALIA DECREE: THE MAIN MEASURES TO SUPPORT ENTERPRISES Mar27

CURA ITALIA DECREE: THE MAIN MEASURES TO SUPPORT ENTERPRISES

The Italian Ministry Council met on March 16th to discuss extraordinary measures aiming to cope with the current emergency related to the spread of COVID-19. Following the meeting, the new “Cura Italia” Decree was approved, which follows the previous Ministerial Decree dated February 24th and a L...

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COVID-19 Pandemic and Measures to Support Kazakhstan’s SMEs Mar25

COVID-19 Pandemic and Measures to Support Kazakhstan’s SMEs

On the 15th of March 2020, Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev issued a decree declaring a state of emergency in Kazakhstan after COVID-19 was assessed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic and the first cases of coronavirus in the country were confirmed. In an effort to fight the coronavirus, starting from Ma...

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How to Legally Work in Vietnam Mar18

How to Legally Work in Vietnam

Vietnam has become an increasingly attractive destination for foreign investors and many local companies have found increased business opportunities with foreign partners. As within any international business environment, the need to hire foreign employees eventually arises. The employment regulations in Vietnam are quite strict and ...

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From Defensive to Proactive on IPR Protection——Impact of New Trademark Law Mar11

From Defensive to Proactive on IPR Protection——Impact of New Trademark Law

Defensive registration is a strategy commonly used under the Chinese legal and administrative IP protection system, especially regarding trademark protection. After registration of the main trademark under the classes of the key business scope, the proprietors would typically extend the registration over other related classes or clas...

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Covid-19 and its impact on the Indian markets Mar06

Covid-19 and its impact on the Indian markets

China is India’s second biggest trade partner behind the United States, supplying some critical raw materials and absorbing some of the country’s agricultural exports. China accounted for 13.7% of India’s total imports and 5.1% of India’s total exports in 2018-19, according to data from the ministry of commerce.   ...

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Is Force Majeure Applicable to Reduce Losses  in International Commercial Contracts During the Epidemic Situation? Mar04

Is Force Majeure Applicable to Reduce Losses in International Commercial Contracts During the Epidemic Situation?

With the outbreak of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the local governments of many provinces and cities have since forced companies to delay their work resumption. Under such a circumstance, many companies, especially manufacturing companies, run the risk of failing to perform contracts and losing money for breaching. In order ...

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Legal Analysis upon the Reduction or Exemption of Rent during the Epidemic Situation Feb26

Legal Analysis upon the Reduction or Exemption of Rent during the Epidemic Situation

To deal with the domestic epidemic situation in China, local governments have issued a series of control measures such as the delay of work resumption, traffic control, close crowded places etc. Under the trend of strict control, most shopping malls have chosen to close. By January 29, 2020, some large-scale commercial real estate co...

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Summary of Regulations to Support Enterprises to Curb the Coronavirus Outbreak Part III – Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Southwest, Guangdong Feb19

Summary of Regulations to Support Enterprises to Curb the Coronavirus Outbreak Part III – Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Southwest, Guangdong

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, which is a significant business challenge for companies operating in China, the Chinese central government along with local governments are making great efforts and mobilizing resources across the country to fight against the epidemic situation and adopt multiple measures to help businesses stabilize ...

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European Parliament Votes for the Approval of the EVFTA and the EVIPA Feb19

European Parliament Votes for the Approval of the EVFTA and the EVIPA

On February 12th, the European Parliament ratified the EVFTA (EU Vietnam Free Trade Agreement) and the EVIPA (EU Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement). The two documents went through a negotiation period of eight years and were signed last June in Hanoi. They include commitments and provisions covering the fields of eco...

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Practical Guideline for Enterprises Upon the Resumption of Work and Production Feb13

Practical Guideline for Enterprises Upon the Resumption of Work and Production

To deal with the epidemic situation, local governments in China have published a series of notices upon the delayed resumption of work. Recently, local governments have also made further arrangements upon epidemic prevention and control as well as safe production. Based on the previous article, together with the latest changes in reg...

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