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Shearn Delamore & Co. | November 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,   The Firm successfully defended the prominent e-commerce platform operator, Shopee Mobile Malaysia Sdn Bhd, in a suit filed by A & M Beauty Wellness Sdn Bhd after a full trial on matters pertaining to trademark infringement, unlawful interference of trade and obligation to disclose users’ data.   Click here to read more ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | November 2022

The Firm acted for a corporate licensed Moneylender in an appeal against the High Court decision in Summerhay Development Sdn Bhd v Ivory Ascent Sdn Bhd (2020 1 LNS 1491 and 2020 MLJU 1549) and was successful in overturning the High Court decision in J-02(NCvC)(A)-1095-08/2020.   The Court of Appeal’s decision was subsequently affirmed by the Federal Court and the borrower’s motion for leave to appeal was dismissed by the Federal Court (08(f)-415-09/2021(J)) ...

The Philippines is currently a party to 43 double taxation agreements (DTAs), all of which contain a mutual agreement procedure (MAP) provision. The Department of Finance recently issued Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 10-2022, which took effect on 23 July 2022. RR No. 10-2022 prescribes the guidelines for filing a MAP request for assistance in resolving DTA disputes ...

Carey Olsen | November 2022

This article first provides an overview of the current state of the crypto disputes landscape, which arises at a novel intersection of crypto, arbitration and insolvency. It then looks at the type of legal and practical factors that may be relevant to a creditor in deciding on a dispute strategy when faced with a financially distressed crypto company, including in the context of arbitration and liquidation proceedings ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | November 2022

Key Points Elected officials are now universally subject to the Levine Act, the primary California pay-to-play statute. Elected and appointed officials cannot accept or solicit a campaign contribution for 12 months following the date a decision is made concerning licenses, permits, land use entitlements, and certain contracts (Covered Proceedings) before the Board. In some circumstances, an official can cure violations of the Levine Act by returning the contribution ...

Asters | November 2022

Asters' Counsel and pro bono legal advisor of the Committee on Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development of the European Business Association (EBA) Anzhelika Livitska contributed to EBA White Paper "Deregulation of environmental legislation in a time of war and reforms aimed for European integration" ...

Asters | November 2022

On 19 June 2022 Kyiv hosted Recovery Forum Ukraine 2022 organized by the Confederation of Builders of Ukraine, KyivBuild Ukraine, Aquatherm Kyiv and ReBuild Ukraine. The event gathered the representatives of the state and local authorities, construction business-community, international financial institutions, and potential investors to discuss issues related to the rebuild of the damaged infrastructure in Ukraine as well as the ways of financing ...

ENSafrica | November 2022

Tackling base erosion and profit shifting remains a priority for the National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”). It was recently reported that in the 2021 fiscal year, SARS dealt with 345 cases of transfer pricing, base erosion and profit shifting to the value of almost ZAR12-billion. Yet, only three South African courts have dealt with transfer pricing ...

ALRUD Law Firm | November 2022

On 7 October 2022, Federal Law No. 377-FZ (the “Law”) came into force. The Law granted mobilized citizens and their family members the right to receive preferential payment holidays on loans (including mortgages).    Follow the link to learn more. Newsletter_Payment_holidays_for_mobilized_citizens.pdf (alrud ...

Kudun and Partners | October 2022

Careers Kudun and Partners Founded in 2015, Kudun and Partners is a modern and forward-thinking law firm with a vision for a more client-focused way of practicing ...

ALRUD Law Firm | October 2022

In the course of regular updates on Russian counter-sanctions measures, we would like to provide you with summarized information on: new Official Clarifications published[1] by the Ministry of Finance on October 14, 2022; and new Presidential Decree No. 737 published on October 15, 2022. The above have hugely updated the current counter-sanction FDI regime in Russia, in particular, new transactions requiring counter-sanctions approval were added (e.g ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

What are the legal consequences of an employee continuing to work after the employee has reached the agreed upon retirement age? Does a new contract of employment come into force or does the old contract continue operating?  Can an employer still terminate employment on the basis that the employee has reached (and passed) their retirement age? These questions have been the subject of much debate over the years ...

ALRUD Law Firm | October 2022

On October 7, 2022 Federal laws No. 376-FZ and No. 379-FZ which provide supplementary guarantees for employees came into effect. Among other things, new grounds for termination of an employment contract have been introduced and opportunity and procedure for an employment contract suspension for the period of military service have been formalized ...

ALRUD Law Firm | October 2022

On 5 October 2022, the Russian Federal Tax Service published the draft Order “On the Approval of the List of States (Territories) That Automatically Exchange Financial Information” (the “Draft Order”). The existing list of countries and territories that exchange such information is to be extended to include Kazakhstan, Maldives and Oman ...

Asters | October 2022

The morning of February 24 began as an ordinary day for IP attorneys Julia Semeniy and Yuliya Prokhoda, with planned court hearings, client meetings and routine school runs in Ukraine. But when Russia began its onslaught on the country, in an act of internationally condemned aggression, their lives changed dramatically ...

Wardynski & Partners | October 2022

It’s hard to explain to someone who has never been accused of a crime that they cannot use their own money, and this situation could last for months. Nonetheless, an institution exerting this effect functions under Polish law and can impact both individuals and companies This institution is the freezing of accounts. In general it is used where there is a suspicion that funds in an account have a criminal origin or are related to an offence ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

The modern world of technology has undoubtedly changed the manner in which we collect evidence as well as the types of evidence relied on in arbitration proceedings and trials. One such example is the increased use of digital and printed evidence. The reliance on computerised data and its credibility was explored in the recent case of Eskom Holdings SOC Limited v Ravichandran Reddy. In this matter, Mr Reddy, a zone manager at Eskom, was a beneficiary of Eskom’s managerial car scheme ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

In Ismail v Life Entabeni Hospital, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”) had to decide whether an employee had been unfairly discriminated against on the basis of her religion as a result of the employer’s “bare below the elbow” policy (“BBE policy”) which did not permit the wearing of long sleeves by those employees working in general wards and the ICU ...

ALRUD Law Firm | October 2022

On 7 October 2022 the President of the Russian Federation has signed Federal Law No. 387-FZ 'On Amendments to Article 52 of the Arbitrazh Procedure Code of the Russian Federation and Article 45 of the Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation'. The Federal Law comes into force on 18 October 2022 ...

Asters | September 2022

The global trading system has been pushed to its limits since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine 7 months ago. Olesia Kryvetska, a counsel with Asters law firm and head of the Ukrainian Bar Association’s International Trade Law Committee, details the heaviest implications since the beginning of the war, namely soaring commodity and energy prices, food security crises, and supply chain disruptions ...

In a civil case, is it wiser for a business to try to persuade the counterparty to agree from the outset to arbitration—or potentially to place it's very solvency in the unpredictable hands of a judge and jury? Many "form" commercial contracts contain clauses mandating that any disputes that arise be resolved by binding arbitration rather than a jury or bench trial ...

Asters | September 2022

On February 24, a lot changed in Ukraine, and the judicial system was no exception. What new has the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation brought to the resolution of legal disputes and what does the judiciary look like under martial law - we will consider further. The first months after the invasion Immediately after the Russian invasion, the courts took some time to recover from the shock ...

Kudun and Partners | September 2022

There are often many reasons cited as to why international arbitration should be the preferred method of dispute resolution for parties: it can be quicker, cheaper, the process is private, the award is final and the parties have more autonomy over the process. Whilst some of these factors are debatable (especially in highly complex commercial cases), the fact that parties to an arbitration can have more autonomy than in traditional court litigation is usually less controversial ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) Partners Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko (Head of the Firm's Litigation Department), Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez, and John Christian Joy A. Regalado authored the Philippine chapter of the latest Global Practice Guide (GPG) on International Arbitration published by Chambers and Partners ...

Asters | August 2022

In July, the Antimonopoly Committee asked the Ministry of Strategic Industries to update the conditions for providing state aid to companies that develop, manufacture, repair, and service aviation equipment and engines. What to update and how, the committee wrote in recently adopted  recommendations .  Asters lawyer  Olena Gadomska told Mind what the latter envisage, why AMCU is resorting to such changes and who they will affect   ...

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