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ALRUD Law Firm | February 2024

The Supreme Court has considered the Westwalk case and ruled that foreign companies can be legally recognized as bankrupt if there is a "close connection" with Russia. Bankruptcy of foreigners was first commenced in 2016, but for a long was applied only to individuals1. The Arbitrazh Court of the Chelyabinsk Region opened Pandora's box in 2022 with respect to a company from the island of Nevis, which was only formally registered there ...

ALRUD Law Firm | December 2023

****Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,**** We would like to update you on recent precedent-setting judgements by Russian courts in matters involving foreign businesses that decided to leave Russia. On 17 October 2023, the Arbitrazh court of Moscow city sustained the claim by Russian bank PJSC Sovkombank against Citibank N.A. (a US company) and its Russian subsidiary JSC KB Citibank concerning the joint recovery of US$24m in losses1. On 21 December 2023, an appeals court upheld the judgement ...

AELEX | December 2023

IF YOU WANT TO TRADE IN AFRICA If you are interested in trading in Africa, this is a wake-up call! Enforcement of Competition law and policy has revved up several gears on the Continent, as delineated by the recent commencement of investigations by the Common Markets for Eastern and Southern Africa (“COMESA”) Commission into a suspected violation of the COMESA Competition Regulations by Pay TV Companies and the conclusion of investigations into “misleading and unconscionable

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | December 2023

In recent years, the intersection of economic openness and national security has prompted international policy development in various countries, including Norway. Concerns about vulnerabilities arising from foreign investments, particularly in security-sensitive sectors, have led to the revision of legislation and the initiation of supply chain assessments by trading partners ...

Carey Olsen | November 2023

Contents  Contents  Legal framework Security Restructuring Insolvency Cross-border/Groups Liability risk The COVID-19 pandemic Other Trends and predictions Tips and traps  Legal framework What domestic legislation governs restructuring and insolvency matters in your jurisdiction? The main legislation governing restructuring and insolvency matters in Jersey is: the Bankruptcy (Désastre) (Jersey) Law 1990 (the "Bankruptcy Law"); and the Companies (Jersey

ALRUD Law Firm | November 2023

In the course of regular updates on Russian counter-sanctions, we would like to provide you with information on Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated November 08, 2023 No. 844 “On Additional Temporary Economic Measures Related to Circulation of Foreign Securities” (“Decree No. 844”). Decree No ...

Carey Olsen | November 2023

Contents  Legal framework Security Restructuring Insolvency Cross-border/Groups Liability risk The COVID-19 pandemic Other Trends and predictions Tips and traps  Legal Framework  What domestic legislation governs restructuring and insolvency matters in your jurisdiction? Parts XXI to XXIV of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008, as amended, contain the main statutory provisions relating to corporate insolvencies and reorganisations of Guernsey companies ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | October 2023

On October 16, 2023, the Division of Examinations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Division”) published the 2024 Examination Priorities.  Historically, the Examination Priorities have been published in the 1st quarter of the applicable calendar year.  For 2024, the Division revised the publication date to align with the start of the SEC’s fiscal year ...

Carey | October 2023

On October 16, 2023, the Council of the Central Bank of Chile ("CBCh") published in consultation a proposal to systematize and update the exchange information requested to entities that are part of the Formal Exchange Market (the "Project"), in compliance with the regulation of the Foreign Exchange Regulations Compendium ("FERC"), together with a reformulation and restructuring of this regulatory body ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2023

When the Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Conditions for Transfer) Regulations 2021 came into force on 30 November 2021 the government promised to review them 18 months later. That review shows there's more work to be done. Background Back in December 2021 we wrote about the new Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Conditions for Transfer) Regulations 2021 (Transfer Regulations), which had come into force on 30 November 2021 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2023

  Mamo TCV Advocates will once again be participating in MACE, the Malta Aviation Conference & Expo, taking place between the 11th and 12th of October, 2023 at the Hilton, Malta. Dr Nicholas Valenzia, Partner heading the Aviation & Shipping Practice Areas of the firm, Dr Joshua Chircop, Senior Associate, and Dr Aleandro Mifsud, Associate, will be attending the conference ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2023

In an increasingly digital age, paper documents are often regarded (at best) as quaint and (at worst) as unnecessary and expensive. But when it comes to international trade, paper documents have been fundamental in terms of giving the holder of that physical document the benefit of valuable rights. This has now changed. From 20 September 2023, the Electronic Trade Documents Act 2023 places certain electronic trade documents on an equal footing as their paper counterparts under English law ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2023

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published its policy recommendations for decentralised finance (DeFi) as a consultation paper. Responses are due by 19 October 2023 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2023

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) represents an emerging financial model that utilises distributed ledger technologies to provide functions like borrowing, investing, or trading digital assets, all without the need for conventional centralised intermediaries. Here is a quick update with what is occurring on the international stage ...

PCC Issues Motu Proprio Merger Review Guidelines for Digital Markets On 21 August 2023, the Philippine Competition Commission (“PCC”) issued the Guidelines for the motu proprio review of Mergers and Acquisitions in Digital Markets (the “Guidelines”) to provide greater transparency and predictability over the PCC’s power of motu proprio review of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) within the digital market ...

Buchalter | August 2023

August 21, 2023 By: Akana K. Ma On August 14, 2023, pursuant to a Presidential executive order issued several days earlier, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the Proposed Rulemaking) announcing a ban on investment by U.S. persons, including U.S.-registered business entities, in three advanced technology sectors in China – quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and semiconductors ...

ALRUD Law Firm | August 2023

Anton Dzhuplin, Partner of ALRUD Corporate/M&A practice and Co-Head of Crisis Management, Economic sanctions and Compliance practice, was re-elected as Vice Chair for the Year In Review of the International M&A Joint Venture Committee of the American Bar Association International Law Section. Within the Committee, world leading experts specializing in M&A share best practices and update information in the international law, raising their professional expertise ...

ALRUD Law Firm | August 2023

Anton Dzhuplin, Partner of ALRUD Corporate / M&A practice, Co-Head of Crisis Management, Economic sanctions and Compliance practice, edited the “International M&A and Joint Ventures” part of the American Bar Association International Law Section annual publication “The Year In Review” ...

Han Kun Law Offices | July 2023

On July 9, 2023, the State Council of the People's Republic of China[1] promulgated the Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Private Investment Funds ("Regulations"), which will take effect from September 1st, 2023 ...

Krogerus | July 2023

Today's judgment from the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") in the case Commission v CK Telecoms (C-376/20 P) provides insight into how the EU merger control provisions should be assessed in consolidated markets, such as telecommunications. Understanding the judgment may be relevant for consolidation plans in many industries with tendencies towards oligopoly ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2023

Figures published in May by the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) record a further decline in Trade Union membership in the UK.  Comparable data is only available as far back as 1995, but shows a clear decline over that nearly 30-year period to a level where, as at 2022, the proportion of UK workers in a union has declined to 23.1% - the lowest figure recorded in that time period ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | July 2023

On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its much-anticipated decision in Abitron Austria GmbH, et al. (“Abitron et al.”) v. Hetronic International, Inc. (“Hetronic”) regarding the extraterritorial reach of the Lanham Act, the comprehensive trademark statute in the United States ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | June 2023

The FSR addresses such distortions and closes a regulatory gap. Subsidies granted by non-EU governments (so called third states) currently go largely unchecked, while subsidies granted by Member States are subject to scrutiny under EU State aid rules. The FSR includes new tools to effectively tackle foreign subsidies that cause distortions and undermine the level playing field in the internal market ...

Han Kun Law Offices | June 2023

As sustainable development and social responsibility are increasingly stressed in the business community, major institutional investors have come to focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, an approach that directs socially responsible investment decisions ...

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