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According to a 2017 report, more than half of the companies that have Black owners are turned down for loans—a rate twice as high as white business owners.[1] Even when Black business owners get approved for bank loans, their rate of failure to receive full financing is the highest among all categories by more than 10% ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2022

The recent decision of an Inspector not to confirm a compulsory purchase order (CPO) sought by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is a key reminder of the need to fully justify the use of CPO powers and provide appropriate supporting evidence. The decision On 4 October 2022 an Inspector decided not to confirm a compulsory purchase order (CPO) sought by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (Borough) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2022

President Biden’s Executive Order on US data transfers came at the end of last week, signalling a “dramatic step” for EU-US data relations, with knock on consequences for the UK expected. The superlatives can’t get strong enough for US data lawyers commenting on its impact. The problem Under the EU and UK GDPR an international transfer requires “adequate safeguards” to be in place ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lavery Lawyers | October 2022

On July 15, 2022, Justice François Lebel of the Court of Québec rendered a decision confirming that, in the case of the sale of immovable property, a clear and unambiguous exclusion clause, whereby the warranty is waived at the buyer?s risk, results in a break in the chain of title preventing the buyer from taking any legal action under such warranty against the seller and previous sellers ...

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 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  The Embedding ESG in Insurance webinar is being held as part the Mamo TCV Sustainable Finance Week being held between 24 October & 28 October 2022. Please click here for the programme of events ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

    Mamo TCV Advocates will be at the Start Up Festival Malta organised by StartinMalta this week! The 2nd edition of the Start Up Festival will be taking place on the 13 & 14 October 2022 at Villa Bighi, Kalkara. Reach out to us to have a chat about our newly launched Start-Up Toolkit or get in touch with us on [email protected] to set up a meeting to discuss how we can help you navigate your legal & regulatory obligations ...

The past two years have seen significant growth in the number of mergers and acquisitions nationwide with many business owners choosing to liquefy their assets and move on. At the same time, employers have had to cope with numerous challenges that have made the otherwise routine task of employee onboarding and I-9 preparation more difficult. Some employers (unlawfully) stopped preparing I-9s for new hires altogether ...

Wardynski & Partners | October 2022

The insurer incorrectly notified the insured of the general conditions of insurance. Could this result in the insurer being required to pay compensation, even though the general conditions of insurance state that there is an exception excluding the insurer’s liability?   In our practice, we encountered an issue surrounding the need to notify the insured of the general conditions of the insurance contract ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

It has been a little over a year since the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”), an international initiative established to combat money laundering published its Mutual Evaluation Report (“MER”) on South Africa in which it identified major “weak spots” in our compliance processes. The FATF gave the country a deadline of February 2023 to remedy all the deficiencies or face possible grey listing ...

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 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  We are pleased to launch the Mamo TCV Start-Up Toolkit. Our start-up toolkit is a bundle of legal, corporate and regulatory services designed as a starter pack for entrepreneurs wishing to set up a business in Malta. Through the Toolkit, we aim to lower the barriers to entry for start-ups by providing key documentation required at company formation stage and guidance on how to fulfil their obligations to be in a position to launch their commercial proposition ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  Dr Nicholas Valenzia, head of the Aviation Practice Area at the firm, has moderated a panel focusing on the Finance and Legal aspects of Aviation, featuring Alexandra Asche, Sales Director, from Global Jet Capital and Khader Mattar, CEO, from IC Group. The firm has once again participated in the Malta Aviation Conference & Expo (MACE) held at the Hilton, Portomaso between the 5th and 6th October, 2022 ...

Kudun and Partners | October 2022

Kudun and Partners have successfully represented Radiant Power Co., Ltd. and Jetion Solar (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a large solar panel manufacturer backed by a Chinese-state-owned company, China National Building Materials Group Corporation, for the acquisition of 100% shares including the transfer of debts related to Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) work from Pattanathurakit Co., Ltd. for an accumulated sum of THB 960 million ...

Kudun and Partners | October 2022

Kudun and Partners was invited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Thailand branch to host and provide the opening remarks for CIArb’s first in-person event in several years featuring guest speakers, Kevin Nash, SIAC Registrar and Dr. Vanina Sucharitkul, Chair of the CIArb Thailand Branch ...

DFDL | October 2022

On 25 March 2020, the Myanmar Competition Commission issued Directive No. 2/2020 under Section 56, Subsection (b) of the Competition Law. The directive aims to prohibit unfair advertising practices, ensure fair competition among businesses, and protect the public and consumers from potential harm ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

Most people know that Facebook is now Meta, following a well-publicised rebrand in 2021. According to an article that appeared in the publication IP Planet: “the main goal was for this name to fit better with future developments of the company, and in particular with the emergence of the metaverse as a new virtual world.” Image source: Unsplash We reported back in 2021 on the emergence of the Metaverse ...

ENSafrica | October 2022

In this article, we look at three IP-related matters that have come up recently. THREATS - BREACH OF CONFIDENCE / PRIVATE INFORMATION   There’s been an interesting UK court decision dealing with breach of confidence: Clearcourse Partnership and others v Jethwa (2022). In this case, a party involved in a business sale heard and used information that he was not supposed to hear ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  Dr Nicholas Valenzia, head of our aviation practice team, will be moderating a legal and financial panel at MACE, the upcoming Malta Aviation Conference & Expo, to be held at the Hilton, Malta between the 5th and 6th October, 2022. Dr Ingrid Fenech and Dr Joshua Chircop will also be present at the conference. Please feel free to get in touch directly to make an appointment ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | October 2022

On September 30, 2022, Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 2647 (Levine) (AB 2647), slightly modifying the Brown Act's requirements for disclosure of public records related to agenda items. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2023 ...

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