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ADVOC are happy to announce our 2nd International Business Law Conference in Bali, and we would like to invite you to join us.
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The recent death of Adolfo Suárez, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, makes it timely for us to talk to you today about the legal consequences that may result from illnesses and disabilities that reduce an individual’s capacity to make decisions.
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Is it better to have one will covering multiple jurisdictions? Or Is it better to have a separate will for each jurisdiction?
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The Junior ADVOC Practice Group is excited to announce that it will be represented at the Europe AGM in May.
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Our member in Munich have acted on a variety of transactions
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Ashfords LLP are delighted to announce that we are moving from Baker Street to One New Fetter Lane - just South of Holborn Circus.
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The next ADVOC Asia AGM will be held in Perth, Western Australia on 6 - 9 November.
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On Tuesday 14 January Boels Zanders welcomed Ian Daniells and Antony Lee to their Maastricht office
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Join us for an interesting journey from the origins of mankind to the ideas that shaped the modern world and continue to inspire.
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Apisith & Alliance, our member in Thailand, hosted the Annual General Meeting of ADVOC Asia held on Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 November 2013
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The ADVOC Tax Practice Group held their first seminar on 31 January and 1 February 2014 at the hotel Savigny in Frankfurt in Germany.
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MacRoberts give details of recent deals.
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In the past year Levant & Partners law firm have continued rendering legal services for its key clients while expanding their portfolio with new projects from major Russian companies.
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PMA has recently acted as Panamanian counsel to Sun International Limited and assisted the South Africa based company in reaching a US$45.5 million deal with Newland International Properties Corp.
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Two recent deals from our member Boels Zanders
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An update on recent transactions
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Law firm Ashfords successfully completed the complex multi-staged demerger for Cattran Trading Limited to create seven new companies, one for each sibling.
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Avoxa advised their client "Network of Management and Health Engineering Schools"
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AP Law firm, in cooperation with Ashfords LLP, has initiated Secondary personal insolvency proceedings before a Bulgarian court in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on Insolvency Proceedings.
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Cooper Grace Ward recently acted as legal adviser for ASX listed client Facilitate Digital Holdings Limited (Facilitate) in its scrip acquisition by ASX listed Adslot Limited (ASX:ADJ) by way of members’ scheme of arrangement.
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Australian law aspects of the complex sale of the leading Hong Kong BEE CRAZY flash sales business.
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The Portuguese general scheme of reimbursement by the State in the price of medicinal products were recently amended, by Decree-Law No. 19/2014 of 5th February
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The new law permits non-residents intending to enter Spanish territory to make a “significant investment” of capital to apply for a resident visa for investors.
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Written by Shona Frame and first published in Construction Law
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In an recent decision, the Court of Appeal in The Hague overruled the website blocking order which was issued by the District Court of The Hague in a procedure between the internet service providers and BREIN, the Dutch Association of the Entertainment Industry, concerning the website of The Pirate Bay.
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Since 2009, the global trend toward more tax transparency and cooperation in view of reducing “undue” tax benefits has pushed most of international financial centers such as Luxembourg to play an active role for adopting new international standards.
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A legal update, as published in Latin Lawyer, written by Rodolfo Mesa Chavez of MESA & MESA.
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On 1. January 2014, the new Civil Code (89/2012 Col.) and the new Companies Act (90/2012 Col.) came into force
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On October 1 2012, a previously non-existent restructuring law, the Pre-bankruptcy Settlement Agreement Act (Official Gazette No. NN 108/12, 144/12, 81/13, 112/13) came into force.
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Since 01.01.2014 a significant restriction on direct acquisition of agricultural land, forests and forestry land by investors from EU countries has been dropped.
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New Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) come into force on 12 March 2014.
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MacRoberts are delighted to welcome three new Partners to our Firm
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For the third consecutive year, VANDENBULKE has been nominated for the Award of "the Best European specialist Law firm of the Year 2014" in the prestigious "Lawyer European Awards", the most sought-after awards in the legal profession.
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Largest full-service law firm in Brazil announces eight new Partners
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South Australian law firm Norman Waterhouse has strengthened its accomplished Family Law team with the appointment of experienced practitioner Stuart Barr.
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In addition to its rankings in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, last year Macesic & Partners Ltd. broke into the rankings of IFLR1000, a prestigious international Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms.
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The highest level of Levant & Partners’ legal services was recognized by numerous awards and rankings provided by prominent international and local client guides.
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Kott Gunning is delighted to announce the appointment of Louis van Aardt as a partner in its Corporate and Commercial department
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Our member in Stockholm annouces two new Partners
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Success of Dvorák Hager & Partners in the 2013 Law Firm of the Year Awards and new team members
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Christian has expressed his great expectations to meeting other tax lawyers of ADVOC on a regular basis.
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Cornet Vincent Ségurel has been selected by the French Agency for Foreign Investors (AFII) and the French National Council of Bars (CNB) for joining the Experts network in supporting foreign investors.
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Cooper Grace Ward’s managing partner, Chris Ward, has been reappointed to another four year term, which commenced at the beginning of 2014.
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Boels Zanders has been certified by Certiked (part of Lloyds) for the ISO 9001:2008 norm
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AP Law firm has supported the establishment of the first Bulgarian client-to-lawyer, lawyer-to-lawyer, and lawyer-to-client orientated SaaS (Software as a service) platform
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The next Latin America meeting will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, in April
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85 delegates attended the conference to hear speakers from ten jurisdictions present on their contrasting experiences of M&A transactions.
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Macesic & Partners are pleased to send you the invitation for ADVOC EUROPE AGM 2014 to be held in Zagreb, Croatia on 29 - 31 May 2014.
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Our member in Brazil have written an article for PLC on Commercial Real Estate.
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It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dvořák Hager & Partners was awarded for its excellence in Law Firm of the Year 2013
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M&A law, practice, culture and pitfalls compared across national boundaries. This promises to be a great conference with M&A specialist counsel from across the world and extensive opportunities for networking.
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The 2014 edition of IFLR1000, a guide to the world’s leading financial law firms, ranked and recommended Dvořák Hager & Partners for M&A and banking and finance.
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Our member in Moscow win the tender for legal advice with RUSNANO
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An update from Dvorák Hager & Partners in Prague
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The National Assembly of Panama have enacted as law three Tax Information Exchange Agreements entered into between the Republic of Panama and the Governments of Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
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Myanmar today is a highly promising prospect for businesses and investors. In conjunction with the opening of JTJB’s Myanmar Office, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about opening a business in Myanmar.
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China has been in fashion for several years now. It started out as the world’s workshop, offering a multitude of cheap products, including textiles. Today, however, it has become a market of enormous proportions for a multitude of products of foreign origin. We also speak freely of China the investor, unreservedly buying up companies, real estate and debt.
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Please join us in Frankfurt for a day seminar on international inheritance tax
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On Tuesday 8 October 2013 at the initiative of DELACOUR, Denmark, ADVOC members participating in the IBA annual conference in Boston had a breakfast meeting at the Marriott Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
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Deals aquiring and selling shares for undisclosed companies
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MacRoberts give a round up of their deals from the summer months
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Recents deals from Boels Zanders
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Deals from our member Vandenbulke.
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DELACOUR acted as legal adviser to Falcon Social in connection with a venture capital investment from German venture capital fund Target Partners and Danish venture capital fund NorthCap Partners
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Two recent deals from Dvorak Hager & Partners
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Representing Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Union Co.,Ltd in its RMB 70 billion (USD 11 billion) corporate bond issuance.
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Information on a recent deal completed by Norman Waterhouse
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On July 16, 2013, the U.S. Small Business Agency (“SBA”) adopted important amendments to regulations governing small business subcontracting, to implement the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, designed to increase federal subcontracting opportunities for small businesses.
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Although announced repeatedly in the present government’s electoral programme, Law 14/2013, of 27 September, on support for entrepreneurs and their internationalisation, commonly known as the “Entrepreneur’s Act”, came into force on Monday 30 September to bring in new legal rules.
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Is it only the courts in the seat of an arbitration which can grant interim measures before an arbitral tribunal is constituted or can courts in other countries become involved? This was the question raised in U&M Mining Zambia Limited v Konkola Copper Mines plc [2013] EWHC 260 (Comm).
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Following the creation of the National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, in February 2013 by the Portuguese Health Ministry, with one of its goals being the elaboration of a National Formulary of Medicinal Products
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The Court of Justice of the EU was faced with two preliminary procedures on the interpretation of the Regulation 1896/2006 regarding the European Order for Payment Procedure.
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Various tax news from Vandenbulke.
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Since July 2012, NYSE Euronext has developed for small and medium-size companies, listed or not, the public offering of bonds, to be listed on a regulated market (Euronext) or organised market (Alternext).
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The Czech Republic has a new Act on Investment Companies and Investment Funds that implements an Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.
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Garvey Schubert Barer is proud to announce that 34 of their lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
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In July 2013, FUTEJ & Partners gave a presentation at SARIO regarding business environment in Slovakia for an important potential Korean investor in Slovakia.
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The firm is dedicated to becoming a key player in this market.
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On 4 October 2013, Anke Moerland (Commercial Law/IP/German Desk) will finish her PhD at Maastricht University with a dissertation about intellectual property protection in EU bilateral trade agreements.
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“How shall we celebrate?” – says the founding Partner Claudio Cocuzza – “certainly with a big party in the office with our longstanding clients and with many colleagues and friends of the Milanese legal community”
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Both new joiners join Cornet Vincent Segurel from the Paris office of DLA Piper, where both of them were Of Counsel in the corporate department until recently.
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This report examines and summarises some of the key legal issues in a number of jurisdictions generally considered to be attractive destinations for foreign investors.
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Veronika Odrobinová and Tomáš Procházka have been recently recorded into the list of intermediaries of collective disputes kept by the Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
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"This is one more great achievement for our Firm" - Carlos Fernando Siqueira Castro, managing partner of the Firm
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Australian firm Cooper Grace Ward has achieved national recognition for employer excellence, being awarded a finalist in four categories of the Australian HR Awards.
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Colin Biggers & Paisley (CBP) have continued their expansion with new additions across all areas of their firm.
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The ADVOC Junior Practice Group held its first Practice Group Committee Meeting on 4 September 2013.
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ADVOC rising star and member of Stockholm based KLA Law firm, Ellinoora Hoppe, joined Ashfords' London office in early September for two weeks insight of life and practice in England and Wales
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The ADVOC Exchange Program encourages members to offer and receive young lawyers from other firms.
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The members of ADVOC Asia held a teleconference on 27 August 2013.
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A report from the Web and Marketing Committee on recent achievements and new goals.
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The Global Executive Committee held their first meeting by circular email in July.
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Chris Ward and Andrew Cheetham of Cooper Grace Ward in Brisbane, Queensland Australia were visiting London for their annual Lloyds insurance trip.
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The very first ADVOC Business Law Conference, held in Bali, on the 19th of August proved to be a great success.
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The meeting was hosted by Dvorak, Hager & partners, law offices seated in Prague, Czech Republic, and Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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An update from one of our Spainsih lawyers who specialise in family businesses, corporate law and international law.
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On August 2nd Law 12,846 was published in Brazil, knows as the “Anti-Corruption Law”. The new law regulates the civil and administrative liability of companies for corrupt practices committed against government entities in the country and abroad. It will take effect in February 2014.
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The monthly round up of international insolvency cases from our member in London
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The monthly legal update from our member in Poland on international energy law.
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We are pleased to say that our Myanmar Office is now open for business at the new Union Business Centre in Nat Mauk Road.
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On June 28, 2013, SBA issued final, tougher regulations under the 2010 Jobs Act to crack down on companies that are not small, but receive federal contract awards or advantages intended for small businesses.
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Click here for a complete list of our 2013 events and seminars!
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Ashfords latest Brands Bulletin from the IP team
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The latest energy update from BSJP.
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The UK and Panama have signed an agreement to avoid double taxation. This agreement is the 18th agreement of this sort signed by Panama.
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On 1 July 2013, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) introduced a raft of changes to the Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa program that has many, including migration agents, confused.
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The world is on the cusp of the largest expansion of the Internet domain name landscape since the 1980s.
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As new legislation has greatly increased the reasons for which company directors can be held personally liable over the last few years, we thought it would be a good idea to make a very brief list of the most frequently asked questions concerning this matter.
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The Latin America meeting will be taking place 24 - 26 October 2013
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Brazil’s Siqueira Castro Advogados has expanded its pro bono programme with the addition of five new NGOs and charities.
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The National Assembly approved Law 85 of 22 November 2013, whereby several provisions are incorporated to our Commercial Code to allow the spin-off of companies as a form of reorganization.
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With the aim of bringing this unregularised property to light, the head office of the Cadastre will set in motion a special regularisation procedure to seek out those buildings whose owners either pay no taxes on or, if they do pay, do so only partially.
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Croatia Joins The EU
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Praise for the ADVOC network from Centrax, a power generation and complex component manufacture.
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Passing-off or not Passing-off? That is the question!
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An energy update from our member in Poland.
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In re Paul Zeital Kemsley [2013] Case No 12-13570 (JMP), U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
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The Superintendence of the Securities Markets adopts new regulation on the activity of investing in the Foreign Exchange international market
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Maddocks is pleased to announce that four of our Employment, Safety & People Partners have been named in the 2013 edition of Doyle's Guide
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An update from Patton, Moreno & Asvat
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ADVOC would like to welcome three new members.
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An update from Estudi Juridic Sanchez & de Canals
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An update from our member Patton, Moreno & Asvat.
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Mesa & Mesa's article for the leading global publisher "Getting the Deal Through"
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Cooper Grace Ward is extremely proud to be one of 19 Australian and New Zealand organisations, and the only law firm, accredited as an Aon Hewitt Best Employer for 2013.
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An article from Infra Latin America, featuring a quote from Siqueria Castro Advogados.
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An update from Mesa & Mesa.
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Proposed reforms to Mexican laws in order to access to the International Registry
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An ADVOC event open to all
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A tax alert from Garvey Schubert Barer
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For businesses that use social media to vet job applicants or to monitor employees, change is afoot.
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Limiting and excluding liability for your brands
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I would like to invite you to the ADVOC Open Board Meeting 2013 which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic from Friday, 4 October 2013 to Sunday, 6 October 2013.
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The latest Energy update from BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sp. k.
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An update into changes in trade marks law in Australia from Colin Biggers and Paisley
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An update from our member in Barcelona - Estudi Jurídic Sánchez & de Canals
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An Insolvency update from our member in England, Ashfords LLP.
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Welcome to the latest edition of the ADVOC Gazette!
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Our website is now available in three languages!
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An IP update from Ashfords LLP
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A legal update from Siqueira Castro Advogados, our Member and the biggest law firm in Brazil.
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The latest Energy update from BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sp. k.
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A tax update from one of Garvey Schubert Barer in the US
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Hosted by Apisith & Alliance Ltd
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Given the difficult economic situation the country is currently going through, and aiming to try to ensure the survival of Spanish companies and meet the requirements laid down by the European Union, a series of measures to support business people, SMEs and the self employed have recently been adopted. Among them are measures aimed at reducing late payment in commercial...
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A conference organised by the IBA Real Estate Section, supported by the IBA Latin American Regional Forum and IBA North American Regional Forum
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ADVOC is hosting our first International Business Law Conference in Bali, and we would like to invite you to join us.
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The March 2013 Tax update from our member BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sp. k. in Polan
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An update on Australia's Foreign Investment Policy from Maddocks, Melbourne.
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ADVOC prides itself on the ease and confidence in referrals from Member to Member.
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The March 2013 update from our member BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sp. k. in Poland
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Joint Administrators of Heritable Bank plc v Winding Up Board of Landsbanki Islands hf [2013] UKSC 13
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The Firm has now a leading name in the field of patents and technological innovation.
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ADVOC prides itself on the ease and confidence in referrals from Member to Member. DELACOUR DANIA, Denmark referred one of their clients to Muhtaranlar & Asssociates, Turkey, as they looked to obtain the deed of a property they recently purchased in Kas.
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Our member in Brazil welcomes one of the most prominent names in Labour Law to their Partnership.
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ESTUDI JURÍDIC SÁNCHEZ & DE CANALS, SLP. update us on the changes on tax law in Spain
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A tax update from our member in Poland.
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Two Energy Law updates from our member in Poland
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An update from Vandenbulke in Luxembourg on the changes in tax law in their jurisdiction.
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With the upcoming change in Australian trade mark opposition procedure and practice, our member in Sydney have prepared a briefing paper for ADVOC members and clients.
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Our member in Barcelona announce their new name - ESTUDI JURÍDIC SÁNCHEZ & DE CANALS, SLP.
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Carlos Gerke Mendieta is selected to write a chapter on Bolivian law for the first book of it's kind.
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Our member in Australia informs us of a new visa option.
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A legal update from Apisith & Alliance, our member in Thailand
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Our Member in the Netherlands legal update on The Flex BV
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In 2012, two juries in the Supreme Court of Victoria found that Google and Yahoo! had defamed Mr Milorad ("Michael") Trkulja through image and web results generated from their search engines. As a result Mr Trkulja was awarded damages totalling $425,000.
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Is your development application properly made since the recent amendments to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009?
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Maddocks in Melbourne's update on Advertising, Brands and Marketing
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Our member, the leading Scots Law firm, MacRoberts, is to expand into the north east of Scotland by opening an office in Dundee.
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A legal update from our firm in Milano.
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Welcome to the latest edition of the ADVOC Gazette. Now in its 10th year!
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The Maritime and Transport Practice Group are hosting the first seminar in the ADVOC Maritime Series.
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A legal update from one of our Italian members on Employment legislation changes in their jurisdiction.
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The monthly Brands Bulletin from Ashfords LLP, our member in England.
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The recent update from Maddocks on Employment, Safety and People
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An update from our member in England on international energy law
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The monthly update from Ashfords LLP in England.
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The latest Legal update from our member in Brazil.
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Our member in Barcelona have produced a FAQ sheet on insolvency proceedings.
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A summary of the changes in UK Immigration law
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Welcome to the final edition of Maddocks Quarterly Water Update for 2012.
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A firm under continuous growth. That is the consensus regarding Siqueira Castro – Advogados
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This monthly bulletin from Ashfords' IP Team is a great summary of recent international Intellectual Property law changes and updates.
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The monthly update from Ashfords LLP in England.
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Maddocks, like many ADVOC Members, are able to offer sound international environment law advice. Read more from them here.
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A comprehensive report on wind energy in Poland
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This monthly bulletin from Ashfords' IP Team is a great summary of recent international Intellectual Property law changes and updates.
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An international Planning and Environment law update from our member in Melbourne, Australia. Many ADVOC firms have expertise in various aspects of international Planning law and international Environment law.
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Our member in Argentina have this week announced that they have merged with the large law firm, Estudio Cardenas and they will continue to practice as Nicholson y Cano.
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DVORÁK & SPOL, the ADVOC member in the Czech Republic, are happy to announce that that they have been recognised as a recommended firm in the Law Firm of
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Our member in Brazil, the largest full service law firm in the country, add two more great charities to the list that they already support
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An international Technology law update from our member in Melbourne, Australia. Many ADVOC firms have expertise in various aspects of international Technology law and international Intellectual Property law.
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Kan Ruksasook, a Partner at our Thai member Apisith & Alliances, updates us on Thai- Austalia FTA.
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Robinson & Cole is very pleased to invite you to Boston for the ADVOC 2013 Joint Conference. Limited places left!
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The monthly bulletin from Ashfords' IP Team is a great summary of recent international Intellectual Property law changes and updates.
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ADVOC, the international network of independent law firms, would like to congratulate the newly elected Board Members in the Latin America and Caribbean region!
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The monthly update from Ashfords LLP in England.
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An article from our member in England regarding changes to business immigration law in the UK.
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Registration for this great event has been extended!
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Stuart Hetherington, of CBP in Sydney is appointed as President of the Comité Maritime International (CMI)
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Ashfords LLP’s multi award winning conveyancing team has gained further national recognition for the quality of its service at the 2012 LFS Conveyancing Awards.
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Stop the Press edition of Ashfords Brands Bulletin. To recieve regular updates please email info@ashfords.co.uk
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The planning of the ADVOC annual meeting 2012 has begun and we would therefore be grateful if you could send us this registration form no later than October 15th, 2012.
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It is with great pleasure that Cocuzza & Associati welcomes you to Milan for the ADVOC Open Board Meeting on 5-7th October 2012.
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The ADVOC “Young” Lawyers weekend is open to all members of the ADVOC Global network who are young and talented. (You decide who comes within those criteria!)
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Welcome to the Latest Edition of the ADVOC Gazette! In its 9th year.
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Update from the Insolvency Team at Ashfords LLP.
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The latest Corporate and Commercial Update from Ashfords LLP. Written by James Lyons and John Finlay from the London Office.
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Robinson & Cole LLP congratulates its 2013 “Lawyers of the Year” as designated by The Best Lawyers in America.
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Robinson & Cole is very pleased to invite you to Boston for the ADVOC 2013 Joint Conference. Below is the meeting invitation, registration form, Boston venues and Schedule.
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Thirty One Practice Areas awarded Tier status Seven Practice Areas within Tier One
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An unexpectedly high uptake of the feed-in-tariff ("FiT") scheme caused the government to re-evaluate its likely effect on energy bills. The FiT will now operate on a reduced tariff with effect from October 2012. The reductions have prompted potential solar farm developers to consider the viability of Renewables Obligation Certificates ("ROCs") under the Renewables Obligation scheme as an alternative.
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On 21st of July 2009, a shopping center building close to Berlin completely collapsed due to structure faults in the roof – fortunately not in opening hours.
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With the beginning of September, the BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Law Firm opened a new office in Szczecin, providing its Clients with even a broader scope of legal services.
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Terms and Conditions - Enforceability of Website terms and conditions
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Exclusion of Terms Implied by Law - International Supply Contracts
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Trustee in Bankruptcy Obtains Orders of Contempt against Bankrupts
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São Paulo - Siqueira Castro - Advogados has been appointed as legal counsel to Queiroz Galvão Energia Renováveis in its first venture in the clean energy industry, in the Northeast of Brazil.
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One of the leading business monthly editions Corporate Intl Magazine announced 2012 winners of its annual legal awards recognizing PARITET “Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine”.
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Appellate attorney Linda L. Morkan has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s inaugural edition of Top 250 Women in Litigation.
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Important and favourable decision has been made in the case of real estate and agricultural tax.
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BSJP update us on their recent deals
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Siqueira Castro – Advogados, the largest full service law firm in Brazil, announces the admission of lawyer Bruno Granzotto Giusto to its team of partners.
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Estudi Jurídic are pleased to inform you that they have been selected to conduct a TV programme on channel “Círculo de Mujeres de Negocios” in Spain. The programme is titled "LEGAL TV" and Gal.la Sánchez, Estudi Jurídic Partner, is the hostess.
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The Firm now relies on one of the major references in the field of Real Estate and Timberland Investment Law in Brazil.
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Ashfords' Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin - June 2012
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Considered one of the main players in Brazil, Siqueira Castro - Advogados has been a pioneer full-service business law firm throughout Brazil.
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Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob acted in this complex transaction as legal advisor to the buyers
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We are pleased to announce that Stephen Williams will, as at 1 July, take over as Managing Partner from Tom Darbyshire, who will be handing over the reins after an extremely successful 4 years managing the firm.
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Sydney law firm Colin Biggers & Paisley (CBP) has formally merged with Melbourne firm Monahan + Rowell.
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From the title of this post you might be thinking we’ve found a great slogan and not much else, a bit like those ads for miracle diets which are all over internet,
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Gary Newton a partner in the property team of CBP Lawyers, ADVOC Asia’s member firm in Sydney, had a holiday in Hong Kong straight after Chinese New Year on 1 February 2012. He took this opportunity to visit our Hong Kong member Fred Kan & Co. Gary is pictured with Timothy Cheung and Vincent Chu.
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Vandenbulke are the official sponsors of the INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ALLIANCE SUMMIT & AWARDS 2012 in Paris.
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BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sp. k. law company has led the Spanish company Dragados to a success, due to which Dragados will be able to continue the construction of the S-7 express road.
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Ashfords' Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin
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The São Paulo state government plans to procure five hospitals as PPPs before the end of the year, State Secretary of Health Giovanni Guido Cerri has announced.
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The Royal Decree Law 9/2012,in effect since the 18th of March, amends two major laws affecting companies: The Corporations Act and the Act of Structural Changes in Companies. The aim of the amendment is to get companies to use their company web site and electronic communications, not only to save on costs, but also for planning and implementing such complex...
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It is with great pleasure that Cocuzza & Associati Studio Legale invites you to join the ADVOC European Open Board Meeting, to be held in Milano, Italy, on October 5-7, 2012
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A series of controversial cases singling out the banking sector have arisen recently and have affected the contracts business people and private individuals have with their financial institutions (swaps and preferred shares). For this reason, we thought it timely to inform you of the basic rules which all financial institutions must abide by and which you should be aware of...
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This post, unlike those you are used to receiving from us, is not going to explain something new. We are writing it because of the recurring problems many of our clients are having; whether they be companies who contract sales agents or companies who are sales agencies.
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On Friday 30th of March the Cabinet passed the Royal Decree-Law 12/2012, whereby various tax and administrative measures will be introduced with the aim of reducing public deficit.
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Now in it's 9th year! This 60 hours of work publication is full of news and updates from member firms, Committees and Practice Groups. It also includes information on new members and a report on Brand Standardisation.
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A new IP team for our member in Brazil
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Offshore tax evasion has been an enemy of fiscal authorities worldwide. It is an illegal way of tax reduction, which results in the loss of a great amount of tax revenue annually. It can also be a very difficult crime to spot, mostly because of the many sophisticated schemes used to achieve it and minimize the risk of detection, such...
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Parallel import is an act of importing and reselling in a country a non-counterfeit product without the previous consent of the intellectual property owner.
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The Superior Court through the judgment of the CC 113260/SP stood on the competent judicial body to judge jurisdiction conflict between arbitration chambers, since the arbitration law is silent regarding the competence to solve the conflict.
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Ashfords' Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin
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Information regarding the Latin America meeting in Panama in July 2012.
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Ashfords' Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin
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Lawyers at the newly enlarged practice have received recognition in this year’s edition of Chambers Global.
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Please can you indicate your interest with Ivette Martinez (imartinez@pmalawyers.com) or Gina Rios (grios@pmalawyers.com) by 15th March.
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On 1st March 2012 Ashfords and Rochman Landau merged under the name Ashfords LLP. The enlarged practice will create a law firm with nearly 500 staff and annual fees of £30m.
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Welcome to the latest edition of our monthly Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin.
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Welcome to the third edition of our monthly Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin.
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Welcome to the first edition of the ADVOC Quarterly Update!
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Riva Bella S.A. -v- Tamsen Yachts considers the implications of signing a Protocol of Delivery and Acceptance where there are defects with the vessel and the seller's obligations to meet the standards of a classification society nominated by the buyer.
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This is an edited version of a presentation given by managing partner Dunstan de Souza at the 6th Annual Lawtech Summit & Awards 2011.
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Contractual clauses can provide only a limited amount of protection in the event of disputes and complaints. Arbitration provides a realistic and more expedient alternative to Court proceedings when disputes arise.
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Welcome to this edition of the Ashfords Marine Newsletter.
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Welcome to the second edition of our monthly Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin.
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The Sailaway Scheme enables an (eligible) person to buy a boat from a supplier in the European Community (EC) without paying VAT, provided certain conditions are met. However, from 1 January 2012 a UK resident will no longer be able to benefit from the scheme.
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Welcome to the first edition of our Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin which will be published monthly.
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Article - Director’s right to inspect the company’s accounts and other documents under section 199(3) of the Singapore Companies Act.
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Brazilian Legal Report. November 2011
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Norman Waterhouse has a long history of working with overseas clients, particularly investors from China, providing to them a range of services associated with migration, commercial and property development matters.
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In 2013, a new era will begin on the alternative investment market with the implementation of the AIFMDin all EU-Member States legal frameworks.
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Welcome to the Autumn edition of the Ashfords' Construction Newletter, Buildlaw.
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Investing in Poland - Guidelines including Important Legal Provisions Polish IT Market Report · Real Estate in Poland · Renewable Energy in Poland · Public-private partnership in Poland
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Ashfords' Marine Newsletter - Summer 2011
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BSJP ranked in the leading law firms, published on April 15 in Rzeczpospolita. The ranking presents the biggest and best companies involved in legal services.
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3 June 2011
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Members of Advoc-Asia have prepared short briefing notes giving a snapshot of developments in their own countries up to May 2011.
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This publication intends to provide a general overview of the legal environment for business and foreign investment in the different Latin American countries where Advoc is established.
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More than a year after it received Royal Assent on 8 April 2010 - and following weeks of speculation as to when the unimplemented provisions of the Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") will come into force - the Ministry of Justice ("MoJ") announced yesterday that the remainder of the Act will have effect from 1 July 2011.
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There are many issues to consider when you are thinking of either taking a licence for a third party's technology or granting a licence of your technology to a third party.
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The newsletter includes articles on the new prospectus directive and counsel David Louis, Recent Awards and new hire at VANDENBULKE’s investment fund department.
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The update provides an overview of the latest issues of interest to ICT professionals both in Australia and Internationally.
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A PDF guide to doing business in the UK
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The Information Commissioner has, for the first time, issued an undertaking to secure compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.
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The Advertising Standards Authority ("ASA") is the UK's independent regulator of advertising across all media, including via television, print, the internet and radio.
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On 11 February 2010 a new Law Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine Concerning State Support of Aircraft Manufacturing Industry (“Law No 1814-VI”) came into effect. Law No. 1814-VI is the law that investors were looking for, as it provides essential improvements to the investment climate of Ukraine.
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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has recently focused its attention on the taxation of profits made by foreign private equity (PE) firms in Australia. This follows an ATO attempt in late 2009 to prevent foreign PE firm, TPG, from repatriating $1.5 billion in profits made in relation to the public listing of an Australian company, Myer Limited.
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In a recent judgement of 23. November 2009 the Munich Higher Regional Court (OLG) stated some interesting principals upon the requirements concerning the form of arbitration agreements. The court had to decide upon the following facts:
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There has been extensive publicity surrounding the settlement and negotiation between the United States government, the government of Switzerland and UBS AG involving the release of the names of United States persons that maintain foreign financial accounts with UBS AG.
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Despite numerous proposed changes, Gibraltar is well placed to capitalise on to the proposed European Directive controlling Fund Managers, argues Joey Garcia.
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In New Zealand the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (PPSA) (which is similar to regimes currently operating in the US and Canada and that which recently received royal assent in Australia) governs the creation and enforcement of security interests over personal property.
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Similar to other countries, financial institutions tried to shift their expenses – increased as a result of the financial crisis – to their clients mainly by raising significantly the interest, fee, and cost element of the contract concluded with them. Partly as a result of the highly increased payment instalment, and partly due to other negative effects of the financial crisis...
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The strong earthquake and tsunami on 27 of February 2010, caused extensive and severe damage to both public and private property, including productive centers and infrastructure. Legal consequences are manifold and, with respect to insurance, are relevant for civil liability covers and eventual subrogation action against insurers of physical assets.
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As part of the ongoing e-government reform, the electronic mailbox system was introduced in the Czech Republic during the second half of 2009. The main idea of this project was the simplification and cost decrease for communication between the state and private entities.
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Effective 11th February 2010, the Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA) is now known as Labuan Financial Services Authority (“Labuan FSA”). This change coincided with the enactment of four new Acts and the amendments made to four existing Acts affecting the Labuan FSA.
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Over the last few months, Switzerland has renegotiated double taxation treaties with several countries and continues to do so. In fact, we mainly talk about amendments and additions to existing treaties. The countries in questions are, among others, the United States, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Katar, Mexico, Finland, Italy and Germany.1
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The Treaty of Lisbon brought into being “The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union” (TEU). The TEU modified many policy areas of the European Union (EU), including the “Common Commercial Policy” (CCP).
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The Information Commissioner has been granted new statutory powers to issue fines of up to £500,000 to data controllers who commit a serious breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) on or after the 6th of April 2010, when the new powers came into force.
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This article provides brief information and current practice on the board of Directors meeting of a limited company under the Thai Civil and Commercial Code (“CCC”), specifically on the Director’s proxy and the circular board resolution.
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About Advokaturbüro Dr.iur. et lic.oec. Norbert Seeger

Founded in 1984

In 1984 Dr.iur. et lic.oec. Norbert Seeger launched, what is today, an internationally recognised law office specialising in Economic and Corporate Law.