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MALTA: Debt Collection in Malta

November, 2019 – Malta – Valletta Legal In this day and age, unpaid credit is becoming more and more frequent.  Therefore, it is of paramount importance that when approached by clients to carry out debt collection, law firms professionally evaluate the situation and analyse the best and most efficient way forward for the client – whether this is a large company, or an indivi...

ISRAEL: Service Outside the Jurisdiction

Legislative Amendment Enables Filing Claims against Foreign Entities in Israel November, 2019 – Israel – Granot-Speiser   In September 2019, the Ministry of Justicepublished an overall reform of the Civil Procedure Regulations 5744-1984 (“Civil ProcedureRegulations“ and the “Reform”, respectively...

UAE: New DIFC Wills and Probate Registry Rules

November, 2019 – UAE – Senat MEA Legal Consultancy Estate planning is an important consideration, regardless of your circumstances, involving precautionary placement in asset protection and delegation of care - all of which should be taken into account long in advance of one having any need to deliberate over such things. A Last Will and Testament is a document executed ...

BRAZIL: SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM

November, 2019 – Brazil – Rossetti Advogados On November 12, 2019, the Brazilian Congress enacted Amendment to Constitution No. 103, which instituted the Brazilian social security reform. The social security reform has been under discussion over the last few years, and it is being done at an important time for Brazil, as the country has been experiencing difficulties in r...

AUSTRALIA: IP RIGHTS

November, 2019 – Australia – Silberstein & Associates Expert help is essential when considering registering a design application with IP Australia. Getting your design registered might seem like a simple thing to do: just go on IP Australia’s website and start a new application! It looks quick, easy and a great way to save on legal costs. Unfortunate...

Belgium: Recent changes in Belgian Company Law

November, 2019 – Belgium - Van Marcke Advocaten

The importance of a competitive company law is clear. The Belgian legislator has finally taken an important step to make the chaotic legislation around Belgian company law more efficient, more modern and more competitive. The most important changes in the new law...

BRAZIL: EU-MERCOSUR AGREEMENT

October, 2019 – Brazil – Rossetti Advogados Last July, Mercosur and the European Union (EU) concluded the negotiations of their first bi-regional trade agreement, twenty years after negotiations between both blocs began. As provided in the agreement, the main purpose is the immediate or gradual reduction of import tariffs between the European and South American countries — in ...

AUSTRALIA: RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF EUROPEAN

October, 2019 – Australia - Silberstein & Associates When did the humble cheese plate become so contentious? Restrictions on the use of European Geographical Indications: An Australian Perspective Written by John Aclis October 1, 2019 Have you ever bought prosciutto or camembert, brie, edam or gouda cheese? Australian producers of ...

BRASIL: ECONOMIC FREEDOM LAW

October, 2019 – Brazil – Rossetti Advogados On September 20, 2019, the Brazilian Federal Government enacted Federal Law No. 13.874, named Economic Freedom Law. This law presents a new cycle in the country, revisiting the Government’s role in the economy, lessening the bureaucracy and simplifying the economic activity, especially for small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. The...

BREXIT – CHANGES TO THE IMMIGRATION POLICY

On 23 June 2016, the citizens of the UK, by a slim majority, voted to leave the EU.  Almost three years on and an exact Brexit date is yet to be determined.  The UK Immigration Rules introduced, however, a new application that caters for all EU nationals living in the UK. A report by the Social Market Foundation called on the Government to “inject a dose of honest realism, coming clean about...

BRAZIL: PRIVATIZATION & CONCESSION

April, 2019 – Brazil – Rossetti Advogados At least 229 privatization and concession ongoing projects in 12 different sectors With the inauguration of President Bolsonaro and his team, the year 2019 began with a perspective of advancing the privatization and concessions agenda in the country, amidst the change of federal and state governments, a better macro...

ARGENTINA: TAX AND TRADE MATTERS

DUTIES ON EXPORTS OF SERVICES REALLY ARE COMING INTO EFFECT AS OF JANUARY 2, 2019 HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW December 11, 2018 In our Client Update dated September 20, 2018 we reported on Decree No. 793/18 issued by the president seeking to continue or increase duties on exports of goods and, for the first time in Argentine history, to impose duties...

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES

RENOVAR 3: A TWIST IN THE RACE TOWARD RENEWABLE ENERGY The Macri Administration has made renewable energy a priority in its energy policy. Since July 2016, when renewable sourced energy amounted only to 0,8 GW (1,8% of the energy matrix) the government has launched three “rounds” of power auctions, Renovar 1, 1.5 and 2, which led to the award of 147 projects in solar, wind, ...