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UAE: GCC Coronavirus Report

March 22, 2020 – UAE – Senat MEA Legal Consultancy The United Arab Emirates  Cases of the Covid-19 virus in the United Arab Emirates are recorded at 153, with 2 deaths, as of March 22. In response to the pandemic, the UAE has implemented several measure...

Israel: Major Coronavirus Effects on Legal Matters in Israel

March, 2020 – Israel – Granot-Speiser Due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus and its arrival to Israel, the Israeli government, especially the ministry of health have issued new guidelines and mandatory instructions which has major legal and business effects, some can be...

ITALY: Brevi note in merito a possibili situazioni di difficolta contrattuali collegate all’emergenza del Coronavirus

Blue Legal - Padova, 9 marzo 2020 L'emergenza Coronavirus (COVID-19) sta avendo un enorme impatto sull'economia, sia a livello nazionale che internazionale. Al di la delle owie priorita in tema di salute, la diffusions di tale virus pub avere conseguenze rilevanti anche in ...

USA: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Conditional Exemptions from Filing Obligations for Companies Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 2020 – Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP U.S. Securities laws require U.S. publicly traded companies , including all companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange, to file various reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The...

BRAZIL: Coronavirus and implications for agreements

March 2020 – Brazil – Rossetti Advogados Due to the arrival of the “coronavirus” or Covid-2019 in Brazil, and depending on the so far unknown extension and consequences of the disease, the effects thereof on the legal world commence to be discussed, specially on civil and corp...

ENGLAND: MEADOWS RYAN- EIGHTY YEARS OF SERVING THE COMMUNITY

February 2020 – Meadows Ryan We are very proud to celebrate our 80th anniversary this year. It was back in 1940, during the height of the Second World War, that Charlie Mason set up Mason & Co. solicitors in Surbiton and McNamara Ryan established his firm in Weybridge. In ...

ISRAEL: Major Trends of Israeli Startups’ Financing During 2019

February, 2020 – Israel – Granot-Speiser The year of 2019 was another good year for the Israeli high-tech industry in terms of capital raising. An in-depth review of the transactions taking place in 2019 shows prevalent trends - in terms of valuations, legal rights granted to ...

BRAZIL: The Brazilian Minister of Economy presents in Davos a new Brazil to investors

February, 2020 – Brazil – Rossetti Advogados

As representative of the Brazilian government in The World Economic Forum, which gathers leaders, heads of State and businessmen in Davos, Switzerland, the minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, presented t...

BRAZIL: Positive perspectives for the Brazilian economy in 2020

January, 2020 – Brazil – Rossetti Advogados In addition to opening up the economy and encouraging private credit and economic freedom and cutting through the red tape, the reforms implemented in the economy throughout 2019 by President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration, especial...

GERMANY: Significant changes for real estate investors in Berlin Berlin’s draft law on a rent price cap – uncertainty for tenants and landlords

December 2019 – Putzier - Attorneys-at-law Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB In October 2019 Berlin has passed a draft law for a Berlin rent price cap. It is assumed, that this draft law will come into force in January or February 2020. When the law is in force, landlords in Berl...

GERMANY: Applicability of minimum prices for architects and engineers

European Court - 4th of July 2019 December 2019 – Putzier - Attorneys-at-law Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB In Germany architects and engineers as well as their business partners are bound by the regula-tions of the fee agreement of architects and engineers...

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 th...

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 (“C...

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 ...

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 i...

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 an...

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 com...

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 imme...

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 ...

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 bureaucr...

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 Socia...

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 c...

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 o...

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 “roun...