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- New in Settlement of Labour Disputes in Kazakhstan: Conciliation Commission
Provided by Signum Law Firm
Most employers and employees inevitably face the problem of labor disputes, be it individual or collective ones. However, not many are aware of methods for settling labor disputes. With adoption of the new Labour Code, the procedure for settlement of labor disputes has changed considerably, thus, consideration of discord between employee and employer by conciliation commission has become a mandatory step.
- The Necessity and Some Problematic Aspects of the Choice of Law Clauses for International Transactions
Provided by iLex Law Firm Armenia
In their day by day practice business entities very often conclude transactions that have cross border nature for example a company may conclude a contract with the entities from deferent country and even from different legal system. In this context, the important issue that need to be considered is which law would be applicable to the contract concluded between such entities.
- India Simplifies Company Incorporation Procedures
Provided by Rajkishore Associates
In a step to further ease and quicken the pace of incorporation of a company in India, The Ministry of Corporate Affairs amended the Companies Incorporation Rules by enacting the Companies (Incorporation) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2016 and released a simplified form for the incorporation of a company named Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company Electronically (SPICe)otherwise known as Form INC-32.
- Post-Grant Amendments from Methods of Treatment to Swiss-Style Claims in Singapore
Provided by Mirandah Asia
This is a landmark patent case heard in the Singapore High Court by Justice George Wei. The plaintiff’s patent contained method of treatment (MOT) claims which are not patentable under Singapore Law. The plaintiff sought the Court’s leave to amend the MOT claims to Swiss-style claims, and the defendant opposed the amendment.
- Sleeping on the Job in Malaysia - Is it Misconduct?
Provided by Donovan & Ho Advocates and Solicitors
Can you terminate an employee for sleeping on the job?
- China Simplifies Administrative Procedures for Foreign Invested Enterprises
Provided by MMLC Group
On September 3, 2016, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released a draft of the Interim Measures for the Administration of the Recordation of Establishment and Changing of Foreign Invested Enterprises (the Interim Measures) for public opinion solicitation. This article looks at this draft and discussions its implications.
- 8 Steps to a Successful Annulment in the Philippines
Provided by De Borja Lamorena and Duano Law Offices
An annulment is a complicated process. The authors of this article attempt to simplify a Philippine annulment for laymen to help them navigate their way towards understanding the legal procedure involved. This article should not be taken as legal advice and is meant only for research and information.
- Thailand Board of Investment– International Headquarters and International Trading Centres
Provided by Harvey Law Group
Thailand’s reputation is that of a business-friendly country and together with foreign investment has made it a leading centre of trade in Southeast Asia. Thailand has emerged as an internationally recognized destination for service and industry sectors with tax incentives, well-developed infrastructure, cost-effective workforce as well as ideal geographic location.
- From Business Tax to Value Added Tax – Further Tax Reform in China
Provided by Angela Wang & Co.
On 24 March 2016, the PRC Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) and the State Administration of Taxation (“SAT”) jointly released the Notice on the Comprehensive Roll-out of the Business Tax (“BT”) to Value Added Tax (“VAT”) Transformation Pilot Programme (Circular Caishui  Number 36) ("Circular").
- Kazakhstan: Overcoming Provisional Refusals of International Trademark Registration
Provided by Legalmax Law firm
With the accession to the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks by the Republic of Kazakhstan, foreign applicants and mark owners have been enjoying the benefits of the system, such as submitting a single international application in respect of several countries, including Kazakhstan.
- Perceiving the Significance of Maritime Labour Convention 2006 for Indonesia
Provided by AM Oktarina Counselors at Law
Maritime Labour Convention 2006 is a global milestone for the maritime industry. However Indonesia has not yet ratified this particular convention. Under this article we will see how the MLC 2006 contemplated a higher standards and more strict requirements for shipowners in comparison with the Indonesian Law No. 7 Year 2000 concerning Seafarers.
- Setting Up a Foreign Company's Branch Office or Corporate Presence in Pakistan
Provided by Josh and Mak International
Is your foreign company trying to set up a business arrangement in Pakistan?
- Loophole from Unlawful Shareholders' Resolution in Thailand
Provided by Pisut and Partners Co., Ltd.
Having gained experience in providing legal advice to private companies and joint-ventures involving a Thai-based partner, it has become apparent that disputes in business operations tend to arise from the appointment of key management who are not favored by the other business partner.
- Criminal Appeals in Bangladesh: Bail & Suspension of Sentence
Provided by Counsels Law Partners CLP
As a trial advocate, one of the more common questions that I get asked is regarding bail when a convicted person decides to appeal. What happens during that appeal stage with regards to Bail and suspension of sentence is what this article is concerned about.
- Fight Online Libel in the Philippines
Provided by Respicio & Co. Law Firm
Internet postings are subject to Philippine jurisdiction. Under Section 21 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10175), jurisdiction shall lie if any of the elements of the libel was committed within the Philippines. One of the elements of libel is publication of the charge. If the posts are published and accessible in the country, Philippines has jurisdiction.