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  • United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods in Azerbaijan
       Provided by Caspian Legal Center

    The Republic of Azerbaijan has recently acceded to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. This article deals with some general matters regarding the impact of CISG on Azerbaijani law, as well as cross-border transactions with Azerbaijani businesses.

  • Filipino Dual Citizenship
       Provided by Lalo Law Firm

    Republic Act No. 9225, otherwise known as “Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003.” was enacted to allow former filipino Citizens who became citizens of another country to retain or re-acquire their former citizenship.

  • Portugal “Golden Visa” Grants 5-year Residency Permit to Non-EU citizens for €500,000!
       Provided by Harvey Law Group

    Portugal started 2018 with a renewed confidence, showing a growing forecast and strong dynamism in several sectors, such as real estate and tourism. 359 million euros were invested in commercial real estate during the first quarter of 2017. Sales have increased hugely in 2017 and the market has seen a significant shift in buyers’ profile as increasing numbers of investors realize the potential of the Portuguese real estate sector.

  • Making an Initial Coin Offering in Hong Kong
       Provided by Angela Wang & Co.

    As the number of investors in cryptocurrencies such as “Bitcoin” continues to multiply in Hong Kong caused partly by a strong rally in the prices, regulators in Hong Kong are increasingly concerned about intermediaries’ activities in unauthorized promotional activities and unlicensed regulated activities of the products.

  • Singapore - What Constitutes a Family of Trademarks?
       Provided by Mirandah Asia

    McCHICKEN®, McNUGGETS® and McFLURRY® immediately conjure up images of the ‘family of marks’ owned by McDonald’s Corporation. Indeed, the ‘family of marks’ doctrine is well-established in trademark law. Be that as it may, can it be said that there exists a family of marks when they are not owned by the same entity? What needs to be proven in order to qualify as a family of marks? Is mere use sufficient?

  • Salient Features of the Proposed Divorce Law in the Philippines
       Provided by De Borja Lamorena and Duano Law Offices

    With the Philippines remaining as the only country outside of the Vatican without a divorce law, the recent passage of a divorce bill by the House of Representatives of the Philippine Congress has both social and legal significance.

  • Hong Kong Uses Massive Fiscal Surplus to Spur Innovation and Alleviate Taxes
       Provided by Masson de Morfontaine

    Hong Kong recently announced record-breaking fiscal surplus of 138 billion HKD from the 2017-18 fiscal year. This is mostly thanks to high revenue from profits tax, land sales, stamp duties and salaries tax. Last year was indeed exceptional for the Asia’s world city, as its economy grew by 3.8% and unemployment rate reached a 20-year low of 2.9%.

  • Halal Regulation in Indonesia after the Establishment of BPJPH Law
       Provided by BP Lawyers

    For a Moslem-majority country like Indonesia, one important thing to consider when buying or consuming daily products is to ensure that the products are halal, or in other words, are allowed to use according to the Islamic laws. For that reason, the Indonesian Government established a new agency to substitute an MUI halal assurance body that brings the advantageous halal certification process.

  • China Issues New Data Protection Standard
       Provided by MMLC Group

    When the new Cyber Security Law as promulgated, it did not include a definition of personal information, and was silent on other key issues required for transparent compliance. The National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee has recently released a new standard looking at personal information, thus potentially filling some gaps in the Cyber Security Law.

  • Marriage Annulment in Armenia
       Provided by iLex Law Firm Armenia

    The Family Code of the Republic of Armenia defines some barriers to marriage. When both or one of the couples ignores even one of these barriers, the marriage may be considered invalid. The marriage can be recognized as invalid only if the interested party applies to the court for its nullity; otherwise, it will remain valid.

  • Make Clear the Arbitration Establishment in Drawing Up an Arbitration Clause in China
       Provided by Tianjin Bozhuan Law Firm

    If there is two and above arbitration establishment in a place, parties must make it clear which one arbitration establishment are chosed for resolving their disputes

  • In Search of Equality and Fairness in Rights of Marriage and Divorce for Muslim Women in Bangladesh
       Provided by Grays Chambers

    Bangladesh is yet to adopt a Uniform Family Code on Marriage related laws. The legal system, which is based on common law applied during the colonial period of British India, is still largely in force, subject to a few reforms through piecemeal legislative interventions.

  • Company Formation in Armenia: 6 Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes
       Provided by Vardanyan & Partners

    Company formation in Armenia can seem straightforward but inadequate preparation and poor choices of corporate form, name and local partners can have severe consequences. Below are 6 tips to help you avoid commonly made mistakes that can cost you time and money.

  • Foreign Investors: How to Incorporate/Register a Limited Company in Bangladesh
       Provided by Jural Acuity

    Bangladesh is considered a key investment destination due to its geo location, cheap labour and competitive production costs. Incorporating a business in Bangladesh has been simplified over the years due to interventions by the Government. Foreign Investors (“Promoters”) intending to invest in Bangladesh has multiple options to incorporate their business in Bangladesh.

  • International Trade Risk in China
       Provided by Shandong Ya & Tai Law Firm

    Supplier be careful of several means of fraud in China: Intenational trade fraud, risk control, about the agent or middleman, the risk of release of cargo with B/L, pick up the cargo without B/L, the risk of port custom, and bank transaction risk.

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