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Ship Registration and Finance in Malta

The Maltese flag has earned the confidence of several reputable ship owners, ship financiers and ship management companies as attested by the...
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The $700 Billion Bailout - The Start of $700 Billion in Regulations for Lawyers to Figure Out

This legal author discusses the $700 Billion Bailout Plan, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and what it means for federal regulations...

Draft TARP Bailout Forms For The $700 Billion Dollar Troubled Asset Relief Program

The author has prepared these draft forms for use in TARP, the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. While the forms may need some...

The Real Estate Crisis in California and Lawsuits in the Wake of the Credit Crunch

The author of this article discusses some possible new problems the real estate market may face in California as the economic crisis and credit...

Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors in China

As at the end of August 2008, there were 65 “Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors” (“QFII”) approved in China. QFII was allowed into...

Foreign Investments in Bulgaria According to the Investment Promotion Act

The definition of foreign investment is contained in paragraph 1, article 6 of the Investment Promotion Act.

A View of International Trade and the Global Financial System after the Economic Crisis

This article notes the changes to the world's financial system that are likely as a result of the global financial crisis. The author describes...

National Bank of Ukraine Abolishes Limitations on Interest Rates for Foreign Loans

In the last days of September 2008 and in an effort to address the turmoil in the global financial markets, the National Bank of Ukraine amended...

FSA v ICO

This briefing reviews the battle between the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) over information...

Duties and Liabilities of Listed Companies’ Directors in Hong Kong– An Overview

In line with global trend towards a higher standard of corporate governance based on the principles of integrity, transparency and...

Doing Business in Uzbekistan

This article has been prepared for companies and individuals proposing to invest in business in the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is a summary of...

Easing of Restrictions on Foreign Participation in PRC Securities Joint Ventures

This article outlines how the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”) relaxed China’s restrictions on foreign participation in...

Are Strategies for Multinationals Useful for SMEs in Latin America?

Regional Documentation: Transfer Pricing Regulations are expanding through Latin America not only in terms of the number of countries they...

Guide to Franchising in China

China has undergone rapid development in the past two decades due to the opening of its market and its recent succession into the WTO. This...

OEM Agreements in China

Due to the fact that China has become the world's leading manufacturing base, this article highlights the need for foreign companies to...

Banking Law: Undue Influence and Effect on Banks

Marital homes are often purchased in the joint names of husbands and wives. It is also common that the husband would get a bank loan and...

Tax Refund for Re-Investment with Profit by Foreign Investor

China's tax refund policy for re-investment with profit by foreign investor

Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Activities in Malta

Malta's commitment to the fight against money laundering and the funding of terrorism is firmly rooted in the country's interest in safeguarding...

Doing Business in China Guide

China is no longer the ‘Sleeping Dragon’, but is now moving full fledged ahead as an undisputed economic force in the international market. With...

Guide to CIETAC Arbitration in China

Any dispute arising from or in connection with this Contract shall be submitted to China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission...

Under-Declaring the Value of your Real Estate in Thailand

After spending all that time on researching your holiday home or retirement property purchase in the Land of Smiles, Thailand and with the...

Commercial Law News: Liability of Financial Investment Companies in France

The Cour de cassation (French civil and commercial supreme court) has rendered a decision on the 26th of February 2008 (Commercial Chamber of...

Introduction of the European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)

For the purpose of harmonisation with the Directives 2004/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on Markets in Financial...

Setting up of Financial Trusts and Closed Common Investment Funds for the Financing of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses - Argentina

On November 9, 2007, the Official Gazette published General Resolution No. 519 (the “Resolution”) of the National Securities Commission (the...

Application of Irrevocable Capital Contributions to Bear Losses

On October 23, 2006, Resolution No. 12/2006 of the Public Registry of Commerce (the “Resolution”) was published in the Official Gazette. The...

Financial Assistance – Still an Issue?

The prohibition of financial assistance by a Cyprus company to purchase its shares or the shares of its holding company often stands as an...

Public Offers and Insider Dealing Publicity Guidelines - Cyprus Law

This article provides a short account of the Cyprus Republic (“Cyprus”) legislative guidelines (hereinafter the “guidelines”) in connection to...

Power of Cypriot Courts to Issue Discovery and Disclosure Orders

The Supreme Court recently recognized and established the jurisdiction of the Cypriot courts to issue discovery and disclosure orders - known as...

Due Diligence as a Milestone in the Course of Bank Acquisition

Investment fever: bank acquisition in Ukraine

Understanding Islamic Banking

Islamic banking is often thought to be financing the needs of the Muslim community only. In fact, it really refers to a system of banking...

Introduction to Investment Legislation in Armenia

Being a unique combination of an ancient people and a young developing state Republic of Armenia is currently becoming more attractive for...

A Start-up Businesses Guide to Choosing the Right Form of Entity (S-Corp, LLC or Sole-Proprietor)

If you are starting a new business and trying to determine which form of entity to create, we can help you make the right choice. It is...


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