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England and Wales: Update - Will Brexit kill Schemes of Arrangement?

European Union, United Kingdom - July 12 2017 The English scheme of arrangement (“Scheme”) has found particular utility throughout the European Union (the “EU”) and internationally as a

Insights into Litigation: Hot Topics in Major Project Contracts and Disputes

Canada, Global, USA - June 21 2017 As part of one of the largest and most recommended Dispute Resolution practices in the world, our North America Litigation & Government Enforcement

Summary of Arbitral Rules

Global - July 10 2017 This table can provide a general overview only. The rules listed may not be applicable in all circumstances. Where rules distinguish between domestic

Thailand: New Law on Foreign Employees and Migrant Workers

Thailand - June 29 2017 On 23 June 2017, a new Royal Decree on Managing the Work of Aliens B.E. 2560 (2017) (Royal Decree) became effective. It cancels and replaces the two

3 Labor Law Issues All Employers Should Follow

USA - June 26 2017 Later this year, employers can expect major decisions over (1) whether employee arbitration agreements containing class action waivers are enforcable

Income Tax. Suspension of RG 4094-E. Purchase of Shares and Securities Made by Foreign Residents.

Argentina - July 21 2017 General Resolution 4095-E was published in the Official Gazzette on 20 July 2017, suspending the effects of General Resolution 4094-E (RG 4094). In

Hong Kong Introduces Tax Exemption to Onshore Privately Offered Open-ended Fund Companies

Hong Kong - July 21 2017 The Hong Kong Government has proposed legislation (the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 4) Bill 2017) (the Bill) to offer profits tax exemption to

Decreased Enforcement Expected From SEC Regarding Conflict Minerals Regulations - For Now

USA - July 21 2017 In April 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Division of Corporate Finance announced it will not recommend enforcement action

Asia Pacific Competition Quarterly Newsletter

Asia-Pacific, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam - July 21 2017 The Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM) has stepped up enforcement action against failure to notify reportable mergers ("gun-jumping") with six

Government Agrees to Increase Tariffs for Indonesian Hydro Developers

Indonesia - July 20 2017 As reported in our earlier Client Alert, in February 2017 (please find here) the Indonesian Government introduced Regulation of Minister of Energy and