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Russia’s law on personal data in practice

Russia - December 20 2016 The amendments to Federal Law No. 152-FZ "On Personal Data" (hereinafter - the Law) came into effect on September 1, 2015. They obliged personal data

Company compliance with the Philippines’ Data Privacy Act

Philippines - September 8 2017 Applicable companies in the Philippines that missed the 8 September deadline to register their personal information controller and processor systems

France set for a labour law shake-up in 2018

France - September 20 2017 Now equipped with the power to change French labour laws through a simple presidential decree, President Emmanuel Macron is set to make a number of

The introduction of VAT in the Middle East

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates - October 12 2016 The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - of which the UAE and Qatar are member states along with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman - will start

Know Your Client: the consequences of non-compliance

European Union, Global - May 9 2017 Increasingly stringent regulations are putting greater demands on companies to have a deep understanding of those they do business with. For those

Facilitating investment

Australia - October 13 2017 Australia has been a key market for international infrastructure investors with continued privatisation and a robust PPP pipeline. How attractive will

Italy: Social security rate increase and separate scheme for self-employed persons

Italy - October 12 2017 Unemployment compensation is now possible for workers in Italy who operate as ‘coordinated and continuing associates’ (known as DIS-COLL). The buffer

The impact of VAT on food and beverage businesses in the Middle East

Middle East - October 11 2017 How will the 2018 introduction of VAT in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries impact the food and beverage and hospitality industries? Excerpts of

Knowing your labour laws in Poland

Poland - October 10 2017 Despite government efforts in recent years to ease heavy bureaucracy and improve the local business environment, navigating Polish HR and payroll

Crowdfunding creates new opportunities in Malaysia

Malaysia - October 10 2017 Attention small businesses and start-ups: your time has come! With Malaysia leading the way in crowdfunding regulation, it’s becoming easier and