EY: Argentina – Aspects of the Labour & Social Security Reform

A labour and social security reform bill has been recently sent to the Argentine Congress. In general, proposed amendments represent material changes to current regulations and introduce new concepts. Although the government has the support of the main labour unions,

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Ann Low, US Department of State: Good Corporate Governance is Good Business

OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises. Over the past decade, cross-border trade and investment by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) has surged. According to the OECD, whereas in 2005, there were only three SOEs in the Fortune Global 50 list

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Principles for Responsible Investment: Fiduciary Duty – Coming of Age

Unfortunately, fiduciary duty can be a contested term when it comes to investments, with different legal interpretations in countries around the world.  Fiduciary obligations exist to ensure that those who manage other people’s money act responsibly and in the interests

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Shami Chakrabarti: The Need for Loyal Dissent

In a free society, dissent is a civic duty. The presumed fallibility of those in power leads to a system governed not by men, but by laws – a system of rights and due process. Fear can undermine this system.

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Farrukh Khan, Diwan Advocates: India Joins Madrid System of Trademarks – The Effects

Introduction The word ‘trademark’ implies an attempt at recognition of a particular trade. A trademark basically serves two purposes. Firstly, it protects the interests of consumers who otherwise may become confused regarding the manufacturer or originator of any given product.

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Assaulting Freedom to Protect Freedom: UK Government Gets Tough on Press

Legislation aimed at preventing acts of terrorism is now being misused to intimidate reporters and the media they work for. In the UK, police authorities invoked Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 to question for nine hours David Miranda,

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Complimentary Currencies: Development Tool on Trial in Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya has asked the public prosecutor to charge American economist and former Peace Corps volunteer Will Ruddick with forgery. Earlier this year Mr Ruddick and five others were duly arrested by police and thrown in jail.

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Baker and McKenzie: Impact of a New UK Regulatory Framework on Capital Markets

The UK Financial Services Act 2012, which came in to force on 1 April 2013, significantly restructures the regulatory framework in the United Kingdom for monitoring the financial markets and for supervising the banking and financial services industries. The Act

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MENA City Lawyers – MCL: Winners in Lebanon

MCL is an innovative, Pan-Arab Law Firm crossing jurisdictional boundaries and challenging Middle Eastern norms by developing the first professional network of law firms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Each client of MCL receives incomparable local

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Grant Thornton – China: M&A Due Diligence Pitfalls

By Barry Tong, Partner, Advisory, Grant Thornton Hong Kong Limited To acquire a business is a journey and in the words of Lao Tzu, “…a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” One of the first steps that increases the

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