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How Will Russian And Asian Trade Develop If The US & EU Put More Sanctions In Place? | Dezan Shira & Associates

How Will Russian And Asian Trade Develop If The US & EU Put More Sanctions In Place? | Dezan Shira & Associates

Published: 25 Jan 2022

The threat of significant sanctions continues to loom for Russia as the United States appears to almost be willing Moscow to invade Ukraine to enable it to do so – and bring the European Union alongside it in cutting Russia adrift from the West (analysishere). That will almost certainly mean a full or partial suspension of EU goods marked for Russian consumption – US export trade with Russia being...

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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies – Listing Regime in Hong Kong

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies – Listing Regime in Hong Kong

Published: 24 Jan 2022

By Rossana Chu, Ricky Ho: The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Stock Exchange”) published in December 2021 the Conclusions[1] to its Consultation[2] of September 2021 on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPAC”), and the SPAC rules took effect on 1 January 2022 as part of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Main Board Listing Rules”)...

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Howard Levitt: Labour Crunch's Unintended Consequence – Shrinking Severance Pay for Dismissed Employees

Howard Levitt: Labour Crunch's Unintended Consequence – Shrinking Severance Pay for Dismissed Employees

Published: 21 Jan 2022

Occasionally in these pages, I have predicted significant changes in my field. About three years ago, between the flood of new entrants calling themselves employment lawyers, especially after regulations rendered personal injury law less lucrative, and the increasing ubiquity of employment contracts, I predicted a dramatic shrinkage in wrongful dismissal cases across this country. But COVI...

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Is the Company on the Hook if a Remote-worker Suffers a Fall at Home?

Is the Company on the Hook if a Remote-worker Suffers a Fall at Home?

Published: 21 Jan 2022

With remote-work trends showing little sign of ceasing, slouching non-ergonomically on the couch or a fall on the way to the washroom may prove to be as painful for employers as they are for the inflicted employees. A Quebec Administrative Labour Tribunal decision released last month involving an Air Canada employee claiming worker’s compensation following a slip and fall in her home has br...

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How to Establish a Presence in Libya and Fields of Activities Allowed for Foreigners

How to Establish a Presence in Libya and Fields of Activities Allowed for Foreigners

Published: 20 Jan 2022

With the great economic potentials that Libya has, it quickly became one of the preferred markets for investment in North Africa. After the unrest, the Libyan market has demonstrated many investment opportunities, especially in sectors such as Oil & Gas, Construction and telecommunication. If you are a foreign entity and wish to establish a presence in Libya, then you have come to the right pl...

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An Introduction to Doing Business in India 2022 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates

An Introduction to Doing Business in India 2022 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates

Published: 20 Jan 2022

AnIntroductiontoDoingBusinessinIndia 2022, the latest publication fromDezan Shira & Associatesis out now and available for download. 2021 saw India successfully steer its economy into recovery mode despite major pandemic outbreaks in the first half of the year. Containment strategies are now the new normal alongside a national vaccination program. In 2022, more vaccines are expected to become ...

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The Electric Vehicle Industry: The Next Big Challenges

The Electric Vehicle Industry: The Next Big Challenges

Published: 19 Jan 2022

According to the Electric Vehicles and Infrastructure Report, The UK’s transport sector is responsible for 27% of the UK’s total greenhouse emissions, with cars contributing up to 55% of those emissions. This has led to the automotive industry becoming a target for reducing emissions to make sure that we, along with the rest of the world, achieve net-zero by 2050. Electric Vehicle (EV) ownership ...

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SFC Reprimands Responsible Officer and Manager-In-Charge for AML/CFT Management Failures

SFC Reprimands Responsible Officer and Manager-In-Charge for AML/CFT Management Failures

Published: 19 Jan 2022

The SFC reprimanded a responsible officer of a licensed corporation and suspended his license for eight months for management failures relating to anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance. In this article, we provide a summary of this SFC enforcement action and consider its wider implications for the senior management of licensed corporations, including respons...

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