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Termination of an Employment Agreement under the Finnish Law

Termination of an Employment Agreement under the Finnish Law

Published: 18 May 2022

The Finnish employment law is based on the concept of contract employment, not at-will employment like, for example, in the United States. Henceforth, the parties of the employment contract cannot change the terms of the contract unilaterally, nor can the employer terminate the employment contract without valid grounds. The termination and cancellation of the employment contract are only possible ...

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International Designs: China Joins the Hague Agreement and WIPO

International Designs: China Joins the Hague Agreement and WIPO

Published: 17 May 2022

In a major development for the global Intellectual Property ecosystem, China joined the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs on 5 February 2022. This accession will enter into force on 5 May 2022. Following Belarus and Jamaica, the world's second largest economy has just joined this Union which aims to facilitate the international registration of designs. Joini...

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M&A in Hong Kong: Earnouts

M&A in Hong Kong: Earnouts

Published: 17 May 2022

An earnout is a pricing mechanismin a merger and acquisition (“M&A”) transaction whereby a purchaser will make a payment to the seller upon the target business being acquired having met some pre-agreed metrics relating to its financial or operational performance aftercompletion. In this article, one of a multi-part series on M&A, we examine some of the issues which a seller and a purchaser...

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Are Arbitrations Private & Confidential in Hong Kong?

Are Arbitrations Private & Confidential in Hong Kong?

Published: 16 May 2022

One of the main advantages of arbitration over court proceedings is privacy and confidentiality. Hong Kong is one of the few jurisdictions to set out a statutory basis for privacy and confidentiality in arbitration with the Arbitration Ordinance setting out a framework for non-disclosure by the parties to an arbitral proceeding as well as for the courts to hear cases on a closed door basis. If you...

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Cambodia’s First Law on Competition: What Investors Need to Know | Dezan Shira & Associates

Cambodia’s First Law on Competition: What Investors Need to Know | Dezan Shira & Associates

Published: 16 May 2022

In October 2021, Cambodia’s Law on Competition (the “Law”) came into effect, marking the first-ever consolidated anti-trust law in the country following 15 years of deliberations and delays. Prior to the Law, which had been in development since 2006, fair competition measures were found in disparate laws and regulations, such as the Law Concerning Marks, Trade Names and Acts of Unfair Competition,...

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What is the Current Romanian Corporate Taxation Regime?

What is the Current Romanian Corporate Taxation Regime?

Published: 16 May 2022

A standard question of any potential foreign investor in Romania is, what is the current situation in Romania regarding the taxation of companies. To assist potential investors, we have prepared a short note which outlines the basic principles of the taxation regime for companies and individuals. This note is not intended to provide an answer to all taxation questions but should allow potential in...

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Howard Levitt: How Employers Should Prepare for Ontario's New Employee-Monitoring Regime

Howard Levitt: How Employers Should Prepare for Ontario's New Employee-Monitoring Regime

Published: 16 May 2022

As employment lawyers, we have consistently told our employer clients that they have every right to monitor company devices in almost any manner they see fit. This includes computers, both in and outside of the office, interoffice chat groups (i-messaging or the like), laptops, cellphones, work vehicles, work calendars and office email. The only caveat is that they should be transparent and inform...

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Howard Levitt: The Trouble with Workplace Investigations and Other Interesting Recent Cases

Howard Levitt: The Trouble with Workplace Investigations and Other Interesting Recent Cases

Published: 16 May 2022

I am often asked how I come up with two new employment law topics every week. I will let you in on my secret. Every month, I edit every employment law case from coast to coast to coast to prepare the Dismissal and Employment Law digest of which I am editor-in-chief. It keeps me up to date on the law and provides a wealth of topics. Here are some noteworthy recent cases I have come across: Workpl...

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