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What is Preventing Arbitration From Being the Main Means of Resolving Commercial Disputes in Nigeria?

What is Preventing Arbitration From Being the Main Means of Resolving Commercial Disputes in Nigeria?

Published: 03 Apr 2020

(a)   Option to litigate matters subject to arbitration  The Arbitration and Conciliation Act (“the Arbitration Act”) itself needs a total overhaul and urgent amendment. Though, Sections 4 and 5 of the Arbitration Act empowers the Court to stay proceedings and refer a dispute to arbitration, the provisions provide a leeway for a party to an arbitration agreement to renege from se...

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How Many Types of Immigration Visas to Australia?

How Many Types of Immigration Visas to Australia?

Published: 02 Apr 2020

Australia is always among the top English-speaking immigration destination countries besides Canada, UK and US for Hongkongers due to its mild climate, less time difference and flight time as well as good quality of life and children education. A few of the Australian capital cities including Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide have been ranked among the Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in the World 20...

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Corona Crisis: German Liquidity Support Measures

Corona Crisis: German Liquidity Support Measures

Published: 02 Apr 2020

The so-called Corona crisis caused by the deadly virus SARS-CoV-2 will have a damaging effect on the global economy. Thus, it is essential, among other crucial support in the field of law, to provide liquidity to those affected by the crisis. Due to the forced closure of shops and business worldwide supply chains are interrupted, production facilities come to a standstill and demand is declining...

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Rights and Liberties, Liability of the French State and Judicial Review

Rights and Liberties, Liability of the French State and Judicial Review

Published: 01 Apr 2020

On 24 December 2019 the Conseil d’Etat ruled that indemnification can be granted under French law on the ground of a prejudice suffered due to the application of a law ruled contrary to the Constitution by the Conseil Constitutionnel. The Conseil d’Etat now leaves the door open to a new possibility for indemnification, within the framework of a QPC examination (Question ...

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“Decreto Cura Italia” - The Impact on Labour Law

“Decreto Cura Italia” - The Impact on Labour Law

Published: 01 Apr 2020

The Italian Government issued in the Gazzetta Ufficiale (Official Journal - General Series n.70 of 17-03-2020) the so-called “Decreto Cura Italia” concerning measures to strengthen the National Health Service and the economic support of families, workers and businesses related to the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency (Decree Law no. 18/2020). While in no way pretending to be exhaustive, we wish...

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UK Budget 2020: Overview of Tax Issues

UK Budget 2020: Overview of Tax Issues

Published: 31 Mar 2020

The UK Budget 2020 includes business tax changes and personal tax changes. Business taxes - The government has made a handful of changes to tax policies that will impact businesses, e.g. reducing the lifetime limit for Entrepreneurs' Relief from £10m to £1m, and plastics packaging tax will be introduced. New tax measures have been introduced to support businesses against the backdr...

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New Rules for Shareholders' Meetings in Italy

New Rules for Shareholders' Meetings in Italy

Published: 30 Mar 2020

General Shareholders’ Meetings – approval of financial statements – new terms for calling  Section 106 of the Decree-Law no. 18/2020, so-called “Cura Italia” (published in the Official Gazette of the General Series no. 70 of 17 March 2020 and entered into force immediately) provides some new specific rules for shareholders' meetings.  In particular, the aforementioned Section 106...

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Corporate Compliance Issues and how to avoid them

Corporate Compliance Issues and how to avoid them

Published: 30 Mar 2020

Lawyer Monthly MAGAZINE (March Edition) <An Interview With Fausto De Angelis (CC) > Corporate Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them Statistics show that the risks businesses are facing are not receding. A robust compliance program is essential for improving company business performance, protect brand reputation and increase shareholder value. Compliance risks companies face in...

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