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COVID-19 Return-to-Work Checklist

COVID-19 Return-to-Work Checklist

Published: 05 May 2020

As employers edge closer to returning to workplaces amid the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, they will need to exercise flexibility and stay informed in real time. To help employers identify important return-to-work considerations in response to these unprecedented challenges, our Labor & Employment attorneys developed the COVID-19 Return-to-Work Checklist, which addresses key agenda items...

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Obtaining a Forex License: Basic Forex Broker Requirements

Obtaining a Forex License: Basic Forex Broker Requirements

Published: 05 May 2020

Forex brokers are immensely popular in the market today but broker companies are not legally entitled to process traders’ transactions without holding a Forex license. Traders stay away from unlicensed brokers because their activities are deemed illegal and unsafe. Besides, that kind of broker companies may raise red flags for regulatory authorities. Forex brokers looking to avoid getting in troub...

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Prepare Your Business to Comply With the UAE Economic Substance Regulations

Prepare Your Business to Comply With the UAE Economic Substance Regulations

Published: 03 May 2020

In response to an assessment of the UAE’s tax framework by the European Union (‘EU’), the UAE introduced a Resolution on the Economic Substance Regulations (the ‘Regulations’) on 30 April 2019.The Regulations require UAE mainland and free zone companies and other UAE business forms (including Dubai International Financial Centre (‘DIFC’) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (‘ADGM’)) that carry out any of ...

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E-commerce Equalization Levy – Payee-based Levy From 1 April 2020

E-commerce Equalization Levy – Payee-based Levy From 1 April 2020

Published: 01 May 2020

The Finance Act 2020 has received approval from President of India with few Key amendments which were not originally included in the Finance Act. One of the key amendments discussed below includes levy of Equalisation levy on E-commerce. It is discussed in brief below for the ready reference. Currently the provisions of equalization levy (“EL”) introduced by Finance Act 2016, are applicable on the...

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Don’t ‘Lockdown’ Your Mind, Discover Opportunities in Adversity

Don’t ‘Lockdown’ Your Mind, Discover Opportunities in Adversity

Published: 29 Apr 2020

We are living through an unprecedented and unforeseen global emergency. While meticulously following all the guidelines for preventing the spread of the contagious and dreaded COVID 19, let’s discover opportunities in adversity from the ‘splendid isolation ‘ of our homes. There are infinite ways of utilising the ‘bonus time’ at our disposal while optimising our academic/ work-from-home commitments...

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Patpol Legal Recognized in the International Ranking, The Legal 500 EMEA

Patpol Legal Recognized in the International Ranking, The Legal 500 EMEA

Published: 29 Apr 2020

Patpol Legal – a leading law firm on the Polish market specialized in the intellectual property law – has been awarded in the Intellectual Property (Tier 3) category of the latest edition of the Legal 500 ranking 2020. As The Legal 500 emphasizes in its justification, Patpol Legal distinguishes itself by conducting complex cases, among others in the scope of protection of inventions, utility model...

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Registering a Company in the UAE. What Kind of Business a UAE Company is Well-Fitted for?

Registering a Company in the UAE. What Kind of Business a UAE Company is Well-Fitted for?

Published: 28 Apr 2020

The UAE is considered one of the most appealing jurisdictions for company registration. With its multiple benefits, including low tax rates, no financial statements and the option to conceal the ultimate beneficiary, the Emirates inspires businessmen from all over the world to register their business there. This article will be of interest to those pondering doing business in a white-listed jurisd...

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Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Nigeria

Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Nigeria

Published: 28 Apr 2020

a. Enforcement by registration This is the common method of enforcing foreign judgments in Nigeria. The judgment must be a judgment of a superior court of the foreign country with reciprocal treatment with Nigeria. The judgment must also be a monetary judgment, final and conclusive between the parties. Under the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Rules 1922, a judgment creditor shall, by an expar...

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