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Gowling WLG
On Sunday 29 May 2016, Bahrain became the second country to bring the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Trade Marks Law (the TM law) into effect.
Clyde & Co
The Kingdom of Bahrain offers a good level of protection for copyright owners and provides clear remedies allowing them to enforce their economic rights relating to copyright works.
Clyde & Co
Patents are protected in Bahrain under Law No. 1 of 2004 on Patents and Utility Models, which was subsequently amended by Law No. 14 of 2006 (Bahrain Patent Law).
Clyde & Co
Bahrain is one of only a handful of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in which it is possible to file a trade mark either directly at a national level or internationally through WIPO...
Clyde & Co
Is it possible to take effective enforcement action in Bahrain?
BLC Chambers
These short notes have no academic pretentions. They do nothing more than narrate – "report" would be too pompous a word – some of the judgments of the Supreme Court of Mauritius in matters of international arbitration since the promulgation of the International Arbitration Act in 2009.
India and Mauritius signed a protocol for the amendment of the convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes of income and capital gains convention...
Juristconsult Chambers
The SCS is an innovative way ahead although it regroups certain existant projects which have had to change some of their objectives to be qualified within the concept of the SCS.
Juristconsult Chambers
The Captive Insurance Act 2015 was passed before the National Assembly in December 2015. The law will now be proclaimed in stages.
Juristconsult Chambers
By way of background, Mauritius does not have any legislation which provides for state immunity and is not party to the United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property (the "Convention").
Perchstone & Graeys
The jurisprudential basis is pithily expressed as staying in sync with the global position on employment relationship, easily summed up as "International Labour Standard" and "International Best Practice".
Perchstone & Graeys
Differences will usually always arise in commercial contracts. When business people sit down to negotiate, an inevitable question is "what will happen in the event of a dispute between us?''
PwC Nigeria
Well, if your guess is as good as mine, then you will agree that the social contract is broken and needs fixing urgently.
PwC Nigeria
A certificate of capital importation ("CCI") is a certificate issued by a Nigerian bank confirming an inflow of foreign capital either in the form of cash (loan or equity) or goods.
Songhai Advisory LLP
President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to the UK on Monday 8 June 2016 for a 10-day holiday according to official statements. However, his seemingly impromptu absence from key engagements as well as the emergence of a communique...
The new Engineering Consultancy Law – entitled the Law Regulating the Work of Engineering Consultancy Offices – was enacted on 12 May 2016.
Amending certain provisions of the Executive Regulations of the Finance Law (MD 118/2008). This Decision contains a single amendment to Article 482(1)(a) of the abovementioned Executive Regulations.
The past few weeks have seen frenetic activity in key legislative developments being released in Oman.
Ministerial Decisions
The Sultanate of Oman is the longest continually independent Arab country in modern history, having marked the 45th anniversary of its establishment last year.
Hassan Elhais
A Tanzanian mother of two Emirati daughters is destitute and unable to send her girls to school after their father abandoned them.
Clyde & Co
Liability had been determined in August 2014, with the defendants being held jointly liable for regulatory breaches and breaches of duty (currently under appeal).
Hassan Elhais
When my former husband learnt of my new husband, he filed a custody claim for our child and won the case on the grounds that I had lost my rights to custody by remarrying.
Although other provisions of the new CCL do not necessarily have to be implemented, they might be advantageous for a minority shareholder or useful to ease the exercise of shareholders' rights and, thus, could be worth to be included in the MoA and AoA.
Withers LLP
International law firm Withers is set to open a tax office in Dubai's prestigious Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with the hire of tax specialist Stijn Janssen, following regulatory approval.
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May 18th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 11th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016, inviting only 763 applicants for permanent residence as the lowest CRS score falls below 500.
June 15th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 13th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016, inviting only 752 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 488.
Under Saudi Arabian law, the employment relationship between employer and employee is governed comprehensively by the Labor and Workmen's Law (the Labor Law).
Fisher Phillips LLP
Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic located on the west coast of Africa. Modern Nigeria has its origins as a British colony through the 19th and 20th century until it achieved independence in 1960.
There is nothing that can come in between a Canadian permanent resident's Charter mobility rights to live and work anywhere in Canada. Provinces that seek to attract newcomers under their provincial immigration programs (PNP's), must create the right conditions to attract and more importantly, retain immigrants.
Gowling WLG
Inspired by Barack Obama's Power Africa Programme, the campaign will tackle the low levels of electricity access in Africa.
Clyde & Co
As published recently in The Middle East and African Arbitration Review 2016, Alec Emmerson and Mohamed ElGhatit, Director and Registrar of the DIFC-LCIA, give an overview of The DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre.
Phukubje Pierce Masithela Attorneys
The past week has not been a good one for law firms and their much vaunted reputation for client confidentiality.
June 13, 2016 - The Quebec Minister of Immigration announced the maximum number of 5000 Skilled Worker Program applications for its first intake period in 2016, has been reached. A second intake period in 2016 for an additional 5000 applications has not yet been established.
Clyde & Co
Until recently, salaries and any other sums payable to employees under their contract of employment were paid to an employees' account at a bank agreed by the parties, or to an agent appointed by the employee.
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