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Saudi Arabia: TM Protection
Those considering filing a TM infringement suit in Saudi Arabia have 2 options: pursuing administrative action or taking legal action. The 1st option requires applicants to file a complaint with the Riyadh-based ACFD.
IP Registration in Guernsey and Data Protection
Guernsey has an extensive set of intellectual property laws. This body of laws provides some rights not found in many other jurisdictions. This largely determines the fact that the registration of IP objects in Guernsey...
Mining in Namibia
Exploration & production of minerals in Namibia requires obtaining an environmental control certificate. The Minister of Mines & Energy cannot issue a mining license until the applicant has received an environmental permit certificate.
Burkina Faso: Mining Regulation
Burkina Faso is a state in West Africa located inland of the continent without access to the sea. According to the World Bank classification, the country belongs to the category of developing with a low...
Kenya: Mining Regulation
Those seeking to obtain a license for exploration & production of minerals in Kenya should keep in mind that it’s non-transferable & can only be granted to physical persons. It’s valid for 12 months &...
Mining in Zimbabwe
Mining in Zimbabwe is the main source of income for the state. The share of gold in exports is 60%. In 2016, a comprehensive reform of the country's diamond mining sector was carried out. At...
Mining in Uganda
Mining in Uganda is governed by the following pieces of legislation: Constitution of Uganda; Mining Law; Mining Regulations; NEA Act; Environment Law. Uganda: Obtaining a Mining License Individuals or companies seeking to conduct mining activities...
Mining in Angola
The main part of the state income received from the mining sector of Angola falls on oil and gas, numerous deposits of which are associated with sediments of coastal-marine depressions. The next most important are...
Botswana: Mining Regulation
All minerals in Botswana belong to the state. Exploration or mining in Botswana is carried out on the basis of a license issued by the Ministry of Water, Energy & Mineral Resources. Botswana: Obtaining an...
Lesotho: Mining Regulation
Pursuant to the Constitution, all rights to land & minerals belong to the Kingdom of Lesotho. Hence, exploration & mining in Lesotho require having an appropriate mining concession granted by the country’s government.
Regulation of Mineral Production in Cameroon
Mining in Cameroon is governed by a special Mining Code. The Code establishes rules according to which in this African republic it is possible to extract minerals by companies in respect of state-owned
Regulation of Mining in Zambia
If you intend to open a mining company in Zambia, the first thing to do is to reconnoiter the legal framework of this South African country for mining. In this log post, we
Mining in Mauritius
Located in the Indian Ocean, the island of Mauritius was created by volcanic activity. Therefore, the mining of ores here has its own unique features due to the volcanic origin of the island. Several decades...
Regulation of Mining in Mozambique
Activities in the field of geological exploration, exploration and extraction of minerals have a significant impact on the state of the economy of many African countries, including the Republic of Mozambique. The sale of mined...
Mining in Nigeria
Mining is an important part of the economy of many countries, including Nigeria. In addition to underground mining, its important part is opencast mining — in the event that the deposits are located relatively shallow....
The South African Republic: Mining
Headquartered in the city of Pretoria, the Mineral Resources Ministry is charged with the overall supervision & oversight of the South African mining industry. Its offices are located in each nine regions of the South...
Ireland: M&A 2021
In 2021, despite the problems associated with the coronavirus pandemic, activity in the field of mergers and acquisitions in Ireland continues. Ireland is often associated with such a concept as "offshore
Cyprus: DD of Deals Involving Sale & Purchase of Vessels
Registering vessels in Cyprus requires keeping in mind several important considerations. For example, prior to signing a deal involving the sale & purchase of a yacht in the Republic of Cyprus, buyers should perform DD....
ROFR vs ROFO
Acquiring a company is a very important decision for those wishing to conduct business abroad. It requires taking into account multiple factors, such as local legislation, permits, visas and many others. To help you overcome...
Chatbots in Business: Legal Issues
The rapid development of technologies in the field of artificial intelligence has created conditions for the increase in the use of chatbots in business. Further in our blog post, we will talk about what chatbots...
Due Diligence
Usually, performing DD of a company in Europe or America begins with identification, in which key information is requested from a potential client or 3rd party (often through a simple survey questionnaire). Schematically, this process...
Negotiations: 5 Effective Strategies
Negotiating plays a key role in ensuring effective communication between companies & their customers. Being an effective communicator helps you negotiate a better deal & assure your company’s lasting success in the future. There’s several...
Selecting a lawyer for launching a start-up project
Startups, especially freshly launched ones, are bound to encounter all sorts of legal challenges. And they do not just involve issues with regulators or compliance with numerous legislative acts. Sometimes, simply registering a start-up project...
Financial & Corporate Law
If you’re planning on registering a company in Switzerland, the US or any other country of the world, sooner or later you’ll find yourself confronted with financial & corporate law.  So, what is it? Let's...
Protection Of Consumer Rights In The EU
The sphere of consumer protection in the EU is quite extensive and includes many issues of private and public, substantive, and procedural law. Before registering a company in the EU and selling goods to Europe,...
Slovenia: Legal Services Market
Slovenia's economy has been growing at an unprecedented rate lately, and so has the revenue of the country’s top thirty law firms. Since 2012, it has increased by nearly thirty percent, totalling EUR 140 mln....
HOW TO REORGANIZE A COMPANY IN THE US, BELGIUM, AND LUXEMBOURG
If you decide to reorganize a legal entity, you are probably motivated by factors that have led or may lead to stagnation of the company. Of course, this important decision should be taken only after...
Spain: IP Protection in the Fashion Industry
Registering & protecting a fashion brand in Spain helps its owner prevent others from illegally using the original product. So, let’s consider the main points worth keeping in mind when protecting a fashion brand in...
Denmark: Public Mergers and Acquisitions
Company acquisition in the Kingdom of Denmark is a great idea as companies registered in Denmark have direct access to the EU market, which covers over 100 million high
Mining Regulations in Tanzania
The Tanzanian Ministry for Mineral Resources is the sole regulator of all mining-related activities in Tanzania. There is a special commission charged with issuing licenses authorizing extraction of precious metals in Tanzania. Though
Concluding M&A Deals in Hong Kong
Usually, acquiring businesses in HK SAR requires concluding a contract for the sale of a company or assets. Non-public companies can also be purchased through signing an agreement, provided it is done according to the...
FIDIC White Paper
In 2017, the 5th edition of the FIDIC White Paper, a model contract for the provision of consulting services in the field of construction, was released. The revised list of services of the White Paper...
Why Your Business Needs A Shareholders Agreement
In countries with a common law system, it is almost impossible to imagine a successful business without concluding a shareholders agreement, also known as corporate agreement. This document details all the rights and obligations of...
Regulation of M&A transactions in Egypt
Most foreign companies operating in Egypt are joint-stock or limited liability companies. There are also sole proprietorships but they are less common. Egyptian private company sales transactions are structured in
Regulatory Aspects of Mining in Senegal
Opening a mining company in Senegal requires having mining rights in Africa. Such rights may include the following: Applying for Exploration Permit in Senegal Any legal entity can obtain permission for mineral exploration in Senegal,...
Franchising in Holland
Recent years have seen a genuine boom in Holland’s franchise sector. One of the most popular franchising areas is retail where fast food franchises have been mushrooming at a staggering rate. One of the advantages...
Corporate Governance
Corporate governance refers to processes within an organization aimed at ensuring control of shareholders over the board of directors. The company’s activities are based on a strict hierarchy, which is why corporate governance rules are...
New Technologies & the Legal Sector in the UK
Given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, legal service providers are increasingly recognizing the necessity to come up with new ways of responding to the needs of their clients. In particular, this concerns the changes
Due Diligence (DD)
DD is a process whereby a potential deal or investment prospect is checked, investigated or audited. The idea behind is to verify everything that is revealed during the process of M&A & investment.  Need help...
Benefits of Having a Shareholder Agreement
The company’s charter is a document establishing the rules governing the internal affairs of the company. As a rule, such a document is a mandatory requirement for registering a company in England or any other...