SANCTIONS ALERT: The Department of State Redesignated Cuba on the SST List

On January 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) redesignated Cuba on the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism (“SST List”) for “repeatedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.” DOS based its decision on the continuous support by Cuba of the Maduro regime in Venezuela and on Cuba’s […]

Gary E DavidsonPartner, Diaz Reus

Esport Level Up

Thursday, January 28, 20214 p.m. – 8 p.m. (CET)streaming live from Berlin via our Twitch Channel  REGISTRATION Join our digital international industry event about thelatest trends and developments in the esports market. We are looking forward to major speakers from around the world. The attendance is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.Make sure to register until January 25, 2021. […]

Dr. Ulrich ReberPartner, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte

Quebec government announcement: what you need to know

COVID-19: the government is tightening restrictions; how will this impact employers? On January 6, 2021, the Quebec government announced that it would be extending its holiday season lockdown measures and imposing new, tighter restrictions. As the spread of COVID-19 is still unabated, the decision was made to extend the lockdown for a period from January […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Slides from the Consumer Laws and Product Liability webinar

On Thursday, 10 December 2020, our co-panellists discussed how legal protections to consumers affect the conduct of business by e-commerce companies in India, businesses in Singapore, the UK and the US. The panel discussed which primary regulatory impediments face these companies and how consumer laws and product liability issues in their jurisdictions affect foreign companies […]

Subramanian PillaiPartner, CNPLaw LLP

Rejection of Applications and Revocation of Cyprus Citizenship

THE LEGAL CHALLENGES OF THE ADMINISTRATION The Cyprus Investment Program seemed problematic from the beginning and even the amendments could not save and protect the abuse of the Program. The Cyprus Government decided to terminate the Program with final submission date the 30th of October 2020 after amending the Law regulating the Citizenship by Investment […]

Stelios AmericanosManaging Partner Advocate-Corporate and Commercial, Stelios Americanos & Co LLC

Guidance on the conduct of General Meetings amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On 23 September 2020, in view of the relatively low number of COVID-19 community cases, the Ministry of Health issued an advisory on “Resuming More Activities Safely” (“MOH Advisory“). The MOH Advisory provides, amongst others, that work-related events within workplace premises that are business-oriented (including general meetings) will be allowed to resume, for up to […]

Soo Ling See TowPartner, CNPLaw LLP

Cyprus Alternative Investment Funds

The significant progress achieved in the Cyprus investment funds industry is expected to be further boosted, thanks to the additional flexibility and competitiveness recently brought forward in the alternative investment fund (AIF) structures and the “Mini Manager” regime. In this presentation, our Law Firm outlines the key characteristics of the AIF structures, including certain benefits […]

Stelios AmericanosManaging Partner Advocate-Corporate and Commercial, Stelios Americanos & Co LLC

Introduction of Bill 59, An Act to modernize the occupational health and safety regime: Major changes expected

On October 27, 2020, Quebec’s Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet, introduced Bill 59, An Act to modernize the occupational health and safety regime (“Bill 59”). In order to give you a general overview of the most important changes proposed by Bill 59, our team has conducted a comprehensive analysis of the […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Class actions: Supreme Court of Canada upholds the status quo over authorization criteria in Quebec

On October 30, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision in Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc. v. Asselin1 (the “Asselin decision”). Ever since leave to appeal was granted in June 2019,2 practitioners and litigants have been kept in suspense, anticipating a potential amendment to the analytical framework of the criteria for authorization of a class action in Quebec.  However, […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Singapore’s Economic Development Board announces the launch of the Tech. Pass, a new work pass for top-tier foreign tech talents

As an expansion of the Tech@SG programme launched by Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) in 2019, the EDB has announced the launch of a new work pass in Singapore – the Tech.Pass. The Tech.Pass, which is administered by the EDB and supported by the Ministry of Manpower, is targeted at top-tier foreign professionals and experts […]

Subramanian PillaiPartner, CNPLaw LLP