PROCEDURAL ISSUES IN INVESTIGATIONS BY COMPETITION AUTHORITIES: PRACTICAL APPLICATION BY THE BELGIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY IN ITS CAUDALIE DECISION

On 6 May 2021, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) issued its decision against Caudalie and fined it for imposing resale prices upon and limiting the active and passive sales of its distributors. Next to the decision’s substantial assessment of the competition law infringements, the BCA also addressed two procedural issues raised concerning the BCA Prosecutor […]

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RESIDENCE AND WORK PERMITS FOR NON-EU NATIONALS THOUGH THE FAST TRACK BUSINESS ACTIVATION MECHANISM

Attracting foreign investors to settle and do business in Cyprus has always been at the core of the Cypriot culture and Cypriot economy. The Fast Track Business Activation mechanism ( FTBA) that was approved by the Council of Ministers on 3rd of September 2020 aims to do exactly that:  attract foreign businesses in Cyprus that wish to […]

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHES DRAFT REVISED VERTICAL BLOCK EXEMPTION REGULATION AND VERTICAL GUIDELINES

On 9 July 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published a draft version of its revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the related Vertical Guidelines. The Commission’s current Vertical Block Exemption Regulation No 330/2010 of 20 April 2010 (“VBER”) and the Commission’s Guidelines on Vertical Restraints ( “VG”) will expire on 31 May 2022, and the […]

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Department of Labor Issues Proposed Rule Regarding Tipped Employees

By: Frank T. George Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a proposed regulatory rule that—if finalized—will impact tipped employees and their employers. Rather than paying tipped employees the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, employers can lawfully count a portion of an employee’s tips toward the minimum wage.  This is referred to […]

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Ranjan Jha appointed as a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)Task Force on Legal Services for the year 2021/22

We are pleased to announce that our Partner, Ranjan Jha has been appointed as a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)Task Force on Legal Services for the year 2021/22.  The CII  founded in 1895  is a 125 year old industry led organisation with membership of over 9000 organisations and an indirect membership of over 3,00,000, from around 265 national […]

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Robinhood Service Outages Create Headaches – But There’s a Cure

By: Hugh D. Berkson At the risk of stating the painfully obvious, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  The latest evidence supporting that timeless gem is Robinhood’s promise of free stock trading available to anyone.  It sounds great, except when Robinhood’s trading platform goes offline, leaving tens of millions of […]

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The Pandemic Effect: Car Crash Data in Ohio

By: Colin R. Ray As you may have noticed, the easing of Ohio’s Covid-19 related restrictions and the recovery of the local economy has led to increased traffic on Ohio’s roads and highways. Typically (and logically), more traffic leads to more crashes. The Ohio State Highway Patrol maintains detailed statistics on crashes in Ohio on a yearly basis. […]

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Mandatory Vaccination of Employees In India and Recent Developments

Post second wave of COVID-19, there is a significant improvement in situation in India leading to rise in expectations of large businesses to gradually return to normalcy which means opening of workplaces. While there are mixed statements in the media regarding a third wave, and large population in India is still unvaccinated (including those who […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Regime In India And Amendments Introduced

Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) is a broad concept that is aimed at instilling sense of social responsibility amongst corporations. It is structured around the credence that the society essentially funds businesses of corporations and contributes towards continuance and growth of most businesses and for this reason, corporations that benefit in some way from the society […]

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sdh attorneys at law joins IR as the exclusive Real Estate Member in Austria

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Markus Stender of sdh attorneys at law. Markus has joined IR as our exclusive Real Estate Member in Austria. Markus specialises in National and international business law, business contract law, Corporate law, private foundations, Real property law, General civil law, Proceedings […]

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Is Your Contractor an Employee?

Employment Law: Is Your Contractor an Employee? If you get it wrong, what are the penalties? The ATO (Australian Taxation Office) often issues guidelines for Employers to better understand the relationship they may have with their workers. It is important to get this relationship right from day one. Here are their six (6) basic questions to ask […]

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Florida’s Chapter 558 Procedures For Construction Defect Disputes

In construction defect disputes, owners must comply with certain procedures before filing a lawsuit against a contractor.  These procedures are contained within Florida Statutes Chapter 558.  This newsletter describes the mechanics of Chapter 558 and how a contractor should navigate through it. Chapter 558 applies to “construction defects” resulting from work performed by a contractor, […]

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