Cyprus: In Synopsis

Cyprus has emerged into a modernized and flourishing country, with an invaluable geographic location in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.  Cyprus is recognized for having a steady and advanced national economy, excellent telecommunication facilities and has proven to be an ideal business centre for channelling investments both within the European Union and non – European Union […]

Annulment of award possible if procedures in arbitration contract or Terms of Reference not complied

Legal Principle A party to an arbitration contract have right to request annulment of arbitration award if arbitrator did not follow the procedures contained in the arbitration contract or the agreed terms of reference. Terms of reference Terms of reference is the agreement between the arbitrator(s) and the parties containing the rules applicable to arbitration, […]


2016 is due to see a large number of changes to employment law in New Zealand, and it will be important for employers to be aware of them. Probably the biggest areas of reform are those planned by the Employment Standards Legislation Bill, first introduced in August 2015. The Bill, if passed, would result in […]

The New PPP Regime

By: Orlando Cabrera On 16 January 2012, a new law, Ley de Asociaciones Público Privadas (PPP Law) specifically suited to deal with these matters was published in the Federal Official Gazette. PPP projects covered by this law are those projects that under any scheme establish a long-term relationship between public and private sector for the […]

Potential Duty Savings for E-Commerce Shipments to the United States

A modification of existing law resulting from the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act recently signed into law on February 24, 2016 significantly expands duty saving opportunities in the direct internet sales sector as it increases the dollar limits of shipments that qualify for duty free importation. This increase should be of particular interest to the […]

Client Alert: A New Era For Data Protection In Turkey – The Law On The Protection of Personal Data Enters Into Force

As we have indicated in our previous Client Alert dated 4 April 2016, Turkish Parliament finally passed the long-awaited Law on the Protection of Personal Data last week (the “Law”), following its ratification of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data numbered 108 (“Convention”) last month. On […]

Zihni BilgehanSenior Partner, Ersoy Bilgehan

Withdraw from loans now: Right of withdrawal from legacy contracts to expire on June 21, 2016

Anyone who is still considering withdrawing from a loan ought to act now. The German Bundestag has resolved to do away with the option to withdraw. Thus, withdrawal is only possible until June 21, 2016. GRP Rainer Lawyers and Tax Advisors in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London conclude: Many real […]

Michael RainerManaging Partner, MTR Rechtsanwälte

Institutional Child Sexual Abuse: Do You Need Help? Can You Help Others?

Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, are currently investigating and preparing claims in relation to the following schools and institutions across Australia and New Zealand All Saints Anglican Church Hunters Hill Assemblies of God New Zealand De La Salle Revesby De La Salle Bankstown Carlisle Swimming School HMAS Nirimba      Hunters Hill Scouts Knox Grammar School Launceston Grammar […]

Ross KoffelPrincipal, Koffels Solicitors & Barristers