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Arbitration or court litigation in England and Wales

Counterparties to a commercial contract with no connection to England often agree that any dispute arising from their contract will be determined by the courts of England. The English courts are accustomed to dealing with cases that have no real connection to their jurisdiction.  When agreeing the form of dispute resolution, parties may be faced with a choice between agreeing that disputes should be dealt with in the English court or including an arbitration clause in their contract whereby an arbitral tribunal will determine any dispute.

 

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UK needs a fluid immigration policy

Mass immigration is unpopular in Britain.

Surveys show that the majority of UK citizens – first and second generation immigrants included – favour reducing immigration. It is consistently ranked as one of the most important issues facing the nation during the referendum on EU membership with Britons seemingly as worried about immigration from within the EU as that from outside it.

A main concern is the apparent disparity between the numbers of low skilled immigrants coming to the UK compared with the number of skilled workers such as tech entrepreneurs from outside the EU.

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The death of the annual return

The launch of confirmation statements – getting the content and timing right

The longstanding requirement for companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) to file an annual return will be replaced by a requirement to file a confirmation statement after 30 June 2016 under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

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Censo 2016 de Capitais Estrangeiros no Pais

O Banco Central do Brasil começará a receber, a partir de 1º de julho de 2016, a declaração do Censo 2016 de Capitais Estrangeiros no País, nos termos da Circular nº 3.795, de 16 de junho de 2016.

Promovido pelo Banco Central do Brasil, o Censo é uma determinação da Lei nº 4.131/62 e tem por objetivo melhorar a qualidade das informações sobre a presença do capital estrangeiro na economia brasileira e permitir a elaboração de estatísticas sobre os investimentos estrangeiros no Brasil, auxiliando a formulação de políticas econômicas.

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Howard & Howard congratulates 10 attorneys named to Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Starts 2016

Royal Oak, Michigan, June 22, 2016:  Ten of Howard & Howards attorneys were recently named to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division based in Eagan, MN.  Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Mountain States Super Lawyers covers the states of Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Only five percent of the lawyers in each of these states are named to Super Lawyers.

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Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (“MLSE”), the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, has requested an extension of time to oppose a U.S. trade-mark application filed by one Calvin Broadus – better known as Snoop Dogg (“Snoop”) – for a logo featuring the words LEAFS BY SNOOP on a leaf-shaped background.

MLSE is the owner of numerous trade-mark applications and registrations in Canada and the U.S. for different iterations of the Toronto Maple Leafs logo, for use with a variety of clothing and souvenir related goods.

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Intestancy in Panamanian Law: Procedure before the Courts of Justice

Any person who at the time of his/her demise leaves certain rights and obligations that are part of their patrimony and are susceptible to be transferred, by a will or without a will. Article 628 of the Civil Code patrio defines inheritance as a transfers the assets and liability rights that conforms the inheritance of a deceased person to the surviving person, to whom the Law or the testator summons to receive it. The heir will be considered the person who succeeds as universal heir and legatee the person who inherits a specific asset.

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Voldgiftskendelse var gyldig og kunne ikke efterprøves

Domstolene er som et helt klart udgangspunkt afskåret fra at efterprøve en voldgiftskendelse. Dette udgangspunkt har Højesteret bekræftet i en dom afsagt den 28. januar 2016.

Der var mellem en dansk og en udenlandsk virksomhed indgået en distributionsaftale med en voldgiftsklausul. I forbindelse med aftalens ophør opstod uenigheder mellem parterne om forståelsen af aftalen, herunder om aftalen indeholdt bestemmelse om eksklusivitet, og som følge heraf blev der anlagt en voldgiftssag ved Voldgiftsinstituttet.

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Lidings’ Partner Andrey Zelenin Selected by His Peers for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Russia Rating

Best Lawyers, an international legal directory annually identifying the most prominent lawyers around the world by analyzing their professional skills and achievements during the year, as well as their business reputation based on the feedback of peers from their respective jurisdictions, lists Lidings’ partner Andrey Zelenin as one of the best  lawyers in Russia in three key practice areas. Based on the results of the 2015 research, Andrey heading the firm’s dispute resolution practice is recommended in arbitration and mediation, litigation and corporate practice areas.

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Neighbours take High Hedge Dispute to Scottish Government

The High Hedges (Scotland) Act has been brought into use to help resolve a dispute between neighbours over the height of a hedge, reports the Telegraph.

The dispute is over a 34-ft hedge that belongs to Mr and Mrs MacRae, and divides their garden in Ballachuilish from that of their neighbours, Mr and Mrs MacLeod.

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