Authored by our members, this blog features updates about legal and business trends, the impact of changes in law and other topics of interest affecting multi-jurisdictional businesses.

Wednesday, 10 February, 2021

Foreign direct investments (FDIs) into Hungary surged by 24 percent to reach an all-time record €5.35 billion in 2019, as the country continues to cement its place as a preferred destination for the world’s investors.

Monday, 25 January, 2021

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Tuesday, 8 December, 2020

On 17 June 2020, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed the Law on Investment (LOI 2020), five years after the current Law on Investment 2014 (LOI 2014) came into effect.

Monday, 26 October, 2020

A company and its management have an obligation to disclose all material information that a reasonable investor would want to know prior to making an investment in the company.

Tuesday, 13 October, 2020

In recent days, UK and US government agencies have issued bulletins and updated guidance that will affect travelers, owners of homes outside of their country of residence, and employers and employees seeking work visas.

Friday, 9 October, 2020

As part of its ongoing effort to modernize and simplify disclosure obligations applicable to public companies, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted amendments to certain requirements set forth in Regulation S-K.

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020

These days, digitalization is essential for companies in France and elsewhere wishing to offer their products and/or services to the public — especially in the midst of the current COVID-19 health crisis.

Monday, 17 August, 2020

Ally Law – The Commonwealth Parliament of Australia recently passed the Commonwealth Registers Act 2020, which — upon commencement and with amendments to existing legislation — will require directors of Australian companies to apply for and be issued a unique Director Identification Number (DIN).

Friday, 14 August, 2020

In recent years, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched several fast-track initiatives — including the electronic priority document exchange (PDX) program and the Global PPH and IP5 PPH pilot programs under the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) — to minimize fees and help accelerate the patent-examination process.

Wednesday, 5 August, 2020

For the first time in nearly 40 years, Hong Kong has increased maternity leave, which — together with other legislation passed recently — also provides additional protections for breastfeeding mothers.

Monday, 20 July, 2020

On July 8, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2020-54, which provides guidance to employers on reporting qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Thursday, 18 June, 2020

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark civil rights decision, in three cases that had been consolidated together — Bostock v.