Articles in Corporate

UK Unicorns – Technological Fantasy becomes Economic Reality

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A recent study carried out by the UK Government’s Digital Economy Council has revealed that the UK has grown to be third in the global rankings for technology companies worth $1bn or more, known as Unicorns. The growth of these Unicorns has been spurred on by intense investment into the sector. In the past six months alone almost $5 billion Read More

5 Issues Regarding Disputes in Small Businesses, Family Businesses, or Close Corporations

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Small businesses, family businesses, and close corporations are common and offer special opportunities to create and preserve value in a way that can be very personally meaningful. However, these businesses can also be fraught with issues of mismanagement, failure to follow controlling documents, or disappointed expectations. Pre-litigation advice is a key tool for avoiding or minimizing such issues, while litigation Read More

Smart contracts, how will they affect to lawyers?

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Nowadays, we are increasingly familiar with the technological terminology that is linked to new areas of law. We hear words like blockchain, cryptocurrency, mining, etc., although in reality, they are concepts that in the vast majority in the field of our profession we find it difficult to assimilate. One of these words are the so-called smart contracts, which, due to Read More

KEY ELEMENTS TO AN EFFECTIVE EXPORT CONTROL COMPLIANCE PROGRAM

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One billion dollars: That was the fine ZTE agreed to pay in 2018 in order to lift a denial order issued by the United States government in response to export control violations. Similarly, Huawei’s CFO was indicted in December 2018 for alleged export control violations with respect to Iran. As these cases indicate, penalties for violating export control regulations can be high and include Read More

Corporate governance and directors’ duties in the United Arab Emirates: overview

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A Q&A guide to corporate governance law in the United Arab Emirates. The Q&A gives a high level overview of board composition, the comply or explain approach, management rules and authority, directors' duties and liabilities, transactions with directors and conflicts, company meetings, internal controls, accounts and audit, institutional investors and reform proposals. To compare answers across multiple jurisdictions, visit the Read More

Blowing the whistle: New Commonwealth laws provide additional protections for Australian whistleblowers

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A significant part of the community pressure that led to the Federal Government establishing the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (Banking Royal Commission), after initially opposing it, came from whistleblowers. This, combined with the fact that the Banking Royal Commission uncovered many instances of conduct that that did not meet community expectations, has Read More

WHAT U.S. COMPANIES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FOREIGN ARBITRATION AWARDS BEFORE PARTNERING WITH A FOREIGN COMPANY

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As U.S. companies increasingly do business with foreign companies, many are discovering that their operations could be put at significant financial risk based on an arbitration conducted in a foreign country. Whatever familiarity an in-house general counsel may have with conducting corporate litigation in U.S. courts, they may not be prepared for the fact that an arbitration award against them Read More

Tourism boom: Key things to consider when acquiring or building a hotel in Australia

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International tourism is growing faster than most other industry sectors in Australia. In the 12 months to last December, tourism brought in a record $41.3 billion. In the state of Queensland, with its cosmopolitan cities, beautiful beaches, tropical islands, rugged outback locations, friendly country towns and five international airports located in Brisbane, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Townsville, there Read More

Holding Redlich: 2018 year in review – the top issues and where to next

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As 2018 rapidly draws to a close, our practice group experts take a magnifying glass to the top issues from the year - and outline what they expect to dominate in 2019. We examine the key issues in: Competition & Consumer: A review of the ACCC's actions this year in relation to its 2018 enforcement priorities Construction & Infrastructure: A year of Read More