The American Case

In the Precautionary Urgent Protection Measure in the antecedent character, preparatory to the Judicial Recovery process, formulated by AMERICANAS S/A, apparently headquartered in the district of Rio de Janeiro – RJ, together with BW2 DIGITAL LUX SARL and JSM GLOBAL SARL, both apparently headquartered in the country of Luxembourg, joint applicants (called ‘Grupo Americanas’) of […]

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BAG rules on exceeding the maximum assignment duration for temporary agency workers

Temporary agency workers can be recruited for more than 18 months if the relevant collective bargaining agreement contains provisions to this end. That was the verdict of Germany’s Federal Labor Court (BAG) in a judgment from September 14, 2022 (case ref.: 4 AZR 83/21). While German law stipulates a maximum assignment duration for temporary workers […]

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Some curiosities about Polish transfer pricing obligations

I am not going to go through detailed and maybe a little bit boring transfer pricing regulations in Poland. Even though I could write a book about them since there are so many of them. Instead, let me introduce you to some curiosities about transfer pricing regulations in Poland. I hope they will interest you! […]

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Indian family offices queue up to set up shop abroad

Indian family offices queue up to set up shop abroad The RBI recently met with authorised dealer banks and lawyers, assuring them that it would issue the FAQs soon. Written by Ashley Coutinho March 14, 2023 06:15 IST The last few months have seen a significant uptick in enquiries from wealthy Indians wanting to set […]

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Rent adjustments for residential premises due to an increase in the reference interest rate – limits of what is permissible

Author: Vivien Keiser The rent is based on the reference interest rateUnder Swiss tenancy law, the rent has been based on the mortgage reference interest rate since 2008. The reference interest rate, which is based on the average mortgage interest rate for Swiss franc-denominated domestic mortgages held by Swiss banks, is levied quarterly and replaces […]

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Getting ERP Right: Best Practices for Manufacturers & Distributors

Tuesday, March 28 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. EST The benefits of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system have a direct impact on your customers’ experience and your company’s bottom line. This makes it one of the most important technology decisions you will ever make for your manufacturing or distribution company. Join Grassi’s Technology Consulting and Manufacturing […]

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State Department Plans Pilot to Allow Visa Renewals in United States for H and L Workers

According to reports, the Department of State (DOS) plans to launch a pilot program later this year to allow visa renewals in the United States for H and L nonimmigrant workers who currently must leave the country to renew their visas at consular offices abroad. The program could expand eventually. Practitioners say such a policy, […]

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Invitation from the Liquidator: Should We Go?

Should we participate, does it make sense, to travel hundreds of kilometers? Within 75 days of the commencement order of liquidation proceedings, the liquidator has to invite the registered creditors to a meeting with a purpose of formation of a creditors’ committee. When a creditor receives such an invitation, it is a common question, whether […]

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Bankruptcy limitation on criminal complaints

Author: Abdullah Ishnaneh and Bassel Boutros A criminal complaint takes precedence over a civil claim or “Le criminel tient le civil en l’état”, is a legal principle with origins in the French Penal Procedures Law, which is commonly applicable in most countries following a civil law system.  This principle aims to stay civil proceedings until […]

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China is Reopening, But Do Medical Device OEMs and CMOs Still Care?

The sector cannot totally turn its back on China—it’s too important of a market to overlook. Last fall, column co-author Dave Sheppard moderated a nearshoring panel discussion at the MPO Summit in Austin, Texas (“Shifting Manufacturing: Is Nearshoring the Answer for MedTech?”). Just weeks later, China began re-opening for business. Coincidence? Maybe, though it would […]

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