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Dr. Angela Su, Horizons Partner and IPRS Head, provides insight on trademark protection for the foreign community in Shanghai

Last month, Dr. Angela Su (Su Qi 苏琪), Horizons partner and IPRS head, was invited by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai to offer her expertise on trademark protection in China. The seminar was attended by senior personnel from both the Mexican and wider expatriate community who are new to doing business in China…

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Focus: Belarus — Are you ready to manage your employees according to the new Belarus Labour Code?

Amendments to the Labour Code of Belarus (“Amendments”) were introduced on 18 July 2019 and will come into force on 28 January 2020. In general, the content of such amendments has the purpose to unify the regulation of the employment agreement and employment contract in business, as well as extend the guarantee for employees ensuring…

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Focus: Russian Federation — Cross-border transactions. Are you complying with transfer pricing control rules?

Intercompany transactions are subject to specific rules, regulations and controls in the Russian Federation. Such rules and regulations are applicable to foreign companies and their subsidiaries operating in the Russian Federation. In 2018, there were important changes in the applicable regulations. In fact, on 18 July 2018, the State Duma adopted in the third amendments…

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Investing in China: Q&A guide for navigating the Negative List for foreign investors

The Special Administrative Measures for Access of Foreign Investment (Negative List) (2019) (the “Negative List”) promulgated by National Development Reform Commission and Ministry of Commerce went into effect 30 July 2019. The Negative List is revised on a yearly basis to establish the industries in which foreign investment is prohibited or that foreign investors can only take…

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