Oman initiated the creation of its economic free zones with the enactment of Royal Decree 56 of 2002, resulting in the establishment of three zones - Sohar, Salalah and Al Mazyounah. In this briefing, Al Tamimi provides an overview of the legal foundations and framework of each of the zones.
Law Firm: Al Tamimi & Company | Published: 06 December 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
Bond Dickinson looks at the Supreme Court's decision in Bull v Hall, in which a same sex couple in a civil partnership were not permitted to stay at a guesthouse on the basis that the owners' religious beliefs prohibited them from allowing unmarried couples to stay in double bedrooms.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 06 December 2013 | Practice Area: Human rights
Claims may become statute barred if proceedings are not begun within a specific number of years from the date the cause of action arises. There have been conflicting decisions as to when this occurs in relation to a claim for repayment of a sum paid following an adjudicator's decision - HSF reports.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 06 December 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation
This Linklaters newsletter rounds up recent developments for UK corporate lawyers, including a guide to the new share buyback rules, corporate governance guidance for pension funds, regulations for country-by-country reporting requirements and how boards are being encouraged to tackle cyber threats.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 06 December 2013 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
Alongside the many benefits that companies gain from operating in cyberspace, the security threats continue to grow. This Government cyber governance health check has been designed to help understand and improve cyber security governance at top companies, based on responses from FTSE 350 chairs.
Law Firm: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Published: 06 December 2013 | Practice Area: Security
This June the Crown Prosecution Service issued guidance on the prosecution of cases arising from social media, as criminal prosecutions resulting from such activity continue to rise. This week the Attorney General outlined new measures to tackle the issue of contempt of court, as Shoosmiths reports.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 December 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
China recently indicated that it will reform the current registered capital requirements for companies in China. The changes, once made, will significantly simplify foreign investment in China, as Herbert Smith Freehills explains.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 05 December 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Amid much attention on the need for increased investment in infrastructure, this Linklaters briefing focuses on infrastructure investment for pension funds, ahead of the anticipated launch of the National Association of Pension Funds’ Pension Infrastructure Platform in the coming months.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 05 December 2013 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
The European Commission has today (5 December) launched a public consultation as part of its ongoing efforts to review and modernise EU copyright rules. The consultation invites stakeholders to share their views on areas including harmonisation, enforcement and territoriality in the Single Market.
Law Firm: European Commission | Published: 05 December 2013 | Practice Area: Copyright
The EU Commission recently announced proposals to make changes to the EU parent subsidiary. The proposals have been seen by some as part of a wider initiative to tackle tax avoidance, but the practical effect of the proposals is likely to be limited, as Macfarlanes reports.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 04 December 2013 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
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