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The Commerical Leasing Do’s and Dont’s in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesAlmost every business has at least one lease. Leasing is a major overhead often not very well understood by business tenants. Learn how to get more out of your lease from the below do’s and don’ts. Do’s of Commercial Leasing Do shop around It goes without saying that it is worthwhile to hunt around for […]

Non-disclosure of conflicts of interest may be a crime in Hong Kong – procurement staff beware

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn both public and private sectors, employees of different levels might be empowered to make decisions on engagement of suppliers and contractors etc. It might be very tempting for such employee to procure contracts to be awarded to entities which he or his family members have interests. However, if no proper declaration of interest was […]

Vietnam Legal Updates: Bankruptcy Settlement Procedures

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Ministry of Justice, the Supreme People’s Procuracy and the Supreme People’s Court issued Joint Circular No. 07/2018/TTLT-BTP-VKSNDTC-TANDTC dated 12 June 2018, on cooperation in enforcement of court’s decisions on bankruptcy settlements (“Joint Circular 07”), which came into effect on 1 August 2018. Joint Circular 07 sets forth new guidelines on cooperation in the procedures […]

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Hong Kong: How should the damages in fatal cases be assessed?

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction In the recent judgment of Kan Wai Ling and others v Kan Chi Fai [2018] HKCFI 1024, the plaintiffs are the co-administratrices of the estate of the deceased who sustained fatal injuries in a traffic accident. The Court has decided on, among other things, (i) how the award for loss of dependency should be assessed; (ii) […]

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Building and Construction: How Do Performance Bonds Work?

Reading Time: 4 minutesDid you know that performance bonds date all the way back to 2,750 BC? One might be surprised by the longevity of the performance bond, but this underlines its commercial usefulness, particularly in the context of building and construction. Although it may seem complicated and technical to most people at first blush, the performance bond […]

Myanmar Tax Alert: Myanmar Passes The 2018-2019 Union Tax Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn 25 September 2018, the Union Parliament (“Pyidaungsu Hluttaw”) enacted the 2018-2019 Union Tax Law (“2018-2019 UTL”) which provides clarity on the transition period regarding the change in the tax year of reporting along with tax rates and exemptions applicable to certain goods and services in Myanmar. For State-owned enterprises (“SOEs”), the 2018-2019 UTL is effective […]

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Commercial Leases vs Retail Leases in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesDo you know if your business has a commercial or a retail lease? Were you aware there is a difference between the two? If not, don’t stress. Many of our clients are in the same boat. A lease is an agreement that sets out the rights and obligations of the tenant and the landlord of […]

Well-known trademarks in the PRC

Reading Time: 4 minutesWell-known trademark recognition is a tool that offers a much broader scope of protection to trademark owners than those offered by normal registered trademarks. Having the well-known trademark status means that the mark has acquired high reputation and influence among the public through extensive and continuous use and has been recognised by the relevant public […]

4 Tips to Protect Your Business From Being Sued
4 Tips to Protect Your Business From Being Sued in Australia

Reading Time: 3 minutesGetting sued might be something that you think will never happen to you. Maybe you’re right. But what if it did? Are you doing all the right things to protect everything you’ve worked for? Small businesses can often be a target for being sued because people assume that they’ll settle rather than go through a […]

What If Your Business Partner Died Tonight?
Australia: What If Your Business Partner Died Tonight?

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s something most people never think about. And fair enough, it’s not a pleasant thing to ponder. But the reality is that if you’re in business with other people it’s wise to put in place a Buy / Sell Agreement. Buy / Sell Agreements require the ‘surviving’ partner or partners to buy out the other […]