Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy

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Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Intellectual Property

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - There are a variety of laws dealing with the protection of intellectual property in New Zealand. These laws permit the creation of legal rights to the exclusive use or ownership of copyright...more

10/28/2014 - Copyright Foreign Investment New Zealand Patents Trade Secrets Trademarks

Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Company Law

COMPANY LAW - Some general matters relating to company law in New Zealand are discussed below. REGULATORY SCHEME - The Companies Act principally regulates companies. The Companies Act, together with major...more

10/22/2014 - Banking Sector Business Formation Commercial Contracts Contract Disputes Corporate Taxes Dispute Resolution Foreign Investment Labor Code New Zealand Regulatory Standards

Guide To Doing Business in New Zealand: Regulation of Foreign Investment

REGULATION OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT - One of the first matters a foreign company or investor must consider when planning to invest in New Zealand is the impact of New Zealand’s foreign investment policy....more

10/16/2014 - Foreign Investment International Labor Laws International Tax Issues New Zealand

Guide To Doing Business in Australia: Competition and Consumer Protection

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION - Australia has extensive competition and consumer laws dealing with, among other things, the promotion of competition and consumer protection. This section provides an introduction...more

9/25/2014 - Acquisitions Australia Competition Act Consumer Protection Act Copyright Corporate Taxes Foreign Investment Labor Code Mergers Price-Fixing Trademarks TRIPS Agreement WTO

Guide To Doing Business in Australia: Court and Legal System

COURT AND LEGAL SYSTEM - The Australian legal system is modelled on the English common law system of judge-made (or case) law and written (statutory) law made by the various parliaments. The federal and state...more

9/23/2014 - Australia Banking Sector Business Formation Foreign Investment Labor Code

Guide To Doing Business in Australia: Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property: There are a variety of laws dealing with the protection of intellectual property (IP) in Australia. These laws provide for the creation of legal rights to the exclusive use or ownership of...more

9/18/2014 - Australia Business Formation Economic Development Foreign Investment Popular Trade Secrets

Guide to Doing Business in Australia: Company Law

COMPANY LAW - Some general matters relating to company law in Australia are discussed below. REGULATORY SCHEME - The Corporations Act principally regulates companies, their incorporation, the acquisition...more

9/11/2014 - Australia Foreign Investment Regulatory Standards Securities

Guide to Doing Business in Australia: An Introduction to Australia

AN INTRODUCTION TO AUSTRALIA - Australia is a federation comprised of six states and two territories. The federal government, based in the capital city of Canberra, is known as the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia...more

9/9/2014 - Acquisitions Australia Choice of Entity Foreign Investment Mergers Partnerships Regulation Startups Trade Policy

Guide to Doing Business in Australia: Regulation of Foreign Investment

REGULATION OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT - One of the first matters a foreign investor must consider when planning to invest in Australia is the impact of Australia’s foreign investment policy. REGULATION...more

9/4/2014 - Australia Foreign Investment International Labor Laws

Guide to Doing Business in Australia: Major Forms of Business Organisation

MAJOR FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANISATION - A foreign company or investor proposing to establish a business in Australia may choose from a number of different entities or forms of business organisation. Each of these forms...more

9/2/2014 - Australia Foreign Corporations Foreign Investment International Labor Laws

Doing Business in Canada: Investment Incentives

INVESTMENT INCENTIVES - Generally, Canadian companies are expected to be self-supporting, but for companies involved in export development, there are several types of investment incentive programs which are designed to...more

7/17/2014 - Business Formation Canada Exports Foreign Investment Incentives Municipalities Shareholders Tax Credits Venture Capital

Doing Business in Canada: E-Commerce

E-COMMERCE - Canada has a vibrant Internet community. Because of the great expansion of the Internet in Canadian homes and businesses, Canada and its provinces have, in recent years, regulated Internet activity and...more

7/8/2014 - Acquisitions Banks Canada Choice of Entity Corporate Taxes Currency Exchange Distributors Economic Development Foreign Investment Internet Joint Venture Jurisdiction Mergers NAFTA Regulation Repatriation

Doing Business in Canada: Intellectual Property Protection

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION - Effectively protecting a business’s intellectual property rights has become an increasingly important element of safeguarding the success of many businesses nowadays. The following is...more

7/3/2014 - Banking Sector Canada Copyright Employment Policies Energy Policy Environmental Policies Foreign Corporations Foreign Investment Healthcare Industrial Design Patents Tax Incentives Trademarks

Doing Business in Canada: Securities Regulation

SECURITIES REGULATION - The principal stated purpose of Canadian securities legislation is to preserve the integrity of capital markets and to protect the investing public. In Canada, there is not yet federal...more

6/20/2014 - Canada Capital Markets Foreign Investment Regulation Securities

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