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Improvement of corporate governance in JSC

by DLA Piper on

On June 1, 2017, the President signed new Law "On the introduction of changes to the laws and regulations of Ukraine for the purposes of improving the level of corporate governance in joint stock companies within Ukraine" No...more

Doing Business in Saudi Arabia 101: Investing in the Kingdom

by Dechert LLP on

President Donald Trump will be making his first official overseas trip as president to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, commencing May 20, 2017. During the course of the president’s trip, over US$100 billion worth of...more

Ukraine: Adoption of laws substantially changing legislative regulation on ownership and disposition of corporate rights (shares)...

by Dentons on

On March 23, 2017 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted three laws substantially changing legislative regulation on ownership and disposition of corporate rights (shares) of companies, in particular joint-stock companies, and...more

Ukraine: Adoption of laws substantially changing legislative regulation on ownership and disposition of corporate rights (shares)...

by Dentons on

On March 23, 2017 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted three laws substantially changing legislative regulation on ownership and disposition of corporate rights (shares) of companies, in particular joint-stock companies, and...more

Turkish Sovereign Wealth Fund: what you need to know

by White & Case LLP on

In August 2016, Turkey joined the rest of the G20 countries and met the concept of sovereign wealth funds when it passed a law establishing the Turkey Wealth Fund Management Joint Stock Corporation (the “Corporation”) and...more

Saudi Arabia Approves New Corporate Governance Regulations

by Dechert LLP on

The publication of the Regulations is driven by the continued effort to attract additional foreign investment into the Kingdom and to harmonize the CMA’s own rules with those of the newly revised Companies Law2, as overseen...more

Company Types in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Knowing which corporate vehicle to use is a key concern in any commercial enterprise. This article will summarise the different types of corporate entity used within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the key differences between...more

New rules for conclusion of major and interested party transactions

by Dentons on

The approval of major and interested party transactions by Russian limited liability companies and joint stock companies has for many years been a source of practical difficulties for corporate lawyers and caused legal...more

Saudi Arabia Sets Up New Secondary Listing Market (the Parallel Market)

by Dechert LLP on

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has approved new regulations for Saudi and for Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) incorporated joint stock companies (JSC) to list on the Kingdom’s new...more

Saudi Arabia Update - December 2016

by Dentons on

Legal developments - New Regulations Published - The Minister of Commerce and Investment approved the Regulations for Unlisted Joint Stock Companies (Regulations). The Regulations cover many topics, including the...more

China's New Foreign Investment Regime

Effective 1 October 2016, China replaced its approval regime for foreign investments with a filing regime, except where such investments fall within the Negative List. Approval vs. Filing - Since China first...more

Doing Business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

As the third largest recipient of foreign direct investment in the region, not to mention its standing as the region’s largest economy, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is of significant interest to foreign investors, particularly...more

The Oman Update - 1161

by Dentons on

Amending certain provisions of the rules and conditions for the election of members of boards of directors of public joint stock companies, and the provisions relating to their responsibilities (issued by MD 137/2002)....more

More obligations for companies - don't miss out

by Dentons on

Starting October 1, 2016, new data should be entered in the Unified Federal Register of Information about Facts of Activities of Legal Entities - We remind you that Article 7.1 of Federal Law No. 129-FZ On State...more

Russian Legislation Update: 18 July – 4 September 2016

by White & Case LLP on

Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of 18 July – 4 September 2016. In this issue: - Corporate - Banking - Anti-Money Laundering - Subsoil - Public-private...more

Turkey Corporate Newsletter - September 2016

by White & Case LLP on

Considering Becoming A Board Member? Read This First. Good corporate governance requires fully informed board members who are aware of their duties and the potential legal implications of their actions. Under the...more

Significant changes in corporate law

by Dentons on

For the first time Russian companies are required to identify their beneficial owners. Applicable to: all legal entities, except for...more

New Legislation Modernizes Luxembourg Company Law

by Dechert LLP on

The Luxembourg Parliament adopted two new laws on 18 July 2016 (the “New Laws”), which update key features of some of Luxembourg’s long-established and most frequently used corporate structures and introduce new structures....more

On Procedure of payment of dividends by a joint stock company

by Dentons on

On 27 March 2016, the Securities and Stock Market State Commission (SSMSC) decision from 12 March 2016 of No. 391 “On Procedure of payment of dividends by a joint stock company” came into force....more

On Procedure of payment of dividends by a joint stock company (Ukrainian)

by Dentons on

On 27 March 2016, the Securities and Stock Market State Commission (SSMSC) decision from 12 March 2016 of No. 391 “On Procedure of payment of dividends by a joint stock company” came into force. (Ukranian-only version)...more

New Saudi Companies Law – Accumulated Losses and Risk of Statutory Dissolution

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

For the past few decades, the obligations of companies with losses reaching 50% or more of their share capital has been a topic of high debate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That is due to the uncertainty surrounding the...more

Saudi Arabia - New Companies Law - Key provisions and changes

by Dentons on

The Saudi Arabian authorities recently announced that the New Companies Law, a set of new companies regulations approved by the Council of Ministers and the Shura Council earlier this year, will come into effect in May 2016....more

New Saudi Companies Law Approved

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

2015 has seen a number of interesting legal developments in Saudi Arabia, particularly from a foreign investment perspective. As well as the approval of the new Companies Law 1437H/2015G (the “NCL”), which will be of interest...more

Russia’s New Advanced Development Territories Law: Far East Focus

by Morgan Lewis on

An initiative to spur investment in this underdeveloped region. Amid the ongoing loud noise surrounding the situation in Ukraine (and in Syria) and the related sanctions and counter-sanctions, a new Russian development...more

White & Case ECB News – Issue 1, 2015

by White & Case LLP on

How global events shape local labour laws - Giving employers the better deal? The global economic crisis squeezed corporate profits, reduced demand for goods and services and shrank workforces. Now, new labour laws...more

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