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Asters | March 2003

On Jan. 29, the National Bank of Ukraine adopted a regulation on the procedure for granting residents individual NBU licenses to transfer hard currency outside Ukraine as payment for monetary assets. According to this new regulation, prior to making a payment in hard currency to a non-resident seller of monetary assets - except for external government T-bills -, a resident purchaser must obtain from the NBU an individual license authorizing the remittance ...

Haynes and Boone | May 2003

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: SEC Adopts Final Rule to Mandate Electronic Filing and Website Posting for Forms 3, 4 and 5 As required by Section 403 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has adopted final rules and form amendments mandating the electronic filing, and website posting by issuers with corporate websites, of beneficial ownership reports filed by officers, directors and principal security holders under Section 16(a) of the Securities E

Haynes and Boone | June 2003

SEC Adopts Final Rules on New Internal Control Reporting Provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and Exhibit Requirements for CEO/CFO Certifications

Haynes and Boone | September 2003

International Considerations in Licensing: US Law Issues, Foreign Law Issues and Related Cross-Border Considerations This presentation covers the following: Context: major differences in international licensing, by U.S licensor Protecting intellectual property Selected U.S ...

Nicaragua currently has an exclusive legislation in Intellectual Property, Law num. 380 "Trademarks and other Distinctive signs Law" and its Bylaw (Published in Daily Official Gazette, num. 70 on April 16, 2001; and num. 183 on September 27, 2001). This regulation has been sustained and fortified by the establishment of the necessary mechanisms for the effective protection of the acquired rights, complemented with treaties and international conventions ...

An effective protection of Intellectual Property Rights. Success is the word that better describes the achievements obtained from the negotiations of CAFTA for the protection of intellectual property rights. Without a doubt, the negotiators that acted on behalf of Nicaragua were exceptional representatives of the needs for a better protection of these rights before evident infractions that have been produced and remain without punishment ...

A&L Goodbody LLP | July 2004

This report provides a comprehensive account of the Government’s Public Capital Program and contains a detailed list of contacts responsible for planning and procuring major infrastructure projects. This report aims to inform the reader about the future opportunities which will flow under the Irish Government’s infrastructure investment program ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | July 2004

This publication includes the latest developments in Trade for the European Union. This issue contains information on takeover bids under company law, abridged registration of pharmaceuticals, fine for cartel of steel producers, free movement of biocides, labeling of foodstuffs, compensation to crime victims and restriction on alcohol advertising for sports events ...

Pellerano & Herrera | August 2004

This issue has new developments about the Currency Board, savings & loans associations and the Customs Directorate

Beccar Varela | August 2004

This Newsletter describes the latest developments in Trade and Regulation in the South American region. There is an entire write up on the resolution of controversies within MERCOSUR. Bolivia & Peru have signed a General Agreement of Economic & Social Cooperation & Integration, the details of which are included in the newsletter ...

Deacons | October 2004

The State Council issued the Decision of the State Council on the Reform of the Investment System on 17 July 2004. The Decision introduces a number of significant changes to the regulatory system applicable to investments in China. The key changes are set forth below. Approval and recordal system The Decision abolishes the government examination and approval system for domestic projects which do not require government investment ...

Deacons | October 2004

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce issued the Regulations for the Administration of the Registration of the Business Scope of Enterprises on 14 June 2004. The Regulations, which entered into effect on 1 July 2004, are applicable to enterprises registered inside China. Business scope The Regulations define the term ¡®business scope as the scope of the business activities in which an enterprise engages ...

Deacons | October 2004

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (“CIRC”) issued the Detailed Implementing Rules for the Regulations of the People's Republic of China for the Administration of Insurance Companies With Foreign Investment on 15 March 2004 ...

Deacons | October 2004

The State Council promulgated the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Road Transportation on 30 April 2004. The Regulations, which entered into effect on 1 July 2004, are applicable to the road transportation of goods, the road transportation of persons, the operation of road intervals, the repairing of motor vehicles, and the training of motor vehicle drivers. They are not, however, applicable to the urban transportation of persons by bus or taxi ...

Deacons | October 2004

The Central Government of the People’s Republic of China (“the Mainland”) and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“Hong Kong”) reached a further understanding regarding the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement between the Mainland and Hong Kong (“CEPA”) on 27 August 2004 ...

Deacons | October 2004

The State Council published the Decision of the State Council on the Third Batch of Abolished and Adjusted Administrative Examination and Approval Items on 19 May 2004 ...

Deacons | October 2004

The Ministry of Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly promulgated the Measures for the Administration of the Examination and Approval of the Permanent Residence in China of Foreigners on 15 August 2004. The Regulations, which entered into effect on the date of promulgation, set forth the conditions upon which foreigners can obtain permanent residence in China. The Measures define permanent residence for foreigners as residence in China that is not subject to a time limit ...

Deacons | October 2004

The State Development and Reform Commission issued the Policies for the Automobile Industry on 21 May 2004. The Policies, which entered into force on 21 May, replace the Policies for the Automobile Industry issued in 1994. The Policies aim to restructure and strengthen the automobile industry in China and also provide guidelines for foreign investment in the industry ...

Deacons | November 2004

The Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued the Measures for Registration for the Record of Foreign Trade Operators on 25 June 2004. The Measures, which entered into effect on 1 July 2004, are based on the revised Foreign Trade Law and specify registration rules applicable to operators of commodity or technology import-export business (“foreign trade operators”) ...

Deacons | November 2004

On 1 October 2004, two new sets of regulations became effective under PRC Law: • Regulations on Securities Investment Fund Management Companies (FMC Regulations); and • Regulations on Senior Management Personnel of Securities Investment Fund Management Companies (Senior Management Regulations). The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) also issued two related notices, one in respect of the application of each of the Regulations ...

Deacons | November 2004

Prior to 4 November 2004, a Hong Kong authorised scheme could invest up to 10% of its total net asset value in other collective investment schemes (CIS) under the Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds (Code), but it could not invest in any type of real estate or interests in real estate (except shares in real estate companies) ...

Deacons | November 2004

Based on the statistics prepared by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), as of early November 2004, there are approximately 280 SFC authorised guaranteed funds. This number has continued to grow throughout 2004. Background The early guaranteed funds introduced to the Hong Kong market in late 1999 offered simple investment strategies securing a capital guarantee with a potential up-side linked to the performance of underlying assets ...

Deacons | November 2004

In order to reduce the risks imposed on investors and the market by the excessive re-pledging and imprudent lending of securities margin financing (SMF) providers, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a Consultation Paper on the Proposed Measures to Address Risks Arising from Securities Margin Financing ...

Deacons | November 2004

If a foreign fund company does not have any affiliates in Hong Kong, and it seeks to carry on SFC regulated activities in Hong Kong for a short period of time, it will need to apply for a temporary licence from the SFC ...

Deacons | November 2004

Disclosure of Interests Recently, the SFC has successfully prosecuted a number of breaches of the duty to disclose securities interests, among which the most widely reported in the news was that of the prosecution of Mr. William Mong Man-wai. Mr. Mong was charged with failure to declare his interest in nearly 3 million shares of Bank of East Asia in contravention of section 28(1)(b) of the Securities (Disclosure of Interests) Ordinance. Mr ...

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