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Vietnam passes a new Consumer Protection Law

Vietnam’s National Assembly recently passed a new Consumer Protection Law on 17 November 2010, which will take effect on 1 July 2011 and replace the 1999 Ordinance on Protection of Consumers Rights. Baker & McKenzie provides a detailed insight into the new act.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 02 February 2011 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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Foreign companies in Russia - new law aims to curb excessive economic powers of large retail chains

A new Russian law on trade has come into force which aims to limit the excessive economic pressure exerted by large retail chains on domestic goods producers. This article from Pepeliaev Group looks at the influence of this law on the trading business of foreign countries in Russia.

Law Firm: Pepeliaev Group | Published: 19 January 2011 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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China issues new rules for representative offices of foreign companies

China's State Council recently issued new rules concerning the representative offices of foreign companies. The new rules, which come into effect on 1 March 2011, change some existing requirements and also increase penalties for non-compliance. Herbert Smith highlights the main changes.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 06 January 2011 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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Should a unified European contract law govern your agreements?

In this article, Allen & Overy explores the proposals being put forward by the European Commission which seems to favour the creation of a new optional European contract law. Will this proposal be a clever solution to barriers to intra-Union trade or a mirage that will lead to great uncertainty?

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 05 January 2011 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

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Speed-briefing: Incoterms updated

On 1 January the new Incoterms 2010 will enter into force - this briefing note from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert summarises the main changes you should be aware of.

Law Firm: Barlow Lyde & Gilbert | Published: 15 December 2010 | Practice Area: Trade Finance

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Korean supreme court holds rule of reason analysis applies to resale price maintenance practices

In an unprecedented ruling, the Korean Supreme Court held on November 25, 2010 that minimum resale price maintenance practices should be allowed in limited circumstances where justified. Kim & Chang discusses the impact of this ruling.

Law Firm: Kim & Chang | Published: 10 December 2010 | Practice Area: Income Tax

UK retail sector legal and commercial news – November

The monthly news update for the retail sector. This edition includes details on how to comply with REACH laws; gross negligence manslaughter prosecutions against individuals; and the possible end of ‘elf and safety’ culture.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 24 November 2010 | Practice Area: VAT and Sales Tax

Doing business in the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation is the EU’s third largest trading partner and an essential energy supplier. This guide aims to clarify legal questions about doing business there for an overseas investor.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 24 November 2010 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling

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China supply chain bulletin November: Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai

The supply chain bulletin from law Baker & McKenzie for November. Topics in this issue include customs developments, indirect tax developments and regulatory changes, as well as key case summaries/disputes.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 23 November 2010 | Practice Area: VAT and Sales Tax

The long arm of insolvency proceedings - can English courts recognise US bankruptcy proceedings?

Whether the English court can recognise and give effect to a judgment given by a foreign insolvency court is one of the most burning questions in cross-border insolvency law. A&O outlines two routes by which the English court may recognise and give assistance to US bankruptcy proceedings.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 22 November 2010 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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