The Kuwaiti Commercial Agencies Law No.13 of 2016 has come into effect – here is what you need to know

The Commercial Agencies Law No.13 of 2016 (“CAL”) has now come into effect and aims to arrange, clarify and clearly set out the formalities and requirements surrounding agency law in the State of Kuwait (“Kuwait”). CAL replaces the…

Should we expect more equal pay claims in the private sector?

Co-authored by Barry Stanton and Cicely Slatter For many years the private sector has looked on, as public sector bodies have been dragged through Tribunals by a range of equal pay claims which have taken many years to resolve. HR Teams…

The Drag-Along or drag clause and its inclusion in the Articles of Association

The recent Resolution of the General Directorate of Registries and Notaries (DGRN), dated December 4, 2017, is relevant as it resolves in favour of the possibility of registering the so-called Drag-Along clauses or drag clauses into the Companies…

Doing Business in Brazil – Opportunities for Korean companies

With almost 60 years of diplomatic relations, Brazil continues as South Korea’s main export and investment destination within South America. The country acts not only as a relevant commercial partner - it is also home to a huge community of…

Strengthened EU data protection rules become a reality in just over 100 days!

With just over 100 days left before the application of the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the European Commission has published new guidance that outlines what remains to be done, including additional guidance for SMEs. Andrus…

UK: What's coming up in employment law in 2018?

A new year means new legal and policy developments. In this article we set out a summary of some key employment law changes and dates for your diaries in 2018.   30 March 2018 – Gender pay gap reporting for public sector employers Public…

COTY: Preventing luxury goods from being sold on Amazon

On 6 December the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘ECJ’) ruled in the case of Coty Germany GmbH v Parfümerie Akzente GmbH that a supplier of luxury goods can prohibit its authorised distributors from selling those goods via third-party…

Creation of the Belgian Data Protection Authority

What’s in a name? On the 25th of May 2018, the day from which the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is applicable, the Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CVPV/CBPL) will change its name to the Belgian Data Protection…