Category Archives: Legislative Process

Multilateral Tax Convention Becomes Law In Singapore

The May 1 effective date comes some four months after Singapore ratified the Convention January 2016 and is part of effort to increase tax transparency and combating cross-border tax evasion in Asia’s top financial and business hub Continue reading

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EU Proposes New Hacking Reporting Rules

The proposed legislation is clearly linked to the massive data security breach at Sony. Or better put Sony’s very slow response in announcing that its over 70 million PlayStation users personal data was placed in danger as a result of hacking. Continue reading

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The US credit card business – Credit CARD Act 2009

By: Carsten Lexa On August 13th, 2009, I wrote an article here on Commercial Law International about the “secrets” of the US credit card business and about how the existing rules make it hard for customers to pay off their credit … Continue reading

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The UK Supreme Court Rules Government’s Terrorist Asset Freezing Powers Illegal

By: Ainsley Brown While terrorism, terror financing and constitutional principles such as the rule of law and Parliamentary supremacy are not the usual subjects covered here at Commercial Law International, this seeming break from tradition is in fact not such … Continue reading

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The US credit card business – reloaded

By: Rechtsanwalt (Attorney) Carsten Lexa, LL.M. On August 13th, 2009, I wrote an article here on Commercial Law International about the “secrets” of the US credit card business and about how the existing rules make it hard for customers to … Continue reading

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Vulture, Tigers And Lions: New African Development Bank Legal Support Facility Set Ambitious Goals.

By: Ainsley Brown The African Development Bank (AfDB) has engineered a legal support wing charged with the responsibility of evening out the imbalance in legal expertise that many African nations face when negotiating complex commercial transactions. It will also serve … Continue reading

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US: Stimulus Watch, Senate Moves

By: Ainsley Brown The US Senate has passed its version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill – very good news – as the President comtinuses to use the bully pulpit to sell the stimulus package to the American people. … Continue reading

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