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The energy transition from fossil-based fuels to lower carbon alternatives is underway. While it is a threat for the fossil fuel based energy sector, it is also driving significant new opportunities, including demand for...

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Setting up of a Central Non Public Register of Controllers Introduction of Register of Nominee Shareholders for companiesAt two recent Update Sessions organised by the Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore, the Accounting and...

The French List of Non-cooperative States and Territories is Completely Overhauled

A decree dated 6 January 2020 has updated the list of non-cooperative states and territories (NCST), within the meaning of article 238-0 A of the French Tax Code (FTC). This list, which had not...

UK: Extending Open Banking to Open Finance

The UK's financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has issued a "Call for Input" in respect of its vision to extend Open Banking to financial services more generally (under the label of Open Finance)....

Address from Manpower Minister on Updates to the Fair Consideration Framework and a Logistics...

Executive Summary On 14 January 2020, the Minister for Manpower, Mrs. Josephine Teo announced several updates to the Fair Consideration Framework ("FCF"). These updates seek to impose greater deterrence against any form of workplace...

The European Green New Deal

The Green New Deal is the flagship of the new European Commission (2020-2025), which has recently shed light on the likely substance of the initiative in a new Communication.The main 'headline' is that the...

Venezuela: New Exemption of Value Added Tax, Import Tax and Rate for Determination of...

Decree N° 4.080 ("Decree") was published in Official Gazette N° 6.497. The Decree exempts, until June 30, 2020, the payment of Added Value Tax, Import Tax and the Rate for the Determination of the...

Employment Related Highlights of the Governmental Program 2020

Read publicationWhat is promised? 1. Further development of short-time work: In future, short-time work shall not only be possible in the event of economic difficulties, but will rather also be available to companies that implement...

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