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Italy: Registration of Motor Vehicles

(Aug. 23, 2017) On July 24, 2017, new legislation on registration of motor vehicles entered into effect in Italy. (Legislative Decree No. 98 of May 29, 2017, Rationalization of the Management Processes of Data on the Circulation and Ownership of Cars, Motor Vehicles, and Trailers, for the Purpose of Issuing a Consolidated Text, According to […]

Israel: President May Reduce Disciplinary Sanctions Imposed on Licensed Professionals

(Aug. 7, 2017) On June 19, 2017, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) passed the Law on Reduction of Disciplinary Sanctions Imposed on [Persons of] Regulated Professions, 5777-2017 (SEFER HAHUKIM [BOOK OF LAWS, official gazette, SH] 5777 No. 2645 p. 992, available at KNESSET NATIONAL LEGISLATION DATABASE (in Hebrew).) The Law will enter into effect 90 days […]

Armenia: Relocation of Legal Entities Introduced

(Feb. 2, 2017) On December 17, 2016, legislative amendments on re-domiciliation of foreign companies to Armenia came into effect. (Law No. 207-N of Nov. 17, 2016, OFFICIAL GAZETTE, No. 88 (Dec. 7, 2016), Armenian Legal Information System (ARLIS) database (in Armenian).) The amendments affected both the Civil Code and the Law on Registration of Legal […]

Egypt: New Council to Regulate and Supervise Media Outlets

(Jan. 10, 2017) On December 24, 2016, the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt issued Law No. 92 of 2016 on the Institutional Organization of the Press and the Media (OFFICIAL GAZETTE, No. 51 bis (Dec. 24, 2016), available at VETO GATE (in Arabic)). The Law provides for the establishment of the Supreme Council […]

Egypt: Parliament Provisionally Approves Legislation Regulating NGOs

(Nov. 22, 2016) On November 14, 2016, the Egyptian People’s Assembly (the parliament) provisionally approved a draft law regulating the work of domestic and international non-governmental organizations operating in the country.  The draft law was proposed by the Social Solidarity Committee of the Assembly.  (Gamal Essam El-Din, Egypt Parliament Provisionally Approves a New NGO Law; […]

Italy: Legislation Easing Certification of Business Startups

(Aug. 11, 2016) On July 28, 2016, new legislation on the “certification of initiation of business activities” entered into effect in Italy. (Legislative Decree No. 126 of June 30, 2016, Implementing Delegated Powers for the “Certified Reporting of Initiation of Business Activities” (SCIA) (L.D. No. 126), GAZETTA UFFICIALE, No. 162 (July 13, 2016), NORMATTIVA (in Italian).) […]

China: New Rules Relax Government Approvals for Overseas Investment

(July 3, 2014) On April 8, 2014, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) promulgated an administrative rule regulating the approval of and record-filing for overseas investment made by Chinese investors. Effective on May 8, 2014, the new Administrative Measures for the Verification, Approval, and Record-Filing of Outbound Investment Projects (Measures) replaced the Interim Measures […]