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DS News – May 2016 – Behind The Great Firewall Facebook in China

Hoping to quench your thirst with a refreshing ‘face book’ beverage? Although once a possibility for residents of China, this is no longer the case. Weeks after a Beijing court ruled that Chinese manufacturer Xintong Tiandi Technology Co. could continue using the mark “IPHONE” on accessories such as wallets,

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Juris Dicit: March 2016 (Volume 3/Issue 1) Industrial Relations In Times of Recession – Is Your Business Ready?

According to the Trinidad Express on 1stMarch 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (“CDB”) has advised that “Trinidad and Tobago’s economic recession will last at least to the end of 2016”.

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Trinidad and Tobago” by William David Clarke and Donna-Marie Johnson (This article appeared in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Securitisation; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

Trinidad and Tobago has become heavily industrialised in the past 20 years through the development of industrial estates, in particular the Point Lisas Industrial Estate where a large variety of manufacturing plants have been established. In the early stages,

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Moving to T&T Made Easy by Gabriella Garcia ( Reproduced with permission from ‘Business Trinidad and Tobago 2015-16).

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Is well-known as the business hub of the cartbbean. Coupled with beaches, wildlife, and a multicultural society of warm people, our twin-Island state offers numerous opportunities to those seeking a new life In a perpetual summer season. As our country opens Its arms to foreign Investors, so too do we embrace a diversified workforce. But before you pack your bags, there are several steps that must be completed before you can legally work and live In T&T.

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Insider Trading and The Connected Person: The Implications of the Legislative Amendments – Institute of Banking & Finance of T&T Newsletter Issue 5 January 2015

In keeping with our manda te to promot e and advance the bank ing profession and provide matters of interest t o bank ers and individuals in other financial institutions , we continue with the second issue of frequently asked questions .

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Material Change and Disclosure Obligations-Institute of Banking & Finance of T&T Newsletter Issue 2 May 2014

In furtherance of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the “Commission”) goal to foster investor confidence, transparency and adequate access to information within the Capital Markets, market participants are mandated to disclose

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Juris Dicit: February 2014 (Volume 2/Issue 2) Recent Tax Cases:Tax law and Appeal Practice

In February 2014, in a team lead by our Barrie Attzs , J.D. Sellier + Co. successfully represent ed three of our clients in cases that ha ve very significant implications for tax law and tax appeal practice, in Trinidad & Tobago (“ T&T ” ). In the interests of client confidentiality,

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Juris Dicit: January 2014 (Volume 2/Issue 1) The Role of the Instructing Attorney-at-Law in the Trial Process

Traditionally in Trinidad and Tobago, lawyers practiced as either barristers or solicitors as we followed the English legal system. The strict application of this division has, for the most part, been dispensed with in our local jurisdiction since 1986. After the commencement of the Legal Profession Act, 1986, every person who appeared on the roll of barristers and on the roll of solicitors was entered on the Roll of “attorneys – at – law” .

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Juris Dicit: December 2013 (Volume 1/Issue 4) Appropriate Dispute Resolution – The Way Forward.

Volume 1 / Issue 4 Appropriate Dispute Resolution – The Way Forward There can be no doubt that the Supreme Court (and the Magistracy) is faced with the daunting task of managing and adjudicating on the numerous matters filed each year.

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Juris Dicit: November 2013 (Volume 1/Issue 3) Payments to Non-Residents, Legal Minefields, the Management Charge Restriction, and Canons of Statutory Interpretation.

Volume 1 / Issue 3 Payments to Non – Residents, Legal Minefields, the Management Charge Restriction, and Canons of Statutory Interpretation. Given the current backlog of cases at the Tax Appeal Board, the length of time it takes for decisions to be issued,

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Juris Dicit: August 2013 (Volume 1/Issue 2) When can I terminate this employee?

WHEN CAN I TERMINATE THIS EMP LOYEE?? Imagine you are an employer and you have an employee who by all accounts has abandoned the job. The employee in question has not turned out to work for several days .

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Juris Dicit: July 2013 (Volume 1/Issue 1) Tax Planning for Charities: An Oxymoron?

TAX PLANNING FOR CHA RITIES: AN OXYMORON ? I know what you are thinking. Charities do not pay tax and therefore do not need to tax plan. Am I right? If I am right, then, sadly, you are dead wrong.

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Securitisation 2013. A cross border insight into securitization work

What are some significant lending transactions that have taken place in Trinidad and Tobago in recent years? Typically, the significant lending transactions have been the loans to establish or acquire large plants or projects and loans to the Government

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Reproduced with permission from Global Legal Group Limited, London. This article appeared in the 2013 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance; published by Global Legal Group Limited, London.

Securities & Finance 2011- Trinidad & Tobago

Securities offerings in Trinidad and Tobago are governed by the Securities Industry Act, chapter 83:02 (SIA), the Securities Industry By-Laws 1997, as amended by the Securities Industry By-Laws 2006 (collectively, the SIA By-Laws), 2005

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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. For further information please visit www.GettingTheDealThrough.com

Gas Regulation 2011- Trinidad & Tobago

The twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago is formerly the fifth- largest and currently the seventh-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, and up until 2009 was the single largest sup – plier of LNG to the United States,

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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. For further information please visit – www.GettingTheDealThrough.com

Securitization in Trinidad and Tobago – The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Securitisation 2011

he issue of an invoice by the seller is sufficient evidence of the contract, provided that the buyer has accepted at least part of the goods and actually receives them.

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A practical cross-border insight into securitization work (William David Clarke and Donna-Marie Johnson)

Publicity Rights and Celebrity Endorsements in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago boasts of being the most cosmopolitan of the islands comprising the Commonwealth Caribbean. With a population descended from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, the twin – island nation has developed a distinctive culture which has been

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Jason Nathu; ExecutiveView.Com Intellectual Property Digital Guide; 2010

Stock Exchanges: A Closer Look- Trinidad & Tobago

For years the world’s stock markets have been enjoying unprecedented breadth and growth, with financial institutions routinely moving trillions of dollars of assets including stocks, bonds, and other instruments around the globe.

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Stock Exchange in the May 2009 edition of Corporate INTL Contributions in May 2009

Controversial decisions made by the Industrial Court of Trinidad & Tobago- Industrial Relations in Trinidad & Tobago- The Known and Unknown

There is no guarantee that everyone will agree that the Industrial Court decisions considered in this presentation are “controversial”. After all, o ne party’s controversial decision is another’s welcome breath of fresh air.

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On the website of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago:- www.amchamtt.com in November 23, 2006

Primary legislation governing the regulation of the securities market in Trinidad & Tobago. © J.D.Sellier+Co. 2006

In Trinidad and Tobago up until the mid 1990’s the securities market was regulated by the Companies Ordinance Chapter 31 No. 1 (the Ordinance), which was based on the UK Companies Act, 1929, the F oreign Investment Act, 1990 (the FIA),

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By: Luana A.M. Boyack in 2006