Copyright Harmonisation and DSM Directive Implementation in Finland – What Will Really Change?

Posted Posted in IPR, Legislation

By Tuulia Heiskanen, Junior Associate, Aliant Finland. The implementation process of the Digital Single Market (DSM) Directive has started in Finland with the Ministry of Education and Culture’s government proposal draft for revision of the Finnish Copyright Act and Act on Electric Communications. The draft proposes new legislation revisions in the Finnish Copyright Act related to […]

Renovation of EU Patent System and Its Impact to Finnish Law

Posted Posted in Corporate Law, International Business, IPR, Legislation

By Tuulia Heiskanen, Junior Associate, Aliant Finland. On the 30th of August 2021, the Act on the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the Unified Patent Court was passed in Finland. The law is based on the EU process of renovating the European patent system and preparing for establishing the Unified Patent Court (UPC) for dealing […]

E-payments – the modern form of money transfers

Posted Posted in Corporate Law, General, Legislation

By Tuulia Heiskanen, Junior Associate, Aliant Finland. Electronic payments (e-payments) are used increasingly around the world and are especially convenient in purchasing things online. In Finland, services providing e-payment solutions are broadly available. To list a few, there is online banking, digital wallets, mobile payment services, electronic bank card payment services, contactless payment services, and […]

Quantum computer project on schedule

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Finland’s first quantum computer as well as European-wide Materials for Quantum Computing project “MATQu” are progressing on schedule. The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is involved in the MATQu project regarding high-performance quantum computing technology. Industrial market-introduction of novel materials, devices, and characterization represents a great challenge yet opportunity for Europe to create a complete value […]

BENEFIT CORPORATIONS: The Italian Experience

Posted Posted in Corporate Law

By Alessandro Grangiotti, Partner, Aliant Italy and Mariangela Zito, Partner, Aliant Italy. Italy is the first European country inspired by the American legislative initiative of 2010 to introduce with the 2016 Budget Law a similar business model into their legal system: the so called Società Benefit (SB), that integrates the profit-oriented economic activity with the purpose of common benefit producing in the long-term positive effects on territories and the environment, people, communities and other stakeholders, and several successful experiences can now be counted. […]

Join us! 2021 International Economic Crime Conference

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Join us for our 2021 International Economic Crime Conference – Bribery & Corruption Post Pandemic to explore emerging trends in anti-corruption measures and asset tracing and how today’s savvy financial and legal professional can leverage emerging trends and new tools to navigate successfully through the global web of economic crime and corruption to achieve success for their impacted clients. We’ve assembled a program designed to help navigate the global maze of financial crimes in search of answers and resolution. […]

Overcoming the Fears of Global Investment

Posted Posted in International Business, investment

By Peter Pang, Partner, Aliant Shanghai and Oliver Laurence, Director, I-OnAsia London. Everyday thousands of business transactions take place worldwide. People are buying, selling, investing, and sponsoring different size companies in every known sector. From the technology sector, to automotive, clothing and manufacturing sectors, to name just a few. Each for various sums of money, which can amount into the billions, and all contain varying levels of risk associated with each of them. […]

Press Release: Panamanian Law Firm Joins Aliant

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May 4, 2021: Aliant, an international law firm with operations on five continents and in 17 countries, announced today the opening of Aliant Panama. The new office was formed through a partnership with Officium Lex Lau Abogados Panama […]