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 […]

Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel promotion MoU signed

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On April 26, 2021, Finland and Estonia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the transport sector and exchange of information. This promotes transport projects, such as the Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel, Rail Baltica, Trans-European Transport Networks, and North Sea–Baltic Sea core network corridor. The MoU is not legally binding with respect to project development […]


Posted Posted in Corporate Law

By Jukka Mähönen, Professor dr. juris, University of Oslo – Faculty of Law; University of Helsinki – Faculty of Law. Shareholder activism: a driver or an obstacle to sustainable value creation? Shareholder activism has a controversial history. During the last decade, the discussion has concentrated on activist hedge funds, some seeing them as agents for […]


Posted Posted in International Business, IPR

By Socrates Parparinos, Partner, Aliant Cyprus. Aliant Law’s commercial and creative law teams help filmmakers, production companies, and creative businesses make their vision a reality. Our global team of cross-functional attorneys – corporate and transactional, dispute resolution, regulatory, and business counsel – can help with every stage of pre-production and post-production, including: – Assistance and […]


Posted Posted in Court Decisions, IPR, News

By Sandip Patel, Managing Partner, Aliant London. IMPORTANT ENGLISH JUDGEMENT ON IP RIGHTS IN XML FORMATS (Software Solutions Ltd and others v 365 Health and Wellbeing Ltd and another [2021] EWHC 237 (IPEC)) This decision is important for lawyers advising on software because: —it demonstrates that though XML schemas may attract literary copyright, they will […]