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  1. Viet Nam - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Civil Code - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2005-06-14 | VNM-2005-L-73757

    Part 1 - General provisions
    Part 2 - Property and ownership rights
    Part 3 - Civil obligations and civil contracts
    Part 4 - Inheritance
    Part 5 - Provisions on transfer of land use rights
    Part 6 - Intellectual property rights and technology transfer
    Part 7 - Civil relations involving foreign elements

  2. Viet Nam - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Commercial Law.

    Adoption: 2005-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-01 | VNM-2005-L-73758

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Purchase and Sale of Goods
    Chapter III - Provision of Services
    Chapter VI - Commercial Enhancement
    Chapter V - Intermediary Commercial Activities
    Chapter VI - A Number of Other Specific Commercial Activities
    Chapter VII - Remedies in Commerce and Dispute Resolution in Commerce
    Chapter VIII - Dealing with Breaches of Commercial Law
    Chapter IX - Implementing Provisions
    Replaces the Commercial Law of 1997.

  3. Viet Nam - Civil, commercial and family law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 55/2000/ND-CP amending decree No. 104/1998/ND-CP (detailing and guiding the implementation of the law on Vietnamese nationality).

    Adoption: 2000-10-11 | VNM-2000-R-57638

    Amends decree governing the implementation of the Law on Vietnamese Nationality, providing procedures and order for the management of applications for naturalization.

  4. Viet Nam - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law on Enterprises (No. 13/1999/QH10).

    Adoption: 1999-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-01 | VNM-1999-L-54106

    Prescribes the establishment, management, organization, and operation of limited-liability companies, joint-stock companies, partnerships and private enterprises. The State shall recognize ownership over assets and shall not nationalize or expropriate enterprises (s. 4). S. 8 requires businesses to ensure rights of workers as prescribed by labour legislation.

  5. Viet Nam - Civil, commercial and family law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 104/1998/ND-CP detailing and guiding the implementation of the Law on Vietnamese Nationality.

    Adoption: 1998-12-31 | VNM-1998-R-56199

    Details and guides the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Vietnamese Nationality. Prescribes the procedures of applications for naturalisation in Vietnam, restoration or relinquishment of nationality, granting of certificates of Vietnamese nationality, and for the annulment of decisions on granting or deprivation of Vietnamese nationality.

  6. Viet Nam - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law on Vietnamese Nationality (No. 7/1998/QH10).

    Adoption: 1998-05-20 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | VNM-1998-L-50163

    Governs Vietnamese nationality, loss of nationality, nationality of minors and adopted children, and related matters.

  7. Viet Nam - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Civil Code - Civil Code (English)

    Adoption: 1995-10-28 | VNM-1995-L-45459

    Part 1 contains general provisions, covering legal capacity of individuals, civil transactions, representation, and personal rights. Personal rights include the right to privacy, to citizenship, to marriage, and to equality between husband and wife; the right to freedom of belief and religion, freedom of movement and residence, and the right to work. Part 2 contains provisions relating to property and ownership rights. Part 3 relates to civil obligations and civil contracts, civil liability, mortgages, civil contracts, liability for damages (including damage caused by workers and trainees). Chapter III regards obligations and performance of acts without authorisation. Part 4 covers inheritance; Part 5 land rights, and Part 6 concerns intellectual property rights and technology transfer.

  8. Yemen - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law No. 15 of 2012 on the Protection of Copyright and Related Rights. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2012-07-22 | Date of entry into force: 2012-07-22 | YEM-2012-L-93262

    Chapter I: Title and Definitions
    Chapter II: Protected Works
    Chapter III: Copyright
    Chapter IV: The Financial Rights on Shared and Collective Works
    Chapter V: Owners of Related Rights (Performers, Producers of Broadcasting Organizations)
    Chapter VI: Term of Protection
    Chapter VII: Exceptions and Limitations on Financial Rights
    Chapter VIII: Procedures for the Deposit
    Chapter IX: The Protection of Folklore
    Chapter X: Managing the Financial Rights of Copyright and Related Rights
    Chapter XI: Provisional Measures, Limitations, Penalties and Compensation
    Chapter XII: General and Final Provisions

  9. Yemen - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law No. 22, 2004 amending Article 28 of Presidential Decree of Law No. 32, 1991 on Commercial Law.

    Adoption: 2004-09-29 | Date of entry into force: 2004-09-29 | YEM-2004-L-76248

    According to this amendment, foreigners are not allowed to create a company in Yemen, unless they have Yemeni partner. The Yemeni partner must hold at least 51% of the company. This Law does not apply to certain small businesses.

  10. Yemen - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Civil Code (Law No. 14 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-04-10 | YEM-2002-L-67567

    Title I: General rules (sections 1-137)
    Tile II: Right and commitment (sections 138-450)
    Tilte III:Contracts (sections 451-1153)
    Chapter 6: Labour contract (sections 781-825)
    Part I: General rules
    Part II: Employee employed by one employer
    Part III: Employee employed by several employers
    Title IV: Property (sections 1154-1391)
    Final provisions: (sections 1392-1393)

  11. Zambia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Corporate Insolvency Act (No. 9 of 2017).

    Adoption: 2017-11-20 | ZMB-2017-L-107879

    An Act to provide for corporate receiverships, appointment of receivers and the duties and responsibilities of receivers; business rescue, appointment, duties and responsibilities of business rescue administrators, rights of affected persons during business rescue proceedings and business rescue plans; schemes of arrangements or compromise with creditors; winding up of companies, appointment of liquidators and the duties and responsibilities of liquidators, committees of inspection, special managers and the Official Receiver; insolvency practitioners and the duties and responsibilities of insolvency practitioners; cross-border insolvency; and matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

  12. Zambia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 2017 (No. 10 of 2017).

    Adoption: 2017-11-20 | ZMB-2017-L-107880

    An Act to promote the development of the economy by encouraging entrepreneurship, enterprise efficiency, flexibility and simplicity in the formation and maintenance of companies; provide for the incorporation, categorisation, management and administration of different types of companies; provide the procedure for the approval of company names, change of name and conversion of companies; provide for shareholders‘ rights and obligations, the conduct of meetings and the passing of resolutions by shareholders; to encourage transparency and high standards of corporate governance by providing for the functions and obligations of company secretaries and directors; provide for issue of shares, share capital requirements, procedures for alteration and reduction of share capital and disclosure requirements of companies; provide for the public issue of shares, the issue and registration of charges and debentures; incorporate financial reporting provisions, maintenance of accounting records, and access to financial information of companies; provide for amalgamations; provide for the registration of foreign companies doing business in Zambia; provide for the deregistration of companies; repeal and replace the Companies Act, 1994; and provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

  13. Zambia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Citizenship of Zambia Act, 2016 Cap. 124 (No. 33 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-07 | ZMB-2016-L-104402

    An Act to provide for the composition, functions, tenure and procedures of the Citizenship Board of Zambia; make procedural provisions for the acquisition, deprivation and renunciation of citizenship of Zambia; repeal and replace the Citizenship of Zambia Act, 1975; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

  14. Zambia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Copyright and Performance Rights Act (Cap. 406). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-12-31 | ZMB-1994-L-66210

    Provides for copyright in literary, musical and artistic works, computer programmes, audiovisual works, sound recordings, broadcasts and cable programmes. Also makes provision for rights in performance. Section 10 regulates first ownership of copyright. Inter alia establishes that first ownership of copyright shall be subject to agreement under subsection 11(3) to assign ownership of copyright expected to arise in the future.

  15. Zimbabwe - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Companies Amendment Act, 2006 (Act 5, 2006). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-09-01 | ZWE-2006-L-85414

    Amends section 8 of Cap. 24:03(Memorandum of company), section 14 (Signing of memorandum) and section 187 (Registration of directors and secretaries).

  16. Zimbabwe - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Citizenship of Zimbabwe Act (Chapter 4:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1984-12-01 | ZWE-1984-L-101340

  17. Zimbabwe - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Companies Act [Chapter 24:03]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1952-04-01 | ZWE-1952-L-57008

    Consolidates and amends laws relating to the constitution, incorporation, registration, management, administration, and winding-up of companies and other associations.

  18. - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Law of 19 February 2003 on Foreign Investments. - English translation

    Adoption: 2003-02-19 | YUG-2003-L-68346

    Regulates foreign investment in enterprises and other forms of establishments engaging in activities for profit in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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