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Construction update — Australia: Diploma Construction (WA) Pty Ltd v KPA Architects Pty Ltd  WASCA 91
The Court of Appeal has upheld a contractor’s right to enforce a judgment obtained following the adjudication of a payment claim under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA).
The US Supreme Court has issued two related opinions regarding the appropriate standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in patent litigation.
Health Alert — 28 April 2014: Tamara King by her next friend Kevin King v Sydney West Local Health District; and more
DLA has released the 28 April 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
The law of Ukraine ?1166-VII ‘On Prevention of the Financial Disaster and Creation of the Grounds for Economic Growth in Ukraine’ was adopted by the parliament on 27 March 2014.
The Luxembourg tax authorities are currently carrying out transfer pricing audits, particularly for financing companies.
France’s tax authorities have released draft guidance on the way they intend to apply new restrictions under the 2014 French finance act to the deduction of interest on related party loans.
Update on legislative developments in Russia: governmental de-offshoring initiatives and proposed new CFC and tax residency rules
When Putin revealed the offshore-backed modus operandi for the Russian economy could no longer be tolerated, few could have predicted that the government would be making a serious legislative effort to fight the offshore structures.
In food marketing litigation, class certification is a major hurdle for would-be class plaintiffs, but a recent case may have lowered the bar with a flexible approach to class certification.
As from assessment year 2014, dividend distributions made by Belgian companies that do not qualify as SMEs may trigger a new tax, dubbed the ‘fairness tax’.
On 20 November 2013, Russian taxpayers should have filed with controlling authorities notifications on controlled transactions in accordance with the new transfer pricing rules.
The most recent draft of the Austrian Budget Accompanying Act of 2014 provides for a calculation basis for the RETT in compliance with the Austrian federal constitution.
California’s privacy statute regulates companies, but not against out-of-state plaintiffs: a recent decision, two takeaways
Throughout 2013 and into the new year, the plaintiffs’ bar has continued to file a steady stream of privacy-related class action claims.
‘Company Doe’ wins challenge but loses anonymity — ruling makes it tougher to confront erroneous online claims
A new decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal will require the lower court to unseal court documents.
The amendment has not yet been extended by ministerial decree to all companies falling within the scope of the Syntec agreement.
On 9 April, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine introduced changes to certain laws with regard to reduction of the number of authorisation documents.
Expect greater SEC scrutiny of hedge funds that share information or collaborate in advance of their trades
A recent article focused attention on ‘activist’ investors and stock analysts who ‘tip’ other investors about planned campaigns and their accumulation of long/short positions.
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has issued an opinion in the legal challenge to the conflict minerals rule adopted by the SEC in late 2012.
On 6 March 2014, the AEMC released terms of reference to progress work on the Optional Firm Access (OFA) framework.
The Financial Report: DC Circuit strikes down part of conflict minerals rule; MAS publishes monetary policy statement; and more download
DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.8) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector.
Food and Beverage News and Trends: healthy food options for students; menu labelling rules; and more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.