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The ATO has released its long-awaited public guidance on the Australian tax and GST treatment of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.
Don’t forget the 23 September 2014 deadline to ensure your business associate agreements comply with the Omnibus Final Rule
Covered entities with business associate agreements that were entered on or before 25 January 2013 must revise their BAAs by 23 September 2014.
The new amendments to the Russian Civil Code will only apply to legal relationships that emerge after 1 July 2014.
For many decades, independent directors in most public companies generally avoided face-to-face interaction with stockholders.
This article aims to provide some useful contract drafting tips in the context of dispute resolution clauses, and clauses requiring parties to use best or reasonable endeavours.
In this report we explore the international activities and operations of large UK manufacturing businesses.
The Obama administration, which has proudly touted its restrictions on the activities of federal lobbyists, has taken a small step toward rolling back one such provision.
Life Sciences Spotlight: Chinese regulatory enforcement action showing no signs of slowing down; and more
Welcome to the fourth edition of Life Sciences Spotlight.
All enterprise agreements impose mandatory obligations on employers to consult with employees about ‘major’ changes in the workplace.
For companies with business relationships in or related to Russia, this alert provides a recap of the current US sanctions.
The ASA has published revised procedures for its handling of complaints regarding broadcast and non-broadcast advertisements in the UK.
The Middle East, with its booming and increasingly diversified economy and rapid population growth, is a popular region for expansion by many foreign multinational companies.
Health Alert — guardianship and administration application in the matter of MDC; Kowal v O’Day & Ors; and more
DLA Piper has released the 11 August 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Update on Orozco v Plackis: was franchisor’s principal the employer of franchisor’s employee? Fifth Circuit reverses — three takeaways
Although the Circuit Court stressed that its decision ‘did not suggest that franchisors can never qualify as the FLSA employer for a franchisee’s employees’, the case is important for several reasons.
Food and Beverage News and Trends: bill aims to impose federal excise tax on sugary drinks; Red Bull agrees to settle consumer class action on advertising claims; and more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
Dutch court rules that asking clients to share their personal banking security credentials is unlawful
AFAS must desist from offering and/or encouraging ING customers to enter their personal internet banking credentials on the AFAS website, subject to a penalty for every breach of the order.
The table in this briefing acts as a guide for ASX-listed companies, setting out key timing requirements and matters that need to be covered in annual reports.
The GST Act has been amended to introduce new restrictions on Australian Taxation Office refunds for goods and services tax (GST) overpayments.
The new EU sanctions against Russia — key points to know, key steps for companies with business interests in Russia
The EU has adopted economic sanctions against Russia — the latest step relating to the protection of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The New York Times recently reported that an organised Russian criminal group stole approximately 1.2 billion username and password credentials.
The Financial Report — US GAO reports on ‘too big to fail’; OSC seeks comment on trade repository applications; and more download
DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.15) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector.
Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — Aereo ‘astonishes’ broadcasters with new legal strategy; and more download
Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.
The Australian Privacy Commissioner has found that a suburban Melbourne medical practice has breached the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Health Alert — call for evidence on the health effects of water fluoridation; Vega Vega v Medical Board of Australia; and more
DLA Piper has released the 4 August 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
There is building momentum for the federal government to change laws that currently apply to employee share schemes.
Verkhovna Rada has approved Law #4309a ‘On amendments to Tax Code of Ukraine and other legislative acts (on improvement of certain provisions)’.
The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has directed the issuance of complaints in 43 unfair labour practice cases.
European Commission fines Servier and five generic companies for curbing entry of cheaper versions of cardiovascular medicine
The European Commission has imposed fines totalling €427.7m on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines.
Letter from America: NY High Court to address continuing vitality of ‘separate entity’ rule for international banks with New York branches
This September, New York’s highest court will consider an issue of significant interest to international banks with a New York presence.
The ATO has issued a new goods and services tax (GST) determination, GSTD 2014/3, relating to GST and rental guarantee arrangements.
This is an Australian-specific alternative chapter on data protection, which was designed to assist organisations operating in Australia with their new privacy responsibilities.
Health Alert — Lane v Northern NSW Local Health District (No 3); Psychology Board of Australia v Tubara; and more
DLA Piper has released the 28 July 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
In the midst of the gale-force winds of commentary whipped up by the Google case, we should pause and ask ourselves: just how ground-breaking is this decision?
The shocking news of recent airline disasters brings into sharp focus for employers the sometimes unforeseeable risks facing employees who frequently travel for work.
On 24 June 2014, Governmental Decree no. 91/2014 (the so-called ‘Competitiveness Decree’) was published in the Italian Official Gazette.
The Financial Report — analysis of US bank counterparty data; Hong Kong releases REIT consultation conclusions; and more download
DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.14) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector.
One of the most attractive features of doing business in the Netherlands is the possibility of obtaining an advance tax ruling (ATR) and/or advance pricing agreement (APA).
In an effort to jump-start a weak economy, the Indian government’s Union Budget adopts several new measures while taking a balanced approach.
Be Global — July 2014: new gender equality reporting obligations in Australia; meaning of ‘last wage’ clarified in UAE; and more download
Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.
Corporate liability: the Italian Supreme Court extends the scope of application of Legislative Decree No. 231/2001
The Italian Supreme Court has reconsidered the possibility of applying Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 to the so-called target offences of a criminal organisation.
In autumn 2011, Thailand suffered severe floods. Among the properties damaged were shops and distribution centres owed by a subsidiary of Tesco.
This briefing looks at the provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill, which was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 11 June 2014.
Philippines president Benigno Aquino III has signed into law Republic Act 10641, ‘An Act Allowing the Full Entry of Foreign Banks in the Philippines’.
As you structure the features of developer notes, the following principles may help you maximise their marketability.
Aereo has asserted in federal district court that it is entitled to a compulsory licence to carry over-the-air broadcasts under §111 of the Copyright Act.
DLA Piper’s May/June 2014 edition of its Tax Newsletter provides a review of People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong tax developments.
Health Alert — Ladhams v Medical Board of Australia; Chaudhry v Medical Board of Australia; and more
DLA Piper has released the 21 July 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
The same day he took the reins as chief judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices.
The purpose of this bulletin is to highlight the fact that certain real burdens will be automatically extinguished on 28 November 2014.
As foreshadowed by the coalition government earlier this year, penalties for breach of the Franchising Code of Conduct are to be introduced.