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Facing the looming economic threat: third parties retain the right to intervene in threatened industrial action
Third parties have retained the recently acquired right to intervene to protect their interests in the face of threatened industrial action.
The Australian Securities Exchange has released an updated version of Guidance Note 17 to the ASX listing rules. This article sets out some of the changes to the original note.
Scotland has voted against independence. However, it is clear that changes will be made to grant further taxation powers to Scotland.
Companies that keep a clean house in the gifts/meals/entertainment/travel part of the FCPA statute stand a better chance of forestalling big problems elsewhere in the statute’s danger zones.
DLA Piper highlights four key challenges and related ‘cures’ for dealing with one particularly perplexing group — distributors.
The issue of so-called facilitation payments and other small bribes is a thorn in the side of many international businesses.
Charitable contributions and the FCPA — six simple steps to help ensure your company is giving responsibly
Many companies seek to give back to the communities in which they conduct business. But when the charitable giving takes place outside the US, this practice may raise concerns.
EU data protection laws apply to ‘personal data’ in the broadest sense. A business email sent by an employee from the office constitutes ‘personal data’ as long as the email identifies an individual.
Australia’s federal government is proposing to make it easier for businesses to opt out of state- and territory-specific WHS laws and to join the federal WHS system.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners has adopted a new commercial real-estate tax incentive aiming to encourage real-estate development in the Chicago region.
In D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics, five judges of the Full Federal Court of Australia have confirmed that isolated nucleic acid sequences are patentable subject matter in Australia.
The US Treasury Department has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking with a number of measures designed to reduce the tax advantages of inversion.
The Swiss government intends to address concerns expressed by the EU and the OECD while strengthening the future competitiveness of the Swiss tax system.
France, Luxembourg amend treaty, affecting investment structures of Luxembourg vehicles holding French real estate
France and Luxembourg have signed a new amendment to the tax treaty that will affect the investment structures involving Luxembourg vehicles holding French real-estate assets.
Cour de Cassation quashes decision that disregarded ICC rule on time limits to arbitrator challenges — two takeaways
This milestone decision further limits the scope for French courts to annul arbitration awards and reinforces the efficiency of France-seated arbitral proceedings.
This decision is in line with a possible judicial trend towards enforceability of good faith obligations under English law.
ICSID tribunal refuses to allow state to recommence criminal investigation that would disrupt arbitration proceedings
The tribunal would not allow the arbitration process to be derailed by resumption of a criminal investigation into matters closely related to the arbitration process.
Four essential changes that international users of the revised act should take into account.
The US Fifth Circuit has declined to extend the waiver doctrine.
DLA Piper has released the 22 September 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.
The US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued additional sanctions targeting certain Russian banks, energy and defence companies.
The OECD has been considering 15 key elements to be addressed by 2015 for a co-ordinated international approach to combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises.
Intellectual Property and Technology News — service integration in the technology and sourcing space; and more
Intellectual Property and Technology News (Asia Pacific) is a biannual publication from DLA Piper that offers perspectives, analysis and visionary ideas.
This paper is a high-level overview of developments concerning the Maldives.
This paper is a high-level overview of recent special economic zone (SEZ) developments in Myanmar.
The interpretation of the scope of application of the investor’s right to withdraw from any contracts for the placement of door-to-door financial products has again captured the attention of all players.
Tax Newsletter — July/August 2014: SAT strengthens reporting request under China CFC rules; and more
DLA Piper has released the July/August edition of its Tax Newsletter, which provides a review of PRC and Hong Kong tax developments.
Congress and the Higher Education Act: what’s on the table? What’s to come? Our look at the major proposals
Many members of Congress have introduced bills addressing many aspects of higher education that concern the public.
Global Financial Markets Insight — the case for a better-functioning securitisation market; the cost of holding ABS; and more download
DLA Piper has released the latest version (issue 4, Q3 2014) of its Global Financial Markets Insight publication.
Corporate Insurance Trends 2014 is a collection of articles highlighting some trends and key issues for financial lines insurers and their insureds in 2014.
Health Alert — Appleton v Norris; Psychology Board of Australia v GA; Reben v Medical Board of Australia; and more
DLA Piper has released the 15 September 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
What if you had to return all the revenue you received from every customer in California for the last several years?
The SEC has announced a mass action against 34 defendants for alleged violations of federal securities laws regarding reporting of stock holdings.
DLA Piper counts down the top five privacy issues and client concerns seen in the first six months of the operation of the APPs.
The National Bank of Ukraine has cancelled the recently imposed restriction on lending of foreign currency to be used within the Ukrainian domestic market.
Employment update: no implied term of ‘mutual trust and confidence’ in Australian employment contracts
The High Court has handed down a landmark decision confirming that Australian employment contracts do not contain an implied term of ‘mutual trust and confidence’.
Food and Beverage News and Trends — poll indicates strong support by parents for school lunch standards; and more download
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
Over the last several years, a wide range of healthcare companies have faced financial distress as a result of declining revenues and high operating costs.
An opposer establishes a prima facie case for lack of bona fide intent to use a mark when it can show that the applicant does not have any documentation evidencing steps to use the mark in US commerce.
Supreme Court Corner: Nautilus Inc v Biosig Instruments Inc; Limelight Networks Inc v Akamai Techs; and more
DLA Piper has released the Q3 2014 issue its Supreme Court Corner publication.
Debates on the laws and regulations that will govern biosimilar products have been raging for some time.
The growth of R&D budgets and the increase in the number of patents issued to energy companies will likely result in a rise in patent disputes between competitors in the energy sector.
On 16 May 2014, the plenum of the Higher Arbitrazh Court adopted the resolution ‘On Certain Issues Related to Challenging Major and Related Party Transactions’.
Intellectual Property and Technology News — state biosimilars laws are evolving; surviving a trademark opposition challenge; and more
DLA Piper has released issue 23 of its Intellectual Property and Technology News, which reports on worldwide developments in IP and technology law.
A new decision has given landlords some comfort that leases entered into before a line of cases that ruled many guarantee provisions invalid will still be interpreted in a sensible manner.
Businesses should begin identifying the cookies that are used by their website. A ‘cookie audit’ should be undertaken with the assistance of IT departments/specialist legal advisers.
Bellwether trial selection in multi-district litigation: empirical evidence in favour of random selection
In mass torts with numerous plaintiffs, courts increasingly select ‘bellwether’ plaintiffs for initial trials to give the parties information about the strength of their claims and defences.
The ASX has released an updated version of Guidance Note 1 to the ASX Listing Rules and an updated version of Guidance Note 4 to the ASX Listing Rules.
The government has passed legislation that will allow pecuniary penalties and infringement notices as remedies for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct.