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Focus: loans to enterprises by insurance companies — amendments to Regulation 36/2011 approved by IVASS
Law Decree no. 91 of 2014 has added a new provision to paragraph 2 of article 114 of Legislative Decree no. 385 of 1 September 1993.
The Sentencing Council has just opened a consultation on proposed draft guidelines for the sentencing of food safety and food hygiene offences.
This article discusses the draft’s proposals regarding commissionaire arrangements and the activity exemptions.
This article updates key, high-level takeaways based on recent meetings surveying ongoing developments.
The new legislation will be applicable for fiscal years starting as from 1 January 2015, although some new measures will only be effective as from 2016.
The Sentencing Council has opened its 14-week public consultation on draft guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences.
Opinion Release No. 14-02 raises questions about whether the DoJ is clarifying its stated view of how the FCPA applies to M&A transactions.
Forbes has dubbed 2014 ‘The Year of the Whistleblower’. For healthcare providers, this designation has translated into millions of dollars in fines.
One current hot topic ‘good faith’. Can it be implied into contracts? If so, what would that mean in practice?
Health Alert — CMA adopts new policy on referrals; Queensland medical breakthrough; Mental Health Amendment Bill; and more
DLA Piper has released the 17 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Every two years there is a shake-up of the state insurance commissioners. This year will be no different.
The Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is in the process of developing a whole-of-government Climate Adaptation Strategy.
Real Estate Gazette — international real-estate finance markets; developments in individual countries; and more download
In this edition of the Real Estate Gazette, DLA Piper brings together a range of articles dealing with the financing of real estate around the world.
When a state agency strays into antitrust liability: four practical tips about professional self-interest
Are you a practising physician who sits on a state licensing board? Is your business affected by a state board with practising physicians on it?
In a historic move that adds life to international climate negotiations, the US and China have committed to undertake significant actions to combat climate change.
Australian Full Federal Court confirms position on the patentability of computer-implemented business methods
The Full Court of the Australian Federal Court has handed down its much awaited decision in Research Affiliates LLC v Commissioner of Patents.
While protecting workplaces from the Ebola virus, employers in the US should comply with federal and state employment discrimination, leave and privacy laws.
Health Alert — Whyte v Medical Council of NSW; Pisano v Health Solutions; measures in the fight against Ebola; and more
DLA Piper has released the 10 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Food and Beverage News and Trends — tax on sugary sodas approved; FDA to settle lawsuit over GRAS rule; and more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
Court’s refusal to enforce an award on public policy grounds: a step backward for international arbitration in Australia?
A recent judgment prompts some concern that the Australian judiciary may still blur the dichotomy between the powers of the arbitral tribunal and the court.
On 29 October, 51 jurisdictions signed a multilateral agreement to participate in the automatic exchange of information under the Common Reporting Standard.
Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — Google privacy case in Japan; FIFA Women’s World Cup; and more download
Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.
While some aspects of the agenda for the incoming Republican-controlled 114th Congress are still in formulation, there is no question that tax reform will be a top priority.
Food and Hospitality Bites — licensing and deregulation; the new requirements for allergen labelling; and more
This is the second edition of DLA Piper’s Food and Hospitality Bites, a publication for clients in the food, leisure, hospitality and licensed industries.
On 5 November 2014, a group of journalists placed about 540 rulings granted by the Luxembourg tax administration to some 340 companies active in a large number of industries.
Mineral Matters — proposals for new regulations on health and safety in mines; import issues in the mining sector; and more
DLA Piper has released the latest edition of its Minerals Matters publication.
The biggest overhaul of the Franchising Code of Conduct since its introduction is reaching completion following registration of the code on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
Here are some of the key considerations for hospitals in dealing with infectious diseases such as Ebola virus disease.
Health Alert — Health Care Complaints Commission v Marquinez; Biosecurity Bill 2014; and new walk-in centres prove popular
DLA Piper has released the 3 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Sovereign immunity vs commerciality: enforcing a foreign judgment against a nation state in Australia
The recent decision in Firebird illustrates the complex considerations involved in enforcing a foreign judgment against a foreign state under Australian law.
DLA Piper’s financial services international regulatory explores the news and legal developments that have affected the industry over the last month.
The Department of Education has published new regulations detailing what it means to be providing an education programme that leads to gainful employment in a recognised occupation.
The land and buildings transaction tax will replace stamp duty land tax in Scotland on 1 April 2015.
The government has released an exposure draft of the Exploration Development Incentive (EDI) legislation.
China’s State Administration of Taxation actively advances the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting 2014 Deliverables
In September 2014, SAT released a Chinese translation of the G20/OECD BEPS 2014 Deliverables. This was followed by a conference discussion between SAT and taxpayers.
It is clear that the Renewable Energy Act has succeeded in attracting more investment in solar PV than Japan’s grid can handle.
Regional Steel Corp v Liberty Surplus Ins Corp: when are, and are not, damages allegedly resulting from an insured’s work insured ‘property damage’?
Be Global — further changes to Saudi Arabia’s Nitaqat System; Spain issues first judgment on the calculation of vacation pay; 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.
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in an important case on garden leave (Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers).
Australian government commits to reform tax treatment of employee stock awards: five takeaways for US-based companies
The Australian government is to reform the tax treatment of employee stock awards as part of its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda.
Accessibility 2.0 — is your company’s website accessible to disabled individuals? Five practical steps toward compliance
Accessibility under the ADA and the Unruh Civil Rights Act includes website access for the visually impaired and others who use assistive technology when accessing the internet.
Health Alert — Vision Eye Institute v Kitchen & Anor; Health Administration Corporation v George D Angus; and more
DLA Piper has released the 27 October 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Law à la Mode — understanding the EU Consumer Rights Directive; free zones in the UAE; unregistered design rights; and more
The German editorial team presents the 14th edition of Law à la Mode, the quarterly legal magazine brought to you by DLA Piper’s fashion, retail and design group.
BYOD smartphones and tablets are the ‘Achilles heel’ of the IT security of most organisations and are the technology most often involved in cyber attacks.
Last week, Bloomberg BNA presented a webinar titled ‘The current state of joint employer law: how can both employers and unions prepare for the future?’.
The federal government is set to reverse the controversial employee share schemes tax changes implemented in 2009 and set up a separate tax regime for start-up entities.
All-In@EiG 2014 — gaming in the cloud; patents on gaming and gambling technology; legal issues surrounding Bitcoin; and more
To coincide with the 13th European iGaming Congress and Expo, DLA Piper’s gaming team has launched All-In@EiG 2014.
Upcoming nationwide transfer pricing investigation against outbound service-fee and royalty payments
On 29 July 2014, the China State Administration of Taxation released an internal notice to the China tax authorities at the provincial levels.
Sale-leasebacks accommodate buyer and seller in today’s healthcare real-estate market: seven reasons why they work, five pitfalls to note
The recent spike in real-estate values is once again shining the spotlight on another useful financing tool: the sale-leaseback.
SAT has released a short bulletin named ‘The Announcement on Issues Related to Special Tax Adjustment Monitoring and Administration’.