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DLA Piper has released the 29 September 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
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.