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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.
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.
Hong Kong Competition Commission publishes draft guidelines — a key step toward bringing Competition Ordinance into full force
The guidelines show lots of commonality with competition rules and practices of other jurisdictions with long-established competition regimes.
By judgment no. 15224 rendered on 3 July 2014, the Supreme Court has extended the boundaries of the prohibition on insider trading.
Mining company one day, technology company the next: explaining the hype around reverse takeovers/backdoor listings
This article gives a broad overview of what is involved in undertaking a backdoor listing and includes some of DLA Piper’s top tips in navigating a backdoor listing.
This guide provides sound, practical advice on the relevant laws and regulations for foreign companies looking to invest in Australia.
Joe Hockey MP has reportedly stated that the federal government is determined to address the problems arising from the 2009 employee share schemes tax changes.
The Technology Leaders Forecast Survey is a poll of more than 200 technology executives and investors developed by DLA Piper and PitchBook.
The ACCC is currently conducting 10 in-depth investigations into cartel matters involving both local and international conduct.
Manufacturing Matters — exploring a crisis in hindsight; safeguarding your stakeholders’ personal data across borders; and more
DLA Piper has released the 11th edition of Manufacturing Matters, which provides a round-up of legal news, updates and commentary for the manufacturing sector.
Food and Beverage News and Trends — judge refuses to dismiss ‘all natural’ class action; soda companies to cut calories; and more download
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
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.
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.