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What if a Hotel Management Agreement is a Franchise in Australia ?

This paper examines why a Hotel Management Agreement may constitute a franchise under Australian law and the potentially adverse legal consequences for hotel operators if such agreements are subject to the Australian franchise…more

AB 1522 Requires California Employers to Update Paid Sick Leave Policies

On September 10, 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 1522 into law (the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014”). The new law requires many California employers to provide paid sick leave benefits to their employees…more

England and Wales: Early Conciliation - What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

The new rules on early conciliation will be seen by some as another obstacle in the path of the poor put upon litigant employees and by others as a sensible way to encourage employers and employees to try to resolve disputes without…more

The Mergers & Acquisitions Review: Eighth Edition: Chapter 11: British Virgin Islands

I OVERVIEW OF M&A ACTIVITY - British Virgin Islands (BVI) companies are employed in geographically diverse corporate structures, with the effect that gradually improving global economic conditions have started to brighten the…more

United States Tightens Sanctions Against Russian Financial, Defense, and Energy Sectors

On September 12, 2014, the United States issued another round of targeted sanctions against the Russian financial, defense, and energy sectors. Today’s measures were a combination of new measures and modifications of prior measures…more

[Video]Strong demand for web video bodes well for media investments

Sept. 12, 2014 -- Christoph Keese, EVP at Axel Springer, talks about some of the prevailing trends in new media at the Transatlantic Entrepeneur Partnership Conference in New York City…more

Regulation AB II – Final Rules

On August 27, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously voted to adopt a package of new and amended rules governing the registration, offering process, disclosure and reporting for SEC registered asset-backed securities…more

"Hong Kong Regulatory Update"

This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of…more

Use Block Quotes Carefully and Sparingly

Format selected block quotes for easy reading. Many readers find the dense text of standard block quotes tiresome enough to read that they may skip over the blocks entirely. Istvan & Ricks, Top 10 Ways to Write a Bad Brief, N.J. Law…more

(Yet another) LCN decision!

This week the Consiglio di Stato (Administrative Supreme Court) issued a new decision (Decision no. 4541/2014) on the LCN saga (the logical channel numbering for Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting)…more

GB: Gambling Software – licensing deadline extended

The Gambling Commission has updated its FAQs and has extended the deadline for the licensing of “gambling software” providers…more

Hanna Law Firm Moves to Dismiss CFPB Complaint

Today, the law firm of Fredrick J. Hanna & Associates filed a motion to dismiss the enforcement action brought by the CFPB against it in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia…more

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