On June 5, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) voted to release its long-awaited proposals to make significant revisions to the rules governing money market mutual funds (“money funds”), as well as to adopt…more
The White Paper: A New Planning System for NSW -
The white paper (Paper) was released on Tuesday 16 April 2013 and included details on how the NSW new planning system would be implemented, while also responding to the…more
Have you been wondering whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is focusing its enforcement efforts on the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA” or “Act”)? After the public announcement of two…more
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 introduces a number of reforms designed to simplify and streamline existing planning procedures to provide greater clarity for owners and developers of listed buildings or buildings…more
I. Introduction -
In April 2013, two keenly awaited MOFCOM merger decisions illustrated China’s continued focus on utilising far-reaching behavioural conditions, especially in commodity transactions, which aim to…more
Australia's largest employer is the State Government of New South Wales and its agencies. It represents AUD60 billion of the economy in New South Wales. Any reform in the public sector is, therefore, important to us all.
For some time now legislative bodies have been discussing the implementation of rules according to which the acquisition of “economic” (wirtschaftliche) participating interests of more than 95 % on a consolidated basis in a…more
In This Issue:
Here is yet another bulletin on trade mark and unfair competition law.
This edition includes coverage of plans of the European Commission to change the trade mark protection system. The draft…more
Last month, Part One of this article addressed the role of traditional insurance in covering cyber risks. This second installment first continues the discussion of traditional insurance coverages and then addresses specialty…more
The European Commission recently issued draft legislation proposing to make the first significant changes to the European Union (“EU”) system of trademark protection since the establishment of the Community Trademark (“CTM”)…more
The Supreme Court of Victoria has recently decided a case that highlights a number of issues for off the plan sales and developments in Victoria.
The Court addressed situations where purchasers are entitled to rescind off…more
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court recently clarified the power of public utilities to condemn property for operation and maintenance of existing facilities, holding that before exercising eminent domain to operate and maintain…more
Interflora Wins AdWords Battle -
In another win for trade mark owners in the battle against the unauthorised use of their marks in keyword advertising, the UK High Court of Justice recently held that Marks & Spencer (M&S)…more
The Fair Work Commission's Minimum Wage Panel (Panel) handed down its 2013 wage decision yesterday, ruling that all award rates of pay will increase by 2.6%, effective from the first wage period after 1 July 2013. The national…more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) generates very few areas of agreement. However, in recent months, proposals to repeal one of the most visible and controversial provisions of the…more
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