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CMA issues the final rules governing foreign investment in listed shares

The Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia (CMA) has published on its website this week the final rules governing investment by qualified foreign investors (QFIs) in listed shares (the Final Rules). The Final Rules are issued…more

CMA, Final Rules, Foreign Investment, QFI, Saudi Arabia

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Promise Delivered, Details to Follow...

The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the Act) was proclaimed in force by the Government of Canada on June 1, 2015. As a result, Canada has joined the ranks of the EU, UK and US in promoting transparency and…more

Canada, Energy Sector, EU, Financial Reporting, Mineral Extraction

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Supreme Court to review class-action mootness and derivative sovereign immunity issues in government contractor case

On July 21, 2015, Dentons filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of its clients, DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar and the Professional Services Council (PSC), in Campbell-Ewald Company v…more

Campbell Ewald v Gomez, Hiring & Firing, Mootness, Putative Class Actions, Recruitment Policies

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California orders aggressive reduction targets for green house gas emissions

California Governor Jerry Brown has issued a new Executive Order establishing a suite of statewide climate change policies, including one of the most aggressive emission reduction targets ever enacted in North America—reducing…more

CEQA, Climate Change, Electric Generation Suppliers, Energy Projects, Energy Sector

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Saudi Arabia Update - July 2015

Legal Developments - Ministry of Labor Study the Market Needs - Saudization is the colloquial term used to refer to Saudi Arabia’s official government policy of encouraging the employment of Saudi Arabian nationals in…more

Capital Markets, CMA, Credit Rating Agencies, Foreign Investment, Ministry of Labour

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Focus on Securities|Corporate Finance - March 2013: Ontario Court Decision Highlights Importance Of Termination Rights In Bought Deal Letters

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Stetson Oil & Gas Ltd. v. Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. highlights the importance of including termination rights in bought deal letters and other engagement letters used in…more

Bought Deal Letters, Termination Clauses, Underwriting Agreements

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Adoption Of Bill 70 Amending The Mining Act: Overview Of Amendments

After several failed attempts at reforming the Mining Act, on December 10, 2013 the National Assembly finally adopted Bill 70, An Act to amend the Mining Act (“Bill 70”). Bill 70 draws upon a number of the measures that…more

Canada, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Policies, Mineral Rights, Minerals

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Europe Under Review: Part 5 Of 8 – Data Security

In the fifth instalment of our “Europe under Review” series, we will look at current data privacy laws and best practice in the UK in relation to data security, and, briefly, the impact of the new Data Protection Regulation…more

Audits, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Processors, Data Protection

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Recast Insolvency Regulation: New Rules and Focus on Cross-Border Restructuring

On 20 May 2015 the recast EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings (2015/848) (Recast Regulation) was adopted and will apply to insolvency proceedings opened after 26 June 2017 in Member States (other than Denmark). Broader in…more

Banking Sector, EU, Financial Institutions, Insolvency, Member State

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Relaunching the Northern Plan

The Northern Plan will focus on the integrated and coherent development of the area covered by the Northern Plan which includes all of Québec located north of the 49th degree of north latitude and north of the St. Lawrence River…more

Canada, Mineral Exploration, Mining

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act - When will the insolvency-related provisions come into force?

Following Parliamentary approval in March 2015, there has been a level of uncertainty around the implementation timeline for certain company law and insolvency provisions. In particular, many of the changes to the Insolvency Act…more

Commercial Bankruptcy, Creditors, Insolvency, Liquidation, Small Business

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Practical questions persist on zonal planning proposal

This month's Fixing the Foundations 'productivity plan' commits the government to 'an urban planning revolution on brownfield sites'. Ministers have already pledged to create a register of brownfield land suitable for…more

Brownfield Properties, Infrastructure, Real Estate Development, UK, Urban Planning & Development

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Canadian Coalition For Good Governance Releases 2013 Executive Compensation Principles

The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (“CCGG”) recently released its 2013 Executive Compensation Principles (the “2013 Principles”), replacing the previous version originally published in 2009. The original principles were…more

CCGG, Corporate Governance, Equity Plans, Executive Compensation, Pay-for-Performance

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act - Corporate restructuring and insolvency changes come into effect

Four important changes to the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA86) will come into force this week (26 May 2015). They do so without transitional provisions and so will apply automatically to existing corporate insolvency proceedings…more

Commercial Bankruptcy, Creditors, Insolvency, Small Business, Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act

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Supreme Court to review class-action mootness and derivative sovereign immunity issues in government contractor case

On July 21, 2015, Dentons filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of its clients, DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar and the Professional Services Council (PSC), in Campbell-Ewald Company v…more

Campbell Ewald v Gomez, Hiring & Firing, Mootness, Putative Class Actions, Recruitment Policies

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Reauthorization of GSP may allow refund of two years of import duties

On June 29, 2015, almost two years after it was allowed to lapse, President Obama renewed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program. GSP allows duty-free imports into the United States of qualifying goods from…more

Customs and Border Protection, Duty Free, GSP Regime, Imports, Obama Administration

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SEC proposed rule would require new "pay versus performance" table in proxy statements

As public companies navigate the 2015 proxy season, a potential change to executive compensation disclosure is on the horizon. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed new rules to implement the…more

CD&A, Corporate Officers, Dodd-Frank, Executive Compensation, Pay-for-Performance

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PIPEDA Amendments In-Force

Amendments to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) are frequently proposed but just as frequently die on the order paper. Bill S-4, which proposed the most significant amendments to…more

Airlines, Compliance, Data Breach, Data Protection, Electronic Records

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UK Corporate Briefing - Summer 2015

Legislation update - Bearer shares banned - The first of the corporate transparency provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force on 26 May 2015 with the banning of share…more

Accounting, Accounting Standards, Clawbacks, Companies Act, Corporate Fines

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Court of Appeal Clarifies Directors’ Fiduciary Duties and the Business Judgment Rule for Executive Compensation Matters

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently affirmed the nature of directors’ and officers’ fiduciary duties and clarified the application of the business judgment rule in the context of a dispute regarding executive compensation…more

Business Judgment Rule, Canada, Corporate Governance, Directors, Executive Compensation

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Your Partners Are Not Your Employees: Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies The Application Of The Control/Dependency Test

In 2009, John McCormick, an equity partner in the law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (the “Firm”) filed a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, alleging the Firm’s requirement that equity partners retire…more

Age Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Rights, Employer Liability Issues, Law Firm Partners

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Insurance Filed Rate Defense Wins Over the Second Circuit

In a noteworthy embrace of the filed rate doctrine, the Second Circuit recently ruled, in the context of a challenge to so-called lender-placed or “force placed” insurance, that a regulator-approved rate is subject to the filed…more

Filed-Rate Doctrine, GMAC, Insurance Litigation, Interlocutory Appeals, Kickbacks

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IREG Update - July 2015

Provider-Sponsored Carriers - A new trend in the provision and financing of health care is the forming of health carriers by health systems and provider groups. This trend follows the emphasis on managing health care with…more

ACOs, Affordable Care Act, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Insurance Industry

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Employers beware—US Department of Labor issues a shot across the bow to those using independent contractors

Does your business engage independent contractors? If so, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the US Department of Labor (DOL) is putting you on notice that your business may be in the agency’s cross hairs. In a 15-page…more

Administrative Interpretation, Classification, DOL, Employee Definition, FLSA

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New UAE Commercial Companies Law: Key Developments

Following the publication of the new Federal Law (No.2 of 2015), the new Commercial Companies Law (NCCL), in the Federal Gazette in March 2015, the NCCL comes into effect today. While the NCCL replaces the previous…more

Amended Regulation, Commercial Companies Law, UAE

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Focus On Cleantech | Climate Change - February 2013: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction In Ontario: A Discussion Paper From The Provincial Government

On January 21, 2013, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment posted a discussion paper regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction in Ontario, eliciting public input in the development of the Ministry’s GHG reduction…more

Cap-and-Trade, Clean Tech, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Reduction Programs

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UPDATE: Zungui Class Action Settlements Against Remaining Defendants Approved By Court

On August 27, 2013, Justice Perell released his decision (2013 ONSC 5490) approving three settlements valued at $10.85 million, bringing the class action against Zungui Haixi Corp. (“Zungui”) and others to a close. Under the…more

Canada, Class Action, Investors, Settlement, Shareholder Litigation

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Tips For Meeting The Evolving Standard For Indefiniteness

The U.S. Supreme Court reigned in the Federal Circuit’s indefiniteness standard for patent claims almost a year ago in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc. Recently, on April 27, 2015, the Federal Circuit revisited the issue…more

Algorithms, Amazon, AOL, Claim Construction, DDR Holdings v Hotels.com

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Dubai launches new design and e-commerce hubs

A cornerstone of Dubai's success in attracting businesses and encouraging growth across a diverse range of sectors has been the continued establishment of free zones. These special economic zones offer business-friendly…more

Business Development, Dubai, E-Commerce, Fashion Industry, Tax Exemptions

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Privacy and Security Guidance: Cloud Computing in the MUSH Sector

I. Purpose of this Guidance Document and How to Apply - This document is intended to be used by decision makers in the MUSH Sector when considering using cloud services…more

Canada, Cloud Computing, Cloud-Based Services, Due Diligence, Encryption

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Georgia Courts Reject Two Common Setup Tactics

In a recent decision, the Eleventh Circuit sought and then applied the Georgia Supreme Court’s answers to two certified questions about policyholder settlements made without the insurer’s consent. Piedmont Office Realty Trust,…more

Class Action, Commercial General Liability Policies, Consent, Contracts Clause, Excess Policies

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Georgia Courts Reject Two Common Setup Tactics

In a recent decision, the Eleventh Circuit sought and then applied the Georgia Supreme Court’s answers to two certified questions about policyholder settlements made without the insurer’s consent. Piedmont Office Realty Trust,…more

Class Action, Commercial General Liability Policies, Consent, Contracts Clause, Excess Policies

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Oh Canada - Significant Developments In Canadian Energy: February 2013

In This Issue: - Oil Sands News - East Coast News - West Coast News - Canadian Arctic News - Alternative Energy News - On the Horizon - Abbreviations - Excerpt from Oil Sands News: Enbridge…more

Canada, Energy Exploration, Licenses, Pipelines, Renewable Energy

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IREG Update

Cybersecurity and the Insurance industry - Cybersecurity is quickly emerging as a top policy issue for insurance regulators. Speaking at a Dow Jones Risk & Compliance forum last week, on April 21, 2015, New York…more

Annuities, Broker-Dealer, Cybersecurity, Elizabeth Warren, Financial Institutions

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act - Corporate restructuring and insolvency changes come into effect

Four important changes to the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA86) will come into force this week (26 May 2015). They do so without transitional provisions and so will apply automatically to existing corporate insolvency proceedings…more

Commercial Bankruptcy, Creditors, Insolvency, Small Business, Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act

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Medicaid managed care proposed rule expands program integrity obligations

On June 1, 2015, the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published its proposed rule on Medicaid managed care (CMS-2390-P). As noted in our two earlier advisories, which provided an overview of the proposed rule…more

Affordable Care Act, CHIP, CMS, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance

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The Budget comes but twice a year

One joy of UK Parliamentary democracy is watching the annual budget with its howling Government MPs, roaring Opposition MPs and ritual interventions of the Deputy Speaker to allow the Chancellor to finish off his speech…more

Consultation, Federal Budget, Income Taxes, Pensions, Retirement Plan

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Adoption Of Bill 70 Amending The Mining Act: Overview Of Amendments

After several failed attempts at reforming the Mining Act, on December 10, 2013 the National Assembly finally adopted Bill 70, An Act to amend the Mining Act (“Bill 70”). Bill 70 draws upon a number of the measures that…more

Canada, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Policies, Mineral Rights, Minerals

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OAS Chapter 15 decision sheds new light on cross-border insolvency practice, but may add complexity to financial institutions' global credit risk management

In an interesting decision with important implications for both Chapter 15 practice and financial institutions’ global credit risk analyses, a US Chapter 15 court (the “Court”) granted recognition of a number of Brazilian…more

Austria, Basel III, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chapter 15

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EU Court of Justice rules on consequences for operators who understate emissions in a verified report

On April 29, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) gave its judgment concerning penalties for failing to surrender sufficient emission allowances under Article 16(3) of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)…more

Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, ECJ, Emissions Trading System, EU ETS

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Netflix’s Apparent Crackdown on Geoblock Circumventers

Recent reports indicate that Netflix may be cracking down on the use of virtual private networks (VPN) and similar mechanisms to log into Netflix. While VPNs provide enhanced network security, they are commonly used by Netflix…more

Canada, Geoblocking, Netflix, Virtual Private Networks

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For biosimilars in the US, Interchangeability with the Innovator Reference Product is the goal, but there is still much work to be done

During the BIO 2015 Convention in Philadelphia, there were several sessions directed to biosimilars. Biologic medicines now account for about one-third of annual drug approvals in the US (according to the Pharmaceutical Research…more

Biosimilars, Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Professional Conferences

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TCC: Unpaid Dividend Refund Is Not a Refund

A pair of recent Tax Court of Canada judgments highlight the unsustainable position taken by the CRA that a statute-barred dividend refund that cannot be recovered by the taxpayer nonetheless reduces taxpayer’s “refundable…more

Canada, Dividends, Tax Court

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Why Paris will not be another Copenhagen

The road from Rio - Concerted international action to stabilize concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at safe levels began with the agreement of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Rio…more

Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Commerzbank, Conservation, COP

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Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Model Provincial Rules – Derivatives: Product Determination And Trade Repositories And Derivatives Data Reporting

I. INTRODUCTION - On December 6, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators OTC Derivatives Committee (the “Committee”) published model provincial rules for a sixty (60) day comment period. The model rules include: -…more

Canadian Securities Administration, Data Repositories, Derivatives, OTC

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Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Model Provincial Rules – Derivatives: Product Determination And Trade Repositories And Derivatives Data Reporting

I. INTRODUCTION - On December 6, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators OTC Derivatives Committee (the “Committee”) published model provincial rules for a sixty (60) day comment period. The model rules include: -…more

Canadian Securities Administration, Data Repositories, Derivatives, OTC

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Financial Markets Disputes and Regulatory Update - Summer 2015 Issue 1

In This Issue: - What is worth remembering from the first half of 2015? - Judgments - so far this year… ..Jurisdiction for claims in relation to bearer bonds ..Exercise of contractual rights by purchaser…more

Barclays, BNY Mellon, Bonds, BSA/AML, Cayman Islands

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Daishowa-Marubeni: A Tree Fell In The Forest And The SCC Caught It!

In Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. v. The Queen, 2013 SCC 29, Justice Rothstein marries tax philosophy and tax practice by asking and answering the question: If a tree falls in the forest and you are not around to…more

Canada, Income Tax Act, Liability, Tax Liability, Tax Structuring

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Start-up Crowdfunding Exemption Adopted In Certain Canadian Jurisdictions

The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) and securities regulators of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (the “participating jurisdictions”), announced on May 14, 2015, the…more

Canada, Canadian Securities Administration, Crowdfunding, Financial Statements, Investors

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Federal Budget, Economic Action Plan 2013

On March 21, 2013, the Minister of Finance tabled the 2013 federal budget, Economic Action Plan 2013. There are announced changes which will be of particular interest to the mining sector…more

Canada, Capital Expenditures, Economic Action Plan, Federal Budget, Mineral Exploration

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UK Corporate Briefing - Summer 2015

Legislation update - Bearer shares banned - The first of the corporate transparency provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force on 26 May 2015 with the banning of share…more

Accounting, Accounting Standards, Clawbacks, Companies Act, Corporate Fines

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Update regarding BE-10 report of US Direct Investment Abroad - Submission deadline extended to June 30, 2015, for "new" filers

On November 20, 2014, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issued its final rule regarding the requirement for US companies with investments via affiliates abroad to participate in the quinquennial…more

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International Arbitration - LCIA Guidance Notes

First Guidance Notes for Arbitrators, Parties and on Emergency Procedures - At the end of June 2015, the London Court of International Arbitration (the LCIA) issued three guidelines on arbitration - the LCIA Notes for…more

Arbitration, Arbitrators, International Arbitration, LCIA, New Guidance

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For biosimilars in the US, Interchangeability with the Innovator Reference Product is the goal, but there is still much work to be done

During the BIO 2015 Convention in Philadelphia, there were several sessions directed to biosimilars. Biologic medicines now account for about one-third of annual drug approvals in the US (according to the Pharmaceutical Research…more

Biosimilars, Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Professional Conferences

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FCA's Competition Law Concurrency Guidance

Since 1 April 2015, the UK financial services community has awaited with some trepidation the use by the FCA of its new "concurrent competition law powers". These enable the FCA to investigate and sanction companies for…more

Competition, Competition Authorities, Consultation, EURIBOR, Financial Conduct Authority

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Case Bulletin: R v Karigar, 2014 ONSC 3093

For the first time in Canada, an individual has been sentenced to jail time for bribing a foreign public official. The three-year penitentiary sentence was handed down by the Ontario Court of Justice under the Corruption of…more

Anti-Corruption, Bribery, Canada, CFPOA, Corruption

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Supreme Court to review class-action mootness and derivative sovereign immunity issues in government contractor case

On July 21, 2015, Dentons filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of its clients, DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar and the Professional Services Council (PSC), in Campbell-Ewald Company v…more

Campbell Ewald v Gomez, Hiring & Firing, Mootness, Putative Class Actions, Recruitment Policies

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Leroux: CRA Owes Duty Of Care To Taxpayer

Can a Canadian taxpayer successfully sue the Canada Revenue Agency? - In recent years, taxpayers have brought a number of civil actions against the Canada Revenue Agency (the “CRA”). The allegations in such cases ranged…more

Canada, CRA, Extortion, Fraud, Negligence

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First look at the Department of Labor's proposed overtime regulation

After President Obama announced in an op-ed on Monday that it was coming soon, the US Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division published its long-awaited proposed overtime regulation. This proposed regulation addresses the…more

Compliance, DOL, FLSA, Minimum Salary, Obama Administration

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Adoption Of Bill 70, An Act To Amend The Mining Act: Amendments Relating To Native Communities And Reactions Of Those Communities

On last December 10th, the National Assembly of Québec adopted Bill 70, An Act to amend the Mining Act (“Bill 70”). The adoption of Bill 70 came in the wake of three aborted attempts to modify Quebec’s mining regime in recent…more

Canada, Mining, Native American Issues

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What If Your Independent Contractor Is Really a Dependent Contractor?

Many employers hire independent contractors to assist in their workplace and in most cases, the assumption is that doing so will result in minimal or no notice of termination having to be paid at the end of the relationship. A…more

Independent Contractors, Misclassification, Ontario, Wage and Hour

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Financial Markets Disputes and Regulatory Update - Summer 2015 Issue 1

In This Issue: - What is worth remembering from the first half of 2015? - Judgments - so far this year… ..Jurisdiction for claims in relation to bearer bonds ..Exercise of contractual rights by purchaser…more

Barclays, BNY Mellon, Bonds, BSA/AML, Cayman Islands

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Employers beware—US Department of Labor issues a shot across the bow to those using independent contractors

Does your business engage independent contractors? If so, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the US Department of Labor (DOL) is putting you on notice that your business may be in the agency’s cross hairs. In a 15-page…more

Administrative Interpretation, Classification, DOL, Employee Definition, FLSA

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Tax Review - June 2015

In This Issue: - Compensation for Uncollectible Debts Deprives Taxpayers of Their Eligibility to Benefit from VAT Relief for Bad Debts - Polish Definition of The First Occupation Inconsistent with the VAT…more

Corporate Taxes, Debt, Intangible Property, Poland, Royalties

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Oh Canada - Significant Developments In Canadian Energy: February 2013

In This Issue: - Oil Sands News - East Coast News - West Coast News - Canadian Arctic News - Alternative Energy News - On the Horizon - Abbreviations - Excerpt from Oil Sands News: Enbridge…more

Canada, Energy Exploration, Licenses, Pipelines, Renewable Energy

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SCC Says Suspension with Pay can Amount to Constructive Dismissal

A non-unionized employee on an indefinite suspension with pay successfully claimed that he was constructively dismissed by his employer and was entitled to damages for wrongful dismissal. The case involved David Potter, an…more

Canada, Constructive Discharge, Employer Liability Issues, Hiring & Firing, Supreme Court of Canada

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Tax Review - June 2015

In This Issue: - Compensation for Uncollectible Debts Deprives Taxpayers of Their Eligibility to Benefit from VAT Relief for Bad Debts - Polish Definition of The First Occupation Inconsistent with the VAT…more

Corporate Taxes, Debt, Intangible Property, Poland, Royalties

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International Arbitration - LCIA Guidance Notes

First Guidance Notes for Arbitrators, Parties and on Emergency Procedures - At the end of June 2015, the London Court of International Arbitration (the LCIA) issued three guidelines on arbitration - the LCIA Notes for…more

Arbitration, Arbitrators, International Arbitration, LCIA, New Guidance

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Beware The Unpaid Intern – He/She May Be Eligible For Pay

The issue of unpaid internships is becoming a growing concern for both employers and Ministry of Labour Inspectors. Recently, the publisher of magazines Toronto Life and The Walrus announced that they were pulling the plug on…more

Canada, Employee Rights, Internships, Unpaid Interns

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Focus on Real Estate - November 2012

In This Issue: - 1 Case Comment: Southcott Estates Inc. v. Toronto Catholic District School Board - 2 Why Landlords Should Think Twice Before Terminating - 3 That’s Unreasonable! Where’s My Consent? - 4 Emphytheusis…more

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Joint working group launches pilot project for the privatization of State-owned agricultural enterprises (Ukrainian)

According to the information published on the official web-site of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the State Property Fund of Ukraine and the Fund for Innovations…more

Agricultural Land, Cattle, Farms, Livestock Protocol, Ukraine

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Second Circuit weighs in on when unpaid interns become “employees” under the FLSA

In 2011, a pair of unpaid interns who worked for Fox Searchlight Pictures on the 2010 film Black Swan filed suit against Fox claiming they should have been compensated as “employees” under the US Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…more

Class Action, Dismissals, Employee Definition, Employer Liability Issues, Entertainment Industry

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Employers Be Aware: OSC Proposes Incentive-Based Whistleblower Program

The Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) recently published “OSC Staff Consultation Paper 15-401” which sets out a proposed framework for an incentive-based whistleblower program. This program aims at incentivising…more

Canada, Proposed Legislation, Whistleblower Protection Policies, Whistleblowers

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Reauthorization of GSP may allow refund of two years of import duties

On June 29, 2015, almost two years after it was allowed to lapse, President Obama renewed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program. GSP allows duty-free imports into the United States of qualifying goods from…more

Customs and Border Protection, Duty Free, GSP Regime, Imports, Obama Administration

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More news on the ORPP

On December 18th, 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). What’s important to note is that the government’s “preferred approach” is to impose the…more

Canada, Defined Contribution Plans, ORPP, Pensions

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Accessing Asian Capital By Canadian Companies – The Case For Listing In Hong Kong

Why Hong Kong - Michael Chan, Assistant Vice President of the Global Markets Division of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“HKEx”), was recently in Canada, visiting Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver and delivering a presentation…more

Canada, Foreign Investment, Hong Kong, IPO, Listing Standards

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New Scotland Bill – tax implications

The UK Government has published draft legislation on devolving certain tax matters to Scotland (the Bill). It intends that the draft legislation should implement the terms of the devolution agreement made in November 2014…more

HMRC, Income Taxes, Primary Residence, Scotland, UK

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New Scotland Bill – tax implications

The UK Government has published draft legislation on devolving certain tax matters to Scotland (the Bill). It intends that the draft legislation should implement the terms of the devolution agreement made in November 2014…more

HMRC, Income Taxes, Primary Residence, Scotland, UK

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David: Charitable Tax Credit Allowed For Amounts Paid For Inflated Donation Receipts

Where a taxpayer receives an inflated donation receipt, may the taxpayer claim a charitable donation credit for the cash amount of the gift?…more

Charitable Donations, Charitable Organizations, Income Taxes, Tax Credits

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Financial Markets Disputes and Regulatory Update - Summer 2015 Issue 1

In This Issue: - What is worth remembering from the first half of 2015? - Judgments - so far this year… ..Jurisdiction for claims in relation to bearer bonds ..Exercise of contractual rights by purchaser…more

Barclays, BNY Mellon, Bonds, BSA/AML, Cayman Islands

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FundersClub: What Does The SEC’s No-Action Relief Really Mean?

On March 26, 2013, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a no-action letter to FundersClub Inc. and FundersClub Management LLC. There has been speculation in the crowdfunding, VC and angel investor…more

Fundersclub.com, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Investment Funds, Investors, JOBS Act

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IREG Update

State insurance commissioners take on price optimization - To date, four states—California, Florida, Maryland and Ohio—have issued formal bulletins and memoranda, prohibiting the practice of “price optimization” by property…more

Auto Insurance, Big Data, Casualty Insurance, Department of Insurance, Discrimination

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Changing Cost Trends In Class Actions

In 2013, Justice Belobaba released five decisions that addressed legal principles relating to awards of costs on class action certification motions. These cases sent a clear message to the class action bar: “[a]ccess to justice,…more

Canada, Class Action, Securities Litigation

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Cassation instance supports tax authorities in Oriflame case

On June 11, 2015, Moscow District Arbitration Court handed down its ruling in the controversial Oriflame case. In the case, the tax authorities challenged the lawfulness of a Russian organization deducting VAT and expenses (for…more

Corporate Taxes, Foreign Affiliates, Franchise Agreements, International Tax Issues, OECD

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Supreme Court to review class-action mootness and derivative sovereign immunity issues in government contractor case

On July 21, 2015, Dentons filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of its clients, DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar and the Professional Services Council (PSC), in Campbell-Ewald Company v…more

Campbell Ewald v Gomez, Hiring & Firing, Mootness, Putative Class Actions, Recruitment Policies

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Junior Mining: OSC Issues Guidance On MD&A Disclosure

On February 6, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) released OSC Staff Notice 51-722 Report on a Review of Mining Issuers’ Management’s Discussion and Analysis Guidance (the “Report”). The Report summarizes the…more

Canada, Compliance, Disclosure Requirements

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Europe Under Review : Part 6 Of 8 – International Transfers

This week in our series of “back to privacy basics”, we look at the issue of international transfers of personal data. General Rule - Given the harmonised approach to data protection laws across Europe, transfers…more

Data Protection, EU, International Data Transfers, Personally Identifiable Information, Proposed Regulation

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New UAE Commercial Companies Law: Key Developments

Following the publication of the new Federal Law (No.2 of 2015), the new Commercial Companies Law (NCCL), in the Federal Gazette in March 2015, the NCCL comes into effect today. While the NCCL replaces the previous…more

Amended Regulation, Commercial Companies Law, UAE

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Production Of Documents From Court-Appointed Receivers

Originally published in International Law Office, January 2013: In its recent decision in SA Capital Growth Corp v Mander Estate the Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether the appellant, who was facing proceedings…more

Court-Appointed Receivers, Document Productions, Forum, Interlocutory Orders, Ontario Securities Commission

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Ontario Securities Commission Willing To Accept “No-Contest” Settlements

On March 11, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) adopted the following enforcement initiatives aimed at encouraging cooperation from market participants and streamlining its dispute resolution process..…more

Canada, Dispute Resolution, OSC

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More Risks to Consider When Using Contract Attorneys

Our previous article, "What to do When Hiring a Contract Attorney" (Daily Report, June 15, 2015), discussed some of the rewards and risks of using contract attorneys. Based on the response from readers, one thing is clear:…more

Best Practices, Conflicts of Interest, Contract Attorneys, Independent Contractors, Malpractice Insurance

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Financial Markets Disputes and Regulatory Update - Summer 2015 Issue 1

In This Issue: - What is worth remembering from the first half of 2015? - Judgments - so far this year… ..Jurisdiction for claims in relation to bearer bonds ..Exercise of contractual rights by purchaser…more

Barclays, BNY Mellon, Bonds, BSA/AML, Cayman Islands

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CMS proposes significant changes to Stark regulations

As part of its annual proposed Medicare Part B physician fee schedule rulemaking (Proposed Rule), which is expected to be published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2015, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…more

CMS, DHS, Healthcare, Hospitals, Medicare

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Settling Down or Ramping Up? Intercreditor Dynamics on Unitranche Transactions

With sub-investment grade borrowers increasingly drawn to the higher leverage, more flexible terms and speed of execution offered by the Unitranche solution, its continued popularity in the mid-market shows no sign of…more

Acquisition Finance, Debt, Financial Adviser, Financial Institutions, Lenders

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Amendment to the Polish Labor Code - changes to fixed-term contracts

The last version of a bill concerning amendment to the Labor Code has just been accepted by the Parliament. The new regulation shall enter into force 6 months after its adoption, i.e., probably in the first quarter of next year…more

Contract Term, Contract Terms, Employment Contract, Labor Code, Poland

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Senate adopts Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

On May 7, 2015, the US Senate voted 98-1 to adopt the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (the "Act"). The Act is the culmination of months of legislative maneuvering and a debate over foreign policy and separation of…more

China, Compliance, Foreign Policy, France, Germany

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Lawful advocacy: Contractor compliance with federal campaign contribution requirements

Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the ban in US law on contributions to federal political candidates and parties by individuals performing contracts with the federal government. Although this…more

Campaign Contributions, Citizens United, Federal Contractors, Government Contractors, PACs

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IREG Update - July 2015

Provider-Sponsored Carriers - A new trend in the provision and financing of health care is the forming of health carriers by health systems and provider groups. This trend follows the emphasis on managing health care with…more

ACOs, Affordable Care Act, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Insurance Industry

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SCC Dismisses Appeal in Tax Advisor Penalty Case

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal of the taxpayer and determined that the tax advisor penalty in section 163.2 of the Income Tax Act is administrative in nature. The Court’s 4-3 decision in Guindon v. The…more

Appeals, Income Tax Act, Supreme Court of Canada

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Theratechnologies Inc. V. 12185 Canada Inc: Supreme Court Of Canada Raises The Bar For Obtaining Leave To Bring Secondary Market Securities Class Actions

In Theratechnologies inc. v. 12185 Canada inc., the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that requirements that plaintiffs demonstrate that their claims have been brought in good faith and have a reasonable chance of succeeding are…more

Canada, Class Action, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Secondary Markets, Securities

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Privacy law and anti-spam: Guidance from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Recent enforcement under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is keeping the spotlight on this new legislation, which came into force just last year…more

Anti-Spam Legislation, Canada, CASL, CRTC, Due Diligence

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Why Paris will not be another Copenhagen

The road from Rio - Concerted international action to stabilize concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at safe levels began with the agreement of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Rio…more

Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Commerzbank, Conservation, COP

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Carrying on Business & Extra-Provincial Registration

All Canadian businesses that are incorporated whether federally or provincially must complete an extra-provincial registration if they “carry on business” in a province other than the jurisdiction of incorporation. This means…more

Business Formation, Canada, Jurisdiction

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Polish CIT exemption applies also to special Cypriot funds managed by a corporate body

In a recent Polish Supreme Administrative Court’s award it was confirmed that a non-UCITS fund should benefit from the Polish CIT exemption for investment funds, even if their corporate manager is contracted. The award removes…more

AIFM, EEA, EU, Investment Funds, Poland

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Private equity transactions in the UK: the essential differences from the US market

A US private equity fund seeking to acquire a target in the UK will soon notice a number of differences from the US market. It is important to be aware of these differences if you are competing against UK private equity houses…more

Acquisitions, Antitrust Provisions, Chapter 11, Equity Financing, MACs

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B.C. Introduces Pooled Registered Pension Plan Legislation

The British Columbia government introduced legislation on February 28, 2013 that once passed will make Pooled Registered Pension Plans (“PRPPs”) available to employees in the province. Features of the PRPP structure that may…more

Pensions, Pooled Registration Pension Plans

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Crowdfunding Alert: Ontario Securities Commission Releases Equity Crowdfunding Exemption Proposal

Following a lengthy consultation period and broad review, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) has unveiled a series of proposed prospectus exemptions aimed at growing small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”). Among the…more

Canada, Crowdfunding, OSC, Private Equity

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New provisions for secured creditors in the Spanish Insolvency Act

A new milestone has been reached in the reform process of the Spanish Insolvency Act. On 25 May, the draft bill of the Law 9/2015, of urgent measures in insolvency proceedings, has finally been enacted as law. The new rule…more

Distressed Debt, Insolvency, Pending Legislation, Spain

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Insurance Filed Rate Defense Wins Over the Second Circuit

In a noteworthy embrace of the filed rate doctrine, the Second Circuit recently ruled, in the context of a challenge to so-called lender-placed or “force placed” insurance, that a regulator-approved rate is subject to the filed…more

Filed-Rate Doctrine, GMAC, Insurance Litigation, Interlocutory Appeals, Kickbacks

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Guindon: SCC Hears Arguments in Penalty Case

The Supreme Court of Canada heard oral arguments today in the case of Guindon v. The Queen (Docket No. 35519). At issue in the case is the nature of the third-party penalty in section 163.2 of the Income Tax Act…more

Canada, Income Taxes, Third-Party Liability

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The Canada Revenue Agency’s Voluntary Disclosure Program: Current Processing Issues

The Canada Revenue Agency’s Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) has gone through a number of organizational changes over the past few years…more

Canada, Canadian Revenue Agency, New Regulations, Voluntary Disclosure

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Junior Mining: OSC Issues Guidance On MD&A Disclosure

On February 6, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) released OSC Staff Notice 51-722 Report on a Review of Mining Issuers’ Management’s Discussion and Analysis Guidance (the “Report”). The Report summarizes the…more

Canada, Compliance, Disclosure Requirements

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Insurance Filed Rate Defense Wins Over the Second Circuit

In a noteworthy embrace of the filed rate doctrine, the Second Circuit recently ruled, in the context of a challenge to so-called lender-placed or “force placed” insurance, that a regulator-approved rate is subject to the filed…more

Filed-Rate Doctrine, GMAC, Insurance Litigation, Interlocutory Appeals, Kickbacks

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Proposed Rule Creates Challenges for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

On June 1, 2015, the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published its proposed rule on Medicaid managed care (CMS-2390-P). As noted in our three earlier advisories, which provided an overview of the proposed…more

Affordable Care Act, CMS, Disabilities, HCBS Waivers, Healthcare

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Oh Canada - Significant Developments In Canadian Energy: February 2013

In This Issue: - Oil Sands News - East Coast News - West Coast News - Canadian Arctic News - Alternative Energy News - On the Horizon - Abbreviations - Excerpt from Oil Sands News: Enbridge…more

Canada, Energy Exploration, Licenses, Pipelines, Renewable Energy

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Alberta Announces More Stringent GHG Emission Regulations and Climate Change Policy Review Panel

In her first major policy announcement since taking office six weeks ago, Alberta’s Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips announced on June 25, 2015 that Alberta’s primary GHG regulation will be renewed and updated…more

Carbon Emissions, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Coal-Fired Generation, Energy Sector

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STEP Canada: CRA Provides Update on Audit Activities

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP Canada) held its 16th annual national conference on June 16-17 in Toronto. As it has in previous years, the conference featured a Canada Revenue Agency Roundtable wherein two…more

Audits, Canada, CRA, Estate Tax

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UK Corporate Briefing - Summer 2015

Legislation update - Bearer shares banned - The first of the corporate transparency provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force on 26 May 2015 with the banning of share…more

Accounting, Accounting Standards, Clawbacks, Companies Act, Corporate Fines

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UK financial institutions: Whistling while they work?

Financial service companies in the UK may soon face the prospect of remodelling their whistleblowing procedures and nominating whistleblowing champions. The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) currently protects…more

Compliance, Employment Tribunals, FCA, Financial Institutions, Prudential Regulation Authority

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UK Supreme Court to re-consider compensation rights under Data Protection Act

This week, Google has been granted permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court as part of the decision in Google Inc. v. Vidal-Hall & Others (2015). This is about rights to claim compensation for breaches of the Data Protection…more

Data Breach, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Google, Google v Vidal-Hall

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MATS attack: Supreme Court reversal of EPA's Air Toxics Rule signals difficulties ahead

On June 29, 2015, the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, reversed and remanded to the DC Circuit EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule (MATS). Michigan v. EPA, No. 14-46. MATS is a signature regulation of the Obama…more

Air Pollution, Clean Air Act, Clean Power Plan, Coal Industry, Coal-Fired Generation

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The Benefits Of Filing A Quick 101-Based CBM Petition

Are you being inundated with charges of infringing business method patents? Are you currently in litigation with a business method patent? Do the settlement amounts exceed your litigation expenses? If so, you should consider…more

Alice Corporation, Patent Infringement, Patent Litigation, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Patents

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Tips For Meeting The Evolving Standard For Indefiniteness

The U.S. Supreme Court reigned in the Federal Circuit’s indefiniteness standard for patent claims almost a year ago in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc. Recently, on April 27, 2015, the Federal Circuit revisited the issue…more

Algorithms, Amazon, AOL, Claim Construction, DDR Holdings v Hotels.com

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Commission sends Statement of Objections to BSkyB and film studios

On 23 July 2015, the European Commission (the "Commission") sent a Statement of Objections to BSkyB and six major studios: Disney, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros (the "Film…more

Breach of Competition Law, Digital Media, Entertainment Industry, EU, European Commission

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International Dealers and Issuers Offering Securities to Canadian Investors – New Developments in “Canadian Wrapper Exemptions”: Navigate with Care

On March 23, 2015, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) adopted BC Instrument 51-512 – Certain Private Placements (BCI 51-512), which provides certain disclosure exemptions in the case of securities offered to…more

British Columbia Securities Commission, Canada, Cross-Border, Disclosure, Issuer Exemption

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The Latest Word From The Supreme Court Of Canada On Conflicts Of Interest: Canadian National Railway Co. V. Mckercher LLP

The Supreme Court of Canada shed a bit more light on the “bright line rule” for determining when a conflict exists when a law firm represents clients whose interests are adverse in the recent decision of Canadian National…more

Attorney-Client Privilege, Bright-Line Rule, Canada, Confidentiality, Conflicts of Interest

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Dentons conference on “Investing in Africa: Key sectors”

Dentons organized a conference entitled “Investing in Africa: Key sectors” at the MEDEF (the largest employer federation in France) conference hall in Paris. Partners from Dentons and professionals with experience in Africa…more

Africa, Carbon Emissions, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Coal-Fired Plants

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Contractual Recognition of Bail-In - EBA publishes Final Draft RTS but practical difficulties remain

Following our article on the European Banking Authority's (EBA) consultation paper on the contractual recognition of bail-in, and industry responses to it, EBA has published the Final Draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS)…more

Banking Sector, EU, European Banking Authority, Financial Institutions, Market Participants

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Individual Accountability at UK Financial Institutions - All Change

The new UK senior managers regime, which will come into force on 7 March 2016, is part of a major overhaul of the accountability regime for individuals working in UK banks and investment firms (firms). Overview - The…more

Compliance, EEA, FCA, Financial Institutions, Foreign Banks

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First look at the Department of Labor's proposed overtime regulation

After President Obama announced in an op-ed on Monday that it was coming soon, the US Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division published its long-awaited proposed overtime regulation. This proposed regulation addresses the…more

Compliance, DOL, FLSA, Minimum Salary, Obama Administration

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Insurance Filed Rate Defense Wins Over the Second Circuit

In a noteworthy embrace of the filed rate doctrine, the Second Circuit recently ruled, in the context of a challenge to so-called lender-placed or “force placed” insurance, that a regulator-approved rate is subject to the filed…more

Filed-Rate Doctrine, GMAC, Insurance Litigation, Interlocutory Appeals, Kickbacks

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Daishowa-Marubeni: A Tree Fell In The Forest And The SCC Caught It!

In Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. v. The Queen, 2013 SCC 29, Justice Rothstein marries tax philosophy and tax practice by asking and answering the question: If a tree falls in the forest and you are not around to…more

Canada, Income Tax Act, Liability, Tax Liability, Tax Structuring

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Delfi AS vs. Estonia: Online news services may be liable for their readers' comments

News websites can now be held responsible for the content of user-generated comments, under a landmark judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR)…more

EU, European Court of Justice, News Stories, Takedown Notices, User-Generated Content

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Supreme Court to review class-action mootness and derivative sovereign immunity issues in government contractor case

On July 21, 2015, Dentons filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of its clients, DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar and the Professional Services Council (PSC), in Campbell-Ewald Company v…more

Campbell Ewald v Gomez, Hiring & Firing, Mootness, Putative Class Actions, Recruitment Policies

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Consumer Finance Update: CFPB Proposes to Delay TRID Effective Date to October 1, 2015

On June 17, 2015, the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") unexpectedly announced that it is publishing a proposal for public comment to postpone the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule…more

CFPB, Financial Institutions, Mortgage Lenders, Mortgages, TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID)

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Are your sponsorship and hospitality controls enough to satisfy the FCPA? Maybe not

On May 20, 2015, the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) settled an administrative proceeding with global mining /commodities producer BHP Billiton, resolving allegations that the company violated the books and records and…more

Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption, BHP Billiton, Bribery, Cease and Desist Orders

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Focus on Real Estate - November 2012

In This Issue: - 1 Case Comment: Southcott Estates Inc. v. Toronto Catholic District School Board - 2 Why Landlords Should Think Twice Before Terminating - 3 That’s Unreasonable! Where’s My Consent? - 4 Emphytheusis…more

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Your Partners Are Not Your Employees: Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies The Application Of The Control/Dependency Test

In 2009, John McCormick, an equity partner in the law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (the “Firm”) filed a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, alleging the Firm’s requirement that equity partners retire…more

Age Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Rights, Employer Liability Issues, Law Firm Partners

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The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2013: Arbitral Jurisdiction in Canada: Recent Decisions

Overview - Any consideration of arbitral jurisdiction in Canada must proceed within the governing legislative framework. Legislation in each Canadian province and territory, as well as federal legislation, directs how and…more

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Abu Dhabi is 30 Per Cent More Attractive - Film Commission offers unique rebate to international production companies

The UAE is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to encourage business growth across the Emirates. Film and TV production is one of the diverse range of areas in which the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has actively looked to…more

Corporate Taxes, Entertainment Industry, Film Industry, Music Industry, Television Commercials

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Saudi Arabia Update - July 2015

Legal Developments - Ministry of Labor Study the Market Needs - Saudization is the colloquial term used to refer to Saudi Arabia’s official government policy of encouraging the employment of Saudi Arabian nationals in…more

Capital Markets, CMA, Credit Rating Agencies, Foreign Investment, Ministry of Labour

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New Standards Allow Compassionate Care Leave For Employees

Alberta’s Employment Standards Code, has been amended to provide new minimum standards to allow employees to take compassionate care leave. On February 1, 2014, these amendments will take effect…more

Canada, Caregivers, Paid Leave

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A kiskereskedelmi szektorban történo vasárnapi munkavégzés tilalmáról és a kapcsolódó munkajogi változásokról

Amint arról bizonyára értesült a sajtóból, 2015. március 15-én hatályba lépett a kiskereskedelmi szektorban történo vasárnapi munkavégzés tilalmáról szóló 2014. évi CII. törvény. Kevésbé ismert, hogy e törvény alapján a Munka…more

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Entry into force of the RES Bill

On 4 May 2015 the Act of 20 February 2015 on renewable energy sources (the “RES Bill”) enters into force. The RES Bill is a new act aimed at comprehensively regulating the sector of renewable energy sources (“RES”) which also…more

Offshore Wind, Poland, Power Grid, Renewable Energy

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CMS proposes significant changes to Stark regulations

As part of its annual proposed Medicare Part B physician fee schedule rulemaking (Proposed Rule), which is expected to be published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2015, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…more

CMS, DHS, Healthcare, Hospitals, Medicare

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FCA's Competition Law Concurrency Guidance

Since 1 April 2015, the UK financial services community has awaited with some trepidation the use by the FCA of its new "concurrent competition law powers". These enable the FCA to investigate and sanction companies for…more

Competition, Competition Authorities, Consultation, EURIBOR, Financial Conduct Authority

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Start-up Crowdfunding Exemption Adopted In Certain Canadian Jurisdictions

The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) and securities regulators of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (the “participating jurisdictions”), announced on May 14, 2015, the…more

Canada, Canadian Securities Administration, Crowdfunding, Financial Statements, Investors

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When is enough, enough? Managing difficult employees in the human rights context

Not surprisingly, employers seek to hire individuals who will perform the duties of their job diligently, honestly and faithfully. Unfortunately, instances can occur where employers find themselves facing an unmotivated and/or…more

Disability, Employment Policies, Hiring & Firing, Human Rights, PTO

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When Commercial Sense is Not Commercial Sense: Arnold v. Britton and others [2015]

Background - The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in a service charge case that has major relevance to contractual interpretation in general. The central issue concerned when the Court should give weight to…more

Contract Drafting, Contract Negotiations, Leases, Service Charges, UK

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First Data gains approval for its Processor BCRs

Dentons has advised First Data Corporation (“First Data“), a global leader in payment technology and service solutions, in successfully obtaining approval for its Binding Corporate Rules (“BCRs“) for Data Processors. BCRs are a…more

Canada, EU Data Protection Laws

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Employers Be Aware: OSC Proposes Incentive-Based Whistleblower Program

The Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) recently published “OSC Staff Consultation Paper 15-401” which sets out a proposed framework for an incentive-based whistleblower program. This program aims at incentivising…more

Canada, Proposed Legislation, Whistleblower Protection Policies, Whistleblowers

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Three African regional economic blocs take major step towards forging a trans-Africa free trade zone

On June 10, 2015, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) agreed to expedite their efforts to unite into a single,…more

Africa, COMESA, Foreign Investment, Free Trade Zone, GDP

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The Benefits Of Filing A Quick 101-Based CBM Petition

Are you being inundated with charges of infringing business method patents? Are you currently in litigation with a business method patent? Do the settlement amounts exceed your litigation expenses? If so, you should consider…more

Alice Corporation, Patent Infringement, Patent Litigation, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Patents

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Mining Issuers: Ensure your Websites and Investor Presentations Comply with NI 43-101

Mining issuers have their qualified persons (“QPs”) and occasionally legal counsel review technical disclosure, including news releases and technical reports, to ensure they comply with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of…more

Canada, Disclosure Requirements, Issuers, Mining

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Are Fairness Opinions Admissible on a Plan of Arrangement Hearing?

Differing viewpoints have recently arisen in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) as to whether fairness opinions are admissible during court approval of plans of arrangement. In Champion Iron Mines Limited…more

Canada, Fairness Hearings, Schemes of Arrangement

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Lawful advocacy: Contractor compliance with federal campaign contribution requirements

Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the ban in US law on contributions to federal political candidates and parties by individuals performing contracts with the federal government. Although this…more

Campaign Contributions, Citizens United, Federal Contractors, Government Contractors, PACs

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Further development of the competition legislation in Kazakhstan

On 7 May 2015, amendments to certain legislative acts to improve Kazakhstan’s legislation on natural monopolies and regulated markets, competition and development of the transport infrastructure were published. The Law of the…more

Anti-Monopoly, Kazakhstan, Monopolization, Stocks

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Converting Your Convertible Note

If you just invested in the next big thing by way of a convertible promissory note, you will want to ensure that, when it converts, you get all of the equity to which you’re entitled. Does your note convert at the valuation set…more

Convertible Debt, Equity Financing, Financing, Investors, Promissory Notes

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More Risks to Consider When Using Contract Attorneys

Our previous article, "What to do When Hiring a Contract Attorney" (Daily Report, June 15, 2015), discussed some of the rewards and risks of using contract attorneys. Based on the response from readers, one thing is clear:…more

Best Practices, Conflicts of Interest, Contract Attorneys, Independent Contractors, Malpractice Insurance

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Final Risk Retention Rules: Impact on RMBS

The following is a brief memo outlining the impact of the final risk retention rules on the securitization of residential mortgage loans. Overview - In October 2014, the final Credit Risk Retention rules were adopted…more

ABS, CFPB, Cross-Border Transactions, Dodd-Frank, EHRI

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Proposed New Prospectus Exemption For Distributions To Existing Security Holders Of TSX-V Issuers

On November 21, 2013, the securities regulatory authorities in all Canadian jurisdictions, with the exception of Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador (the “Participating Jurisdictions”), published for comment Multilateral CSA…more

Accredited Investors, Canada, Canadian Securities Administration, Disclosure Requirements, Exemptions

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Tips For Meeting The Evolving Standard For Indefiniteness

The U.S. Supreme Court reigned in the Federal Circuit’s indefiniteness standard for patent claims almost a year ago in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc. Recently, on April 27, 2015, the Federal Circuit revisited the issue…more

Algorithms, Amazon, AOL, Claim Construction, DDR Holdings v Hotels.com

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Entry into force of the RES Bill

On 4 May 2015 the Act of 20 February 2015 on renewable energy sources (the “RES Bill”) enters into force. The RES Bill is a new act aimed at comprehensively regulating the sector of renewable energy sources (“RES”) which also…more

Offshore Wind, Poland, Power Grid, Renewable Energy

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Tax Review - June 2015

In This Issue: - Compensation for Uncollectible Debts Deprives Taxpayers of Their Eligibility to Benefit from VAT Relief for Bad Debts - Polish Definition of The First Occupation Inconsistent with the VAT…more

Corporate Taxes, Debt, Intangible Property, Poland, Royalties

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Oh Canada - Significant Developments In Canadian Energy: February 2013

In This Issue: - Oil Sands News - East Coast News - West Coast News - Canadian Arctic News - Alternative Energy News - On the Horizon - Abbreviations - Excerpt from Oil Sands News: Enbridge…more

Canada, Energy Exploration, Licenses, Pipelines, Renewable Energy

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Europe Under Review: Part 7 Of 8 – Privacy Governance

As the next in our series of “back to privacy basics”, we look at the rules regarding privacy governance. As we will do throughout this series, we take a look at the current position and what is best practice for an…more

Data Processors, Data Protection, Privacy Policy, UK, UK Data Protection Act

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Final Risk Retention Rules: Impact on RMBS

The following is a brief memo outlining the impact of the final risk retention rules on the securitization of residential mortgage loans. Overview - In October 2014, the final Credit Risk Retention rules were adopted…more

ABS, CFPB, Cross-Border Transactions, Dodd-Frank, EHRI

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Tax Review - June 2015

In This Issue: - Compensation for Uncollectible Debts Deprives Taxpayers of Their Eligibility to Benefit from VAT Relief for Bad Debts - Polish Definition of The First Occupation Inconsistent with the VAT…more

Corporate Taxes, Debt, Intangible Property, Poland, Royalties

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Entry into force of the RES Bill

On 4 May 2015 the Act of 20 February 2015 on renewable energy sources (the “RES Bill”) enters into force. The RES Bill is a new act aimed at comprehensively regulating the sector of renewable energy sources (“RES”) which also…more

Offshore Wind, Poland, Power Grid, Renewable Energy

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Further development of the competition legislation in Kazakhstan

On 7 May 2015, amendments to certain legislative acts to improve Kazakhstan’s legislation on natural monopolies and regulated markets, competition and development of the transport infrastructure were published. The Law of the…more

Anti-Monopoly, Kazakhstan, Monopolization, Stocks

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Three African regional economic blocs take major step towards forging a trans-Africa free trade zone

On June 10, 2015, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) agreed to expedite their efforts to unite into a single,…more

Africa, COMESA, Foreign Investment, Free Trade Zone, GDP

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Dentons conference on “Investing in Africa: Key sectors”

Dentons organized a conference entitled “Investing in Africa: Key sectors” at the MEDEF (the largest employer federation in France) conference hall in Paris. Partners from Dentons and professionals with experience in Africa…more

Africa, Carbon Emissions, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Coal-Fired Plants

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New Integrity Framework - Changes to Canada's Integrity Rules for Procurement

On July 3, 2015, the Government of Canada introduced a new “Integrity Regime” for procurement and real property transactions to overhaul the former Integrity Framework.i The Integrity Regime consists of the Public Works and…more

Canada, Canadian Integrity Regime, Federal Contractors, Prime Contractor, Public Procurement Policies

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Insurance Policy Interpreted In Officers’ Favour

In certain circumstances, directors and officers may find that their claims for indemnification under a directors’ and officers’ insurance policy have been denied by the insurance company as a result of various exclusions…more

Canada, Exclusionary Clauses, Indemnification, Indemnity Insurance

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Three African regional economic blocs take major step towards forging a trans-Africa free trade zone

On June 10, 2015, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) agreed to expedite their efforts to unite into a single,…more

Africa, COMESA, Foreign Investment, Free Trade Zone, GDP

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New Scotland Bill – tax implications

The UK Government has published draft legislation on devolving certain tax matters to Scotland (the Bill). It intends that the draft legislation should implement the terms of the devolution agreement made in November 2014…more

HMRC, Income Taxes, Primary Residence, Scotland, UK

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act - When will the insolvency-related provisions come into force?

Following Parliamentary approval in March 2015, there has been a level of uncertainty around the implementation timeline for certain company law and insolvency provisions. In particular, many of the changes to the Insolvency Act…more

Commercial Bankruptcy, Creditors, Insolvency, Liquidation, Small Business

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The Canadian Retail Report

Our Canadian Retail Report provides you with practical content to keep you current on developments that affect retailers in Canada. In this issue, Timothy M. Banks, the Canadian lead for our Privacy and Security practice,…more

Advertising, AODA, Behavioral Advertising, Canada, Data Protection

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UAE trademark law update

UAE Cabinet Decision No. 9 of 2015 (the Decision) has doubled the official fees for registering trademarks with the Ministry of Economy's trademark office (TMO) in the UAE. The Decision, which takes effect from 29 May 2015,…more

Filing Fees, Trademarks, UAE

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Bill 42: Towards a central portal in labour and employment

On April 15, 2015, the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity tabled Bill 42 in the Québec National Assembly. The Bill is titled, An Act to group the Commission de l'équité salariale, the Commission des normes du…more

Arbitration, Canada, Construction Industry, Harassment, Labour Tribunal

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Practical Guidance on Writing an Outsourcing Policy

Regulatory Requirements - For businesses that operate within the financially regulated sector, there are invariably detailed and often prescriptive rules that apply to outsourcing arrangements. These rules aim to ensure…more

EIOPA, EU, FCA, Financial Institutions, Insurance Industry

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CRA Rocks The Boat: Garber et al. v. The Queen

Readers who were tax practitioners in the mid-80s will well remember the luxury yacht tax shelters, which were sold in 1984, 1985 and 1986 and which were one of the most popular tax shelters of that period. Many of us had…more

Canada, Income Taxes, Tax Shelters

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When The Multinational Meets The Private Family Business : 10 Key Issues For A Successful Negotiation Of An M & A Transaction Between The Two

The vast majority of business enterprises worldwide are “family run”, or purely private entities, where operational management and ownership reside in or are controlled by the same individuals. On the other hand, often…more

Closely Held Businesses, Corporate Culture, Multinationals, Negotiations, Valuation

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Proposed Rule Creates Challenges for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

On June 1, 2015, the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published its proposed rule on Medicaid managed care (CMS-2390-P). As noted in our three earlier advisories, which provided an overview of the proposed…more

Affordable Care Act, CMS, Disabilities, HCBS Waivers, Healthcare

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Reauthorization of GSP may allow refund of two years of import duties

On June 29, 2015, almost two years after it was allowed to lapse, President Obama renewed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program. GSP allows duty-free imports into the United States of qualifying goods from…more

Customs and Border Protection, Duty Free, GSP Regime, Imports, Obama Administration

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IREG Update

State insurance commissioners take on price optimization - To date, four states—California, Florida, Maryland and Ohio—have issued formal bulletins and memoranda, prohibiting the practice of “price optimization” by property…more

Auto Insurance, Big Data, Casualty Insurance, Department of Insurance, Discrimination

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Focus on Real Estate - November 2012

In This Issue: - 1 Case Comment: Southcott Estates Inc. v. Toronto Catholic District School Board - 2 Why Landlords Should Think Twice Before Terminating - 3 That’s Unreasonable! Where’s My Consent? - 4 Emphytheusis…more

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Alberta Announces More Stringent GHG Emission Regulations and Climate Change Policy Review Panel

In her first major policy announcement since taking office six weeks ago, Alberta’s Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips announced on June 25, 2015 that Alberta’s primary GHG regulation will be renewed and updated…more

Carbon Emissions, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Coal-Fired Generation, Energy Sector

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SEC proposed rule would require new "pay versus performance" table in proxy statements

As public companies navigate the 2015 proxy season, a potential change to executive compensation disclosure is on the horizon. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed new rules to implement the…more

CD&A, Corporate Officers, Dodd-Frank, Executive Compensation, Pay-for-Performance

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Lean Times May Call For Lien Measures – What You Need To Know About Miners’ Liens In Northern Canada

Given the present economic climate of falling metal prices and depressed equity markets for mining companies, many owners and operators of mines are experiencing cash flow and working capital shortages. As a result, contractors…more

Canada, Liens, Mining

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Lawful advocacy: Contractor compliance with federal campaign contribution requirements

Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the ban in US law on contributions to federal political candidates and parties by individuals performing contracts with the federal government. Although this…more

Campaign Contributions, Citizens United, Federal Contractors, Government Contractors, PACs

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Bill 42: Towards a central portal in labour and employment

On April 15, 2015, the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity tabled Bill 42 in the Québec National Assembly. The Bill is titled, An Act to group the Commission de l'équité salariale, the Commission des normes du…more

Arbitration, Canada, Construction Industry, Harassment, Labour Tribunal

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Focus on Real Estate - November 2012

In This Issue: - 1 Case Comment: Southcott Estates Inc. v. Toronto Catholic District School Board - 2 Why Landlords Should Think Twice Before Terminating - 3 That’s Unreasonable! Where’s My Consent? - 4 Emphytheusis…more

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Case Bulletin: R v Karigar, 2014 ONSC 3093

For the first time in Canada, an individual has been sentenced to jail time for bribing a foreign public official. The three-year penitentiary sentence was handed down by the Ontario Court of Justice under the Corruption of…more

Anti-Corruption, Bribery, Canada, CFPOA, Corruption

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Ontario Jury Awards Ex-Employee $1.4 Million For Mistreatment By Former Manager

In a cautionary tale for employers, a jury in Windsor, Ontario awarded $1.4 million in damages to a former Wal-Mart employee who alleged that she had been constructively dismissed after being subjected to intentional infliction…more

Harassment, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Intentional Torts, Punitive Damages, Termination

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Corporate antitrust compliance systems – changes initiated by FAS Russia

On July 8, 2015, the Presidium of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS Russia) provisionally approved the idea of changes to the RF Law on Protection of Competition that would introduce the concept of a “system of…more

Antitrust Provisions, Chief Compliance Officers, Competition, Ethics, Proposed Amendments

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Focus On Intellectual Property (IP) - March 2012: Counterfeiter’s Beware – Canada Introduces New Law To Deal With Counterfeit And Pirated Products

In This Issue: - Counterfeiter’s Beware – Canada Introduces New Law to Deal with Counterfeit and Pirated Products - A “Sign” of Things to Come – How Bill C-56 Will Change Canadian Trade-Mark Law - Excerpt…more

ACTA, Combating Counterfeit Products Act, Counterfeiting, Customs, Trademarks

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Promise Delivered, Details to Follow...

The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the Act) was proclaimed in force by the Government of Canada on June 1, 2015. As a result, Canada has joined the ranks of the EU, UK and US in promoting transparency and…more

Canada, Energy Sector, EU, Financial Reporting, Mineral Extraction

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EMIR Pensions Exemption

EMIR: Pension funds have been granted a further two-year exemption from central clearing requirements, but what difference does it make in practice? - The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) came into force…more

Counterparties, Derivatives, EMIR, EU, Exemptions

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Why You Should Think About An Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

With anti-corruption enforcement intensifying around the world, companies (particularly those operating in regions where corrupt practices are widespread) are implementing and reviewing anti-corruption programs to ensure…more

Anti-Corruption, Compliance, Risk Management

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Federal Court Of Appeal Deals A Blow To The Canada Revenue Agency: Full Disclosure Must Be Made On Ex Parte Applications

On February 21, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeal released two decisions related to the obligations of the Minister of National Revenue when making ex parte applications under subsection 231.2(3) of the Income Tax Act (the…more

Appeals, CRA, Disclosure Requirements, Ex Parte, Income Tax Act

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Employers beware—US Department of Labor issues a shot across the bow to those using independent contractors

Does your business engage independent contractors? If so, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the US Department of Labor (DOL) is putting you on notice that your business may be in the agency’s cross hairs. In a 15-page…more

Administrative Interpretation, Classification, DOL, Employee Definition, FLSA

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“Zero tolerance” policy on drugs in workplace upheld by human rights tribunal where employee did not have “marijuana card”

An employee who smoked marijuana on the job without legal and medical authorization was not discriminated against when dismissed under his employer’s “zero tolerance” policy, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has held…more

Employment Policies, Hiring & Firing, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, OHSA

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International Dealers and Issuers Offering Securities to Canadian Investors – New Developments in “Canadian Wrapper Exemptions”: Navigate with Care

On March 23, 2015, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) adopted BC Instrument 51-512 – Certain Private Placements (BCI 51-512), which provides certain disclosure exemptions in the case of securities offered to…more

British Columbia Securities Commission, Canada, Cross-Border, Disclosure, Issuer Exemption

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Polish CIT exemption applies also to special Cypriot funds managed by a corporate body

In a recent Polish Supreme Administrative Court’s award it was confirmed that a non-UCITS fund should benefit from the Polish CIT exemption for investment funds, even if their corporate manager is contracted. The award removes…more

AIFM, EEA, EU, Investment Funds, Poland

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#Monkey-Selfie

The dispute between Wikipedia and the British photographer David Slater recently reported in various news outlets is not new. It is actually the continuation of a dispute that began in July 2011 between the UK based Caters News…more

Copyright, Photographs, Wikipedia

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Amendment to the Polish Labor Code - changes to fixed-term contracts

The last version of a bill concerning amendment to the Labor Code has just been accepted by the Parliament. The new regulation shall enter into force 6 months after its adoption, i.e., probably in the first quarter of next year…more

Contract Term, Contract Terms, Employment Contract, Labor Code, Poland

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For biosimilars in the US, Interchangeability with the Innovator Reference Product is the goal, but there is still much work to be done

During the BIO 2015 Convention in Philadelphia, there were several sessions directed to biosimilars. Biologic medicines now account for about one-third of annual drug approvals in the US (according to the Pharmaceutical Research…more

Biosimilars, Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Professional Conferences

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On the Radar Screen: the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014

As we reported in a previous blog post that can be found here, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 makes some significant changes to several Ontario statutes.  The legislation received Royal Assent on…more

Canada, Employer Mandates, Joint Employers, Minimum Wage, New Legislation

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act - Corporate restructuring and insolvency changes come into effect

Four important changes to the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA86) will come into force this week (26 May 2015). They do so without transitional provisions and so will apply automatically to existing corporate insolvency proceedings…more

Commercial Bankruptcy, Creditors, Insolvency, Small Business, Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act

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Kyiv Employment Alert (Ukrainian)

According to the requirements of an article of the Labour Code of Ukraine (the “Labour Code”), commencing from 1 January 2015 an employee cannot be permitted to a work place without having entered into an employment arrangement…more

Employment Contract, Hiring & Firing, Labour Code

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ISS Adopts Updates To Canadian Corporate Governance Policy For 2014

Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) has adopted updates to its Canadian Corporate Governance Policy (“CCGP”), which will take effect for shareholder meetings held on or after February 1, 2014. ISS is a leading and…more

Canada, Corporate Governance, ISS, Shareholders

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Oh Canada - Significant Developments In Canadian Energy: February 2013

In This Issue: - Oil Sands News - East Coast News - West Coast News - Canadian Arctic News - Alternative Energy News - On the Horizon - Abbreviations - Excerpt from Oil Sands News: Enbridge…more

Canada, Energy Exploration, Licenses, Pipelines, Renewable Energy

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IREG Update - July 2015

Provider-Sponsored Carriers - A new trend in the provision and financing of health care is the forming of health carriers by health systems and provider groups. This trend follows the emphasis on managing health care with…more

ACOs, Affordable Care Act, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Insurance Industry

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No lounging about – use of a Community Trade Mark (CTM) in only one member state may result in revocation

In a decision which appears inconsistent with the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Leno Merken, the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC) has found that use of a CTM in only one member…more

CJEU, Community Trademark, EU, IPEC, Member State

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Entry into force of the RES Bill

On 4 May 2015 the Act of 20 February 2015 on renewable energy sources (the “RES Bill”) enters into force. The RES Bill is a new act aimed at comprehensively regulating the sector of renewable energy sources (“RES”) which also…more

Offshore Wind, Poland, Power Grid, Renewable Energy

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Voluntary Global Standard For Occupational Health And Safety Coming Soon

In August, the International Organization for Standardization(“ISO”), the world’s largest global developer of voluntary international standards, approved the creation of a project committee who will develop an international…more

Canada, ISOs, OHSA, Safety Precautions

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Ninth Circuit Lowers Public Disclosure Bar

In a reversal of 23-year-old precedent, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled en banc in two consolidated cases that a False Claims Act (FCA) (31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq.) relator may qualify as an “original source”…more

Affordable Care Act, Appeals, Case Consolidation, False Claims Act, Medicare

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No lounging about – use of a Community Trade Mark (CTM) in only one member state may result in revocation

In a decision which appears inconsistent with the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Leno Merken, the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC) has found that use of a CTM in only one member…more

CJEU, Community Trademark, EU, IPEC, Member State

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Milestone Law amending Feed-In Tariff in Ukraine

On June 4, 2015, the Ukrainian parliament adopted Draft Law on Introduction of Changes to Certain Laws of Ukraine with respect to Securing Competitive Conditions for Production of Electricity from Alternative Energy Sources, No…more

Electricity, Energy Sector, Feed-in-Tariffs, Renewable Energy, Tariffs

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Ninth Circuit Lowers Public Disclosure Bar

In a reversal of 23-year-old precedent, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled en banc in two consolidated cases that a False Claims Act (FCA) (31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq.) relator may qualify as an “original source”…more

Affordable Care Act, Appeals, Case Consolidation, False Claims Act, Medicare

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Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar – February 19, 2015

On February 19, 2015, at the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar CRA representatives provided an update on two topics: 1) online CRA e-services, and 2) Regulation 102 and Regulation 105 waivers for…more

Canada, Canadian Revenue Agency, Professional Development

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Software import substitution: recent news

In support of Russian software developers when executing public (state or municipal) procurement, the Federal Law N 188-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law ‘On Information, Information Technologies and Protection of…more

Federal Contractors, Procurement Guidelines, Russia, Software, Software Developers

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New UAE Commercial Companies Law - Debt Capital Markets

On 31 March 2015, the new Federal Law (No. 2 of 2015) concerning Commercial Companies (the NCCL) was issued and published in Federal Gazette No. 577 in the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) (the Official Gazette). The NCCL comes…more

Bonds, Capital Markets, Financial Markets, Securities, Stocks

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The Benefits Of Filing A Quick 101-Based CBM Petition

Are you being inundated with charges of infringing business method patents? Are you currently in litigation with a business method patent? Do the settlement amounts exceed your litigation expenses? If so, you should consider…more

Alice Corporation, Patent Infringement, Patent Litigation, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Patents

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BP Canada: CRA Entitled to Tax Accrual Working Papers

In BP Canada Energy Company v. Minister of National Revenue (2015 FC 714), the Minister brought an application pursuant to subsection 231.7(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Act”) before the Federal Court of…more

Audits, BP, Canada, Canadian Revenue Agency, Corporate Taxes

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Oh Canada - Significant Developments In Canadian Energy: February 2013

In This Issue: - Oil Sands News - East Coast News - West Coast News - Canadian Arctic News - Alternative Energy News - On the Horizon - Abbreviations - Excerpt from Oil Sands News: Enbridge…more

Canada, Energy Exploration, Licenses, Pipelines, Renewable Energy

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Tax Topics - March 21, 2013: "You Can't Always Get What You Want (But If You Try Sometimes, You Might Get What You Need)"

Originally Published in CCH Canadian Ltd. on March 21, 2013. One might think that it would go without saying, but obviously not, that the Tax Court of Canada is neither a court of equity nor a section 96 court. That is,…more

Canada, CRA, Income Taxes, Tax Assessment

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Update regarding BE-10 report of US Direct Investment Abroad - Submission deadline extended to June 30, 2015, for "new" filers

On November 20, 2014, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issued its final rule regarding the requirement for US companies with investments via affiliates abroad to participate in the quinquennial…more

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Welcome Tax Measures Announced at the PDAC 2015 Convention

On Sunday March 1, 2015, the Honourable Joe Oliver, Federal Minister of Finance addressed the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (“PDAC”) at the annual PDAC Convention in Toronto and announced certain proposals aimed…more

Canada, Corporate Taxes, Exploration and Production Assets, Investors, Mining

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What the Government Expects to Find in an Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

Similar to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement generally, the federal government has expanded what it expects to find in an anti-corruption compliance program. U.S.-connected companies operating internationally face…more

Anti-Corruption, Chief Compliance Officers, Code of Conduct, Compliance, DOJ

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The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2013: Arbitral Jurisdiction in Canada: Recent Decisions

Overview - Any consideration of arbitral jurisdiction in Canada must proceed within the governing legislative framework. Legislation in each Canadian province and territory, as well as federal legislation, directs how and…more

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Final Risk Retention Rules: Impact on RMBS

The following is a brief memo outlining the impact of the final risk retention rules on the securitization of residential mortgage loans. Overview - In October 2014, the final Credit Risk Retention rules were adopted…more

ABS, CFPB, Cross-Border Transactions, Dodd-Frank, EHRI

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IREG Update

Cybersecurity and the Insurance industry - Cybersecurity is quickly emerging as a top policy issue for insurance regulators. Speaking at a Dow Jones Risk & Compliance forum last week, on April 21, 2015, New York…more

Annuities, Broker-Dealer, Cybersecurity, Elizabeth Warren, Financial Institutions

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#Monkey-Selfie

The dispute between Wikipedia and the British photographer David Slater recently reported in various news outlets is not new. It is actually the continuation of a dispute that began in July 2011 between the UK based Caters News…more

Copyright, Photographs, Wikipedia

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Commission sends Statement of Objections to BSkyB and film studios

On 23 July 2015, the European Commission (the "Commission") sent a Statement of Objections to BSkyB and six major studios: Disney, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros (the "Film…more

Breach of Competition Law, Digital Media, Entertainment Industry, EU, European Commission

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FCA's Competition Law Concurrency Guidance

Since 1 April 2015, the UK financial services community has awaited with some trepidation the use by the FCA of its new "concurrent competition law powers". These enable the FCA to investigate and sanction companies for…more

Competition, Competition Authorities, Consultation, EURIBOR, Financial Conduct Authority

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New provisions for secured creditors in the Spanish Insolvency Act

A new milestone has been reached in the reform process of the Spanish Insolvency Act. On 25 May, the draft bill of the Law 9/2015, of urgent measures in insolvency proceedings, has finally been enacted as law. The new rule…more

Distressed Debt, Insolvency, Pending Legislation, Spain

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Court Limits Plaintiff’s Ability to Access Corporate Documents in Securities Class Action

In Mask v. Silvercorp Metals Inc. released on July 18, 2014, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered whether a plaintiff seeking leave to commence a secondary market liability action under the Securities Act is…more

Canada, Class Action, Confidential Documents, Ontario Securities Act

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Lawful advocacy: Contractor compliance with federal campaign contribution requirements

Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the ban in US law on contributions to federal political candidates and parties by individuals performing contracts with the federal government. Although this…more

Campaign Contributions, Citizens United, Federal Contractors, Government Contractors, PACs

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New Scotland Bill – tax implications

The UK Government has published draft legislation on devolving certain tax matters to Scotland (the Bill). It intends that the draft legislation should implement the terms of the devolution agreement made in November 2014…more

HMRC, Income Taxes, Primary Residence, Scotland, UK

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Balancing the Budget …and Balancing Copyright

The Government of Canada’s Budget Plan for 2015 proposes various measures within the expected areas of tax relief, job creation and economic growth measures.  It also includes a very unexpected proposal to extend the copyright…more

Audio Recording, Canada, Federal Budget, Music, Music Industry

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2013, 6th Edition: Chapter 9: CANADA

1 The Legislative Framework of the Cartel Prohibition: 1.1 What is the legal basis and general nature of the cartel prohibition, e.g. is it civil and/or criminal? The legal basis of cartel prohibition in Canada is…more

Cartels, Competition, Sanctions, Whistleblowers

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Ontario pension plan sponsors: it’s time to look at your SIPPs

Employers that provide registered pension plans to their Ontario employees should review their Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures (“SIPPs”) within the next few months. New Ontario SIPP requirements are coming into…more

Employee Benefits, Ontario, Pensions, Reporting Requirements, Wage and Hour

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Upcoming Employment Standards Blitz – Precarious Employment

Beginning in May 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Labour will begin a province-wide employment standards workplace inspection blitz targeting the janitorial, security, business services, fitness and recreation centres, amusement,…more

Canada, Employer Liability Issues, Ministry of Labour, Strategic Enforcement Plan

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Private equity transactions in the UK: the essential differences from the US market

A US private equity fund seeking to acquire a target in the UK will soon notice a number of differences from the US market. It is important to be aware of these differences if you are competing against UK private equity houses…more

Acquisitions, Antitrust Provisions, Chapter 11, Equity Financing, MACs

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Competition News June 2015 International French

The French Competition Authority departs substantially from its method for calculating fines in the poultry cartel cases - In its poultry cartel decision of May 6, 2015, the French Competition Authority was forced to bend…more

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SCC Clarifies Law on Admissibility of Expert Evidence

The Supreme Court has released its decision in White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton (2015 SCC 23) in which it considered whether the standards for admissibility of expert evidence should take into account the…more

Canada, Evidence, Expert Witness, Impartiality, Supreme Court of Canada

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Ninth Circuit Lowers Public Disclosure Bar

In a reversal of 23-year-old precedent, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled en banc in two consolidated cases that a False Claims Act (FCA) (31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq.) relator may qualify as an “original source”…more

Affordable Care Act, Appeals, Case Consolidation, False Claims Act, Medicare

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OAS Chapter 15 decision sheds new light on cross-border insolvency practice, but may add complexity to financial institutions' global credit risk management

In an interesting decision with important implications for both Chapter 15 practice and financial institutions’ global credit risk analyses, a US Chapter 15 court (the “Court”) granted recognition of a number of Brazilian…more

Austria, Basel III, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chapter 15

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Polish CIT exemption applies also to special Cypriot funds managed by a corporate body

In a recent Polish Supreme Administrative Court’s award it was confirmed that a non-UCITS fund should benefit from the Polish CIT exemption for investment funds, even if their corporate manager is contracted. The award removes…more

AIFM, EEA, EU, Investment Funds, Poland

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Prince v ACE: Extra-Territorial Effect Of U.S. Tax Laws?

Should a Canadian court exercise its jurisdiction to hear a class action lawsuit against Air Canada for improperly collecting U.S. travel taxes on ticket purchases in Canada and on air travel in Canada?…more

Canada, Extraterritoriality Rules, Foreign Jurisdictions, International Tax Issues, Jurisdiction

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Not Quite An Eye For An Eye – Judge Rules That Employee’s “Kick In The Butt” Excuses Co-Worker’s Punch In The Mouth

Does a “kick in the butt” excuse a punch in the mouth? That was the question facing the Court in the recent case of Li v Furguson, 2013 CanLII 91746 (Ont. Sm. Cl. Ct.). Peng Li and Winston Furguson worked in the shipping…more

Battery, Employer Liability Issues, Workplace Violence

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Joint working group launches pilot project for the privatization of State-owned agricultural enterprises (Ukrainian)

According to the information published on the official web-site of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the State Property Fund of Ukraine and the Fund for Innovations…more

Agricultural Land, Cattle, Farms, Livestock Protocol, Ukraine

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Trustee Exemption Clauses: Redundant Or Required? By Archie J. Rabinowitz, B.A., L.L.B.*

1. Introduction - Many testamentary instruments include clauses which are intended to relieve trustees from liability in the execution of their duties. Such exemption clauses, as they will be referred to in this paper, take…more

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MiFID 2: Third-country firms

The MiFID 2 package takes effect (with a few exceptions) from 3 January 2017. We still await key technical measures. Following ESMA's discussion, consultation and advice papers last year, it has now started to publish final…more

Compliance, EBA, EEA, ESMA, FATF

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Consumer Rights Act 2015 Implementation in October 2015 - Do your consumer contracts have potentially unfair terms?

In this article, written for Compliance Monitor, Nicholas Ralph of Dentons looks at how the unfair terms provisions of the CRA may impact financial services firms. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA), which received Royal…more

Consumer Financial Contracts, Consumer Financial Products, Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Industry, UK

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April 1, 2015: New Working at Heights Training Requirements on Construction Projects

Falls from heights are one of the leading causes of critical injuries and fatalities in Ontario workplaces according to the Ministry of Labour. As a result, beginning April 1, 2015, employers in Ontario must ensure that workers…more

Canada, Construction Industry, Construction Site, Construction Workers, Contractors

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Private equity transactions in the UK: the essential differences from the US market

A US private equity fund seeking to acquire a target in the UK will soon notice a number of differences from the US market. It is important to be aware of these differences if you are competing against UK private equity houses…more

Acquisitions, Antitrust Provisions, Chapter 11, Equity Financing, MACs

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When is enough, enough? Managing difficult employees in the human rights context

Not surprisingly, employers seek to hire individuals who will perform the duties of their job diligently, honestly and faithfully. Unfortunately, instances can occur where employers find themselves facing an unmotivated and/or…more

Disability, Employment Policies, Hiring & Firing, Human Rights, PTO

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The Canadian Retail Report

Our Canadian Retail Report provides you with practical content to keep you current on developments that affect retailers in Canada. In this issue, Timothy M. Banks, the Canadian lead for our Privacy and Security practice,…more

Advertising, AODA, Behavioral Advertising, Canada, Data Protection

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"Responsible Energy Development Act – A Sea Change In Energy Project Regulation? Stay Tuned", Focus On Energy, January 2013

On October 24, 2012, the Alberta Minister of Energy introduced Bill 2 – the Responsible Energy Development Act (“Responsible Energy Act”) in the Alberta Legislature. On November 21, 2012, Bill 2 passed third reading and was…more

Environmental Policies, Oil & Gas, Oil Sands, Responsible Energy Act

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New UAE Commercial Companies Law - Debt Capital Markets

On 31 March 2015, the new Federal Law (No. 2 of 2015) concerning Commercial Companies (the NCCL) was issued and published in Federal Gazette No. 577 in the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) (the Official Gazette). The NCCL comes…more

Bonds, Capital Markets, Financial Markets, Securities, Stocks

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MATS attack: Supreme Court reversal of EPA's Air Toxics Rule signals difficulties ahead

On June 29, 2015, the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, reversed and remanded to the DC Circuit EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule (MATS). Michigan v. EPA, No. 14-46. MATS is a signature regulation of the Obama…more

Air Pollution, Clean Air Act, Clean Power Plan, Coal Industry, Coal-Fired Generation

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Information on recent amendments to Russian migration rules

Federal Law No 199-FZ on Amendments to Articles 18.10 and 18.15 of the Administrative Penal Code and the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation of June 29.06.2015 (the “Amendment Law”) was…more

Foreign Workers, Hiring & Firing, Passports

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MiFID 2: Third-country firms

The MiFID 2 package takes effect (with a few exceptions) from 3 January 2017. We still await key technical measures. Following ESMA's discussion, consultation and advice papers last year, it has now started to publish final…more

Compliance, EBA, EEA, ESMA, FATF

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Important Changes to Offerings to Existing Security Holders and Rights Offerings and their Impact on the Mining Sector in Canada

Two important developments were announced today that affect how Canadian reporting issuers can raise capital from their existing security holders: - The Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) announced the introduction of…more

Canada, Issuers, Mining, Offerings

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Start-up Crowdfunding Exemption Adopted In Certain Canadian Jurisdictions

The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) and securities regulators of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (the “participating jurisdictions”), announced on May 14, 2015, the…more

Canada, Canadian Securities Administration, Crowdfunding, Financial Statements, Investors

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Theratechnologies Inc. V. 12185 Canada Inc: Supreme Court Of Canada Raises The Bar For Obtaining Leave To Bring Secondary Market Securities Class Actions

In Theratechnologies inc. v. 12185 Canada inc., the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that requirements that plaintiffs demonstrate that their claims have been brought in good faith and have a reasonable chance of succeeding are…more

Canada, Class Action, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Secondary Markets, Securities

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Employing foreign workers in Israel

Immigration for non-citizens into Israel is governed by the Entry into Israel Law (1952). Since the 1990’s, hundreds of thousands of immigrant workers have come to Israel to be employed in various capacities as temporary…more

Agricultural Workers, Construction Industry, Foreign Workers, Healthcare, Hiring & Firing

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Legislative Alert: Bill S-4, an Act to amend Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) passed in House of Commons.

On June 18, 2015, Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act was passed by Canada’s House of Commons vote. Bill S-4 was previously passed by Canada’s Senate. The Digital Privacy Act includes important amendments to the Personal…more

Canada, Compliance, Cybersecurity, Data Collection, Data Protection

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Income tax consequences of US visas

Newcomers to the United States on temporary visas may be unpleasantly surprised at the income tax consequences. A little advance planning with tax and immigration professionals can go a long way towards mitigating income taxes…more

Earned Income Tax, Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Hiring & Firing, Income Taxes

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Slicing Pie - Review

Many start-ups use equity to compensate key employees and to fund early stage activities…more

Entrepreneurs, Financing, Private Equity, Startups

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Cancellation of licenses of entities controlled by persons from the Russian Federation - Risks connected with licensed economic activities in Ukraine of companies with Russian capital/control

On 28 June 2015 the Law of Ukraine "On Licensing of Types of Economic Activity" dated 2 March 2015 (hereinafter - the "Law") entered into effect. In particular, the Law provides the grounds for cancellation of licenses held…more

Foreign Corporations, License Suspensions, Russia, Ukraine

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Focus On Competition, Antitrust And Foreign Investment - January 2013: "Investment Canada And Competition Law – 2012 In Review and Outlook for 2013"

In This Issue: - Investment Canada ..State-Owned Enterprises Under Scrutiny - Competition Act ..Mergers ..Cartels And Bid-Rigging ..Price Maintenance ..Abuse Of Dominance ..Competition Bureau…more

Abuse of Dominance, Bid Rigging, Cartels, Competition Act, Investment Canada Act

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Are your sponsorship and hospitality controls enough to satisfy the FCPA? Maybe not

On May 20, 2015, the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) settled an administrative proceeding with global mining /commodities producer BHP Billiton, resolving allegations that the company violated the books and records and…more

Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption, BHP Billiton, Bribery, Cease and Desist Orders

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Canadian securities regulators reach consensus on more target-friendly take-over bid legislation

The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) have announced that they intend to publish a new proposal for changes to the regulation of take-over bids, replacing the two alternative proposals published for comment in March…more

AMF Authorization, Canada, Canadian Securities Administration, Financial Regulatory Reform, Takeover Bids

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Focus on Securities|Corporate Finance - March 2013: Ontario Court Decision Highlights Importance Of Termination Rights In Bought Deal Letters

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Stetson Oil & Gas Ltd. v. Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. highlights the importance of including termination rights in bought deal letters and other engagement letters used in…more

Bought Deal Letters, Termination Clauses, Underwriting Agreements

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The Oman Update - The Official Gazette 1103

Ministerial Decisions - Ministry of Sports Affairs - Ministerial Decision No. 152/2015 - Amending some provisions of the regulations on honouring sporting achievers (Ministerial Decision…more

Industrial Space, Liquidation, Manufacturers, Oman, Sports

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IREG Update

With the rise of the so-called "sharing economy" comes a rise in risks to participants of all kinds, and to the companies that provide platforms for such "sharing." Over the last few years, the insurance risks evident in the…more

AirBnB, Auto Insurance, Craigslist, eBay, Insurance Industry

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No lounging about – use of a Community Trade Mark (CTM) in only one member state may result in revocation

In a decision which appears inconsistent with the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Leno Merken, the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC) has found that use of a CTM in only one member…more

CJEU, Community Trademark, EU, IPEC, Member State

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Europe under Review: Part 8 of 8 – Individual Rights

This week we look at the last topic in our series of “back to data privacy basics”: individual rights. Rights of individuals at the heart of data protection - As we have seen over this series, the protection of…more

Data Protection, EU, EU Data Protection Laws, Internet, Right to Be Forgotten

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Changes to the regulation of pharmaceutical business in Kazakhstan: implications for pharmaceutical companies

A significant number of amendments have been introduced to the Healthcare Code* of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 6 April 2015 by the adoption of the Law On Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Certain Legal Acts of the…more

Advertising, Healthcare, Kazakhstan, Labeling, Medical Devices

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Fixed term contracts in Poland—material changes in law coming soon

A major change in Polish labor law is imminent. In essence, Parliament is seeking to eliminate some differences in protection enjoyed by employees on indefinite term contracts and those working on fixed term contracts…more

Employment Contract, EU, European Court of Justice, Fixed-Term Labor Contracts, Hiring & Firing

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Proposed Rule Creates Challenges for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

On June 1, 2015, the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published its proposed rule on Medicaid managed care (CMS-2390-P). As noted in our three earlier advisories, which provided an overview of the proposed…more

Affordable Care Act, CMS, Disabilities, HCBS Waivers, Healthcare

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