License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
AN INTRODUCTION TO AUSTRALIA -
Australia is a federation comprised of six states and two territories. The federal government, based in the capital city of Canberra, is known as the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia...more
Canada has a vibrant Internet community. Because of the great expansion of the Internet in Canadian homes and businesses, Canada and its provinces have, in recent years, regulated Internet activity and...more
SECURITIES REGULATION -
The principal stated purpose of Canadian securities legislation is to preserve the integrity of capital markets and to protect the investing public. In Canada, there is not yet federal...more
In 2011, the IRS sought to regulate tax return preparers, and issued regulations that required “registered tax return preparers” to pass a competency test, a tax compliance check, and a suitability check. They would also have...more
The late professor Joseph Sax once wrote about California that “they don’t do groundwater,” referring to the absence of a statewide scheme for the permitting and regulation of groundwater. It is true that there is no...more
On April 30, 2014, Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") warned major players in the broadband cable and telecommunications industry that the FCC is willing to resort to reclassifying...more
Ed. Note-Today we have a guest post from Daphne Holmes.
Anyone who deals with FCPA compliance – or with any other federal, global, or local laws and regulations – is acutely aware that compliance and ethics are two...more
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) met for its Spring National Meeting in Orlando, Florida from March 29 through April 1. Typical for the first national meeting of the year, much activity was focused...more
Domestic Chinese private equity managers should take notice of new provisional regulations requiring registration of domestic Chinese private equity managers and filings with the Asset Management Association of China...more
This Reed Smith client alert looks at the UK government’s response to the independent review of the regulation of cosmetic interventions in the UK.
The key issues In recent years, cosmetic procedures have become widely...more
As a service to our healthcare clients, the following is provided as a brief summary of regulatory changes published in the New Jersey Register during March 2014. This summary is provided for informational purposes only and...more
In This Report:
- Resurgence of Redlining Scrutiny
- Diversity, a New Requirement
- Revisiting Red Flags
- Know Before Your Owe
- Questions About ATR and QM
- MRCG Meeting – February 20,...more
In a letter to all FINRA member firms (the “FINRA Priorities Letter”), FINRA set forth its regulatory and examination priorities for 2014, highlighting significant risks and issues that could adversely affect investors and...more
Cyber bullying might be better prevented as a consequence of the self-regulatory code whose draft version is now subject to a consultation run by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development....more
On Wednesday, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to close its docket on ?electricity deregulation, based on concerns over the constitutionality of a deregulated electricity ?market in Arizona. The issue had been...more
Senator yesterday. Lobbyist today.
Representative yesterday. CEO today.
Cabinet level appointee yesterday. Bank Chairperson today.
Government Agency Director yesterday. Law firm senior partner today.
The White House's Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), and leading ad networks including Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and AOL have created self-regulatory...more
Under federal and state wage-and-hour laws, tipped employees present unique compliance challenges for employers, particularly those in the restaurant and other service industries. Recent cases illustrate the potential risk....more
In This Issue:
- Europe’s First Subordinated Tier 2 Sukuk: Asya Sukuk Company Limited
- Amendments to the SCA Regulations in the UAE
- Regulation Key to Dubai Real Estate Strength
- Gulf Property Investors...more
In its latest Financial Stability Report, the FPC (a committee of the Bank of England) set out recommendations for the UK’s new regulator – the Prudential Regulation Authority – to improve the stability of the UK banking...more
On June 26, following long running negotiations, the Council of the EU announced a compromise with the European Parliament on the proposed MAR....more
Yesterday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued an Order, D.P.U. 11-11-E, that addresses several controversies that had arisen out of its Order, D.P.U. 11-11-C, issued last summer. Although the Order...more
Unique to Toronto, the Commercial List of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice was established in 1991 for the hearing of certain matters involving issues of commercial law. The Commercial List is made up of a team of judges...more
Over the past several years, businesses of all sizes have witnessed a proliferation of risks to their bottom lines, both from potential direct losses such as property damage and business interruption, and from potential...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and International.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
Clearly the leading news last week was the Supreme Court’s decision...more
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