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Generating few headlines, but frequently posing interesting legal and policy questions are the private suits that follow governmental action. These putative class actions often mimic the SEC’s or DOJ’s announcements and filings, seeking to slipstream in the government’s wake to a large disgorgement award, and an equally handsome attorney’s fee. Slipstreaming, however, has its risks and this article will discuss several fact-specific pleading and substantive hurdles that may be...
Topics: Litigation (Civil, Business and Commercial), Capital Markets / Securities Law / Commodity Trading,
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The following article gives a sector by sector overview of a trade deal signed in principle between Canada and the European Union. Though the agreement is not anticipated to be in force for at least two years, the scope of the agreement is extensive and most tariffs between the two entities are to be phased out over a period of time.
Topics: Trade Law / Trade Regulation,
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The following article gives a brief overview of proposed changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act which will be of importance to those planning any future immigration to Canada and/or Canadian or international businesses reliant upon significant number of foreign workers planning on immigrating to Canada and subsequently becoming Canadian citizens.
Topics: Immigration / Visas / Work Permits,
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From 12 March 2014, there will be significant changes to privacy law in Australia. These changes include a new unified set of 13 'Australian Privacy Principles' (APPs) which will regulate the handling of personal information and have implications for organisations which disclose personal information overseas.
Topics: Privacy / Use of Personal Information,
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Foreign investors often arrive in Russia through companies incorporated in places like the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Cyprus and Switzerland, which are high up the list of the most popular jurisdictions in Russia. These companies are often created with a view to investing or are designed to finance other group companies. Though the above countries, of course, fall outside the definition of ‘offshore’ jurisdictions, such structures could also be affected by measures for the ‘deoffshorization’...
Topics: Taxation,
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The expression ‘Liquidated Damages’ is not per se defined under the Indian Contract Act. It is given in the relevant Sections - 73 and 74. The article discusses the various issues that invariably arise concerning a provision/term in the contract on ‘Liquidated Damages’ (“LD”). The first and foremost being “if the whole of the LD provided in the contract is recoverable by the aggrieved party without proving the actual losses suffered by it.”
Topics: Litigation (Civil, Business and Commercial), Contracts / Agency,
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All operators in the financial services sector around the world have heard about FATCA and are all concerned about the scope of FATCA and how to become FATCA compliant, whether they are required to register and report directly to the US Internal Revenue Service and/or to their own government. Mauritius signed on 27 December 2013 an Intergovernmental Agreement with the US; this move is another convincing step towards asserting itself as being a sound...
Topics: Taxation,
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"The High Court of England and Wales granted six major film companies blocking orders to stop the UK's six main internet service providers accessing websites which offered a non-authorised portal to a large range of television programmes and films".
Topics: Cyberspace Law / E-Commerce / Internet Law, Intellectual Property,
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Any companies intending to invest in the mining sector in Venezuela must take the applicable legal system into account before commencing operations in the country, so that they can weigh the tax impact of their proposed investments as well as the legal actions available to them in case disputes should arise with the country. This is important for purposes of protecting their investments in the country, guaranteeing unrestricted transfer of their investment and profits....
Topics: Environmental Law / Protected Species, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Taxation, Energy and Natural Resources Law,
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As more companies embrace the bring your own device model, the old adage “what’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine” is proving more accurate than some in-house counsel might want – especially when it comes to the possession and ownership of electronically stored information).
Topics: Information Technology / Computer Law, Litigation (Civil, Business and Commercial), Cyberspace Law / E-Commerce / Internet Law,
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