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On April 8, 2015, the Energy Regulatory Commission issued the general administrative provisions establishing the terms to submit information concerning specific aspects of power generation projects, as well as the application format for electricity generation permits, aimed to establish the general terms and conditions on which obligations of submission of information before the Energy Regulatory Commission will be met. The referred provisions...
Topics: Energy and Natural Resources Law,
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In this article, the authors discuss the ongoing saga over Colorado’s use tax reporting laws in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl (DMA), in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ordered a full briefing on the Comity Doctrine and the Commerce Clause on April 13. The outcome of this case could have broad implications for states and taxpayers seeking to apply constitutional nexus limitations to state taxation.
Topics: Taxation,
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Employers often erroneously assume that a contractual provision which stipulates choice of law (meaning which law will apply to the interpretation of the agreement) is determinative of jurisdiction. A recent Canadian employment law decision confirms that jurisdiction is in fact distinct from choice of law. As a result there may be an ability to challenge an attempt to proceed on jurisdiction notwithstanding the fact that the applicable law chosen in the agreement is where one party...
Topics: Litigation (Civil, Business and Commercial), Commercial Transactions and Finance / Consumer Transactions, Employment / Labor Law, Finance & Banking,
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Mauritius strengthens its position as the ideal platform for investment in Africa following the coming into operation of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements and Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements with the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Topics: Taxation,
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Many U.S.-based hotel brands are seeking growth opportunities abroad, particularly in emerging markets locations. Such opportunities may come in the form of development of new hotels or in the rebranding of existing hotels. This article examines some of the major issues that a hotel owner, investor or developer outside of the U.S. may encounter in negotiating a management or franchise deal for its hotel project with a U.S. hotel brand.
Topics: Hospitality Industry / Hotel and Resort Services,
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Taxpayers engaged in oil-drilling services in Mexico face adverse tax consequences after an unfavourable ruling by the Mexican Supreme Court, which establishes a lower percentage for the deduction of rigs and other related fixed assets used for providing oil-drilling services. After being questioned by the Mexican tax authorities...
Topics: Taxation,
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Workplace policies are often used by employers as a flexible tool for outlining employment processes or benefits available to employees. It is vital that employers be aware of the potential risk and consequences of workplace policies being incorporated into employment contracts and how this can be avoided.
Topics: Employment / Labor Law,
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Peanut Butter. Cantaloupe. Ice cream. What do these seemingly disparate foods have in common? They have all been the source of an outbreak of food poisoning in the United States over the last decade. Over the next several months, the FDA will be releasing a series of new regulations that will represent a seismic shift towards prevention in the regulation of food safety. This article summarizes the seven major new regulations and other related developments.
Topics: Administrative Law,
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The Supreme Court’s decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman received much attention when it was published in January 2014 because it established a clearer, stricter standard for finding that a non-resident is “at home” in a state for purposes of general, or all-purpose, jurisdiction. In all but the “exceptional” case, “at home” means the defendant’s state of incorporation or its principal place of business. A survey of lower court decisions in the sixteen months since Daimler confirms that...
Topics: Litigation (Civil, Business and Commercial),
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ATLANTA and WASHINGTON (June 4, 2015)—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that 14 practice areas and 63 attorneys have been ranked in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 United States, a comprehensive survey of legal service providers. For more than 20 years, the series has provided feedback on law firms from more than 100 countries.
Topics: TerraLex Members,
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