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Vasil Kisil & Partners successfully represented the interests of Hongyang Metal Industry, an international investor into the manganese ore industry in Ukraine, in economic courts in land disputes with the prosecutor.
Topics: TerraLex Members,
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Under the recent decision, a defendant may be held liable for discriminating against a protected group without any evidence of intent or motivation to discriminate. Rather, disparate impact arises when a plaintiff proves that a neutral policy results in a disparate, negative impact on the protected group. Plaintiffs typically attempt to prove such impacts by showing statistical disparities in situations involving arbitrary policies that perpetuate segregation or discriminatory effects
Topics: Administrative Law,
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In this article, the authors discuss proposed regulations by the Treasury and the IRS interpreting the active insurance exception under the passive foreign investment company (PFIC) rules.
Topics: Taxation,
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The Federal Communications Commission has enacted major changes and clarifications to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. Approved on a contentious 3-2 vote by the FCC commissioners, the FCC released its Declaratory Ruling and Order (FCC 15-72) formally stating its interpretation of numerous provisions of TCPA.
Topics: Commercial Transactions and Finance / Consumer Transactions, Communications Law / Media Law,
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According to the most recent estimates, the quantity of goods carried by containers has risen from around 100 million metric tons in 1980 to about 1.5 billion metric tons in 2012. Out of these numbers, one container in every 11 that is engaged in global trade is either bound for or originates in the United States, accounting for nine percent of worldwide container traffic.With these numbers growing steadily during the past 15 years...
Topics: Taxation,
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The CFPB indicated that new technology supporting payment systems must be secure, transparent, accessible, affordable to consumers, and have robust consumer protections. The CFPB guidelines reflect the intent of the CFPB to extend its supervisory authority more aggressively in the payments industry, particularly with respect to non-bank entities.
Topics: Commercial Transactions and Finance / Consumer Transactions, Cyberspace Law / E-Commerce / Internet Law,
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The overarching reason for the lack of case law in China is political: the interpretation of laws and regulations is generally reserved to the bureaucracies that made them and others who are responsible for enforcing them. The courts thus have little say in the matter.
Topics: Administrative Law,
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We live in a multi-jurisdictional world where cross border marriages, international employment and the acquisition of foreign property are becoming increasingly common. However, whilst it is becoming more common for people to have international aspects to their private lives, this has the potential to complicate the administration of their estate on death.
Topics: Taxation,
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A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit sends a strong message to health care providers regarding compliance with the Stark Law. On July 2, 2015, after a decade of litigation, the Court upheld a $237 million False Claims Act decision against Tuomey Healthcare System in Sumter, S.C.
Topics: Biotechnology / Health Law,
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The Court’s holding reiterates that the scope of a plan fiduciary’s obligations includes not only the duty to prudently select the investment funds made available to participants in an ERISA-covered plan but also the duty to monitor such funds on an ongoing basis.
Topics: Employment / Labor Law,
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