• Renewable energy tax incentives

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (the "Omnibus Bill") and the recently issued Notice 2016-31 have enacted further extensions of and modifications to the Production Tax Credit, Investment Tax Credit, and Bonus Depreciation. This legal update highlights the most significant aspects of Notice 2016-31 and...

    May 24, 2016

  • A global guide to whistleblowing laws

    The widespread introduction of legislation protecting the actions of ‘whistleblowers’, and increased public expectations of global corporate accountability, mean tha

    May 24, 2016

  • Stay recognition requirements for third country law financial arrangements

    From June 1, 2016, certain UK financial institutions (defined below) and members of their global group will be restricted from entering into, or materially amending, ‘financial arrangements’ governed by the laws of a ‘third country’ (being a country that is not an EU Member State) unless their counterparties enable them to meet a new, UK-specific, “stay recognition requirement”.

    May 23, 2016

  • Canada proposes to adopt BEPS recommendations

    Canada has been an active participant in the base erosion and profit shifting project, a project of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G20, for a number of years and has generally supported the OECD's action plan on base erosion and profit shifting.

    May 20, 2016

  • Pharma in brief - Federal Court releases new case-management guidelines for prohibition applications

    The Federal Court has introduced new guidelines for the case-management of prohibition applications under the Regulations.

    May 20, 2016

  • Troubled waters: Alberta oil and gas legislation frustrates the purposes of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

    The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has released its much anticipated decision in the receivership proceedings of Redwater Energy Corporation.

    May 20, 2016

  • Fees ruling prevents shoot first ask questions later

    Employers scored a win on Thursday, May 19, 2016, in a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that a business sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) need not prevail on the merits of a case to be eligible for an award of attorneys’ fees where the claim is frivolous, unreasonable or groundless. The decision will force the EEOC to better investigate and try to settle claims before running to court with a questionable case that is likely to be dismissed either on substantive or procedural grounds...

    May 20, 2016

  • Essential Corporate News – Week ending May 20, 2016

    Essential Corporate News, our weekly news service covering the latest developments in the UK corporate world.

    May 20, 2016

  • When is an expert an “expert”? Underwriters’ statutory liability for prospectus misrepresentation

    In LBP Holdings Ltd. v Allied Nevada Gold Corp., the Ontario Superior Court concluded that although underwriters may be sued for misrepresentations contained in a prospectus pursuant to s. 130 of the Ontario Securities Act

    May 19, 2016

  • Decreto Legge 3 maggio 2016 n. 59 – Dieci cose da sapere

    Il D.L. 59/2016 (il “Decreto”) ha introdotto una serie di misure finalizzate ad incentivare il finanziamento alle imprese e a ridurre i tempi e le formalità legate al recupero del credito. In particolare, gli articoli 1 e 2 del Decreto ampliano il quadro delle garanzie accessorie tipiche, disciplinando, rispettivamente, il “pegno mobiliare non possessorio” e il “patto marciano”.

    May 19, 2016

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