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By Stephen Anway
On 25 June 2010, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted a revised version of its Arbitration Rules, which are widely used in ad hoc international arbitrations (i.e., international arbitrations not conducted under the purview of an institution or administering body).
By Frank Placenti, Ryan Kretschmer
Amidst the much-discussed and analyzed provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) lies a provision that may be overlooked even though it will impact many public companies.
Temporary expansion of “qualified tax-exempt obligation” (QTEO) provisions.
By Barry Pupkin
Responding to industry complaints, on January 30, 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a last-minute stay of contentious testing and certification requirements for children's products that were scheduled to take effect on February 10, 2009.
By Peter Vaines
HMRC have issued another batch of frequently asked questions and answers only a month after the last lot. It is a bit like “University Challenge.”
By Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.'s Immigration Practice Group
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), issued an interim rule revising the list of documents acceptable for the employment eligibility verification process.
By Squire, Sanders And Dempsey L.L.P.'s Tax Practice Group
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2009-10 on January 14, 2009, providing one-year extensions for two measures aimed at ameliorating the liquidity crunch and economic market crisis.
By Daniel Berick
On January 13, 2009 the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois entered its decision in “Young v. Goldman Sachs”, dismissing a putative class action brought by a shareholder of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in connection with last year's acquisition of Wrigley by Mars, Incorporated.
By Peter Vaines
HMRC have issued another list of Frequently Asked Questions. Many of these questions and answers are entirely straightforward and unremarkable, but the clarification of some points is extremely helpful.
By Daniel Roules
Given the global credit crunch and concerns regarding demand for China’s exports, the government recently announced an RMB4 trillion (US$585 billion) domestic infrastructure spending package designed to stabilize China’s economic growth rate.
By J. Lee Covington, Jordan Kroop
When faced with a distressed or troubled company, management, board members, regulators and other stakeholders will find themselves in the unfortunate situation of having to work together to determine the best course of action for the company.
By Alicia Choi
A decade ago in "State Street Bank & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group", the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion that has been widely perceived to encourage a substantial increase in patents directed to business methods and to software programs.
By Peter Vaines
Residence: IR20 Judicial Review It is well known that Mr Gaines-Cooper is challenging the refusal by HMRC to apply the practice set out in their booklet IR20 on residence. Mr Gaines-Cooper had taken the trouble to make sure that his visits to the United Kingdom were below the 91-day limit contained in IR20 – the terms of which had remained pretty much unchanged for decades – and he therefore considered that he should be regarded as nonresident.
By Barry Pupkin
Global beer conglomerate InBev, S.A. has announced that it received a request for additional information, or “Second Request,” from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) relating to its planned acquisition of Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
By Chris Hubbard, Diane Mills
If you are a multinational business with plans to employ a non-EU national to work in a UK-based branch of your company you may be unable to do so from November 2008 unless you have first registered with the UK Border Agency (UKBA) as a sponsor.
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