By Martijn Kouffeld
The Dutch VAT legislation limits the right to deduct input
VAT with respect to certain goods and services that are principally for the
personal benefit of staff. The legislation essentially concerns the following
On June 14, 2010, the Executive Office of the President
released a proposed law intended to "modernize" the existing statute governing authorial
and connected rights in Brazil,
Federal Law No. 9.610 of 1998 (hereinafter, "the Copyright...
By: Heidi Salow | Erik Vollebregt
In November 2009, the European
Parliament amended the 2003 Privacy and Electronic Communications
("e-Privacy") Directive. These revisions have caused considerable
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By Louis M. Solomon
First Investment Corp of the
Marshall Islands v. Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, Ltd. et al. , Civil Action No. 09-3663 (E.D. La. June 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], addresses the interesting international...
The Canada Consumer Product Safety
Act ("CCPSA"), which received Royal Assent on December 15, 2010, came
into force on June 20, 2011. Health Canada is responsible for administering the
CCPSA, which replaces Schedule I of Canada's...
issue features the following articles:
Direct Investment | State Council Promulgates Regulations on the
Administration of Registrations by Resident Representative Offices of
| State Council Modifies...
By Louis M.
v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al. , 03-cv-1197 (RCL) (D.D.C. Mar. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], provides a recent example of how
choice of law can inform and in some respects determine...
On 14 December 2010, the European Commission (the " Commission ")
adopted a new suite of rules governing co-operation between actual or potential
competitors, consisting of (i) guidelines on the applicability of EU
competition law to horizontal...
By Louis M. Solomon
No Specific or General Jurisdiction Over Non-U.S. Affiliates of Goodyear
Last year's end-of-Term Supreme Court international practice case, Morrison
v. National Australia Bank, No. 08-1191 (S. Ct. June 2010...
First Reports Due in June 2011
On April 1, 2011, a new reporting requirement for chemicals came into effect
in Japan. This new requirement originated in the 2009 amendment to Japan's
chemical control law and requires that companies...
I was recently browsing through discussions and postings
on LinkedIn groups and found an interesting article that I would like to share
with you. It was posted on FizzLaw group's bulletin, a group dedicated to
providing small businesses with access...
By Louis M. Solomon
We have previously posted on the Magistrate
Judge's rejection of Fabrice Tourre's discovery requests concerning Germany
in SEC v. Goldman Sachs & Co. and Fabrice Tourre , 10 Civ. 3229
(S.D.N.Y.) [( Motion for judgment...
by Dr. Fang Ye
This article, written by a partner at a Shanghai, China, law firm, covers eminent domain powers and real property rights in China. It discusses the public interest requirement in land-taking laws in China, the exercise of eminent domain...
We need your vote to help us win the 2nd Annual Stay Classy
Awards' "Most Effective Awareness Campaign" in New York City. The
Award will provide us with much needed funds to further our Campaign and its
Starting October 9th...
When I saw there was a press release from the UK's Ministry
of Justice, I was expecting an announcement of what it meant for a commercial
organization to have "adequate procedures" to prevent bribery. That being the
only affirmative defense...
Subject turned over to Rwandan authorities on
international arrest warrant
CHICAGO - An alleged human rights violator, wanted by
Rwandan authorities on charges he committed crimes against humanity during the
1994 genocide, was deported to Rwanda...
The Foreign, Comparative and International Law-Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2011 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. The FCIL Schaffer Grant for the...
High levels of fraud by trademark
agencies and applicants have prompted the PRC Trademark Office (TMO) to
impose new requirements for both domestic and foreign parties filing
trademark applications, oppositions, non-use cancellations, renewals and...
On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed into law the
“Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act” (the “HIRE Act”). The HIRE Act included
the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) which enacts new information
Against the backdrop of a huge amount of domestic
liquidity from both state-owned and non-state enterprises, the launch of the
long-awaited Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) in Shenzhen at the end of 2009 and
the continued growth of private equity investment...
& Co . published results at the beginning of the year that evidenced
company executives do not feel the company strategies will lead to success. A
staggering 52% of those surveyed were of this opinion. The full survey and
results can be found...
By Rosa Margarita Santacruz
A few months ago, the Colombian government, by law 1343
of 2009, had approved the "Treaty on the Law of Trademarks" and
"Regulation" 1994-TLT" (adopted on October 27, 1994,
With the end of the 30 November 2010 registration
deadline under REACH for high volume and high risk substances, there is now
available in Europe an unprecedented level of information about the hazards and
risks associated with chemicals. The information...
The United Kingdom's new laws for Web cookies and e-commerce come into force on
Thursday, 26 May 2011.
The new laws were announced in April
after a consultation in which Duane Morris participated. The consultation was
triggered by a new European...