Immigration Due Diligence: A Case Study for Corporate Lawyers and In-House Counsel

Julie Lessard, Olga Prygoda Corporate lawyers, in-house counsel, tax advisors and other experts involved in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, or other types of transactions are natural experts at due diligence process. However, the most overlooked area of due diligence may become the deal breaker. We are not talking about sales, capital, clientele, patents or brands, […]

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Off-payroll working rules mistakes now penalised

The private sector off-payroll working rules have been in place since April 2021, but for the first 12 months businesses have benefitted from HMRC’s relaxed stance on penalties. HMRC will now, however, penalise mistakes made in applying the rules. HMRC will charge penalties for any inaccuracies relating to the operation of the off-payroll working rules […]

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Ninth Circuit Continues to Write the Story of Employment Arbitration Agreements in California

For our readers who are following the ongoing battle over employer arbitration agreements in California, you have probably been following the legal battle over AB 51 (2019), which added section 432.6 to the California Labor Code. When AB 51 was first signed by the governor, we expected that it would be challenged based on preemption by the Federal […]

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Promoting a discount on “everything” is anticompetitive if key products are excluded

The statement “15 percent off everything” is anticompetitive when featured in advertising if key products are excluded. And adding an asterisk does not change this, according to Hamburg’s regional court, the Landgericht (LG) Hamburg. Generous discounts on “everything” are designed to entice consumers. Only on closer inspection does it become clear that the term “everything” […]

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Family and close relationship transactions –
Bright-line issues

A few weeks back, I briefly mentioned the release of PUB00351, a draft interpretation statement titled ‘Income tax – Application of the section CZ 39 bright-line test to certain family and close relationship transactions.’ The draft IS is a stark reminder of how draconian the bright-line rules can be, and that even transactions between close […]

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Read Delete: The World’s Most Liveable Cities

The World’s Most Liveable Cities Each year, The Economist publishes a ranking of the cities with the best living conditions. In 2022, the list was influenced not only by the Covid-19 pandemic but also the war in Ukraine, with Kyiv being removed from the survey and both Moscow and St Petersburg seeing a fall in their scores due […]

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BRS Organizes Seminar with PDLegal on Blockchain Investigations Asset Recovery of Cryptocurrencies

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet (BRS) organized a seminar with speakers from PDLegal LLC on “Introduction to Blockchain – Investigations and Asset Recovery of Cryptocurrencies”. It was presented by Gerard Quek, Partner and Chloe Jansiri, Associate at the BRS office on Wednesday 21 September 2022. Also, it was streamed as a webinar. The seminar covered the […]

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A family affair: for Ben Soldinger creative
accounting is in the blood – literally

When Ben Soldinger was just 13 years old his life’s ambition was to follow in his father’s footsteps. Larry Soldinger had a glamorous lifestyle,travelling to far flung corners of the earth and rubbing shoulders with ‘A’ list celebrities. He was everything a high school teenager aspired to be.“Dad was my hero; he still is,” Ben […]

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Register Now: Bill 96, Three Months Later

Join our multidisciplinary panel on October 5 or 6, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for a webinar on the real impact that the Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (Bill 96) has had on companies doing business in the province of Québec over the past three months. During these training […]

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What are the differences between Project Manager, Supervisor or Consultant in the construction sector under Romanian law?

Foreign investors in the real estate field in Romania contemplating construction or refurbishment often request legal advice in respect of their obligation to appoint a consultant or a project manager within the process of constructing a new building or refurbishing an existing structure.  They further request clarification regarding the differences between the definitions of project manager, supervisor […]

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BSP advising Cobham on cash acquisition of Ultra electronics Holdings plc

BSP, with a team led by Linda Harroch, Partner and Head of the Private Equity department, and composed of Francesco Del Pesce, Counsel, Grégoire Colson, Associate, and Joyce Soudry, Junior Associate, acted as Luxembourg counsel to Cobham Group on the acquisition of the entire share capital of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc, listed on the London […]

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