FG Düsseldorf: Demolition of inherited family home may retrospectively give rise to estate tax

The demolition of your parent’s home post-inheritance may lead to a retrospective loss of tax-exempt status. That was the verdict of the Finanzgericht (FG) Düsseldorf – the Fiscal Court of Düsseldorf – in a judgment from January 8, 2020 (Az.: 4 K 3120/18 Erb).   Children who inherit real estate from their parents can receive […]

Michael RainerManaging Partner, MTR Rechtsanwälte

Charltons Responds to HKEX Consultation on Main Board Profit Requirement on behalf of 10 sponsor firms

Charltons responded on 11 January 2021 to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Consultation Paper: The Main Board Profit Requirement (summarised here) on behalf of a group of 10 Hong Kong sponsor firms who are concerned that the proposals to raise the profit requirement for listing by either 150% or 200% will leave many Hong Kong […]

Clinton MorrowPartner, Charltons

Human Services Operators: Don’t Apologize for Making a Profit

Human services providers are the unsung heroes of our communities. Most didn’t seek out this career; we somehow fell into it. And yet we then became directors, CEOs, and owners of companies. This was often because of a personal experience, sometimes concerning a friend or family member. For this reason, most people who run human […]

Rachel BoyntonManaging Director, Vertess

Hong Kong’s Breastfeeding Discrimination Law – What Should Employers and Employees Know?

In a significant advancement towards inclusiveness, the amendment to the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (“SDO”) prohibiting breastfeeding discrimination (“Amendment”) will come into force on 19 June 2021. We have summarized the key legal implications of the Amendment and key takeaways for employers. Applicability The protection against breastfeeding discrimination applies to a woman: Who is breastfeeding a […]

Nick GallSenior Partner, Gall Solicitors

President-Elect Biden Announces Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his Choice for Secretary of Labor

On January 7, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden announced his much-awaited choice for nominee to serve as Secretary of Labor, selecting Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.  Mayor Walsh made his mark as a labor leader, ultimately heading the Building and Construction Trades Council from 2011 to 2013.   Mr. Walsh was also a full-time legislator, serving in the Massachusetts […]

Kara MacielFounding Partner, Conn Maciel Carey

Announcing Conn Maciel Carey’s 2021 Labor and Employment Webinar Series

The legal landscape facing employers seems as difficult to navigate as it has ever been.  Keeping track of the ever-changing patchwork of federal, state and local laws governing the workplace may often seem like a full-time job whether you are a human resources professional, in-house attorney or  business owner.  Change appears to be the one […]

Kara MacielFounding Partner, Conn Maciel Carey


As mentioned in our last Cannabis Update dated November 20, 2020, finally on January 12, 2021, Mexico issued the Regulations to the General Health Law regarding the Sanitary Control for the Production, Research and Medical Use of Cannabis and its derivatives (the “Regulations”). The General Health Law was amended in June 2017 precisely to regulate […]

Juan Daniel Rodriguez CardosoPartner, Rodríguez Rueda, S.C.