October 14, 2014 — Martin Lord was elected vice-president of the Association de planification fiscale et financière at the latest annual general meeting, held on October 8.
As I mentioned last week, I had the good fortune to attend the LMA’s 2014 Leadership Conference, which was a whirlwind of sessions and networking. I was able to meet some great people, and really get down to brass tacks for planning for next year (LOTS of exciting things to come!).
But in among the planning and networking, we also had a couple of leadership sessions, which were incredibly valuable. I took away some great information, that I hope to be able to incorporate both in my work with the LMA as well as with my clients (ILN Specialty Groups, I’m looking at you).
On 8 October 2014 the long-awaited appeal decision of the Full Federal Court inAustralian Buildings Systems (in liq) v Commissioner of Taxation confirmed that receivers and liquidators are not personally liable for post-appointment tax payable from funds received by them in the absence of a tax assessment. Thus the Commissioner’s appeal from the judgement of Logan J was dismissed. In fact the majority decision goes further than this and places a question mark over whether liquidators can ever be personally liable for a post-appointment tax liability. The decision will require the ATO to rethink draft taxation determinations TD 2012/D6 and TD 2012/D7. More…
Welcome to the Work Health and Safety Legislative and Case Law Update for quarter three 2014. This briefing tracks significant legislative and case law changes which have occurred between 1 July 2014 to 30 September 2014 which may affect your business.
AUSTRAC has announced proposed changes to the annual reporting regime for reporting entities.
Recap: who is a reporting entity?
Reporting entities are subject to the AML/CTF Act. Reporting entities include people who provide financial accommodation in the course of carrying on a business (designated services). Some of the most common designated services include making a loan in the course of carrying on a business of making loans, and opening an account as an ADI account provider. More…
Lawyer Jan E. Frydman blogs about the five points that must be considered to succeed with the regulatory aspects of T-TIP.
Link to the blog on British American Business (BAB)
Healthcare Fraud and Abuse is an ever growing problem. The Federal government has taken several steps in its enforcement efforts to cut down on health care fraud. It is estimated that health care fraud costs the United States about $80 billion per year. And it continues to rise in an alarming manner, as total U.S. health care spending continues to rise, currently topping $2.7 trillion.
At the Firm’s 33rd Annual Labor and Employment Client Briefing, Lauri Rasnick and John Fullerton spoke on the financial services industry panel about the impact of increased compliance obligations on the employment relationship and developments in the areas of applicant screening, whistleblower complaints, internal investigations, and diversity and inclusion.
Here are a few takeaways from that session:
Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners is the only Polish law firm to be awarded in the prestigious Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2014 ranking
Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners is the only Polish law firm to be awarded in the prestigious Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2014 ranking. More…
I had not intended my post concerning women speakers being featured at EBG’s Client Briefing to be the first of a two-part series. But, after my post appeared, I was hit with two reminders about just how unusual our business-as-usual lineup of speakers actually was. They are both worth sharing.
First, I found Denise Graveline (@NoWomenSpeakers), who follows tweets about conferences with no or few women speakers—and also, apparently, conferences where women speakers are included. Denise retweeted my post about the three influential women featured at the briefing. (Thanks again, Denise!)