Monthly Archives: July 2011

Partner Robert E. McKenzie authors latest Forbes.com blog post

Robert E. McKenzie

Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie posted his most recent blog item July 15 on Forbes.com‘s “IRS Watch” Blog. In the post, entitled “100,000 Preparers Who Failed to Follow New Registration Rules Are a Danger to Public,” he discusses the Internal Revenue Service’s oversight program of the nation’s tax return preparation industry. Approximately 100,000 tax return preparers failed to follow new requirements. To read the full post, please click here.

Forbes.com‘s “IRS Watch” is a dream-team of tax controversy litigators and taxpayer advocates who are keeping watch on IRS positions and trends as influenced by regulatory changes, Congress and the Courts.

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Gadens Lawyers – Life Sciences Update

A more transparent Therapeutic Goods Administration?

By Jessica Kinny and Wendy Blacker of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

On 20 July 2011 the Australian Government released a report that could be the catalyst for greater transparency in the operation and regulation of the therapeutic goods industry.

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On Like Donkey Kong: S.B. 5 referendum officially set for November

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted officially certified that opponents of recently enacted changes to the Public Employees’ Collective Bargaining Law (popularly known as S.B. 5) had collected 915,456 valid signatures, easily surpassing the necessary legal requirements to place the issue on the 2011 November ballot.election_ballot_box_2.bmp

The most recent polling from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute indicates that 56% of respondents favored repeal, while 32% support keeping the law in place.  But the fight is far from over:  The same polling suggests that Ohioans support mandatory minimums on public employee health care and pension contributions and basing pay on merit rather than seniority by similarly strong majorities.  This polling data suggests that Ohioans may be generally leery of limiting public employees’ right to bargain over terms and conditions of employment, but support imposing certain conditions on all public employees.

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Ask Friday! The Social Media Tracking Edition

This week’s Ask Friday! takes a bit of a turn – I’m asking the questions this time!  Check out my video below to see what it is I want to know…

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Proposed New BCUC Rules for Electricity Supply Contracts

Today, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) released proposed new Rules for Electricity Energy Supply Contracts, which will affect all future electricity supply contracts (or electricity purchase agreements) to a public utility in British Columbia, unless otherwise exempted by law, regulation or order.

These new Rules will update the 1993 Rules on account of changes to the BC Utilities Commission Act and the Clean Energy Act.

The BCUC is seeking public comments on the new Rules, up to August 26, 2011.

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Doing Business in Russia 2011

Doing Business in Russia 2011

Lidings participated in the research conducted by Doing Business Project dedicated to analyzing the effectiveness of reforms in the sphere of regulating entrepreneurial activity in Russia.

Lidings Partner Andrey Zelenin who has headed for a long time the Enterprise Development Committee at the American Chambers of Commerce in Russia has become one of the 34 experts providing materials for the research and analysis of the regulations applying to the entrepreneurial activity in Russia in 2011.

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Corporate Breakout Session – Anti-Corruption Laws – UK Bribery Act

So far, we’ve re-capped Alishan Naqvee’s introduction to anti-corruption laws, and Stuart Gerson’s comments on the US’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Following Stuart’s presentation, the group heard from Charles Wander of Fladgate LLP, who spoke about the new UK Bribery Act.

Charles began by saying that he would give a brief overview of what’s coming on July 1, 2011 in the UK.  As he had mentioned during an earlier session, the firm has been doing some work on this with their clients, trying to understand what the issues might be.  As Stuart had said, this is going to be applied on a worldwide basis, so it will be applied to anyone with any kind of tenuous connection with the UK.  

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Funding options to capitalize your technology

Funding options to capitalize your technology
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Watch Our Live Webcast – Funding options to capitalize your technology

Watch Our Live Webcast – Funding options to capitalize your technology (Webcast – Outside Northeast Ohio)
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Sean Malloy was quoted in "Judge Approves Forum Liquidation," published by Business Journal Daily

McDonald Hopkins’ Member, Sean Malloy, was quoted in the July 2011 article, “Judge Approves Forum Liquidation,” published by Business Journal Daily.

http://business-journal.com/judge-approves-forum-liquidation-p19608-1.htm

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