Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Lefèvre Pelletier & associés advises SOCOTEC in the acquisition of a 40% stake in Rincent BTP

SOCOTEC, the provider of risk management and performance enhancement services, continues its external growth strategy with success.

After its acquisition of a 100% stake in Ideation Techniques and TCP specialized in electrical equipment controls in December, SOCOTEC has just taken a 40% stake in Rincent BTP, a major public work player in measurement and testing. More…

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The controlled transactions, made in 2012, are to be reported to by 20 May 2013

The new Section V.1 of the Russian Tax Code, regulating transfer pricing issues came into force on 1 January 2012 (enacted by the Federal law dated 18.07.2011 N 227-FZ). The Article 105.16 of the Tax Code establishes the obligation of taxpayers to file notifications on controlled transactions, made during the calendar year (hereinafter – “Notification”). More…

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Report from Russia: Strengthening Government Control or Striving for Compliance with International Standards?

The Russian pharmaceutical market has been extensively developing over the past decade, largely influenced by foreign investments in this area of the country’s economy. It is currently one of the top 10 largest pharmaceutical markets in the world. At the same time, the Russian pharma market has witnessed stricter state regulation of pharmaceutical activity, generally defined as a certain restraining measure over uncontrolled pharma market growth. The escalation of state control within the industry is especially noticeable during the past two years. More…

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Royal Assent for Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has received Royal Assent.

According to the Government, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act aims to support long term growth through a range of measures, including:

  • making sure there is a link between directors’ pay and long-term company performance by giving shareholders of UK quoted companies binding votes on directors’ pay. Shareholders will now have the power to hold companies to account and companies will need to listen to what they say;
  • creating a better employment tribunal system by encouraging parties to come together to settle their dispute before an employment tribunal claim is lodged, through Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Services’ early conciliation and greater use of settlement agreements; and
  • closing a loophole in whistleblowing protections which will only allow individuals to whistleblow in matters of public interest. This prevents workers from making a whistleblowing claim at an employment tribunal for purely private matters such as problems with their own individual contract. It will also introduce greater protection for individuals from harassment when they blow the whistle at work.
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IICLE updates Condominium Law (Illinois) with chapters written by Allan Goldberg, Robert Taylor, and Daniel Schlade

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Allan Goldberg

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Robert Taylor

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Daniel Schlade

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partners Allan Goldberg, Robert J. Taylor, and Daniel I. Schlade provide updated chapters in the newly published Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (IICLE) Condominium Law in Illinois. Mr. Goldberg’s chapter is entitled “The Illinois Act and Condominium Titles,” Mr. Taylor’s chapter is “The Condominium Construction Finance,” and Mr. Schlade’s is “Local Condominium Ordinances.” On their website promoting the publication, IICLE notes that “Condominium law practice in Illinois has changed dramatically. Economic circumstances mean less emphasis on new developments and more emphasis on rescuing projects, dealing with associations connected with distressed developments, and selling halted projects and units in a depressed market. A chapter focusing entirely on distressed projects provides guidance on how to represent each of the major parties – developers, associations, and lenders – and gives strategies for rescuing projects and handling bankrupt associations. The authors, all expert practitioners in the field, provide creative solutions to demanding circumstances and plans for moving forward in both prosperous and challenging times.” IICLE is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the professional development of Illinois attorneys through Illinois-focused practice guidance.

To read more about the publication or order a copy, please click here.

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Robin Trupp writes for Horse Sport International on the legal guidelines for buyers and sellers of horses in Florida

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Robin Trupp

Arnstein & Lehr Tampa Partner Robin S. Trupp recently authored an article entitled “Deal or No Deal – Legal Guidelines for Buyers and Sellers” in Issue 2 of Horse Sport International, a premier publication for horse enthusiasts.

To read Mr. Trupp’s article, please click here.

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Justin Weisberg coordinates/presents at ABA Forum on the Construction Industry

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Justin Weisberg

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Justin L. Weisberg was a conference committee member for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, held April 25-27 in Dana Point, California. Justin was also asked to step in at the last minute to serve as a co-presenter on the topic “Responding to RFP’s.”

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Ronald Fieldstone to speak at fcp3 conference on EB-5 funding

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Ronald Fieldstone

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone is scheduled to speak at the May 16-17 Florida Council for Public Private Partnerships (FCP3) Spring Conference in Orlando.  Mr. Fieldstone is presenting the topic “EB-5 Financing.” The FCP3 provides educational content, case studies, relationship development and networking, and other programs to stimulate public/private partnerships in Florida and help its members start to do business with each other.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE conducted a competition law seminar for Bayer CropScience team in Latvia

Andra RubeneMāra StabulnieceMatīss Rostoks

On 29 April 2013 TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE conducted a competition law seminar for Bayer CropScience in Latvia on prohibited agreements, abuse of dominance and rights and obligations during a visit of the representatives of the Latvian Competition council. Bayer CropScience is one of the global leaders in crop protection and a significant division of Bayer AG.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE conducted a competition law seminar for Bayer CropScience team in Latvia

On 29 April 2013 TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE conducted a competition law seminar for Bayer CropScience in Latvia on prohibited agreements, abuse of dominance and rights and obligations during a visit of the representatives of the Latvian Competition council. Bayer CropScience is one of the global leaders in crop protection and a significant division of Bayer AG.

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