Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tark Grunte Sutkiene represents Malinvest/Malsena plius in receiving the Latvian Competition Council’s merger permit for merger with AS Rīgas Dzirnavnieks

Andra RubeneMatīss Rostoks

Tark Grunte Sutkiene partner Andra Rubene and lawyer Matīss Rostoks represented UAB Malinvest (Amber Trust II SCA and UAB Malsena plius – one of the largest and most up-to-date grain processors in Lithuania – group company) in receiving the Latvian Competition Council’s (the Competition Council) merger permit to acquire decisive influence over AS Rīgas Dzirnavnieks. Tark Grunte Sutkiene drafted and filed the merger notification and represented UAB Malsena plius, Amber Trust II SCA group before the Competition Council during the merger clearance process that included drafting and negotiating the biding commitments.

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Tark Grunte Sutkiene represents Malinvest/Malsena plius in receiving the Latvian Competition Council’s merger permit for merger with AS Rīgas Dzirnavnieks

Andra RubeneMatīss Rostoks

Tark Grunte Sutkiene partner Andra Rubene and lawyer Matīss Rostoks represented UAB Malinvest (Amber Trust II SCA and UAB Malsena plius – one of the largest and most up-to-date grain processors in Lithuania – group company) in receiving the Latvian Competition Council’s (the Competition Council) merger permit to acquire decisive influence over AS Rīgas Dzirnavnieks. Tark Grunte Sutkiene drafted and filed the merger notification and represented UAB Malsena plius, Amber Trust II SCA group before the Competition Council during the merger clearance process that included drafting and negotiating the biding commitments.

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GALVESTON COUNTY RESURRECTS REMAPPING

Joe Nixon and Beirne, Maynard & Parsons were mentioned in this article discussing redistricting in Galveston County after the June Supreme Court decision voiding a section of the Voting Rights Act. Joe Nixon and other members of the firm worked with the county to redraw the districts. More…

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MOVES TO REDRAW DISTRICTS GAIN STEAM

Joe Nixon was quoted in this article discussing redistricting plans in Galveston County. Nixon serves as the county’s attorney in this matter. More…

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JUDGE SHARON KELLER PAYS $25,000, SETTLES ETHICS CASE

District Judge Orlinda Naranjo dismissed a suit between the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) and Sharon Keller, presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Joe Nixon, who served as Sharon Keller’s attorney, was quoted in this article discussing his client’s successful outcome in this matter. More…

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The Resource Extraction Rule Under The Dodd-Frank Act

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (US) was passed in July 2010, following the US financial crisis.  Its aim was to promote reform within financial institutions and improve accountability and transparency in the financial system generally.

Under section 1504 of the Act, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a new resource extraction rule, which required resource extraction issuers to file a new form on the SEC’s public database for its financial years ending after 30 September 2013.  The new form required detailed information on payments made by companies to US or foreign governments.  More…

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NSW Tribunal Reform: The Building Expert’s Next Business Opportunity?

From 1 January 2014, the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) will close its doors and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) will commence operation.   For (some) building experts, the change may present an opportunity for increased and more frequent expert consultation work.  Others may be left behind.

Building experts in the CTTT are most frequently, but not exclusively, seen in:

  • Home building
  • Retirement villages;
  • Strata and community schemes; and
  • Retail leases lists.

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New Supreme Court Rules about offers of compromise

The introduction of the Supreme Court (Chapter I Offers of Compromise Amendments) Rules 2013 (Vic) (Amendments) effective as of 1 September 2013 will provide clarity to practitioners as to whether costs should be mentioned as part of an offer of compromise. The Amendments will also provide practitioners with some certainty as to the status of pre-litigation offers when the Court makes a determination as to costs. More…

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Security for costs – Recent amendments to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005

Applications for security for costs form an integral part of any litigation strategy.  This is particularly the case where a lender is faced with a claim, or a cross-claim, by a former impecunious corporate customer.

A successful application has potential of avoiding protracted litigation which results in an overall saving of litigation costs. More…

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The viability of an SMSF for your client

This article was published in the September 2013 edition of SMSF Adviser magazine.

Introduction

Australian Taxation Office statistics show that as at March 2013 assets held in self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) had a combined value of approx. $496,204,000,000.  These assets are spread (not evenly) across approximately 500,000 funds – and the quantum of assets and number of funds continues to rise.[1]  It seems that everyone is ‘getting in on the act’.  But are superannuants entering the self-managed space with “eyes wide shut”? More…

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