Wine tasting (and wine drinking, in general) has experienced a renaissance in recent years in the U.S. When you think of wine, you may inevitably think of regions of France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, and Germany, as well as Napa Valley in the U.S. But what about New York? A better question might be why not New York?
Monthly Archives: July 2014
As I’m still out on holidays, I’m bringing you a fabulous guest post today from my friend, Chris Kirby, President of PCT Solutions.
Over the more than 15 years I’ve been coaching and/or training attorneys and other professionals, perhaps the most consistent reason for not marketing is, “I don’t have time.” Whether the client is a monsoon maker or someone who is still looking forward to his first origination credit, they never seem to have time for business development.
In most situations, it’s clear when a charitable gift takes effect. But in cases where the donor places a condition or restriction on a gift, it can be more difficult to determine when the gift became effective. This was the issue before the British Columbia Court of Appeal in its recently released decision Norman Estate v. Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada. In the case, the Court had to decide whether a conditional gift made to a registered charity was an inter vivos gift (meaning it took effect during the lifetime of the donors) or whether it was testamentary in nature (meaning the gift was only effective on the death of the donors).
Canadian Cooperative Securities Regulator Gains Ground: Saskatchewan and New Brunswick join Ontario and British Columbia
On July 9, 2014, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick signed an agreement to participate with British Columbia, Ontario and the federal government to establish the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System, a common, self-funded securities regulator for participating jurisdictions in Canada. Together, the four participating provinces represent approximately 55% of the Canadian market capitalization1. This new regulator is scheduled to commence operations in Fall 2015, and draft legislation relating to this regulator is expected to be published by August 29, 20142.
We’re excited to announce this month’s Firm of the Month, McDonald Hopkins LLC of Ohio!
Gadens is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Hudson as a Partner in its Corporate Advisory Group in Melbourne. Joining the firm from Hunt & Hunt, where he was involved in the Customs, Trade and Transport practice for the last 10 years, Andrew specialises in all aspects relating to international trade, as well as international relations and corporate and commercial law.
“We are thrilled with Andrew’s decision to join Gadens. He is a well-respected leader in his field, and has worked and advised on many defining cases in international trade in Australia and globally. Andrew has also been a key player in policy and law reform for customs and trade issues. His appointment further strengthens our growing Corporate Advisory practice and profile, and provides our international clients with an enhanced offering”, says Grant Scott-Hayward, Gadens’ Melbourne Chief Executive Officer. More…
The Union Budget 2014-15 was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Parliament on July 10, 2014. Here are some of the key highlights of the Budget relating to the education sector and to foreign direct investments in India:
Education – Waiver of Service Tax Exemption:
In terms of the recently enforced Companies Act, 2013 (“CA13”), read with the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014, listed public companies and certain unlisted public companies are required to appoint independent directors in accordance with CA13 (please refer to our newsletter of May 19, 2014).
An ‘independent director’ in relation to a company, means a director other than a (i) managing director, or a (ii) whole-time director, or a (iii) nominee director:
Earlier this year, the Canadian government introduced the most significant changes in 50 years to the Trade-marks Act by way of an Omnibus Budget Implementation Bill (Bill C-31, Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1). While many of these changes are purely technical, several will have direct bearing on how you must manage your trademarks or how your competitors may challenge your use of certain distinctive elements of your firm’s image.