Monthly Archives: June 2016

Voldgiftskendelse var gyldig og kunne ikke efterprøves

Domstolene er som et helt klart udgangspunkt afskåret fra at efterprøve en voldgiftskendelse. Dette udgangspunkt har Højesteret bekræftet i en dom afsagt den 28. januar 2016.

Der var mellem en dansk og en udenlandsk virksomhed indgået en distributionsaftale med en voldgiftsklausul. I forbindelse med aftalens ophør opstod uenigheder mellem parterne om forståelsen af aftalen, herunder om aftalen indeholdt bestemmelse om eksklusivitet, og som følge heraf blev der anlagt en voldgiftssag ved Voldgiftsinstituttet.

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Overgangsordningen for bedriftsinterne aldersgrenser opphorer 1. juli 2016

Regelen om bruk av aldersgrense i arbeidslivet ble endret fra 1. juli 2015, ved at aldersgrensen ble hevet til 72 år. Ved endringen ble det etablert en overgangsordningen for virksomheter som allerede hadde etablerte bedriftsinterne aldersgrenser lavere enn 70 år. Ordningen utløper den 1. juli 2016.

Loven åpner fremdeles for etablering av lavere aldersgrenser på nærmere angitte vilkår, som konsekvent og kjent praksis, samt etablering av en tilfredsstillende tjenestepensjonsordning.

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Lidings’ Partner Andrey Zelenin Selected by His Peers for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Russia Rating

Best Lawyers, an international legal directory annually identifying the most prominent lawyers around the world by analyzing their professional skills and achievements during the year, as well as their business reputation based on the feedback of peers from their respective jurisdictions, lists Lidings’ partner Andrey Zelenin as one of the best  lawyers in Russia in three key practice areas. Based on the results of the 2015 research, Andrey heading the firm’s dispute resolution practice is recommended in arbitration and mediation, litigation and corporate practice areas.

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Overseas E-Commerce Companies to be Subject to Tax Deductions

  1. The Equalisation Levy:

Overseas E-Commerce Companies (“OECs”) such as Facebook, Google and Amazon generate substantial revenues from Indian online advertisers through digital advertising. Since these OECs do not have a Permanent Establishment (“PE”)1 in India, the revenue they generate is not taxable in India.

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Jean-Marc Fortier quoted in Les Affaires

June 17, 2016 — “Le droit aérien s’adapte aux progrès technologiques”, a recent article in Les Affaires business weekly, quotes Jean-Marc Fortier on the 2012 termination of the activities of Aveos, an airplane maintenance facility. Jean-Marc is a regular advisor for Quebec’s aerospace industry.

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Week of June 13, 2016 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupIt’s a beautiful day here in the northeast, and we’ve got some great global content for you in our roundup from ILNToday. So grab a cup of coffee and check out this week’s top posts!

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Neighbours take High Hedge Dispute to Scottish Government

The High Hedges (Scotland) Act has been brought into use to help resolve a dispute between neighbours over the height of a hedge, reports the Telegraph.

The dispute is over a 34-ft hedge that belongs to Mr and Mrs MacRae, and divides their garden in Ballachuilish from that of their neighbours, Mr and Mrs MacLeod.

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Supreme Court: False Claims Act & Materiality Requirement

Stuart GersonThe U.S. Supreme Court has rendered a unanimous decision in the hotly-awaited False Claims Act case of Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar.  This case squarely presented the issue of whether liability may be based on the so-called “implied false certification” theory.  Universal Health Service’s (“UHS) problem originated when it was discovered that its contractor’s employees who were providing mental health services and medication were not actually licensed to do so. The relator and government alleged that UHS had filed false claims for payment because they did not disclose this fact and thus had impliedly certified that it was in compliance with all laws, regulations, etc.  The District Court granted UHS’s motion to dismiss because no regulation that was violated was a material condition of payment. The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reversed, holding that every submission of a claim implicitly represents regulatory compliance and that the regulations themselves provided conclusive evidence that compliance was a material condition of payment because the regulations expressly required facilities to adequately supervise staff as a condition of payment.

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Advertising Claim Substantiation: 5 out of 5 Readers Will Love this Article

20,679 physicians say Lucky Strike [cigarettes] are less irritating. It’s hard to imagine that a claim from a 1930s Lucky Strike ad survived today’s regulatory and class-action environment. Someone would take a shot at the ad: a competitor brand, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), or consumers.

But maybe we haven’t evolved all that much. Here is another number: advertising claim substantiation fails nearly three out of four times. This one is true. Looking at 68 consumer perception surveys deployed by brands and their challengers from 2006 to 2011, 71% were deemed unreliable by the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, which offers alternative dispute resolution for advertisers.

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PRORROGADO, NOVAMENTE, O PRAZO PARA INSCRIÇÃO NO CAR – CADASTRO AMBIENTAL RURAL

A inscrição no CAR foi prorrogada para 31 de dezembro de 2017, já tendo sido prevista na mesma norma a possibilidade de prorrogação do prazo por mais 1 ano, por ato do Chefe do Poder Executivo. Anteriormente, o prazo havia se encerrado no último 5 de maio, conforme nosso informativo de mesma data.

Tal prorrogação adveio com a Lei federal nº 13.295/16, promulgada na data de ontem (14/06/2016) e publicada hoje, com vigência imediata, por conversão da Medida Provisória nº 707, de 30 de dezembro de 2015.

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