Monthly Archives: March 2017

Talking Tax – Issue 69

ATO guidance

Residency test for companies – central management and control

Australian business groups with overseas operations are reminded to take care following the outcome of the High Court decision in Bywater Investments Limited & Ors. v Commissioner of Taxation; Hua Wang Bank Berhad [2016] HCA 45, and the recent release of Draft Tax Ruling TR 2017/D2 by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

The draft ruling sets out the Commissioner of Taxation’s view on the application of the central management and control test for companies following the landmark High Court decision.

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Chambers and Partners Global 2017 – Lidings Keeps its Status of Top Dispute Resolution Law Firm in Russia

The results of an annual Chambers and Partners Global research analyzing the best law firms and lawyers around the world once again demonstrate Lidings’ high status among the top legal advisors in dispute resolution in Russia.

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ILN Today Post

Cross-Device Tracking and Consumer Protection: Is There More to the Story?

In 2017, we are seeing an explosion of online marketers engaging in cross-device targeting, where data is used to identify users on one device to serve ads to them on a different device. This enables advertisers to pinpoint their consumers as never before. Now, they can capitalize on key moments of a consumer’s purchasing journey to keep the consumer engaged and, more importantly, to piggyback on those purchases. For example, a consumer purchasing a department store dress on her laptop may be seamlessly served an ad for matching shoes on her smartphone only a few minutes later.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Awards, Testimonials & Reviews

We’re bringing you another great rainmaking recommendation today from expert and coach, Jaimie Field! Also, you’ll want to take advantage of her special offer for her “Blueprint for Rainmaking Success Bootcamp,” a six-week teleseminar series that begins this coming Monday – head here for more information.

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Marijuana in the Workplace: the Stakes are Getting Higher

If you’ve noticed a pungent aroma wafting in the Massachusetts breeze, chances are it is coming from marijuana use.

Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure to legalize recreational use and possession of marijuana on Nov. 8, 2016, and on Dec. 15 the law went into effect alongside the already-adopted medical marijuana scheme.

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nomao-saeki-63687The mattress business is a competitive one!  Trade-marks in the mattress business are valuable!

Sleep Country Canada Inc. is a major mattress retailer in Canada.  It is best known for its slogan “Why Buy a Mattress Anywhere Else?”.  It owns two Canadian trade-mark registrations for this slogan.  This trade-mark, together with its accompanying musical jingle, have been used by Sleep Country Canada in its promotional campaigns since 1994.  Those campaigns have included television, radio, print and digital adverting.  According to Sleep Country Canada, this slogan is and has been the cornerstone of its brand and marketing for its business.  The jingle was ranked as one of Canada’s 25 catchiest jingles and was inducted into the marketing Hall of Legends and the Retail Council of Canada Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Important amendments to Quebec’s Health Insurance Act: Here’s why you should take notice

By Benoît Chartier, from our Insurance Law Practice Group.

March 15, 2017 — For years now, the Health Insurance Act has required insurers to notify the Régie de l’assurance maladie when they began negotiating the settlement of a claim arising from an injury likely to entail the payment of insured services.

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ILN Firm of the Month – Salaberren & López-Sansón Abogados – Buenos Aires, Argentina


The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Salaberren & López-Sansón Abogados – Buenos Aires, Argentina!
SyLS is the leading legal & tax boutique in business law in Argentina. The cross-border approach of the Firm, the partners’ broad experience in assisting international clients, and a very personal and dynamic approach, are some of the main values of the Firm.

The Firm has a solid international client-base (including several worldwide leaders in the IT, industrial, food, agribusiness, infrastructure and energy businesses) providing fully “blended” Corporate, M&A and tax advice, including regulated industries.

SyLS’s partners are recognized as industry leaders by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and several other publications in their respective areas of practice.

Full descriptions of Salaberren & López-Sansón Abogados’ services, expertise, and lawyer profiles are available on their ILN profile.


C.K. Kwong
Sebastian López-Sansón

Telephone:  +54 11 5278 5285

ILN Specialty Groups: 
Energy, Real Estate, Tax Law
Peter Sit
Rafael Salaberren Dupont
Telephone: +5411-5278-5288
ILN Specialty Groups: 
Corporate, Energy, Real Estate
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ILN Today Post

J. Donald Wasil and Alexander Tachmes Lead $36M Hotel Deal

As recently reported in the Daily Business Review, Real Estate partners J. Donald Wasil and Alexander Tachmes assisted their client Hersha acquire the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove for $36 million. They guided a smooth transaction between Philadelphia-based Hersha and Miami-based hospitality group Gencom.

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Russell P. Hintze, Board Certified Tax Attorney, Joins Shutts & Bowen

MIAMI—Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that Russell P. Hintze has joined the firm’s  Orlando office as a partner in the Tax and International Law Practice Group.

Mr. Hintze is a board certified tax lawyer focusing his practice in the areas of joint ventures and transactional tax matters. He has extensive experience in general business tax planning, corporate tax, limited liability companies, partnerships, tax planning for real estate, and mergers and acquisitions.

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