Last week, it was reported that Myer has engaged leading insolvency specialist Mark Korda of KordaMentha to help its chairman negotiate with landlords.
Monthly Archives: April 2018
In yet another development on the fight to address the opioid epidemic, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday, April 17th that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) amending the controlled substance quota requirements in 21 C.F.R. Part 1303. The Proposed Rule was published in the Federal Register yesterday and seeks to limit manufacturers’ annual production of opioids in certain circumstances to “strengthen controls over diversion of controlled substances” and to “make other improvements in the quota management regulatory system for the production, manufacturing, and procurement of controlled substances.”
When dealing with government policies, guidelines and contracts, one is often faced with the question of the nature of these policies, directions and contracts. For instance, do the codes and guidelines issued by different departments of the Government of India or the contracts entered into by public bodies fall in the realm of public law and therefore enforceable by judicial intervention or are they simply executive instructions subject to deviations? Are they statutory in nature or simply advisory?
While digital currencies in recent months have experienced more ups and downs than a fiddler’s elbow, AUSTRAC has powered ahead in bringing in its new regulations for digital currency exchange (DCE) providers (see our previous article).
Draft law on imposing sanctions on the USA and (or) other foreign countries has been introduced to State Duma
On April 13, 2018 the draft law (hereinafter – the “Draft law”)1 imposing measures (countermeasures) in response to the hostile acts of the USA and (or) other foreign countries has been introduced to State Duma by both State Duma’s chairman and parliamentary leaders.
Many real estate transactions, whether involving sales, financing, or leasing, involve title insurance. This form of insurance is significantly different from property and liability insurance policies, such as in how they are obtained and negotiated. Here are some questions and answers about title insurance that might not be asked frequently enough.
On April 11, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released their 40th Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report (“HSR Report”) detailing merger enforcement activity in fiscal year 2017 (covering October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017). According to the HSR Report, despite the annual increase in reporting thresholds, there were 2,052 reportable transactions in 2017, representing a 12 percent increase over fiscal year 2016. Almost 5 percent of those transactions were in the health services industry.
An appeal brought by property investment and development business Property Alliance Group Limited (PAG) in its long-running case against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal. PAG was refused permission to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, which brings to an end the first civil proceedings involving allegations of LIBOR manipulation to reach trial.
Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The Benefits of Creating Your Legal Brand (Legal Branding Series 3)
Today, we’re bringing you a guest post from rainmaking trainer and expert, Jaimie Field, who continues her series on branding with the benefits of creating your legal brand.