Monthly Archives: June 2018

ILN Firm of the Month – Müller & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Liechtenstein!  

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Müller & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Liechtenstein!

MÜLLER & PARTNER RECHTSANWÄLTE was founded in 1998 and has since then developed to become one of the most respected independent law firms in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

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Public Law – Issue One

Welcome to the first issue of Hall & Wilcox’s quarterly newsletter for the Victorian Government, Public Law.

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Talking Tax – Issue 122

Case law

Decleah Investments Pty Ltd and Prince Removal and Storage Pty Ltd as Trustees for the PRS Unit Trust v FCT [2018] FCA 717

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Looking ahead to possible reforms: Identifying themes or trends arising from the second round of the Royal Commission

Possible law reforms are on the agenda following the conclusion of the second round of hearings of the Financial Services Royal Commission. We identify the trends arising from the Royal Commission and look at them in the context of other current law reform proposals in the financial services industry.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – helping the elderly to protect themselves

Mr Smith* loaned money to his son-in-law, Mr Green*, to help him fund the deposit to buy a home. In Mr Smith’s mind, he was helping his relative and, although Mr Green was the only person registered on title, Mr Smith also regarded himself as a co-owner and as having a share in the equity of the house. After the home was purchased, Mr Smith lived in the home solely and paid money to Mr Green each month, which Mr Smith considered was his contribution towards the mortgage. Mr Green subsequently stated that he considered the loan to be a gift and the regular ongoing payments to be rent. When the relationship soured and Mr Green sought to evict Mr Smith, telling Mr Smith he was a tenant, Mr Smith was left feeling betrayed, facing major financial disadvantage and the possibility of homelessness.

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Detention officer unfairly dismissed despite seriously dropping her guard

The recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision in Jacqueline Waite v Serco Australia Pty Ltd T/A Serco Australia Pty Ltd1 is an important reminder that dismissals on what are perfectly valid substantive grounds can still be unfair if an employee is denied procedural fairness.

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AT&T/Time Warner Merger Approval Will Spur Vertical Mergers in Health Care

Tuesday’s decision by Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia categorically approving the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, without imposing any conditions or limitations and rejecting granting a stay for appeal purposes, will, unless blocked if there is an appeal, open the way for a series of pending vertical merger deals.

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Welcome WCAG 2.1 – Website Accessibility Guidelines Have Been Refreshed

Our colleague  at Epstein Becker Green has a post on the Hospitality Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to our readers in the financial services industry: “The Generally Prevailing Website Accessibility Guidelines Have Been Refreshed – It’s Time to Officially Welcome WCAG 2.1.”

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Amy L. Fracassini Elected to the Board of the International Lawyers Network

Davis Malm is pleased to announce that firm president Amy L. Fracassini was elected to the International Lawyers Network’s (ILN) Board of Directors. Ms. Fracassini was inducted to the 16-member Board on June 1, 2018 at the ILN annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.

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ILN Today Post

INDIAN EXTRADITION LAW – PROCESS FOR SEEKING EXTRADITION OF PERSONS FROM FOREIGN STATES

International and cross border crimes pose a unique challenge with regard to detection, arrest, extradition and trial. With the syndicated crimes including crimes by terrorist and drug cartels as well as individual criminal offences on the rise, it has become increasingly important for every country to define its rights and obligations in combating international crime and to lay down the due process of law in seeking arrest, interrogation, surrender and transfer of suspected individuals and eventual trial and conviction. Towards this goal, most countries have adopted extensive extradition framework. In the recent past India has also suffered setbacks with many fugitives leaving India to avoid criminal prosecution (Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Vijay Mallya to name a few) and this article seeks to address the principles of Indian extradition laws with regard to arrest and transfer of fugitives from abroad.

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