The first part of the ABC’s Four Corners five-month special investigation into the aged care sector made for confronting viewing.
Monthly Archives: September 2018
Since coming to the forefront in 2017, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have made an indelible mark on Hollywood and on Madison Avenue. My colleagues, James Johnston, Josh Gordon, and Samantha Rothaus wrote a timely piece about the impact in the latest edition of Trends in Marketing Communications Law, Davis & Gilbert’s annual publication surveying the law affecting marketers and their agencies. Though the long-term ramifications of these movements are still playing out, as my colleagues noted, one impact is clear. #MeToo has caused studios and agencies to revive old contractual provisions like the “morals clause” (in addition to popularizing the new “inclusion rider” provision).
Cleaver Fulton Rankin is delighted to welcome six new employees, including both legal and business professionals, to its market-leading commercial team.
Hall & Wilcox Special Counsel John Bassilios was part of the recent Australian Blockchain Mission to Shanghai and Taipei. He shares his key takeaways from the mission, which was organised by Austrade and the Australian Digital Commerce Association.
Crowd-sourced funding (CSF) is almost a reality for proprietary companies. Businesses in Australia will soon be able to access CSF without needing to convert into or incorporate an unlisted public company. If you caught our earlier article, you’ll know the existing CSF regime will extend to proprietary companies. In this article, we look at how it is different to crowd-sourced fund as a proprietary company and what are some obligations in undertaking CSF as a proprietary company.
In August 2018, the federal banking agencies issued two interim rules implementing provisions of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (EGRRCPA) intended to reduce regulatory burdens on banks, thrifts, and their holding companies. On August 23, the federal banking agencies issued joint interim final rules allowing qualifying insured depository institutions with under $3.0 billion in total assets to benefit from an extended 18-month examination schedule in place of the former 12-month schedule. And on August 28, the Federal Reserve issued an interim final rule expanding the applicability of its small bank holding company policy statement to bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies with consolidated assets of up to $3.0 billion.
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB), a law firm offering a distinctive combination of practical business acumen, legal expertise and entrepreneurial passion, is pleased to announce that Partners Marc E. Hirschfield and Marc Skapofhave been selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the New York metropolitan area are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Whereas they were a rarity half a century ago, unwed couples are now quite common. In Quebec, especially, where this author practises, 38% of couples are de facto couples.