Monthly Archives: December 2018

OCR Requests Comments on Ways to Modify HIPAA

On December 14, 2018 the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) formally issued a Request For Information (“RFI”) seeking public input on “ways to modify the HIPAA Rules to remove regulatory obstacles and decrease regulatory burdens in order to facilitate efficient care coordination and/or case management and to promote the transformation to value-based healthcare, while preserving the privacy and security of PHI.”  OCR is seeking comments for a series of 54 different specific questions (many with additional subparts) corresponding to the following five major topic areas:  (1) the promotion of information sharing for treatment and care coordination; (2) the promotion of parental and caregiver involvement in addressing the opioid crisis and serious mental illness; (3) additional ways to remove regulatory obstacles and burdens to facilitate care coordination and promote value-based health care; (4) an effective means to implement the accounting of disclosures requirement of the HITECH Act; and (5) Notice of Privacy Practices operational practices.

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International Lawyers Network Welcomes New Member Firm in Finland

We’re so excited to officially welcome our newest member firm, Fenno Attorneys at Law, in Finland!

A regional Finnish law firm, Fenno provides legal services for both corporate and private clients.

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International Lawyers Network Welcomes New Member Firm in Finland

As one of the largest networks of experienced attorneys in the world, the International Lawyers Network (“ILN”) is pleased to announce that Fenno Attorneys at Law (“Fenno”) in Finland have joined the association. A regional Finnish law firm, Fenno provides legal services for both corporate and private clients.

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Nothing is Impossible – Deducting the VAT on Shareholdings

The deductibility of the VAT content of incoming invoices has long been a source of consternation both for equity investors and for the holding companies heading up corporate groups. In the relaxation of the general ban on VAT deduction in these cases, the European court of justice (“ECJ”) has given ‘active’ holding companies a way around the restrictions. Meanwhile, other recent judgments by the court have further expand of the opportunities for the VAT deduction. Nevertheless, the ECJ‘s decision also show that it’s better to err on the side of caution.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 17

Funds and financial products
ASIC to consult on measures to restrict offers to retail investors of stub-equity in proprietary companies

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APRA issues information security standard

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) issued Prudential Standard CPS 234 Information Security (CPS 234) on 7 November 2018. CPS 234 imposes information security requirements on all APRA-regulated entities and will commence on 1 July 2019, providing transition arrangements where information assets are managed by third parties. It is crucial for all APRA-regulated entities to understand the requirements in place for the management of information security.

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Russia creates own offshore zones?

The Federal law No. 290 “On international companies” (hereinafter — the Law on international companies) and the Federal law No. “On special administrative districts” have come into effect on 3 August 2018. These laws adjusted procedure of redomiciliation and created special administrative districts on the islands Oktyabrskiy and Russkiy.

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Legalization of cannabis: Benoît Chartier continues with training activities

The recent legalization of cannabis gives rise to numerous legal problems, triggering a debate in which RSS is a participant.

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ILN Firm of the Month – Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, Pennsylvania!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC, Pennsylvania!
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is a 40 lawyer, full service firm with offices in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. RCCB’s lawyers bring a wealth of prior experience to matters, ranging from large multi-national and regional law firm roles, to practicing in smaller entrepreneurial firms, to leadership positions, both legal and non-legal, within companies and clients. RCCB provides clients sophisticated, high quality strategic advice and legal counseling in a client-friendly and collaborative environment. RCCB practices include corporate and transactional law, real estate, commercial litigation, IP licensing and litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, tax, trusts and estates, alternative energy and employment, ERISA, and employee benefits law. Many RCCB lawyers have significant experience with cross-border transactions.
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ILN Announces Third Edition of “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide”

The International Lawyers Network’s Real Estate Specialty Group announces the third release of its publication, “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key real estate law principles in 21 jurisdictions across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those buying & selling real estate in these jurisdictions.

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