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 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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Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Issues First Round of Guidance, Launches Website

Our colleagues  at Epstein Becker Green have a post on the Hospitality Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the retail industry: “New Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Launches Website, Issues First Round of Guidance.”

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New Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Launches Website, Issues First Round of Guidance

The brand-new Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (“DFML”) has launched its webpage and issued the first set of guidance for both employers and employees. The DFML was created to help facilitate the implementation of Massachusetts’ new Paid Family and Medical Leave programs (“PFML”). The deadline for employers to start making contributions toward the PFML programs is July 1, 2019, and employees may begin receiving benefits beginning on January 1, 2021.

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