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HTMLProjects Disputes Cases in Australia: Recent Cases
Simon Bellas, John B. Cooper, Steven W. Fleming, Stephen McComish; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 2016
During the second half of 2016, a number of high-profile cases across Australia have offered significant insights to stakeholders in the construction and mining industries. Below, we review several of the key ones.

 

HTMLAmending Finance Bill For 2016 and Noteworthy Q3 Case Law
Nicolas Andre, Alexios Theologitis, Emmanuel de La Rochethulon; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 2016
The last French Tax Update for 2016 will start with an overview of the main provisions proposed by the draft amending finance bill for 2016 (loi de finances rectificative pour 2016, "Draft 2016 Amending Finance Bill"), including: (i) the proposed amendments to the 3 percent contribution...

 

HTMLOFAC Issues Guidance Regarding Wind-Down of Business Activities Involving Iran if Sanctions Snap Back
Sean Thomas Boyce, Laura Fraedrich, Michael P. (Mike) Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib, D. Grayson Yeargin; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 2016
On December 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") updated two of its Frequently Asked Questions Relating to the Lifting of Certain U.S. Sanctions Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ("JCPOA") on Implementation Day...

 

HTMLClarifying or Confusing? The European Commission Chews on Tomatoes and Broccoli: The European Commission Disagrees with the European Patent Office on the Patentability of Plants and Plant Parts Produced by Essentially Biological Processes
Olga Bezzubova, Thomas Bouvet, Diana C. Leguizamon-Morales; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 2016
Following last year's decisions by the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (“EPO”) on referrals G 2/12 and G2/13 ("Tomatoes II" and "Broccoli II"), the European Commission ("Commission") issued an interpretative Notice on certain articles...

 

HTMLUK Corporate Director Disqualified for Breach of Competition Law
Alan Davis, Matt Evans; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 2016
For the first time since the sanction was introduced in 2003, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured the disqualification of the director of a company found to have breached competition law. This serves as an important reminder of the CMA's powers to sanction individuals found...

 

HTMLFintech Banks - Comptroller of the Currency Proposes New Special Purpose Charter
William M. (Will) Atherton, Ralph F. (Chip) MacDonald, Camden Wesley Williams; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 2016
The Comptroller of the Currency announced on December 2, 2016, that his Office ("OCC") was moving forward with a proposal to create a special purpose national bank ("Fintech Charter") for fintech firms ("Announcement"). The OCC simultaneously released Exploring Special...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court to Review Scope of Patent Exhaustion Doctrine
Gregory A. (Greg) Castanias, Anthony M. Insogna, Sasha Mayergoyz, John J. Normile; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 2016
In a widely anticipated action, the United States Supreme Court on December 2, 2016, agreed to review the Federal Circuit's en banc decision in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., which concerns the proper scope of the patent exhaustion doctrine. This doctrine, often referred...

 

HTMLThe New ICC Expedited Procedure Rules: A New Experiment
Michael W. Bühler, Carlos F. Concepcion, Jean-Pierre N. Harb, Pierre R. Heitzmann, Steven L. (Steve) Smith; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 2016
On December 8, 2016, in Paris, the ICC Court of International Arbitration, the world's leading international arbitration body, presented important amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration ("ICC Rules"). These amendments are intended both to improve the transparency and efficiency of ICC...

 

HTMLFifty Shades of Criminal Liability: "Grey" Goods and Beyond
Indradeep (Indra) Bhattacharya, Francois Holmey, Rebecca Swindells; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 2016
The recent Court of Appeal decision in R v C and Others[1] confirms that dealings in certain types of "grey" goods may be potentially subject to criminal sanctions in the same way as counterfeit goods. The decision will be welcomed by brand owners, who are often faced with the difficult...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Overturns NLRB Unit Determination and Admonishes NLRB for Misapplying Specialty Healthcare Standard
Shay Dvoretzky, Willis J. Goldsmith, Jessica Kastin; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2016, previously published on December 2016
On November 21, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed an employer a rare victory in a challenge to a National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") unit determination confirming a petitioned-for bargaining unit. Constellation Brands, U.S....

 


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