Welcome to the fourth issue of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Tax controversy insights.
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We provide an overview of the key features of the VRET Auction.
Trademark owners are increasingly using an abbreviated process – the application – to enforce their rights.
In the Official Gazette No. 41,276 of November 10, 2017, the President of the Republic published Decree No. 3,157 extending for 60 days the term provided by Decree No. 3,074, dated September 11, 2017, and published in the Official Gazette No. 41,233 – reprinted in the Official Gazette No. 41,237 of September 15, 2017 – that declares a “State of Exception and Economic Emergency” in all the national territory due to extraordinary social, economic and political circumstances.
British Columbia recently brought into force a new land-based spills regime and three new regulations requiring transporters of liquid petroleum products to have provincial spill response plans, to test such plans and to report and clean up spills.
The US House walked back a provision in its tax-cut bill that has frozen the wind tax equity market
In September, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced its first enforcement action for unfair contract terms. Proceedings were instituted in the Federal Court against JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd (JJ Richards) - one of the largest privately-owned waste management companies in Australia. The ACCC alleges that JJ Richards’ standard form of small business contract contains 8 unfair terms.
Since our summer publication, there have continued to be a number of corporate governance and narrative reporting developments.
China’s new Anti-unfair Competition Law (the New Law) was promulgated by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on 4 November 2017 and will take effect from 1 January 2018.
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