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Tax plan of the future President of Chile, Gabriel Boric
Carey, December 2021

On December 19, Gabriel Boric was elected as future President of Chile, and will take office on March 11, 2022. The following is a list of the main tax proposals1 of the recently elected candidate: New income tax regime: a disintegrated income tax regime is proposed for large companies, separating the tax paid at the company level from the one payable by its shareholders when withdrawing profits...

Year in Review 2021: Banking and Finance
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, December 2021

We have in 2021 seen a remarkable (continued) recovery in the Norwegian financial market. This is also evident from the perspective of our banking and financing team. We have assisted our clients with a considerable number of new financings and refinancings, across most sectors.  It has especially been hectic within the shipping, aviation and renewable energy sectors and we have seen a steep increase within acquisition financing...

Board Rules Contractor Entitled to Additional Costs After Government Unreasonably Refuses to Accept Equivalent Substitute
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, December 2021

In Appeal of Carothers Constr., Inc., the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (the “Board”) rejected the Government’s reliance on strict compliance with the material specifications for a 2 1/2″ thick roof deck product when the contractor proved the substitute 2″ thick roof deck was equivalent...

Retainage – Pay Attention, Mistakes Can be Very Costly
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, December 2021

Legislation about retainage has become common place as many states have adopted different limitations, requirements, and schemes.  A recent case in Tennessee is a good reminder that you must pay attention to all of the relevant state’s requirements. Failure to do so can be costly.  In Snake Steel, Inc. v. Holladay Construction Group, LLC, the Tennessee Supreme Court recently addressed Tennessee's retainage requirements...

OSHA Moves to Implement Large Employer ETS by January 10, 2022, After Sixth Circuit Lifts Stay
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2021

In November 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard that applied to employers with 100 or more employees (the “ETS”). The ETS required those employers to either adopt a policy requiring their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or adopt a masking and weekly testing regime that included removing employees who tested positive for COVID-19 from the workplace...

OSHA Moves to Implement Large Employer ETS by January 10, 2022, After Sixth Circuit Lifts Stay
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2021

In November 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard that applied to employers with 100 or more employees (the “ETS”). The ETS required those employers to either adopt a policy requiring their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or adopt a masking and weekly testing regime that included removing employees who tested positive for COVID-19 from the workplace...

OSHA Moves to Implement Large Employer ETS by January 10, 2022, After Sixth Circuit Lifts Stay
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2021

In November 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard that applied to employers with 100 or more employees (the “ETS”). The ETS required those employers to either adopt a policy requiring their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or adopt a masking and weekly testing regime that included removing employees who tested positive for COVID-19 from the workplace...

OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate is Back Following Sixth Circuit Decision
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, December 2021

On Dec. 17, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ended the injunction preventing enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  The ETS requires that large employers must implement a COVID-19 vaccine mandate or testing protocol...

On Again; Sixth Circuit Lifts Stay on OSHA COVID-19 ETS
Dykema, December 2021

Late Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an Order and Opinion lifting the stay that previously had been entered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which had prevented the OSHA COVID-19 emergency technical standard (the “ETS”) that applied to employers with 100 or more employees from going into effect...

Environmental claims on goods and services – time is running out
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2021

Following the publication of its guidance on environmental claims in September 2021, the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) will start reviewing potentially misleading claims in January 2022. Enforcement action may follow if claims breach consumer law...

OP-ED: Contractors Should Prepare for Additional Changes to Buy American Act
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2021

On Jan. 25, President Biden signed Executive Order 14005 (the “Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers”), which modified the Buy American Act (BAA) to require the use of more American-made components on government projects...

OP-ED: Contractors Should Prepare for Additional Changes to Buy American Act
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2021

On Jan. 25, President Biden signed Executive Order 14005 (the “Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers”), which modified the Buy American Act (BAA) to require the use of more American-made components on government projects...

OP-ED: Contractors Should Prepare for Additional Changes to Buy American Act
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2021

On Jan. 25, President Biden signed Executive Order 14005 (the “Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers”), which modified the Buy American Act (BAA) to require the use of more American-made components on government projects...

OP-ED: Contractors Should Prepare for Additional Changes to Buy American Act
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2021

On Jan. 25, President Biden signed Executive Order 14005 (the “Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers”), which modified the Buy American Act (BAA) to require the use of more American-made components on government projects...

New Mandatory Notification Regime for Transactions in the UK
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2021

The UK has introduced new legislation that, from 4 January 2022, will require transactions in certain specified sectors to be approved by the UK government before they can be completed. A new regime The UK is introducing a new regime which, from 4 January 2022, will require purchasers to obtain prior approval for transactions in certain specified sectors...

Brexit: One year On
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2021

Led by legal director of immigration, Rachel Harvey and principal associate, Sian Hoare, this webinar provided a post-Brexit recap, outlined general trends and looked at what is on the horizon for immigration law in 2022. Free movement in the UK for all EU citizens ended on 31 December 2020. As a result, there have been significant changes to the UK immigration rules and it looks likely that further changes are still to come in 2022...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates December 2021 (1)
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2021

Financial Services   Climate risk — progress of Joint Committee on Climate Change In a joint statement, Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) and Securities Commission Malaysia announced on 10 December 2021 the following: the Joint Committee on Climate Change (“JC3”) will issue a Reference Guide on Climate Risk Management and Scenario Analysis, which sets out expectations for financial institutions to integrate climate-related risks considerations in finan

DOJ to Focus on Criminal Environmental Prosecutions
Dykema, December 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently signaled its intent to prioritize prosecuting individuals who commit corporate environmental crimes...

International Sportsperson Visa Route
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2021

In October 2021 the UK government introduced a new International Sportsperson route to cater for elite athletes and qualified sports coaches wishing to work in the UK. The new International Sportsperson route was introduced on 11 October 2021. It merges and replaces the previous Tier 2 Sportsperson route and the sporting provisions of the Tier 5 Creative and Sporting Worker route...

Cambodia: VAT Registration Deadline Looms for Non-resident E-Commerce Providers
DFDL, December 2021

The General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) issued new Instruction No. 20522 (“VAT Instruction”) on 8 December 2021 which provides further clarity on the implementation of Sub-Decree 65 S.E and Prakas 542 MEF.P that were both issued earlier this year...

The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court, Yale Journal on Regulation
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, December 2021

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Opinion: The Supreme Court isn’t broken. Even if it were, adding justices would be a bad idea., The Washington Post
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, December 2021

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Opinion: The Supreme Court isn’t broken. Even if it were, adding justices would be a bad idea., The Washington Post
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, December 2021

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Pet Travel Post-Brexit
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2021

Since the UK left the European Union, new rules have come into force surrounding the travel of pets. This article outlines the current position on bringing cats, dogs and ferrets into England, Scotland and Wales. Prior to Brexit, UK pet owners could travel freely with their cats and dogs between EU countries, provided their pet was microchipped and also had a pet passport...

Safer Federal Workforce Publishes Update Regarding Court Injunctions Against Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2021

On December 9, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued a new statement regarding the court orders enjoining implementation of the federal contractor vaccine mandate...

 

 

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