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Discover PLUS is a great place to begin your research because all of PLI’s publications are secondary sources that contain expert analyses of topics such as the Supreme Court’s recent ruling against Aereo (an online streaming video service), and how this may effect future public performance rights cases.
Practising Law Institute (PLI) has announced the release of their newest Treatise title, International Tax Controversies: A Practical Guide.
The new International Tax Controversies: A Practical Guide, authored by a team of experts from Steptoe & Johnson LLP, provides a detailed roadmap for resolving cross-border tax issues.
The new book is organized into three parts: “International Tax Audits and Appeals,” “Government-to-Government Cooperation” and “Litigating International Tax Cases.”
In Part 1, “International Tax Audits and Appeals,” the authors – Philip R. West, J. Walker Johnson, Michael Durst and Amanda Varma – offer clear guidance on handling international examinations, IRS appeals and special appeals procedures. They walk readers through pre-audit planning, including document retention and spoliation. They shed light on transfer pricing issues, as well as concerns regarding attorney-client privilege and other protections in the cross-border context. Additionally, the authors highlight special document issues in international examinations, including information document requests (IDRs) and administrative summonses.
In Part 2, “Government-to-Government Cooperation,” the authors outline and explain mutual agreement procedures (MAPs), which provide taxpayers the opportunity to ask the “competent authorities” of countries taking conflicting positions to reach an agreement that will protect them from double taxation. Additionally, the authors analyze advance pricing agreements (APAs), providing detailed guidance on the process by which taxpayers may obtain an APA.
In Part 3, “Litigating International Tax Cases,” the authors outline post-appeals litigation options. Entire chapters are also dedicated to discovery in international tax cases and trial and appellate practice.
International Tax Controversies: A Practical Guide is a much-needed guide providing skillful guidance to resolving U.S. international tax controversies.
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Listed below are the PLI Course Handbooks published in October 2014:
Corporate & Securities
- Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2014
- Broker Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2014
- Corporate Counsel Institute 2014
- Fundamentals of Swaps & Other Derivatives 2014
- Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014
- Outsourcing 2014
Estates & Trusts
- Advertising Law Institute 2014
- Intellectual Property Law Institute 2014
- Representing the Games Industry Client 2014
- Technotainment 2014
- 31st Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation
- California Trial Evidence 2014
- Managing Complex Litigation 2014
In October 2014, PLI updated the following Treatises:
- Bankruptcy Deskbook #1
- Blattmachr on Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts #1
- Circular 230 Deskbook #17
- Corporate Legal Departments #6
- Directors’ & Officers’ Liability #9
- Doing Business Under the FCPA 2nd Edition #1
- Electronic Discovery Deskbook #1
- Friedman on Contracts #18
- Hedge Fund Regulation #4
- How to Write a Patent Application #10
- Initial Public Offerings #2
- Investment Adviser Regulation #6
- Langer on Practical International Tax Planning #28
- Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law #3
- Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings #1
- Patent Law: A Practitioner’s Guide #2
- Proskauer on Privacy #12
- Reinsurance Law #9
- Securities Law and Practice Deskbook #4
- Sinclair on Federal Civil Practice #6
- Variable Annuities #4
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Practising Law Institute (PLI) has announced the release of their newest title, Attorney-Client Privilege Answer Book 2015.
Attorney-Client Privilege Answer Book 2015 provides, in a Q&A format, clear answers to the questions that attorneys grapple with on a regular basis as to what is, or is not, covered by the attorney-client privilege. As the bounds of the attorney-client privilege are narrower and less clear than many lawyers —and most clients — believe them to be, Attorney-Client Privilege Answer Book clarifies, and provides practical examples, of what is covered. It also discusses how the attorney-client privilege differs from related legal concepts such as the work-product doctrine and the lawyer’s professional duty to preserve client confidences.
Attorney-Client Privilege Answer Book answers such questions as:
- How does the attorney-client privilege, which assures the confidentiality of client communication, coordinate with the fundamental tenet of the judicial system — to seek the truth?
- How does the court decide which body of law applies to the privilege issue being decided?
- When is an attorney acting as an attorney in a specific matter, as opposed to providing, for instance, simple business advice?
- Who is a client — for purposes of invoking the privilege? And if the client is not a person, which employees of the business may communicate with the attorney on behalf of the client?
- What is a communication that is protected? And what kinds of communications are not protected?
- Since only communications intended to be confidential are protected, when have courts not found the necessary intention to keep a communication secret?
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PLI Answer Books are written in a question and answer style format, and a great secondary sources to start your research. Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book offers readers guidance on multiple legal and practical issues dealing with health care merger and acquisition transactions.
Impact of the Patent Cliff
A “patent cliff” refers to a period of time during which a number of popular, name-brand drugs lose patent protection. AstraZeneca’s acquisition of Ardea Biosciences is one example of a patent-cliff-driven transaction. By acquiring Ardea, AstraZeneca expanded its pipeline of small-molecule drug candidates. To get more information on this patent-cliff transaction, PLI Discover PLUS subscribers can search AstraZeneca, or go directly to Current Trends in Health Care M&A.
Impact of Health Care Reform
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was a U.S. health care reform statute enacted in 2010, and has impacted health care investors. Some industry observers have indicated that an overall uptick in M&A deal flow will be a result of health care reform. To learn more about health care reform, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, PLI Discover PLUS subscribers can search “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” /s “health care reform” or read about it in Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book, Impact of Health Care Reform Legislation on Health Care Transactions.
October 21, 2014, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. (E.D.T)
Limited scope representation, also known as unbundling, is a way to connect lawyers needing work to clients needing affordable or pro bono legal assistance. It allows the lawyer and the client to agree in advance that the lawyer will undertake certain tasks, such as drafting pleadings or appearing at a contested hearing, and the client will represent him or herself for other parts of the case. This is a valuable tool in increasing access to justice and improving the workings of the court system. It does, however, raise some unique ethical issues that need to be addressed.
As part of the ABA’s National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, please join Toby J. Rothschild, retired general counsel of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, for a free one-hour briefing on how to safely practice limited scope representation.
Topics to be addressed include:
- What is limited scope representation?
- What are the ethical issues that can arise in a limited scope engagement?
- How can you avoid the ethical pitfalls and provide high quality representation In a limited scope engagement?
Register now and don’t miss this important free briefing!
Listed below are the PLI Course Handbooks published in September 2014:
Corporate & Securities
- Corporate Counsel Institute 2014
- Corporate Political Activities 2014: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws
- Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer) 2014
- Cybersecurity 2014: Managing the Risk
- Government Contracts 2014
- Hedge Fund Management 2014
- Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2014
- Securities Law and Practice 2014: How the SEC Works
- Second Annual Institute on Current Developments in Latin American Cross-Border Securities Transactions 2014
- White Collar Crime 2014: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak
Estates & Trusts
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