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Baker McKenzie | Australia | 11 Jul 2016

Changes to Accredited Status for Subclass 457 Standard Business Sponsors

Employers who have a positive history of dealings with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection ('DIBP') may be eligible to become


Fredrikson & Byron PA | Australia | 27 Sep 2011


The Australian Government has announced plans to introduce Accredited Sponsor (AS) status, beginning on November 1, 2011, to facilitate the priority processing of company nominations and temporary entry subclass 457 visas for sponsored employees.


Faegre Baker Daniels LLP | Australia | 21 Sep 2011

Accredited Sponsor status allows priority processing & fast-tracking of Subclass 457 work visa applications for Standard Business Sponsors

Beginning November 1, 2011, Australian companies that are Standard Business Sponsors (SBS) will be eligible to apply for Accredited Sponsor (AS) status for priority processing and fast-tracking of all Subclass 457 Work visa applications and company nominations.


Mayer Brown | USA | 21 Sep 2011

US Securities and Exchange Commission issues concept release and request for comments regarding investment company exclusion under Section 3(c)(5)(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940

On August 31, 2011, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in Release No. IC-29778 (Release), provides a concept release and requests public comments regarding mortgage-related pools, including certain real estate investment trusts (REITs) and issuers of mortgage-backed securities, that rely on the exclusion under Section 3(c)(5)(C) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (ICA or 40 Act).


Hogan Lovells | United Kingdom | 1 Jul 2011

FSA censure - lessons for sponsors and listed companies

The Financial Services Authority ("FSA") recently published a censure of BDO LLP ("BDO") in relation to BDO's failure to fulfil its responsibilities as a sponsor under the FSA's Listing Rules.


Stinson LLP | USA | 11 Jun 2011

SEC official to private equity: almost everything you do has a conflict

Carlo v. di Florio, the SEC’s Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, recently gave his views on private equity sponsors’ conflicts of interest as private equity sponsors ramp up to register as investment advisers as required by the Dodd-Frank Act.


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Jun 2011

FSA censures BDO LLP for failings as a sponsor

On June 1, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced that it had censured BDO LLP for failings while acting as a sponsor during the takeover by Shore Capital Group PLC of Puma Brandenburg Limited.


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 1 Jun 2011

FDA issues draft guidance for clinical investigators, industry and FDA staff

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance on May 24 describing its current thinking on the disclosure of financial interests of clinical investigators1 updating the prior decade-old guidance issued on the subject.


Foley & Lardner LLP | USA | 4 Apr 2011

USCIS' vibe of your company

In late January 2011, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the implementation of a long anticipated information validation tool that USCIS will rely upon in its adjudication of employment-based visa petitions submitted by U.


Dentons | USA | 16 Feb 2011

11 things to know in 2011 - employee benefits and executive compensation

There have been many recent changes in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation.

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