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Legal Update
December 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
De facto directors can be held liable for the acts of a company despite not having been actually appointed as a director. The Court of Appeal has issued some useful guidance on the factors to be considered when looking at whether a person is a de facto director.
Newsletter
18 December 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Recent Developments and Decisions
Newsletter
18 December 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Environment & Climate Change; Health & Consumer Protection; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Newsletter
17 December 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Environment & Climate Change; Health & Consumer Protection; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Newsletter
17 December 2014
Tauil & Chequer Newsletter

Resolução CONAMA 465/2014

A Política Nacional de Resíduos Sólidos (Lei nº 12.305/2010) instituiu a logística reversa como forma fazer com que os setores econômicos responsáveis pela introdução do produto no ambiente, assumam a responsabilidade pela sua disposição após o uso pelo consumidor final.

Newsletter
17 December 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Welcome to the Winter 2014 edition of the Mayer Brown Business & Technology Sourcing Review.
Legal Update
17. Dezember 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Am 1. Januar 2015 tritt das Mindestlohngesetz (MiLoG) in Kraft. Fortan müssen grundsätzlich alle Arbeitnehmerinnen und Arbeitnehmer in Deutschland mindestens 8,50 Euro pro Stunde verdienen, auch wenn dies keineswegs die einzige Änderung ist, die das Gesetz mit sich bringt.
Legal Update
17 December 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Energy issues are expected to be at the top of the legislative agenda as Republicans prepare to assume control of both the US House and Senate in January. Actions to achieve the Republican’s energy priorities could create conflicts with the Obama administration, forcing it to identify the energy issues it is willing to protect through veto.
Video
17 December 2014
In this video Ed Parker, Global Head of Derivatives & Structured Products, is joined by his father, historian Professor Geoffrey Parker, to present an insightful look at the history of derivatives.
Legal Update
16 December 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission published the bidding and contract terms for the first 14 oil and gas areas in shallow waters, kicking off the first phase of Mexico’s Round One, which will continue throughout 2015.
Legal Update
16 December 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its Foreign Bribery Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of anti-bribery enforcement actions around the world dating from 1999.
Audio
16 December 2014
UK Employment Law - Another View
In this special episode Nick is discussing the topic of equal pay with Paul Epstein QC. The discussion covers topics such as the impact the equal pay legislation has had on the public and private sectors in the UK so far, and the prospects for an increased impact following the changes introduced in October 2014. Plus a book recommendation from Paul.
Legal Update
16 December 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On November 25, 2014, US Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Cameron Elliot issued the first-ever “recommended decision” in a contested Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) adjudication.
Newsletter
16 December 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health & Consumer Protection; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
16 December 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
On 12 December 2014 the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (“SDO”) was amended to make unlawful the sexual harassment of a person by a customer in the course of seeking to be provided with or being provided with goods, facilities or services by that person.
Legal Update
16 December 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the US Supreme Court has ruled that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require that employees be compensated for time spent going through (and waiting to go through) security screenings before leaving the workplace.
Legal Update
15. Dezember 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Zahlreiche Unternehmen müssen künftig neue Vorgaben bei der Besetzung von Aufsichtsräten und Führungspositionen beachten: Am 11. Dezember 2014 hat das Bundeskabinett den „Gesetzentwurf für die gleichberechtigte Teilnahme von Frauen und Männern an Führungspositionen in der Privatwirtschaft und im öffentlichen Dienst” beschlossen. Wird der Entwurf umgesetzt, wird in Deutschland erstmals eine bindende Quote eingeführt. Die Aufsichtsräte börsennotierter Unternehmen, die der paritätischen Mitbestimmung unterliegen, müssen künftig zu mindestens 30 Prozent aus Frauen (bzw. Männern) bestehen.
Legal Update
15 December 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
It has been seven years since Vietnam became a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Since its accession, there are a number of service sectors which have been liberalised to foreign investors pursuant to the Specific Commitments in Services of Vietnam to WTO ("WTO Commitments"). A boom of liberalised sectors occurred in 2012, when most of restrictions on foreign investment capital were lifted in accordance with the WTO Commitments. In this Legal Update, we will look at what sectors were liberalised in 2014 and what sectors will further open to foreign investment as we usher in to 2015.
Legal Update
15 December 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On December 10, 2014, in United States v. Newman, et al., the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit clarified the elements required to establish insider trading in tipper/tippee cases by holding that “in order to sustain a conviction for insider trading, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the tippee knew that the insider disclosed confidential information and that he did so in exchange for a personal benefit.”
Newsletter
15 December 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health & Consumer Protection; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Article
15 December 2014
Legal Update
12 December 2014
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
The National Energy Policy Council (CNPE), in a meeting of December 9, 2014, approved the Brazilian Petroleum Agency’s (ANP) recommendation for promotion of the Brazil Round 13.
Audio
12 December 2014
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
The first of the cases considered in this podcast episode looks at a difficult disciplinary process, and the consequences for the employer of failing to comply with its duties. The second one looks at holiday pay and whether the employee could claim back pay for untaken holiday since 1999. The final case considers what payment or other benefit has to be given to an existing employee in return for agreeing to be bound by new restrictive covenants. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11, to receive links to all the cases mentioned.
Newsletter
12 December 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health & Consumer Protection; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
11 December 2014

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