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Legal Update
January 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Legal Update
23 January 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Audit Committees are facing increased demands from many quarters heading into 2015, which expand their responsibilities, expose them to greater regulatory scrutiny and potential liabilities, and provide the basis for proxy and shareholder activists to oppose the re-election of Audit Committee members to the board of directors of the company.
Newsletter
23 January 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Agriculture & Fisheries; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer Safety; Digital & Information Society; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Brochure
January 2015
A short guide to some of the key legal developments for intellectual property and data protection in 2015.
Newsletter
22 January 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Agriculture & Maritime; Energy; Health, Environment, Consumer; Digital & Information Society; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Newsletter
21 January 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Health & Consumer Safety; Digital & Information Society; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
21 January 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Tax Reform Act of 1986 enacted section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code setting forth the requirements that research projects must meet to qualify for a research tax credit. Section 41(d)(4)(E) provides that, except to the extent provided by regulations, research with respect to computer software that is developed by (or for the benefit of) the taxpayer primarily for the taxpayer’s internal use is excluded from the definition of qualified research under section 41(d).
Brochure
21 January 2015
Human resource issues continue to play an increasingly important role in determining overall business strategy. Mayer Brown JSM’s Employment & Benefits Group offers pragmatic advice and practical solutions to help clients achieve their business goals. We are proud to be named as “Employment Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong” by International Global Law Experts Awards (2013) and “Employment Law Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business Awards (2008, 2011 and 2012).
Legal Update
20 January 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
For the first time since the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance ("PDPO") came into force in 1996, an individual has received a jail sentence for breach of the PDPO.
Legal Update
20 January 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update

Section 33 of the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance ("PDPO"), which restricts the cross-border transfer of personal data, has been in the statutory books since the PDPO was enacted in 1996. It has not yet been brought into force.

The Privacy Commissioner ("PC") indicated a few years ago that Section 33 would be enacted in the future and, to this end, his office commissioned research on the treatment of cross-border transfers in other jurisdictions. On 29 December 2014 the PC issued a new guidance on the transfer of personal data out of Hong Kong, to help data users prepare for the implementation of Section 33 ("Guidance Note").

Newsletter
20 January 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Enterprises, Research; Environment; Heathl & Consumer Safety; Digital & Information Society; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
20 January 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On January 15, 2015, the US Federal Trade Commission announced new thresholds relating to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, 15 U.S.C. § 18a. The thresholds govern which mergers or acquisitions must be reported to the FTC and the Department of Justice. Since 2005, the thresholds have been adjusted annually according to the change in US gross domestic product.
Legal Update
20 January 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On January 15, 2015, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued its opinion in three disputes—brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan—challenging Argentina’s import requirements.
Newsletter
19 January 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Intellectual Property; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy & Climate Change; Health & Consumer Protection; Transport; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
19. Januar 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Eine aktuelle Entscheidung des OLG München könnte einen nicht zu unterschätzenden Einfluss auf die Sportschiedsgerichtsbarkeit haben.
Bislang wurden Streitigkeiten zwischen Sportlern und ihren Verbänden ausschließlich in der Sportschiedsgerichtsbarkeit – und nicht vor staatlichen Gerichten – ausgetragen. Dies könnte sich jetzt ändern.
Legal Update
19 January 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
On 16 January 2015, notice was gazetted to adjust the Statutory Minimum Wage ("SMW") rate to HK$32.5 per hour (up from the current HK$30 per hour). It is anticipated that the new rate will come into effect on 1 May 2015.
Newsletter
16 January 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Newsletter
This quarterly update (October to December 2014) highlights recent developments in Hong Kong capital markets practices.
Newsletter
16 January 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Environment, Reach; Health & Consumer Safety; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Audio
16 January 2015
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick reviews three cases. The first case looks at whether an obese claimant was protected against discrimination. The second gives guidance on which individual employees transfer over on a TUPE transfer, and the third is a case where the Court decided that a binding settlement had been concluded before the parties had signed any settlement agreement.
Legal Update
15 January 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In 2011, the US Environmental Protection Agency released an ambitious agency initiative that the agency refers to as its “roadmap” for infusing the concept of “Environmental Justice” throughout all the agency’s programs, policies and activities.
Legal Update
15 January 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The US Treasury and Commerce departments announced that on January 16 they will issue certain amendments to US sanctions and export control regulations in order to implement the new US policy toward Cuba that President Obama announced on December 17.
Newsletter
15 January 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Intellectual Property; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy & Climate Change; Health & Consumer Protection; Transport; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Buch
Januar 2015
bAV wird als Problemquelle bei Unternehmenskäufen oft zu spät berücksichtigt
Legal Update
14 January 2015
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
The Notice of Public Hearing and Consultation No. 31/2014 of the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels ("ANP”) was published on December 31, 2014, in order to propose the draft of a new Resolution to regulate the construction, expansion and operation of storage and transportation facilities for oil, natural gas, oil products, biofuels and other products regulated by the ANP (“Products”), revoking Ordinance ANP No. 170/1998 (“Ordinance”).
Brochure
2015
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