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Legal Update
6 May 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
In Pacific Sun Advisors Limited & Anor v. Securities and Futures Commission (FACC 11/2014), the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) upheld an appeal by the defendants, Pacific Sun Advisors Limited and its director, Andrew Pieter Mantel, against their conviction in the Magistrates’ Court in relation to certain advertisements for a collective investment scheme (CIS) intended for professional investors that were not authorised by the SFC under Section 103(1) of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO). Apart from clarifying the construction of the professional investors exemption under Section 103(3)(k), the case is a useful reminder to insurers of investment advisers of the nature of enforcement actions that might be brought against their insureds in Hong Kong.
Legal Update
6 May 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Today the European Commission issued a strategy paper on the Digital Single Market ("DSM") that includes 16 initiatives to be completed by the end of 2016. It is the most radical industrial policy adopted by the EU since the original Single Market project nearly 25 years ago for the free movement within the EU of goods, services, labour and capital.
Legal Update
6 May 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
Following the lead set by Shanghai's free trade zone (FTZ), the State Council approved at the end of 2014 the establishment of new FTZs in Tianjin, Fujian and Guangdong, and the expansion of the Shanghai FTZ. After four months' preparation, these new FTZs were finally declared open in April this year. Coinciding with the opening, we have also seen the issuance of an updated negative list for foreign investment, a revised national security review rule and overall plans and administrative regulations for each FTZ. These regulations generally follow the model of the Shanghai FTZ with a couple of modifications to adapt for local characteristics.
Legal Update
6 May 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) is a type of vertical price restriction where an upstream supplier requires an independent reseller to resell at a fixed or minimum resale price. RPM is called a "vertical" agreement because it is an agreement between businesses operating at different levels of the supply chain.
Newsletter
6 May 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Financial Services & Taxation; Agriculture & Fisheries; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health & Consumer/Food Safety; Digital & Information Society; Transport; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
5 May 2015
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
Complementary Law N. 140/2011 (LC N. 140/2011) was a milestone in the Brazilian legal framework, as it provided for the cooperation of federative agencies in the administrative actions related to the constitutional provision of environmental protection.
Legal Update
5 May 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
In an attempt to enhance the flexibility of the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) in dealing with non-performing loans (NPLs), on 31 March 2015 the Government issued Decree 34/2015/ND-CP (Decree 34) amending some provisions under Decree 53/2013/ND-CP (Decree 53) on the establishment, organisation and operation of VAMC. Decree 34 came into force as of 5 April 2015.
Newsletter
5 May 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; IP Rights, Patent, Trademark; Finance & Taxation; Agriculture & Fisheries; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Consumer, Food Safety & Health; Digital & Information Society; Justice & Citizens' Rights; Future of Europe/Institutions; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Newsletter
May 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Our monthly review of key cases and new law affecting employers.
Brochure
2015
Our Guide to Doing Business in China aims to provide existing and potential investors with a snapshot of the key legislation that may have an impact on foreign investment in China, as well as major issues that foreign investors should be aware of when making an investment in China.
Newsletter
4 May 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Consumer, Food Safety & Health; Digital & Information Society; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Newsletter
4 May 2015
Newsletter
4 May 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Mayer Brown’s Global Directions is a summary of recent immigration and mobility trends arising in key jurisdictions around the globe. This high-level overview alerts recipients to select changes in law and practice that may affect their global mobility programs.
Legal Update
1 May 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In November 2013 the European Commission published proposals for a Trade Secrets Directive with the intention of improving the protection of information that is fundamental to the success of many businesses. The final draft of the Directive is expected to be published mid-2015 with each member state required to implement the Directive into national law within two years.
Newsletter
30 April 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Consumer, Food Safety & Health; Digital & Information Society; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
April 2015
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Supreme Court (unanimously dismissing the appeal in Trustees of Olympic Airlines SA Pension & Life Assurance Scheme v Olympic Airlines SA) has held that "economic activity" is central to the definition of "establishment" in the Insolvency Regulation.
Legal Update
30 April 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
On 29 April 2015, the Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority (“SRPA”) issued a new practice note No.PN01/15 (“New Practice Note”) recommending that, from 1 June 2015 onwards, vendors of all first-hand residential developments should display in the sales offices on each date of sale a “consumption table” at a reasonably visible location to set out the following key information.
Newsletter
30 April 2015
Newsletter
30 April 2015
Newsletter
29 April 2015
A Review of Key Cases and New Laws Affecting Employers
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Newsletter
29 April 2015
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Industry, Competitiveness, SMEs; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Consumer, Food Safety & Health; Digital & Information Society; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Foreign Affairs & Accession
Legal Update
29 April 2015
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
A collective boycott, or a collective refusal to deal, occurs where two or more businesses collectively refuse to deal with a third party. While businesses are free to choose their business partners, ganging up to exclude an actual or potential competitor can be considered anti-competitive.
Legal Update
28 April 2015
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
On April 16, 2015, Constitutional Amendment No. 87 was enacted amending the State Value-added taxation system for purchases made by non-taxpayers. The new rule gradually changes the taxation from an origin-based model to a destination-based model.
Brochure
28 April 2015
Comprising approximately 100 lawyers, Mayer Brown’s global Employment & Benefits group offers sophisticated solutions to the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment and benefits issues facing our clients. This brochure provides an overview of the practice.
Legal Update
28 April 2015
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
Your attention is drawn to the recent requirement applicable to large companies of any corporate type to publish their annual financial statements. The deadline for approving the financial statements is 4 months from the end of the fiscal year, which, for many companies, means April 30 of the relevant year.

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