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Legal Update
1 September 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has recently published its "Supplemental Consultation Conclusions on the Regulation of IPO Sponsors – Prospectus Liability" to confirm its position.
Legal Update
29 August 2014
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
On 08/19/2014, the ICMS Convention No. 76/2014 was published, enacted by the National Finance Policy Council – CONFAZ. It establishes new rules regarding the calculation of the import content in interstate operations with imported goods.
Newsletter
29 August 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
A growing consumer products company is expanding its sales from brick and mortar stores to the Internet. The general counsel, who is charged with overseeing information governance at the company, is interested in keeping abreast of state data breach laws as the company grows and expands into new markets.
Legal Update
28 August 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The topic of tax incentives for US corporations seeking to “invert” and become a subsidiary of a foreign corporation is receiving heightened attention in Congress and by federal agencies.
Legal Update
27 August 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China has issued Several Opinions on Accelerating the Development of the Modern Insurance Industry (“2014 Insurance Opinions”), effective from 10 August 2014.
Newsletter
26 August 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market / General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Energy; Health & Consumer Protection; Euro & Economy; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
August 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In this very recent case, the High Court has decided that the employer was entitled to enforce the contract against a departing employee, even though the employer had deliberately stopped paying salary to the individual.
Newsletter
26 August 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market / General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Energy; Health & Consumer Protection; Euro & Economy; Accession & External Relations
Newsletter
25 August 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; Trade & Customs; Internal Market / General; Industry, Employment, Research; Finance & Taxation; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Health & Consumer Protection; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
25 August 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that the presumption against extraterritoriality applies to private party actions under Section 21(h) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”). The Second Circuit’s August 14, 2014 decision in Liu v. Siemens AG addressed some of the questions left unanswered in the US Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank.
Legal Update
25 August 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In the three years since AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, courts have largely been rejecting substantive attacks on arbitration agreements that waive class actions. By contrast, in some cases plaintiffs have succeeded in avoiding arbitration by arguing that they never agreed to it in the first place.
Book
August 2014
The Second Edition, Release #4 of the Securities Investigations: Internal, Civil and Criminal is a practice-oriented reference for practitioners who need to know not only the most recent law governing internal, civil, and criminal investigations involving potential violation of the securities laws, but also the nuances and practical tips that can only be shared by lawyers deeply experienced in such investigations.
Audio
22 August 2014
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein talks about the Government’s response to its “Freedom and Choice in Pensions” consultation on the new changes to the way that members can access their DC benefits from April 2015, and the recently published draft Taxation of Pensions Bill.
Legal Update
22 August 2014
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) has published a decision recognizing, for the first time, the environmental product liability of manufacturers of potentially polluting products.
Audio
22 August 2014
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick looks at three cases, two of which deal with reasonable adjustments and disability discrimination, and the third considers whether an employer can prevent an employee from resigning in breach of contract but then not pay any salary to the employee.
Newsletter
22 August 2014
Tauil & Chequer Newsletter
Entraram em vigor novo Regulamento para Listagem de Emissores e Admissão à Negociação de Valores Mobiliários e o Manual do Emissor, ambos da BM&FBOVESPA
Legal Update
22 August 2014
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
Normative Instruction No. 1,488/2014 added paragraph 2 to Article 13 of Normative Instruction No. 1,361/2013 to determine, contrary to the Law in force, that the minimum term for temporary admission applications must be a minimum of six months, even if the equipment or good is to remain for a shorter time in the country.
Newsletter
21 August 2014
A Review of Key Cases and New Laws Affecting Employers
Mayer Brown Newsletter

California Supreme Court Ups the Ante for Employers to Meet the Commissioned Employee Exemption

Decision: The California Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous decision in Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc., clarifying several issues regarding employer commission plans. Under Time Warner’s commission plan, employees had to meet three specified conditions to “earn” their commissions. Once earned, the commissions were paid in the last biweekly paycheck of each calendar month, in the month after the commission was earned: e.g., a commission earned in November was paid in the second paycheck for December.

Legal Update
20 August 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
The maritime industry has traditionally favoured arbitration as a method of dispute resolution. Disputes under charterparties, shipbuilding contracts, ship management and sale & purchase agreements will typically be subject to arbitration. Given the international character of shipping, obtaining financial security for arbitration claims through the arrest of ships has always been of vital importance.
Legal Update
20 August 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
In this legal update, we revisit the judgment of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in the case of Chung Yuen Yee v. Sam Woo Bore Pile Foundation Limited and consider the risks associated with contingency staffing.
Legal Update
August 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
We are pleased to present the August 2014 edition of our Trustee Quarterly Review.
Legal Update
18 August 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that taxpayers can meet their burden of proving that a government settlement was compensatory—and thus deductible—with evidence beyond the settlement’s terms. Thus, if the settlement agreement does not address tax treatment, the trial court is to look to the “economic realities of the transaction.” Fresenius provides several important lessons for taxpayers settling disputes with the government.
Article
18 August 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has decided not to defend a denial of disability benefits for a former New York police officer and has instead asked the US Court of Appeals to remand the case back to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for further consideration.
Article
15 August 2014
Mayer Brown litigators in Palo Alto secured a significant win in a pro bono case for the Family Violence Appellate Project when the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District reversed the trial court’s denial of a domestic violence restraining order.
Legal Update
14 August 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill (the “Bill”) has been introduced to the Legislative Council. If passed, Hong Kong will join a number of common law jurisdictions in reforming the age-old common law doctrine of “privity of contract”.

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