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Newsletter
22 July 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Newsletter
In this sixth edition, we flag and provide comment on anticipated employment law developments during the second quarter of 2014 and highlight some of the major legislative, consultative, policy and case law changes expected during the rest of the year.
Newsletter
22 July 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market / General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Agriculture & Fisheries; Environment & Climate Change; Health & Consumer Protection; Telecoms & Information Society; Transport; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
21 July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
For the past two years, a federal court in New Jersey has considered important data security issues in the FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. litigation. Two recent opinions issued by the court now have brought that case back into the news—and made clear that the stakes are as high as ever.
Legal Update
21 July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In the 2014 Budget, the Government announced what it called “the most fundamental reform to the way people access their pensions in almost a century”.
Legal Update
21 July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In 1981, when Congress enacted the straddle rules preventing selective loss recognition, it directed the IRS to allow taxpayers to recognize built-in gain and loss on mixed straddles.
Newsletter
18 July 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market / General; Industry, Employment, Research; Financial Services & Taxation; Agriculture & Fisheries; Environment; Health & Consumer Protection; Transport; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The regulatory amendments drawn up by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions following the outcome in Trustees of Olympic Airlines SA Pension & Life Assurance Scheme v Olympic Airlines SA have been drafted narrowly and may end up protecting no one other than the beneficiaries of the Olympic Airlines pension scheme.
Book
July 2014
For most companies and their owners, an initial public offering (IPO) is a “once-in-in-a-lifetime” event that may represent the culmination of many years of hard work. The IPO may provide both the shareholders and management of the company with a significant sense of accomplishment and will arguably be one of the most important milestones in the corporate evolution of a company, for its owners, management, employees and other stakeholders.
Legal Update
17 July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has entered a consent order with a payday lender for debt collection practices that the CFPB alleged violated the Dodd-Frank Act’s prohibition on unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices.
Legal Update
17 July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The first half of 2014 has seen a number of significant developments for enforcement of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other anti-corruption laws around the globe.
Legal Update
17 July 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
It has been over nine months since the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) was launched and a “negative list” approach for foreign investment adopted in the FTZ. On 1 July 2014, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government issued a revised version of the negative list (the “Revised Negative List”), aiming to offer more leeway for foreign investment in the zone.
Newsletter
17 July 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Energy; Environment & Climage Change; Health & Consumer Protection; Telecoms & Information Society; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
16 July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
One of the most important topics in cartel enforcement today is the extent to which the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (“FTAIA”) limits the extraterritorial reach of the Sherman Act. On July 10, 2014, the Ninth Circuit weighed in on this question by affirming a broad application of the Sherman Act in United States v. AU Optronics Corporation.
Legal Update
16 July 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
The Home Affairs Department of the government has issued a consultation document (the “Document”) reviewing the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance (Cap.349) (the “Ordinance”) with recommendations to improve the licensing regime and the effectiveness of enforcement action.
Newsletter
16 July 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market / General; Finance & Taxation; Agriculture & Fisheries; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer Protection; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
16 July 2014
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
The recent Hong Kong District Court case of 李佩霞 v. 黄苏记运输有限公司 (DCEO 4/2013) involved a termination of the employment of the plaintiff on the ground of her disability and pregnancy. This was held to be unlawful under both the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO) and the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO).
Newsletter
16 July 2014
Tauil & Chequer Newsletter
Medida Provisória nº 651, de 09 de julho de 2014 visa estimular o mercado de capitais para pequenas e médias empresas e prorroga o prazo dos benefícios fiscais decorrentes da Lei nº 12.431, de 24 de junho de 2011, conforme alterada.
Newsletter
15 July 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Finance & Taxation; Agriculture & Fisheries; Environment; Health & Consumer Protection; Telecoms & Information Society; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
15 July 2014
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
On 07/11/2014, ICMS Convention No. 63/2014, enacted by the National Finance Policy Council – CONFAZ - was published in the Official Gazette.
Legal Update
15 July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted rules regarding the application of the “security-based swap dealer” and “major security-based swap participant” definitions to cross-border security-based swaps activities under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Book
15 July 2014
Euromoney

Published by Euromoney Books
Edited by Dr. Jörg Wulfken and Dr. Simon G. Grieser

We are delighted to announce that the second edition of guidebook “Performing and Non-Performing Loan Transactions Across the World – A Practical Guide” is available. The book which is published by the renowned Euromoney publishing house highlights the features of loan trade on a domestic and international scale. The 1st edition from 2009 was sold and the 2nd edition is an updated and extended version.

Newsletter
14 July 2014
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market / General; Finance & Taxation; Industry, Employment, Research; Agriculture & Fisheries; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health & Consumer Protection; Telecoms & Information Society; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
14 July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) has issued its decision in the dispute between the United States and China over the so-called “GPX Legislation.”
Legal Update
11 July 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
By agreeing a payment period, contractual parties determine at what time the payment obligation must be fulfilled. Agreements on payment periods are relevant in particular for contracts on the delivery of goods or the rendering of services, where the seller or the service provider makes advance deliveries, for instance by delivering goods on account.
Article
11 July 2014
On June 12, 2014, approximately 25 volunteer lawyers, summer associates and interpreters from seven law firms attended a U-visa clinic hosted by Mayer Brown to help applicants complete and file their U-visa petitions.

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