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Legal Update
27 May 2016
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
Federal Decree N. 8,772 was published on May 12, 2016 in the Official Gazette and regulates Federal Law No. 13.123, of May 20, 2015, which calls for access to genetic resources*, protection and access to traditional knowledge** and the sharing of benefits for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
Legal Update
27 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the wording and scope of Article 25 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 is deliberately wide and even allowing an unauthorised person to interview and complete part of a standard form questionnaire to obtain fact-finding information from potential clients can be a regulated "arrangement" and a breach of s19 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
Legal Update
27 May 2016
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), regulatory authority of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced the signature of a settlement with the investment firm Raymond James Associates, Inc. (RJA), its subsidiary Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (RJFS) and its former Compliance Officer, Linda L. Busby, for violations of a law related to the implementation and functioning of internal anti-money laundering compliance rules and procedures.
Legal Update
27 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Within a single week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two final rules and a final guidance document that will have significant impacts on packaged food labels and, in particular, how sugar is declared.
Newsletter
27 May 2016
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Entrepreneurship, Employment, Competitiveness & SMEs; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health & Food/Products Safety; Digital & Information Society; Transport & Mobility; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe - UK Referendum; Foreign Affairs, Development & Accession
Legal Update
26 May 2016
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
If the Hong Kong Competition Commission (the "Commission") decides to open a formal investigation, it will have at its disposal a full arsenal of investigative tools to obtain evidence of infringement. In particular, the Commission can carry out surprise on-the-spot inspections (so-called "dawn raid") at a company's premises.
Newsletter
26 May 2016
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Entrepreneurship, Employment, Competitiveness & SMEs; Digital & Information Society; Transport & Mobility; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro, ECB & Economy;Foreign Affairs, Development & Accession
Audio
26 May 2016
UK Pensions Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Richard Goldstein looks at the Pensions Regulator’s revised code of practice on the governance and administration of trust-based schemes providing money purchase benefits. The revised code has been laid before Parliament for approval, and is expected to come into force in July.
In Brief
25 May 2016
Mayer Brown JSM In Brief
Though it is widely known that Hong Kong has adopted a "no-par" regime since the commencement of the Companies Ordinance, Cap 622 (the "New Ordinance") in 2014, minor details in routine practice may easily slip away. Recently, there has been a notable increase in listed companies making clarification announcements for failing to replace references to "issued share capital" with "number of issued shares" in their annual general meeting (AGM) notices.
Legal Update
25 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On May 23, 2016, a federal district court ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) failure to provide a defendant with advance notice of suit was not a valid affirmative defense.1 While not surprising, the ruling should shine a spotlight on the CFPB’s pre-suit process in enforcement cases.
Newsletter
25 May 2016
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Entrepreneurship, Employment, Competitiveness & SMEs; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health & Food/Products Safety; Digital & Information Society; Transport & Mobility; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe UK Referendum; Foreign Affairs, Development & Accession
Newsletter
March/April 2016
Mayer Brown Newsletter
The Bulletin for Pensions Managers is a high-level summary of developments which may be of interest to pensions managers. This issue covers developments to the end of April 2016.
Legal Update
24 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) imposes liability for communicating certain messages in certain kinds of ways to certain groups of people. Not surprisingly, since its first enactment, the TCPA has been challenged as an infringement of the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. Early decisions upheld the statute as a permissible restriction on commercial speech. E.g., Moser v. F.C.C., 46 F.3d 970 (9th Cir. 1995).
Legal Update
24 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On Friday, May 20, 2016, Daniel Tarullo, a member of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System (Board), previewed a conceptual proposal for capital standards that will be applied to insurers subject to the Board’s supervision.
Newsletter
24 May 2016
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Entrepreneurship, Employment, Competitiveness & SMEs; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Health/Food & Products Safety; Digital & Information Society; Transport & Mobility; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe UK Referendum; Foreign Affairs, Development & Accession
Legal Update
24 May 2016
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
During the last trial session, which occurred on May 11, 2016, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense – CADE approved Guidelines regarding Cease-and-Desist Agreements (known by the Portuguese acronym “TCC”) in cartel cases.
Legal Update
24 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
It is no secret that use of non-GAAP financial measures, which are financial measures that are neither calculated nor presented in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), has been on the radar of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in recent months.
Legal Update
23 May 2016
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
On May 9, 2016, Normative Instruction RFB No. 1634 was published with the purpose of updating the regulatory provisions related to the Corporate Taxpayer Registry (CNPJ) by inserting new rules that essentially increase transparency about the origin of funds invested in Brazil and their holders, thus providing a mechanism against corruption, money laundering and tax evasion.
Legal Update
23 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On May 20, 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of federal securities claims, under § 10(b) and § 11, against Moore Stephens, a Hong Kong accounting firm.
Legal Update
May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Newsletter
23 May 2016
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Entrepreneurship, Employment, Competitiveness & SMEs; Agriculture & Maritime Affairs; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Digital & Information Society; Transport & Mobility; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro, EDB & Economy; Future of Europe UK Referendum; Foreign Affairs, Development & Accession
Legal Update
20 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On 28 April 2016 the Court of Appeal handed down its decision affirming that a fee falling due under a loan agreement is not a penalty, even where the fee would appear to be excessive.
Legal Update
20 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On May 18, 2016, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took steps to further ease economic sanctions against Burma (or Myanmar), continuing a recent trend.
Legal Update
20 May 2016
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Many DB pension schemes are considering carrying out exercises to commute small pensions and/or introducing an option for members to commute small pensions at retirement. However, where those pensions include a guaranteed minimum pension (“GMP”), a number of issues arise, some of which may prevent trustees from commuting those GMPs.

Newsletter
20 May 2016
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market & General; Financial Services & Taxation; Entrepreneurship, Employment, Competitiveness & SMEs; Energy; Environment & Climate Change; Food/Products Safety & Health; Transport & Mobility; Data Protection; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro, ECB & Economy; Future of Europe UK Referendum; Foreign Affairs, Development & Accession

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