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Newsletter
20 July 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Audio
20 July 2018
UK Employment Law - Another View from Mayer Brown
Nick is joined by Tom Linden QC of Matrix Chambers, to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in Pimlico Plumbers, in which Tom appeared for Pimlico Plumbers.
Legal Update
20 July 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
The Prosecutor-General Offices of Brazil (“Procuradoria Geral da República” – “PGR”) and Argentina (Procuración General de la Nación – “PGN”) have established the basis for a cooperation agreement to allow Argentine courts to use plea bargain and leniency agreements settled within the scope of operation “Car Wash” in ongoing investigations in that country.
Legal Update
19 July 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On July 18, 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) amended Rule 701(e) under the Securities Act of 1933 to increase the aggregate sales price or amount of securities sold during any consecutive 12-month period from $5 million to $10 million.
Legal Update
19 July 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
California is expected to pass a new law, SB 766, clarifying that lawyers who are not members of the California bar may appear in international arbitrations seated in California without local counsel.
Legal Update
19 July 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
Following the provisions of Article 4 of Law No. 7,495/2016, the Chief of Staff Joint Resolution/SEFAZ No. 11/2018 (“Resolution”) was published, establishing competencies and procedures to verify compliance with the requirements and conditions associated with so-called ‘non-general tax benefits’ in Rio de Janeiro.
Newsletter
19 July 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Legal Update
19 July 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
During the week of July 9, 2018, the Financial Stability Board published a statement on the role of overnight risk-free rates vs. term rates in interest rate benchmark reform, the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s chief executive spoke on transitioning to a world without LIBOR, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission hosted an advisory committee meeting on LIBOR reform and its impact on derivatives markets and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association launched a consultation paper on fallback rates for derivatives referencing certain IBOR rates.
Legal Update
19 July 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On July 13, 2018, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new guidance, effective on September 11, 2018, that provides adjudicators with broader authority to issue case denials.
In Brief
18 July 2018
Mayer Brown In Brief
Toward implementing its master plan for offshore wind, New York State's Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will procure approximately 800 MW (and up to 2400 MW) of offshore wind under a solicitation scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018.
Legal Update
18 July 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
The Secretariat of Foreign Trade (“SECEX”) has initiated a sunset review regarding antidumping duties applied on imports of table fans from China that are over 15 centimeters, with a self-contained electric motor and an output not exceeding 125W (Mercosur Common Nomenclature - NCM 8414.51.10), according to the SECEX Circular No. 28/2018, published July 17, 2018, in the Brazilian Official Gazette (“D.O.U.”).
Newsletter
18 July 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Legal Update
17 July 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
The Secretariat of Foreign Trade (“SECEX”) has initiated a sunset review regarding antidumping duties applied on imports of flat-rolled non-oriented grain magnetic silicon electrical steel (”steel GNO”) from China, South Korea and Taiwan (Mercosur Common Nomenclature - NCM 7225.19.00 and 7226.19.00), according to the SECEX Circular No. 27/2018, published July 16, 2018, in the Brazilian Official Gazette (“D.O.U.”).
Legal Update
17 July 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In White vs. Commissioner, decided on July 3, 2018, the Tax Court, in a memorandum opinion, sustained the Internal Revenue Service’s position that a service provider to an informal partnership should not be treated as a partner.
Newsletter
17 July 2018
Recent Cases and New Laws Affecting Employers
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Newsletter
17 July 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Newsletter
16 July 2018
Structured and market-linked product news for inquiring minds
Mayer Brown Newsletter
REVERSEinquiries is Mayer Brown’s new structured and market-linked products-focused newsletter.
Newsletter
16 July 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
16 July 2018
In the beginning of 2018, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) requested to play an advisory role in the meetings of the Brazilian Chamber of Foreign Trade (“CAMEX”).
Newsletter
16 July 2018
Summer 2018
Mayer Brown JSM Newsletter
The last three months have seen many countries fine-tuning and regulating existing tax incentives and announcing new tax incentives in accordance with the OECD’s BEPS action reports, we refer to the sections in this Bulletin on China, Hong Kong (R&D), Indonesia (prescribed pioneer industries), Singapore (IP) and Thailand (wide range of incentives).
Brochure
July 2018
Mayer Brown JSM Brochure
Known as an international business centre and home to the headquarters of multinational companies, Hong Kong remains today one of the most attractive business hubs to entrepreneurs and organisations. This guide answers some of the most common questions raised by investors who are considering investing in Hong Kong, and outlines issues that should be considered as of 2018.
Newsletter
13 July 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Legal Update
13 July 2018
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
To address concerns about backdoor listings and shell activities in Hong Kong, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKSE) recently published (i) a consultation paper proposing to tighten the Listing Rules on reverse takeover, continuing listing criteria and others (the Consultation Proposals); and (ii) a guidance letter on listed issuer’s suitability for continued listing (GL96-18).

We have examined the new guidance letter GL96-18 in our earlier Update and we will discuss HKSE's Consultation Proposals in this article.
Legal Update
13 July 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
The Brazilian government issued Provisional Measure No. 844/2018 (“Medida Provisória” or “MP”) with the purpose of reformulating the main norms that regulate the basic sanitation sector.
Legal Update
13 July 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On July 10, 2018, the Second Circuit issued an opinion that struck a blow against abusive use of 28 U.S.C. § 1782 (“Section 1782”).
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