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Newsletter
19 February 2009
Mayer Brown Newsletter
19 February 2009 - Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market; Finance & Taxation; Industry; Environment; Health & Consumer; Transport; Information Society; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
Legal Update
19 February 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Many large banks have been nationalised. Government intervention packages and state guarantees have tried to re-introduce liquidity into the financial markets and protect the wider economy. Government interventions across Europe are occurring on a size and scale unimaginable a year ago.
Legal Update
19 February 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Business restructurings raise complex questions of transfer pricing policy and tax administration. In particular, it is crucial for multinational enterprises (MNEs) to avoid double taxation when they consider restructuring their business across several jurisdictions.
Legal Update
18 February 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On January 16, 2009, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (the “Committee”) proposed amendments to the Basel II Capital Accord responding to the financial markets crisis.
Newsletter
18 February 2009
Mayer Brown Newsletter
18 February 2009 - Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market; Industry; Finance & Taxation; Agriculture & Fisheries; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer; Justice & Home Affairs; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe
Legal Update
17 February 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The economic stimulus package, signed into law on February 17, 2009, grants corporations and businesses that repurchase their debt at a discount a right, under certain circumstances, to elect to defer the recognition of their cancellation of indebtedness (COD) income for up to five years.
Legal Update
February 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
There have been a number of announcements recently by (re)insurers of their intention to raise cash by way of a rights issue. As credit conditions worsen, it is likely that further announcements will be made by (re)insurers seeking to raise funds in order to bolster their capital and/or maintain their current ratings levels.
Legal Update
17 February 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On Friday 13 February 2009, the German Bundesrat, the upper house of the German parliament, passed the Dritte Mittelstandsentlastungsgesetz (“MEG”).
Legal Update
17 February 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The United States intends to initiate negotiations on a Trans‐Pacific Partnership free trade agreement with Singapore, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei Darussalam, Australia, Peru and Vietnam.
Newsletter
17 February 2009
Mayer Brown Newsletter
17 February 2009 - Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market; Finance & Taxation; Agriculture & Fisheries; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations; Journals
Legal Update
17 February 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Even though the E‐Proxy rules permit distribution of proxy materials via the Internet, sponsors of defined contribution retirement plans (such as 401(k) plans) should be mindful of the disclosure obligations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), if the materials are being distributed in connection with a plan that is intended to be a “404(c) plan.”
Newsletter
16 February 2009
Mayer Brown Newsletter
16 February 2009 - Competition; State Aid; Trade & Customs; Internal Market; Finance & Taxation; Automotive Industry; Energy; Environment; Health & Consumer; Transport; Telecoms & Medias; Euro & Economy; Future of Europe; Accession & External Relations
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