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Newsletter
6 November 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Newsletter
6 November 2018
Legal Update
5 November 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On October 31, 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued a final rule (Final Rule) to modernize required property disclosures for mining registrants.
In Brief
5 November 2018
Mayer Brown In Brief
Last Friday, November 2, 2018, the State Corporation Commission of the Commonwealth of Virginia (“Commission”) issued a final order (“Final Order”) regarding the application by Virginia Electric and Power Company (“Dominion Virginia”) for a prudency determination with respect to the two 6 MW (nominal) wind turbine generators and related facilities that compose the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Energy project (“CVOW Project”) pursuant to Virginia Code §56-585.1:4 F.
Newsletter
5 November 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Legal Update
5 November 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On September 26, 2018, a US federal court found that virtual currency constitutes a class of items that are commodities under the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) because one member of that class, Bitcoin, is the subject of futures trading. This Legal Update discusses the ruling—the first judicial opinion to directly address whether virtual currencies other than Bitcoin are commodities under the CEA—and the questions that remain.
Book
2018
Mayer Brown Book
The Employment & Benefits group is pleased to announce the publication of A Global Guide to Employee Data Privacy, the latest in our series of global guides.
Article
2 November 2018
Mayer Brown Article
Bylined article by US Insurance Regulatory practice lead Lawrence Hamilton (Chicago) and associate Sanjiv Tata (New York).
Legal Update
2 November 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On October 31, 2018, the US Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations (“Proposed Regulations”) that, if finalized, may substantially impact the way in which multinational corporations finance their operations.
Legal Update
1 November 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivered her most recent Policy Address a couple of weeks ago. It contained a number of important proposals, some of which will impact the workplace. This article details the most important of these.
Legal Update
1 November 2018
Legal Update
1 November 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On September 27, 2018, the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (“CCIPS”) of the Criminal Division in the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released a revised version of its Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents.
Legal Update
31 October 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The High Court has held that pension schemes are required to equalise benefits for the effect of guaranteed minimum pensions. The Court also considered a number of possible equalisation methods. It held that the employer could require the trustees to adopt the lowest cost method.
Article
30 October 2018
Mayer Brown Article
The European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) entered in force on May 25, 2018 (“GDPR Day”).
Audio
30 October 2018
UK Employment Law - The View from Mayer Brown
Nick’s review of recent cases looks at a very significant decision in the Court of Appeal on non disclosure agreements. He also looks at a case which decided whether an employee dismissed for not having the right to work in the UK was entitled to an appeal. And finally a case on why context matters when considering allegedly discriminatory comments.
Legal Update
30 October 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On October 23, 2018, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14J to provide further guidance on shareholder proposals submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Legal Update
30 October 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
On October 23, 2018, the COSIT Answer to Advance Tax Ruling Request No. 13/2018 was published in the Official Gazette with the purpose of clarifying the proceeding that must be adopted in the fulfillment of final judicial decisions that rules in favor of the exclusion of ICMS from PIS and COFINS calculation basis.
Legal Update
October 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In Brief
29 October 2018
Mayer Brown In Brief
The statutory paternity leave in Hong Kong will be increased from three days to five days. The Legislative Council passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2018 (the "Bill") increasing the statutory paternity leave on 25 October 2018.
Book
October 2018
Mayer Brown Book
The Second Edition of 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.
Legal Update
26 October 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
On October 25, 2018, Decree No. 9,537/2018 was published in the Official Gazette, establishing the special regime for the industrialization of goods destined for the exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and other fluid hydrocarbons (the so-called “Repetro-Industrialization”).
Legal Update
26 October 2018
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update
At a trial session held on September 18, 2018, the Superior Court of Justice ("STJ") — the highest appellate court in Brazil for non-constitutional questions of federal law — dismissed the Special Appeal No. 1,639,035-SP [2015/0257748-2] that questioned the possibility of extending the effects of an arbitration clause contained in a credit facility agreement to its related swap agreements, despite the latter establishing that local courts would have jurisdiction to hear disputes arising thereof.
Newsletter
26 October 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Newsletter
25 October 2018
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Legal Update
25 October 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (“Bureau”) announced its latest enforcement action earlier this week, and it demonstrated yet again that, notwithstanding Acting Director Mick Mulvaney’s rhetoric, the Bureau intends to continue to pursue claims of unfair, deceptive and abusive acts and practices (“UDAAP”).
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