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|Energy and Pipeline Safety|
Diane J. Blagman, Andrew Zausner; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016After lifting the export ban on crude oil and extending tax credits for renewable energy at the end of the last session, Congress may have an appetite to pass more measures to reform the country’s energy policy. The Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012), a bipartisan energy overhaul bill...
|IRS Says Aircraft Leasing Entity is Eligible for 1031 Tax Free Exchange Treatment Despite Leasing to Related Companies at No Profit|
Marvin A. Kirsner; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 29, 2016A new IRS Chief Counsel memo says that an aircraft leasing partnership that trades in an aircraft that is leased to a related entity is eligible for §1031 tax free exchange treatment, even though the related entity lease rate was so low that it produced tax losses during the term of the lease....
|Updated Dutch Tax-Transparency Rules for the Dutch CV|
Thomas van der Vliet; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 9, 2016, previously published on February 1, 2016At the very end of 2015, the Dutch Ministry of Finance published a revised decree on the tax-transparency rules for Dutch limited liability partnerships (commanditaire vennootschap or Dutch CV).1 This revised decree replaces the decree of Jan. 11, 2007.2
|Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds Under the HSR Act and For the Prohibition of Interlocking Directorates|
Andrew G. Berg, Stephen M. Pepper; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 8, 2016, previously published on January 22, 2016Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a notice to revise the premerger notification thresholds for mergers and acquisitions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR Act”). The FTC also published revisions to the...
|The Next Modest Wave of Cuba Thaw—U.S. Eases Restrictions on Exports, Export Trade Financing, and Artistic Productions|
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan, Yosbel A. Ibarra, Sandra K. Jorgensen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 5, 2016, previously published on January 28, 2016On Jan. 27, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) once again amended the existing Cuban Assets Control Regulations (Cuba Sanctions Regulations) to open the door for further U.S. engagement with Cuba. The amendments remove certain restrictions on...
|The FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act’s Substantial Impact On Federal Procurement—Part II|
Elana Broitman, Melissa P. Prusock, Michael J. Schaengold; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 5, 2016, previously published on January 27, 2016The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (S. 1356), signed into law Nov. 25, 2015, includes major procurement-related reforms. See P.L. 114-92. Most (but not all) of the procurement related provisions are included, as usual, in Title VIII—Acquisition Policy, Acquisition...
|H-1B Cap: The Time to Plan is Now|
Rosanna M. Fox; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 4, 2016, previously published on January 25, 2016April 1, 2016, marks the date when U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will start accepting cap-subject H-1B petitions. As we brace for what is expected to be the busiest H-1B cap season since the economic downturn, the time to start preparing is now.
|U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Unaccepted Offer to Settle Per Rule 68 Does Not Moot a Case|
James N. Boudreau, Christiana L. Signs; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016In a 6-3 opinion, the United States Supreme Court held yesterday that a defendant’s unaccepted Rule 68 offer of judgment for complete relief does not moot a case. See Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 577 U.S. --- (2016). Justice Bader Ginsburg, writing for the 6-3 majority, explained that...
|Corporate & Regulatory Compliance: Are You Asking the Right Questions?|
Michael L. Aguirre, John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016Due to regulatory changes made in response to the financial crisis of 2008, market participants entering into over-the-counter derivative transactions and their associated agreements face a vastly different landscape than several years ago. Competing (and sometimes inconsistent) legal regimes...
|NYS Appellate Court Upholds Executive Compensation Order and Regulations: What Happens Next?|
Harold N. Iselin, Joshua L. Oppenheimer, Francis J. Serbaroli; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016On Dec. 30, 2015, the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department upheld the validity of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order pertaining to executive compensation and administrative expenses of certain service providers (EO 38), as well as the implementing regulations. This was the first...