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|Excise Tax Refund Opportunity for Foreign Reinsurers for Retrocession Policies|
Richard J. Fidei, Fred E. Karlinsky, Marvin A. Kirsner; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 19, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016The IRS has decided to back off its position that the 1 percent excise tax is due on a policy of reinsurance where a foreign reinsurer reinsures a policy of reinsurance issued by another foreign reinsurer (referred to in the industry as a retrocession policy). Foreign reinsurers who have previously...
|Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5 Regional Center Program) Extended in Congressional Omnibus Appropriations|
Kate Kalmykov, Robert Y. Maples, Laura Foote Reiff, Matthew Virkstis; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 15, 2016, previously published on January 5, 2016Prior to adjournment, the U.S. Congress passed an Omnibus $1.1 trillion year-end spending bill which was signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 18, 2015. (P.L. 114-113).
|Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Guidance on Section 1332 Waivers for State Innovation, Comments Due|
Nancy E. Taylor; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016Section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury with the discretion to approve a state’s proposal to waive specific provisions of the ACA (State Innovation Waiver), provided the proposal...
|PHHPC Considers Revoking Operating Certificate of Ambulatory Surgery Center Over Low Medicaid and Charity Care Cases|
Francis J. Serbaroli; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 12, 2016, previously published on January 4, 2016A sometimes heated discussion at a recent meeting of New York’s Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) should be of interest to all ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) that are operating under a so-called “limited life” operating certificate and not providing enough care...
|While You Were Sleeping...New Highway Act Improves the Capital Raising On-Ramp|
Federico (Fed) Salinas, Jason T. Simon; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 11, 2016, previously published on December 30, 2015On Dec. 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, referred to as the “Fast Act,” a highway and transit project funding bill. Tucked into the last 45 pages of this 1,300 plus page bill are several significant modifications to the...
|'Special Economic Zones' in Mexico|
Eugenio Grageda Nunez; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 28, 2015The Mexican House of Representatives recently approved an act, presented to Mexico’s Congress by President Peña Nieto, for the creation of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) that will change the development model for the south of Mexico, an area that has lagged behind in economic growth with...
|Mexican Tax Reforms for 2016|
Eugenio Grageda Nunez; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 28, 2015On Nov. 18, 2015, reforms to the Mexican Income Tax Law (MITL), Tax Code, Excise Tax and Federal Income Law for 2016 (collectively, the Tax Reform) were published in the Federal Gazette. The Tax Reform reestablishes measures to promote savings and increase incentives for doing business in Mexico,...
|2016 NDAA Makes Critical Changes To Small Business Government Contracting Program|
Ryan C. Bradel, Przemyslaw Kozdoj; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 6, 2016, previously published on December 18, 2015Late last month Congress enacted and the President signed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (the “2016 NDAA”) (Pub L. No. 114-92) and, as has been the case with the annual National Defense Authorization Acts in recent years, the 2016 version contains several provisions that...
|U.S. Sanctions Mexican Executive, Airline, and Newspaper Tied to Drug Trafficking Organization|
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 6, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015On Dec. 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a Mexican national, Naim Libien Tella, and four Mexican entities linked to Libien Tella, under the Kingpin Act. The new designations, which include a Mexican airline and newspaper, stem...
|Important Data Protection Update: Agreement Reached on New Data Protection Regulation in Europe|
Viola Bensinger; Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP;
January 6, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015We have seen dramatic data protection developments in the European Union over the last week! On Dec. 15, 2015, the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission agreed on the final wording of the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The GDRP sets...