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|BREAKING NEWS: Safe Harbor 2.0 Agreement Reached|
Françoise Gilbert; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 12, 2016, previously published on February 2, 2016On Feb. 2, 2016, representatives of the European Commission and the United States agreed on a new framework for transatlantic data flow: the EU-US Privacy Shield. The arrangement still needs to be approved by representatives of the individual EU states and the EU Parliament which will be sought in...
|Regulation of E-Liquids|
Robert Y. Maples; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 12, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016On Jan. 28, 2016, the President signed S. 142, the Child Nicotine Poisoning Protection Act (the Act), into law. After passing the U.S. Senate in December and the U.S. House earlier this month by voice vote, the President’s signature starts the clock on a 180-day effective date.
|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
|NYS JCOPE Adopts Opinion Expanding Definition of Lobbying Activity to Include Activities Traditionally Considered as Non-Lobbying Consultant/Public Relations Services|
Mark F. Glaser, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 9, 2016, previously published on February 1, 2016On Jan. 26, 2016, the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) formally adopted two Advisory Opinions that will affect government officials and individuals who interact with government or otherwise provide services to entities engaged in lobbying activity. This Alert focuses on...
|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....
|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...
|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 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...
|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...
|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.