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|CFPB Issues Proposed Rule to Regulate Prepaid Products|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014On Nov. 13, the CFPB issued a proposed rule, which has been in development for over two years, that would impose new requirements on prepaid products. The CFPB issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on prepaid cards in May 2012 and also released a study of the prepaid market in conjunction...
|EU Competition Law Compliance: An Altered Legal Landscape|
Teresa Charatjan, Hans Urlus, Emilie van Hasselt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014EU competition law prohibits the restriction of competition by agreements between competitors that may affect trade between Member States and have as their object or effect the restriction of competition (Article 101 TFEU). An agreement will fall outside this prohibition if it is not capable of...
|Action! South Africa and Nigeria Find Growing Opportunity in the Film Business|
Alais L. M. Griffin; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014In recent years, both South Africa and Nigeria have seen significant growth in their film industries. Filmmakers from around the world are descending on South Africa, keen to take advantage of economic incentives and top-notch facilities. Nigeria’s film industry is more homegrown but, while...
|Realizing the Potential to Become the Breadbasket of the World|
Vicky B. McPherson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014The commentary is well-known about the potential for Africa to become the breadbasket for the world amid the wide-spread need for food security. However, despite this widely regarded potential, not very many countries in Africa have addressed the equally well-known challenges to making this more...
|Supreme Court Holds Time Spent Participating In Security Screenings Not Compensable Work Time Under FLSA|
Laurent Badoux, Christiana L. Signs; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014The Supreme Court held yesterday that activities that occur before or after a work shift are not compensable unless they are "intrinsic" to employees’ principal work duties, i.e., doing away with the activities would mean employees could not do the jobs they were hired to do....
|Maryland Proposes Contamination Reporting Rules Triggered by Concentration (not Quantity): Routine Transactional Due Diligence Could Pose a Problem|
David G. Mandelbaum; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014On October 31, the Maryland Department of the Environment ("MDE") published a proposed regulation calling for reporting of hazardous substances found in the environment - that is, site contamination. A routine investigation of real estate could trigger this obligation because the...
|Environmental Regulation and Investor State Dispute Settlement Clauses - OceanaGold and El Salvador|
Jillian C. Bunyan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014Investor state dispute settlement ("ISDS") clauses in bilateral and regional investment treaties enable foreign corporations to sue a host country regarding regulations, policies, or court decisions. ISDS clauses were originally included in trade agreements and investment treaties in...
|Canada Simplifies the Visa Application Process for Saudi Nationals; No Talk of Reciprocity|
Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014Following meetings last month between Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Crown Prince Salman and Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia, the Canadian government announced that it has made the visa application process easier for Saudis who wish to visit Canada. Canadian...
|UK Government Announces Expansion of 24 Hour Visa Service|
Avani H. Patel; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 16, 2014The United Kingdom government has announced a plan to expand The Super Priority Visa Service in April 2015. Currently, this service is available to Chinese and Indian business travelers, and provides decisions within 24 hours to individuals who need to travel to the United Kingdom urgently. The...
|National Visa Center Provides Updates on Internal Processing|
Jennifer Blloshmi; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014The National Visa Center (NVC), in operation now for 20 years, is the U.S. Department of State agency responsible for pre-processing approved immigrant visas that include immigration based on: family and employment sponsorship, diversity visas and special immigrant visas. This month, the NVC met...