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|EU Lifts Majority of Belarus Sanctions|
David Baron, Cyril T. Brennan, Marie-José van der Heijden; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 3, 2016, previously published on February 19, 2016On Feb. 15, 2016, European Union (EU) foreign ministers met in Brussels and agreed to permanently lift most EU sanctions against Belarus. The unanimous decision, effective March 1, 2016, will result in the termination of travel bans and asset freezes currently in place against 170 Belarusian...
|President Obama Signs Legislation Tightening North Korea Sanctions|
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan, Sandra K. Jorgensen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 2, 2016, previously published on February 24, 2016On Feb. 18, 2016, President Obama signed into law the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 (H.R. 757) (the Act), a bill tightening U.S. sanctions against North Korea. The legislation imposes strict licensing requirements for the export or reexport to North Korea of any...
|Governmental Regulations Do Not an Employee Make|
Laurent Badoux; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 2, 2016, previously published on February 25, 2016The Seventh Circuit recently affirmed the district court’s decision in Callahan v. City of Chicago, 75 F. Supp. 3d 791 (N.D. Ill. 2015). Callahan, a taxi driver in Chicago, brought suit in district court against the city, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), arguing that the...
|Implications of the Zika Virus on Employment-Related Travel|
Laurent Badoux; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 29, 2016, previously published on February 17, 2016The Zika virus is the latest source of sleepless nights for public health officials, but it is also starting to take its emotional toll on US employers. Reports of children born with microcephaly and an uptick in reported cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause numbness, nerve...
|The Dutch Defense: Flexible Anti-Takeover Mechanisms in the Netherlands|
Thedoor Melchers, Paul Westhoff, Cees van Oevelen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 26, 2016, previously published on February 2016Anti-takeover mechanisms aim to prevent a publicly listed company from being taken over by a hostile bidder or an activist shareholder. For many years, flexible anti-takeover mechanisms have been established under Dutch corporate law, the most common of which is based on the issuance of preference...
|What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus|
Robert P. Charrow, Nancy E. Taylor; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 9, 2016Significant concern has been raised about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can have devastating effects on human fetuses. This concern has been amplified because one affected area--Brazil--will be hosting the Olympics this summer. On Feb. 8, 2016, the President announced that he is asking...
|2016 SEC Exam Priorities|
Richard M. Cutshall, Arthur Don; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 10, 2016On Jan. 11, 2016, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its annual list of examination priorities for 2016, which was previously summarized in the Greenberg Traurig Financial Services Observer. The examination...
|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.
|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...
|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....