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|FTC Amends Fred Meyer Guides, but Just a Little|
Thomas Demitrack, Kathryn M. Fenton; Jones Day;
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 2014The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved final amendments to its so-called "Fred Meyer Guides," which offer guidance to manufacturers, wholesalers, and other sellers on to how to provide advertising allowances and other promotional payments and services to retailers in compliance...
|European Commission’s Broad Dawn Raid Powers Affirmed, but "Reasonable Grounds" for Suspecting an Infringement Required|
Bernard E. Amory, Cecelia Kye; Jones Day;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 2014The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has upheld the expansive geographic reach of a European Commission dawn raid decision in the electric cables cartel investigations. Nexans, one of ten companies being investigated, had argued that the geographic scope was overbroad and provided an insufficiently...
|Petition and Motion Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board|
Glen C. Cheng, David B. Cochran, Matthew W. Johnson, Lynda Q. Nguyen; Jones Day;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 2014The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ushered in a new era of administrative trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the "Board") in connection with inter partes review ("IPR"), postgrant review, the transitional program for covered business method patents, and derivation...
|Private Investment in Mexican Natural Resources|
José Estandía, Mauricio E. Llamas C., William P.M. Schwind, Alberto de la Parra Z.; Jones Day;
October 6, 2014, previously published on September 2014A hallmark of the constitutional amendments of December 20, 2013, is the opening of the Mexican oil and gas sector to private participation. The National Hydrocarbons Commission (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos, "CNH") now has the authority and ability to grant licenses and to...
|Italian Government Proposes Civil Justice System Reforms|
Margherita Magillo, Giulio Novellini, Lamberto Schiona; Jones Day;
October 6, 2014, previously published on September 2014The Italian government has enacted a Decree containing urgent measures to reform the Italian civil judicial system and to deal with the backlog of pending cases. Published in the Italian Official Gazette on September 12, 2014, the Decree officially entered into force on September 13, 2014. Within...
|Australia Competition Authorities Enforce Information Gathering Power|
John Emmerig, Michael Legg, Prudence J. Smith, Nick Taylor; Jones Day;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 2014The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has the authority to bring enforcement actions against cartels, agreements restraining competition, and abuse of dominance, as well as responsibilities relating to consumer protection, regulation (such as telecommunications),and the informal...
|Treasury Department and IRS Issue Long-Awaited Inversion Guidance|
Lester W. Droller, Andrew M. Eisenberg, Andrew M. Levine, Robert A. Profusek, Raymond J. Wiacek; Jones Day;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 2014On September 22, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS issued long-awaited inversion guidance in the form of Notice 2014-52. The Notice sets forth rules that are generally effective for acquisitions completed on or after September 22, 2014, and will be included in regulations that will be...
|German Federal Court of Justice Clarifies "Opt-in" Rules Under the German Bonds Act|
Olaf Benning, Volker Kammel, Ulf Kreppel, Claudia Leyendecker, Karsten Müller-Eising; Jones Day;
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 2014On September 15, 2014, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) published a landmark decision clarifying that holders of bonds issued prior to August 5, 2009, under the old German Bonds Act of 1899 may opt in to, and take advantage of the benefits of, the provisions of the new German...
|Further Amendments to Spanish Insolvency Act Now Effective|
Juan Ferre, Stephanie Tyler; Jones Day;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 2014On September 5, 2014, Spain enacted urgent measures to facilitate restructurings and avoid the insolvency of companies that, under the previous regime, might have been forced to enter into an insolvency process ("RDl 11/2014"). RDl 11/2014 modifies several provisions of the Spanish...
|FDA Deputy Commissioner: Agency Focusing on Coordinated Food Safety and Specialized Inspectors|
Jonathan Berman, Colleen Heisey, Mark Mansour, Stephanie L. Resnik, Emily K. Strunk; Jones Day;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 2014FDA continues to pursue a modern approach to food safety, as the agency adds specialized inspectors and develops new policies under the Food Safety Modernization Act. Mike Taylor, FDA's deputy commissioner for food, addressed a group of produce industry leaders earlier this month at the United...