Document(s) published by this organization: 395
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|First Australian Carbon Abatement Auction|
Jim Parker; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015In April 2014, the Australian Federal government released a White Paper outlining the design of the Emissions Reduction Fund ("ERF"), which was covered in the Summer 2014 issue of the Climate Report. The ERF is the cornerstone of the Coalition government's Direct Action Plan, which...
|Singapore: Employment Act Changes for Retrenchment Benefits|
David P. Longstaff; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015From April 1, 2015, an employee who has been employed in a company for at least two years may request retrenchment benefits if he or she is retrenched. Prior to April 1, 2015, the requisite period of employment before a request for retrenchment benefits could be made was three years. The relevant...
|Mandatory Economic Survey: Impending Deadlines for all U.S. Companies with Foreign Affiliates and Branches|
Chad O. Dorr, Laura L. Fraedrich, Chase David Kaniecki, Lindsey Michelle Nelson, Donald G. Yeargin; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 2015Every five years, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis ("BEA"), conducts a benchmark survey of foreign direct investment ("FDI") activities of U.S. businesses. This survey is known as the BE-10. Much like the BE-13 Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in...
|2015 Patent Reform: Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 (S. 1137)|
Kelsey I. Nix, George N. Phillips, Peter G. Thurlow; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 2015Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT), joined by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), introduced the bipartisan Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act ("PATENT Act") on April 29, 2015. The third...
|Loans Granted by Securitisation Vehicles—Consultation Paper of the Bank of Italy and Retention|
Francesco Squerzoni, Vinicio Trombetti; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 2015On March 6, 2015, the Bank of Italy published a consultation paper relating to the supervisory regulations for loans by securitisation vehicles incorporated under the Italian securitisation law.
|Australia: Australian Fair Work Commission Signals New Willingness to Terminate Restrictive Enterprise Agreements that have Passed Their Nominal Expiry Dates|
Stephanie Crosbie, Adam Salter; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (the "FWC") in Aurizon Operations Limited: Aurizon Network Pty Ltd  FWCFB 540 has ordered the termination of 12 enterprise agreements that had passed their nominal expiry dates.
|Singapore Opens International Commercial Court|
John Rainbird, Zara Shafruddin, Matthew J. Skinner; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 2015The Singapore International Commercial Court ("SICC") started hearing its first case this month: a US$809 million dispute between Australian and Indonesian companies over a joint venture agreement for the production and sale of upgraded coal from East Kalimantan in Indonesia. The...
|Japan: Enforcement of Act on Special Measures Concerning Fixed-Term Employees with Expert Knowledge, Etc.|
Yusuke Hanada, Rika Sato; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015On April 1, 2015, the Act on Special Measures concerning Fixed-Term Employees with Expert Knowledge, etc. (the "Act") came into force. The Act provides for certain exceptions to the "rule of conversion into indefinite-term contracts." This rule, contained in the Labor Contract...
|Bank Fees Class Action in Australia Fails Before Full Federal Court|
John Emmerig, Michael Legg; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 2015In Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited ("ANZ")  FCAFC 50, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (the intermediate appeals court in the Federal Court hierarchy) overturned the trial judge's finding that ANZ credit card late payment fees were...
|Global CEOs Write Open Letter to World Leaders Urging Concrete Climate Action|
Nick Faas; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015On April 16, 2015, CEOs from 43 companies and 20 economic sectors, with operations in more than 150 countries and territories, published a letter urging world leaders to reach an ambitious climate deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties 21 ("COP21") to be held...