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|The Future of Australia’s Independent Commission Against Corruption’s Jurisdiction and Powers|
John Emmerig, Michael J. Legg; Jones Day;
November 9, 2015, previously published on November 2015In April 2015, the High Court handed down the decision of Cunneen in which it held that the definition of “corrupt conduct” in the ICAC Act is narrower than ICAC had previously understood. The High Court was tasked with attributing meaning to the phrase “adversely...
|International Remedies for Foreign Investors in Croatia and Poland: Mortgage and Consumer Loan Conversion Legislation|
Melissa S. Gorsline, Charles T. Kotuby, Sylvia Tonova, Baiju S. Vasani, Johannes P. Willheim; Jones Day;
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 2015As a result of new mortgage and consumer loan conversion legislation in Croatia and Poland, foreign investors in the financial sectors of those countries may soon suffer substantial losses. Many of those affected investors, however, may be entitled to compensation under Croatia’s and...
|UK Senior Managers Regime to Extend to All FSMA-Authorised Firms|
John Ahern, Christopher Dearie, Kristen DiLemmo; Jones Day;
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 2015On 15 October 2015, HM Treasury published a policy paper confirming that the Senior Managers Regime ("SMR") will extend to capture all Financial Services and Markets Act ("FSMA")-authorised firms in the UK—including interdealer brokers, hedge funds and asset...
|Conference of German Data Protection Officers' Position Paper Offers Guidance on Safe Harbor Decision: No New Approvals for Data Transfers to the U.S. Based on BCRs or Ad-Hoc Clauses|
Ted-Philip Kroke, Mauricio F. Paez, Stefanie Stoehr, Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 2015On October 26, 2015, the Conference of the Data Protection Commissioners of the German Federation and the German States (the "Conference") issued a position paper (source document in German), which followed the Article 29 Working Party's October 16, 2015 statement on the practical...
|The Hague Choice of Court Convention Takes Effect, and With It Greater Certainty for International Transactions|
Antonio Gonzalez, Charles T. Kotuby, Caroline N. Mitchell, Matthew J. Skinner, Gerjanne te Winkel; Jones Day;
November 4, 2015, previously published on October 2015International commercial arbitration has long been characterized as indispensable to global capital flows; it allows transacting parties access to a mutually chosen forum when disputes between them arise and leads to an enforceable award at the end of the arbitral process. With recent developments,...
|EU Rules Starbucks, Fiat Received Tax Advantages from The Netherlands and Luxembourg Constituting Illegal State Aid, Must Pay Back Taxes|
Lodewijk P.W. Berger, Thomas Jestaedt, Scott M. Levine, Howard M. Liebman, Raymond J. Wiacek; Jones Day;
October 29, 2015, previously published on October 2015Today, October 21, 2015, the European Commission (the "Commission"), acting as the regulator of EU competition rules, announced that it had concluded that tax rulings obtained by a Dutch subsidiary of Starbucks and a Luxembourg subsidiary of Fiat conferred illegal State aid to those...
|U.S. Reaches One of the Largest Trade Agreements in History: the TPP|
Edgar J. Asebey, Jonathan Berman, Colleen Heisey, Katherine M. Llewellyn, Cristiana Spontoni; Jones Day;
October 28, 2015, previously published on October 2015On October 6, 2015, after five years of negotiations, the U.S. closed the Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP") deal with Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak, "[T]he agreement...
|Singapore: Amendments to Employment Act-Employers Requires to Provide Payslips and Keep Records|
Elaine Ho; Jones Day;
October 28, 2015, previously published on Fall 2015On August 17, 2015, Singapore passed amendments to the Employment Act. The amendments require employers to.
|Remedies Proposed in UK Retail Banking Sector to Address Lack of Competition|
Alan Davis, Matt Evans; Jones Day;
October 28, 2015, previously published on October 2015The UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has provisionally concluded there is a lack of effective competition in the UK retail banking market and has proposed a number of remedies to improve customers’ knowledge and awareness, encourage them to switch providers, and make...
|Australia: Fair Work Commission Rules that Employees Can Appoint Only One Bargaining Agent|
Stephanie Crosbie, Adam Salter; Jones Day;
October 28, 2015, previously published on Fall 2015The Fair Work Commission ("FWC") has ruled that employees cannot nominate multiple bargaining agents to represent them in relation to the negotiation of a new enterprise agreement.