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|Important UK High Court Guidance on Pension Scheme Trustee Duties and the Status of a Scheme as "Open" Or "Frozen"|
Andrew Block, Philippa James, Stuart Pickford; Mayer Brown International LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015The High Court has today given judgment in Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees Ltd v. Stena Line Ltd and Others1. The case gives important guidance on two issues relating to occupational pension schemes:
|The Cartel Report: Commentary on Antitrust Enforcement from Around the World|
Robert E. Bloch, Kiran S. Desai, Adam L. Hudes, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014Not too long ago, many countries—perhaps even most countries—either did not criminalize cartel conduct or did not enforce the laws prohibiting cartels. In the past 20 years or so, that has changed dramatically. Today, cartels, “the supreme evil of antitrust,” are unlawful...
|EU Antitrust Private Damages Actions|
Kiran S. Desai, Julian Ellison, Nathalie Jalabert Doury, Robert Klotz, Jens Peter Schmidt; Mayer Brown International LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 2014On 10 November 2014 the governments of the 28 EU Member States approved a new law that aims at facilitating claims for damages by victims of antitrust infringements in Europe. The new law entered into was adopted on 4 December 2014. The law, which takes the form of an EU Directive, was previously...
|Revisions to Basel Securitisation Framework—Final Rules|
J. Paul Forrester, Kevin Hawken, Carol A. Hitselberger, Jason H. P. Kravitt, Stuart M. Litwin; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014On 11 December 2014, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) published a final Basel III Document (BCBS d303) on changes to the international model rules for banks’ calculation of credit risk capital requirements for exposures to securitisation transactions (Revised Framework). The...
|EU Advocate General: No Injunction against Users of Standard Essential Patents without an Offer to License|
Mark A. Prinsley, Gillian Sproul, Zsolt Vertessy; Mayer Brown International LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 2014The owner of a standard essential patent (SEP) may have to make a licence offer before seeking an injunction, following the non binding opinion of the Advocate General in the Huawei/ZTE case before the EU’s top court. The Court of Justice of the European Union is set to rule on a reference...
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Amendments to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans, Michael E. Lackey, Kim A. Leffert, Edmund Sautter; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014On September 16, 2014, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The revised rules, now pending before the Supreme Court and to be transmitted to Congress, will take effect on December 1, 2015, absent some...
|Issues in Relation to Mining Projects in Burkina Faso|
Alban Dorin, Sarai Jacob, Rachel Speight; Mayer Brown;
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014While Burkina Faso is currently experiencing political unrest, mining companies operating in the country remain largely unaffected by the recent political changes.
|VAT on Services Supplied to Pension Schemes: Revised HMRC Guidance|
Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 2014On 25 November 2014, HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) published two pieces of new guidance on the charging and recovery of VAT on administration and investment management services provided to pension schemes. The guidance was required as a result of last year’s Court of Justice...
|Holiday Pay - The Bear Necessities|
Christopher Fisher; Mayer Brown International LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 2014You will undoubtedly have seen the press surrounding the holiday pay decision last week, under the lead case of Bear Scotland Limited v Fulton. There are numerous commentaries on the case, not all accurate or helpful and some are more alarmist than they need to be.
|Main Issues in Connection with the Amendments Proposed to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act|
Ian Coles; Mayer Brown International LLP;
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 2014A recent tendency of resource-rich African countries is to favour a more balanced distribution of the benefits produced by the extractive industry between the State and the private parties holding the relevant titles. In line with this objective, in December 2012 the South African government...