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|Uncertainty in the Trademark World in the Wake of B&B Hardware|
Michael D. Adams, Richard M. Assmus; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015The US Supreme Court’s March 24, 2015, ruling in B&B Hardware Inc. v. Hargis Industries Inc. will almost certainly change the use and importance of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, but there are many open questions about how significant the impact of the Supreme...
|IRS Updates “Begun Construction” Guidance to Reflect One-Year Extension of the Production Tax Credit|
Jeffrey G. Davis, Isaac L. Maron; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015The US Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) has released Notice 2015-25 (the Notice), which updates previously issued guidance to reflect the recent one-year extension of the renewable electricity production tax credit (the PTC) under Section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code).
|Germany Introduces Rules on Female Quota for Supervisory Boards and Leadership Positions|
Dr. Ulrike Binder, Dr. Guido Zeppenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015Germany introduces a statutory minimum quota for female representatives on supervisory boards of co-determined (50/50), listed companies. In addition, the new law obligates numerous companies to observe rules regarding the composition of their supervisory boards and leadership positions.
|Taxation of Indirect Sales of Chinese Investments |
Pieter de Ribber, Pieter de Ridder; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015As anticipated, on 6 February 2015, China's State Administration of Taxation (SAT) issued Public Notice  No. 7 ("Public Notice 7") dealing with indirect transfers of Chinese taxable assets. It substantially replaces Circular 698 and Bulletin 24 and introduces a new reporting regime...
|Brazil’s CADE Executes Cooperation Agreement with IDB and World Bank|
Eduardo Molan Gaban; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) has recently executed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the World Bank Group, as well as a “Covenant for Cooperation and Sharing of Information” with the Inter-American Development Bank...
|Part 1: Competition Starts Now - Hong Kong Competition Law Series|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015The impending commencement of Hong Kong's first cross-sector competition law brings to Hong Kong businesses a fresh challenge of managing competition law risk.
|Vietnam: Changes in Health Insurance Regulations|
Quynh-Anh Lam, Viet Hung Nguyen; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015On 13 June 2014 the National Assembly issued Law No. 46/2014/QH11 ("Law 46") amending and supplementing some provisions of the Law on Health Insurance. Law 46 took effect on 1 January 2015. In order to provide implementing guidance to Law 46, on 15 November 2014 the Government issued...
|HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG: Austrian Financial Market Authority Imposes Temporary Debt Moratorium|
Dr. Simon Grieser, Andreas Lange, Dr. Jochen Seitz, Dr. Jorg Wulfken; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015By an ordinance (Mandatsbescheid) issued on March 1, 2015, the Austrian Financial Market Authority (“FMA”) has initiated the resolution of HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG (“HETA”). HETA is the “bad bank” that was established to assume and manage large parts of the...
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Enforcement Actions and the Use of Data Analytics|
Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a global investment bank for alleged compliance violations. Although the bank hasexperience with responding to regulators, this particular SEC request is more targeted than those the bank has received in the past, demanding specific...
|What ERISA Plan Fiduciaries Can Learn From Tibble v. Edison International|
Reginald R. Goeke, Brian D. Netter, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015On February 24, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in an ERISA case challenging the prudence of certain investment options included within a 401(k) lineup. Although a decision is not expected until spring, certain risk avoidance lessons for plan sponsors and fiduciaries follow from the...