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|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Managing the Risks of Bring Your Own Device|
Therese Craparo, Anthony J. Diana; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014Scenario: A multi-national financial institution has decided to implement a Bring Your Own Device (or BYOD) program due to increasing demand from business personnel and a desire to reduce IT costs. The General Counsel’s Office is asked whether there are any legal, regulatory or compliance...
|The Harder They Come: An Overview of Financial Instrument and Institution Provisions in the Ways & Means 2014 Tax Reform Proposals|
Mark H. Leeds; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014There are a lot of lost causes in the federal income tax arena. It certainly seems the more ambitious the plan, the less likely it will receive serious consideration. Remember the tax proposals in the Simpson-Bowles Plan? That’s OK, neither do we.
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Clarifies and Expands Its Interpretation of “Knowledgeable Employee” Under the US Investment Company Act|
Rory M. Cohen, J. Paul Forrester, Stephanie M. Monaco; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014On February 6, 2014, the Staff of the Division of Investment Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued the Managed Funds Association (the “MFA) a no-action letter (the “MFA Letter”) clarifying and expanding the SEC’s interpretation of...
|An In-Depth Look at the 2013 IRS Final and Proposed Regulations on Cross-Border Dividend Equivalents Paid on Swaps and in Security Lending Transactions|
Mark H. Leeds; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014The waiting for the final regulations addressing when US federal income tax withholding would be imposed on dividend equivalent payments made to non-US persons under notional principal contracts (“NPCs” or “swaps”) and in security lending transactions bore a strong...
|District Court Victory for Validus Re in Cascading FET Case Leaves Many Questions Unanswered|
David W. Alberts, Richard Craven, Lawrence R. Hamilton; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 11, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014Judge Amy Jackson clearly sided with Validus Re in her February 5 opinion in Validus Re’s closely followed lawsuit in US federal district court in Washington, DC. Validus won a refund of the federal excise tax (FET) it had paid on nine reinsurance policies it purchased in retrocession...
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Social Media E-Discovery|
Anthony J. Diana, Kim A. Leffert, Richard E. Nowak; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 31, 2014A large corporation has been sued by former employees who allege that their supervisors harassed them and made inappropriate remarks in the workplace and on social media. During discovery, the corporation receives a document request for the supervisors’ social media postings, emails and...
|IRS and Treasury Issue Long-Awaited Guidance on Corporate Inversions and “Disqualified Stock”|
James R. Barry, Jason S. Bazar, Michael K. Marion, Lee Morlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
January 31, 2014, previously published on January 27, 2014On January 16, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and the Treasury Department (the “Treasury”) issued longawaited temporary and proposed regulations under Code section 7874 relating to corporate inversions (the “Regulations”).
|Southern District of New York Deepens Internal Split Over Loophole in Bankruptcy Safe Harbor for Capital Markets Transactions|
Joaquin M. C De Baca, Joel Moss, Brian Trust; Mayer Brown LLP;
January 29, 2014, previously published on January 24, 2014The Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York recently held in Edward S. Weisfelner, as Litigation Trustee of the LB Creditor Trust v. Fund 1., et al. (In re Lyondell Chemical Company, et al.) (“Lyondell”), that section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code does not bar fraudulent...
|Non-Reportable Mergers Under HSR Act Still At Risk for Antitrust Review|
Meytal McCoy, Scott P. Perlman, John Roberti, Richard M. Steuer, Matthew A. Tabas; Mayer Brown LLP;
January 16, 2014, previously published on January 14, 2014Two recent cases involving the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (the DOJ) demonstrate that the DOJ and the US Federal Trade Commission (the FTC) will review mergers that otherwise escape the agencies’ scrutiny by falling below the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR Act) merger filing...
|Lehman Bankruptcy Court Addresses Scope of the Bankruptcy Code's Safe Harbor for Liquidation, Termination and Acceleration of Swap Agreements|
Joel Moss, Brian Trust; Mayer Brown LLP;
January 9, 2014, previously published on January 8, 2014In Michigan State Housing Development Authority v. Lehman Brothers Derivatives Products, Inc., et al. (In re Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., et al.) (Michigan State Housing), the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the Bankruptcy Court) recently held that a provision in a swap...