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|US Trade Representative Initiates an Environmental Review of Free Trade Agreement with the European Union|
Timothy J. Keeler, Margaret-Rose Sales; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the initiation of an environmental review of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (T-TIP), a free trade agreement currently being negotiated between the United States and...
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Settles Its First Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Case|
Marcus Christian, Adam D. Kanter, Stephanie M. Monaco, Jerome J. Roche, Richard M. Rosenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) has announced a $2.2 million settlement in the Commission’s first whistleblower anti-retaliation case. As part of the settlement order, the SEC charged Paradigm Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser, and...
|US Banking Regulators Issue Additional Guidance Regarding Tax Allocation Agreements in Holding Company Structures|
Scott A. Anenberg, Hayden D. Brown, J. Paul Forrester; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014US banking regulators (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) have issued final joint supplemental guidance (Guidance) regarding tax allocation agreements involving holding companies and...
|Applicability of US Antitrust Law to Foreign Conduct Clarified by Recent Appellate Decisions|
Robert E. Bloch, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014Recent decisions issued from the Second and Seventh Circuits have clarified the applicability of US antitrust law to foreign conduct. On June 4, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided Lotes Co. Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., an important case regarding the applicability of...
|US Navy Issues Solicitation for “Drop-In” Biofuel Blends|
J. Paul Forrester, Cameron S. Hamrick, Marcia G. Madsen; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), in conjunction with the US Navy, has issued a solicitation for bulk fuels for DLA Energy’s customers located in the Inland/East/Gulf Coast regions of the United States. The Inland/East/Gulf Coast is the single largest bulk fuels acquisition program, and it...
|US Federal Circuit Rules for Inclusion of Voluntary Respondents' CVD Rates in Calculation of "All Others" Duty Rate|
Matthew J. McConkey, Margaret-Rose Sales; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has reversed a US Court of International Trade (CIT) decision on the calculation of the “All Others” duty rate in countervailing duty (CVD) Investigations. Specifically, the CAFC ruled that the duty margins assigned to the exporters...
|WTO Appellate Body Finds “Public Morals” Exception for Trade Restrictions Includes Animal Welfare|
Duane W. Layton, Kelsey M. Rule, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has issued its ruling in the dispute over the European Union’s restrictions on the importation and marketing of seals and seal products. In its May 22, 2014 “mixed ruling,” the Appellate Body struck down the EU’s...
|Brazil’s Office of the Comptroller General issues Guidelines in Connection with Entertainment of Public officials during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil|
Kelly B. Kramer, Salim Jorge Saud Neto; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014Yesterday (2 June 2014), Brazil’s Office of the Comptroller General enacted Normative Guideline N. 01/2014 prescribing the terms under which Brazilian federal public officials may accept invitations to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup being held in Brazil. The FIFA 2014 World Cup is the...
|Fourth Circuit Holds that Experts Must Separate Opinions From Fact Testimony and Lay Adequate Foundation for Both|
Carl J. Summers, Evan M. Tager; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014Increasingly, in a number of contexts, experts are playing the role traditionally filled by attorneys: reviewing and explaining the relevance of the evidence, integrating it into the party’s narrative, and mixing in opinions along the way. This has the potentially dangerous effect of placing...
|US Department of Energy Proposes to Suspend Conditional LNG Export Approvals to Non-FTA Countries and to Abandon Existing Order of Precedence|
David I. Bloom, J. Paul Forrester, Brantley Webb; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 4, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014The US Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed to suspend its current practice of issuing conditional decisions on applications to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the lower-48 states to foreign countries without free trade agreements (FTAs) with the United States. Instead, according to its...