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|“Inc.” No Longer a Safe Shield - Federal Circuit Greatly Expands Officer/Shareholder Liability Resulting from US Customs Violations|
Sydney H. Mintzer, Jing Zhang; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014On September 16, 2014, an en banc panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “En Banc Panel”) issued a far-reaching decision, Trek Leather III, greatly expanding corporate shareholders’ and officers’ potential liability for customs violations. It reversed...
|SEC Preparing New Asset Management Industry Rules That Will Increase Reporting Requirements, Require Stress Tests, and Limit Derivatives Investments|
Leslie S. Cruz, Stephanie M. Monaco, Amy Ward Pershkow; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014The Wall Street Journal (the “Journal”) has reported that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is drafting proposed rules for the asset management industry that are designed to address the perceived risks posed by the industry to the financial system. These...
|WTO Panel Rules Against Argentina Regarding Certain Measures Affecting the Importation of Goods|
Duane W. Layton, Jeffery C. Lowe, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014On August 22, 2014, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel circulated its decision in Argentina - Measures Affecting the Importation of Goods (WT/DS438/R, WT/DS444/R, WT/DS445/R). The United States, the European Union and Japan (the complainants) challenged two separate, broadly...
|US Banking Regulators Adopt Final Rule to Impose Liquidity Coverage Ratio on Large US Banking Institutions|
Scott A. Anenberg, J. Paul Forrester, Carol A. Hitselberger; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 9, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC—and, together with the FRB and FDIC, Agencies), have each adopted a final rule (the Final Rule) to impose a quantitative...
|Administrative and Legislative Options to Address US Corporate Inversions|
David M. McIntosh, Anthony "Toby" Moffett; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014The topic of tax incentives for US corporations seeking to “invert” and become a subsidiary of a foreign corporation is receiving heightened attention in Congress and federal agencies.
|Presumption Against Extraterritoriality in Morrison v. National Australia Bank Extended to Private Party Whistleblower Retaliation Cases|
Matthew Bisanz, Marcus Christian, Mark G. Hanchet, Alex C. Lakatos, Richard M. Rosenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that the presumption against extraterritoriality applies to private party actions under Section 21(h) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”). The Second Circuit’s August 14, 2014 decision in Liu v. Siemens...
|Getting to "Yes": Ninth Circuit Provides Guidance on Formation of "Browsewrap" Arbitration Agreements|
Archis A. Parasharami, James F. Tierney; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014In the three years since AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, courts have largely been rejecting substantive attacks on arbitration agreements that waive class actions. By contrast, in some cases plaintiffs have succeeded in avoiding arbitration by arguing that they never agreed to it in the first...
|WTO Appellate Body Upholds Panel in China - Rare Earths Dispute|
Duane W. Layton, Nikolay Mizulin, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has affirmed a WTO dispute settlement panel’s March 2014 finding that China’s export restraints on rare earths, tungsten, and molybdenum are inconsistent with China’s WTO obligations. The August 7, 2014, decision in China -...
|IRS Clarifies Beginning of Construction Rules for Renewable Energy Projects|
Jeffrey G. Davis; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014The US Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) has released Notice 2014-46 (the Notice), which provides further clarification about how a taxpayer can satisfy the requirement that construction of a renewable energy project began before January 1, 2014. The Notice, released on August 8, 2014, is welcome...
|New York State Department of Financial Services Proposes a “BitLicense” Regulatory Framework for Virtual Currency Businesses|
Matthew Bisanz, Alex C. Lakatos, Jeffrey P. Taft; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014The New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) has released a proposed regulatory framework (the “Proposed Rules”) for New York virtual currency businesses. The Proposed Rules build upon the NYSDFS’ prior activities in the virtual currency space....