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|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....
|US Federal Trade Commission Challenge Reminds Companies To Be Wary About Communicating with Competitors|
Scott P. Perlman, Matthew A. Tabas; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled charges that two of the leading online barcode resellers violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by inviting competitors to collude and raise prices for barcodes sold over the Internet. Even though the settlement essentially only requires the online...
|US Appellate Court Clarifies Due Process Rights for Parties Subject to CFIUS Review of Foreign Investments|
Timothy J. Keeler, Simeon M. Kriesberg, Kelsey Rule, Margaret-Rose Sales; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has reversed a lower court’s ruling and held that companies undergoing review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee) have a due process right to notice of unclassified evidence and an opportunity to rebut...
|CFPB Enforcement Action Against Payday Lender Has Broad Implications for Financial Institutions|
Stephen Lillley, Andrew J. Pincus, Jeffrey P. Taft; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has entered a consent order with a payday lender for debt collection practices that the CFPB alleged violated the Dodd-Frank Act’s prohibition on unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices. The $10 million settlement casts a significant...
|Wyndham Seeks Immediate Appeal Over FTC Authority To Regulate Data Security While District Court Allows Case To Proceed On Common-Enterprise Theory|
Stephen Lilley, Archis A. Parasharami; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014 For the past two years, a federal court in New Jersey has considered important data security issues in the FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. litigation. Two recent opinions issued by the court now have brought that case back into the news—and made clear that the stakes are as high as ever.