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|Additional SEC Guidance on Well-Known Seasoned Issuer Waivers|
Laura D. Richman; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014On March 12, 2014, the Division of Corporation Finance (Division) of the US Securities Exchange Commission issued revised guidance on wellknown seasoned issuer (WKSI) waivers. The Division further updated this guidance on April 24, 2014 (the April 2014 guidance).
|Tip of the Month: Data Privacy Concerns When Moving Email to the Cloud|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014In an effort to reduce costs and leverage the latest advances in technology, the chief information officer of a multinational company decided to use a cloud computing vendor to host the company’s email. After identifying a handful of vendors that appeared to meet the company’s needs,...
|Obama Administration Proposes to Give States Broad Authority to Toll Existing Interstates to Generate Revenue for Transportation Purposes|
George K. Miller, David Narefsky, John R. Schmidt, Joseph Seliga; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014In a major policy shift with potentially large implications for US infrastructure public-private partnership (“PPP”) activity, the Obama administration has proposed to change federal law to give US states broad authority to put tolls on existing interstate highways to provide funding...
|Mexico’s President Introduces Proposed Energy Laws to Congress|
Pablo C. Ferrante, Dallas Parker, Gabriel J. Salinas, Jose L. Valera; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014On April 30, 2014, President Enrique Peña Nieto introduced to the Mexican Congress nine new bills, as well as amendments to several existing laws, to implement the constitutional energy reform passed on December 21, 2013. The energy reform eliminates a restrictive legal framework that has...
|Beijing Labour Authority Directs Employers to File Plan for their Labour Dispatch Workers|
Helen H. Liao, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
May 5, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014Under the Interim Provisions on Labour Dispatch (see our legal update, "China Issues Interim Provisions on Labour Dispatch", of 11 February 2014), if the number of dispatched workers engaged by a PRC employer exceeds 10 percent of its total workforce, then the employer must file a plan on...
|CFTC Issues No-Action Relief to Manager of a Collateralized Loan Obligation for Failure to Register as a Commodity Trading Advisor|
Rory M. Cohen, Curtis A. Doty, J. Paul Forrester; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014By Letter No. 14-57 dated April 11, 2014 (Letter), the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) staff granted no-action relief to a manager (Manager) of a collateralized loan obligation (CLO) for failure to register as a commodity...
|Hong Kong Court Calls for Proactive Measures Against Shadow Companies|
Gabriela Kennedy, Eugene I. Low; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014On 18 April, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) introduced a trial framework for the notification of simple concentrations or mergers. The Guidelines on the Notification of Simple Cases of Concentrations of Undertakings (Simplified Notification Guidelines) establish a procedural structure...
|Colombia’s New Law on Security Interest over Movable Assets Comes Into Effect|
Douglas A. Doetsch, David K. Duffee, Juan Pablo Moreno; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 28, 2014On February 21, 2014, a new law on security interests over movable assets (Law 1676 of 2013, “Law 1676”) came into effect in Colombia. Law 1676 replaced the regulations on creation, perfection and enforceability (oponibilidad) of security interests over mo vable assets set forth in the...
|US District Court Holds That a Non-Party Foreign Bank Must Prepare a Witness With Documents Overseas|
James Ancone, Mark G. Hanchet, Christopher J. Houpt; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014A recent decision in the Southern District of New York imposes a significant burden on non-US litigants by requiring a non-party bank to prepare a Rule 30(b)(6) witness with information that is available only overseas. Judge Shira Scheindlin’s decision in Wultz v. Bank of China, Ltd.,...
|Copyright Developments in 2014: A Quick Overview|
Sarah Byrt, Mark A. Prinsley; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 2014The UK and European copyright framework is undergoing some substantial changes which will impact on businesses and consumers alike. Several measures aimed at modernising the law of copyright have come into effect recently, while others are in the pipeline.