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HTMLStrategies for the Preservation and Production of Audio Recordings
Robert E. Entwisle, Ethan A. Hastert, Kim A. Leffert; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 4, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015
A large financial institution that is a major participant in the swaps market instituted an audio data retention policy to conform with newly enacted regulatory requirements which required swaps dealers to keep a record, for one year, of all oral communications concerning quotes, solicitations,...

 

HTMLNew York Appellate Division Approves RMBS Settlement
Christopher J. Houpt, Matthew D. Ingber; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015
The New York Appellate Division has decided the appeals in the Article 77 proceeding in which The Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) sought approval relating to an $8.5 billion settlement covering 530 RMBS trusts.1 The settlement—between BNYM, Bank of America, and Countrywide—resolved...

 

HTMLSAFE Circular 19: A Nationwide Liberalisation of Capital Account Settlement for FIEs
Betty F. K. Tam; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 17, 2015
On 8 April 2015, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) issued the Circular of the SAFE on Relevant Issues Concerning the Reform of the Administrative Method of the Conversion of Foreign Exchange Funds by Foreign-invested Enterprises (Circular 19), which will come into effect on 1 June...

 

HTMLBrazilian State of Espírito Santo Application of the REPETRO Regime
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Celso Grisi, Ivan Tauil, Eduardo Maccari Telles; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
The article 70, item LV, of the Espírito Santo’s Value-added Tax Regulations, as amended by the State Decree No. 3.658-R from August 26, 2014, authorizes a reduction on the tax basis of the Value-addex tax to three per cent (3%) until March 31, 2015, due in the customs clearance of...

 

HTMLAccountants, Not Clients, Hold Privilege Governing Confidentiality of Records under Illinois Public Accounting Act
Dana S. Douglas, Alexandra L. Newman, Stanley J. Parzen; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015
The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a decision of great import to all individuals and businesses that provide confidential information to their certified public accountants (CPAs). The Court has resolved the previously open question of whether the CPA or the client who provided confidential...

 

HTMLProposed US Legislation Could Significantly Impact Trade-Exposed Sectors
Timothy J. Keeper, Warren S. Payne; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015
We expect that Congressional leaders will introduce bipartisan trade promotion legislation as early as today. While this legislation does not have commercial ramifications, its successful enactment into law will enable the completion and implementation of certain international trade agreements that...

 

HTMLWTO Appellate Body Rejects Vietnam’s Appeal of US Antidumping Duties on Shrimp
Duane W. Layton, Paulette Vander Schueren, Adrian Verdegay Mena; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has circulated its report in the dispute (reference DS429) brought by Vietnam challenging the imposition of antidumping duties by the United States on imports of frozen warm-water shrimp. The Appellate Body’s report also addressed...

 

HTMLBrazil Petroleum Agency Proposes Revision to Regulation on Third-Party Access to Natural Gas Transportation Pipelines
Bruno Triani Belchior, Alexandre R. Chequer, Leonardo P. Costa, Victor Galante, Débora H. Yanasse; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 22, 2015
On April 2, 2015, the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels - ANP published the Notice of Public Hearing and Consultation No. 7/2015 in order to discuss the draft of a resolution that, among other purposes, aims to ensure actual third-party access to gas transportation pipelines,...

 

Adobe PDFHong Kong Competition Law Series - Part 6: Cardinal Sin No. 4 - Bid Rigging
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
April 29, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
Last week we looked at the Cardinal Sin of market sharing. This week we discuss Cardinal Sin No. 4 - bid rigging.

 

Adobe PDFHong Kong Competition Law Series: Part 7 - Information Exchange
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
April 29, 2015, previously published on April 22, 2015
Information exchange is an area of competition law that is rife with risk. There are few bright line rules on what can and cannot be exchanged, the scope of the prohibition is potentially extremely broad, and the risk of inadvertent breach is high as anticompetitive information exchange may occur...

 


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