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|CONFAZ ICMS Convention No. 63/2014: Tax Amnesty Program for the State of Sergipe|
Carolina M. Bottino, Ivan Tauil; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014On 07/11/2014, ICMS Convention No. 63/2014, enacted by the National Finance Policy Council - CONFAZ - was published in the Official Gazette. It authorizes the State of Sergipe to implement a Tax Amnesty Program to waive or reduce penalties and interest related to ICMS debts due by December 31, 2013.
|Ninth Circuit Decision Clarifies the Applicability of US Antitrust Law to Foreign Conduct; Leaves Some Ambiguities|
Robert E. Bloch, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014One of the most important topics in cartel enforcement today is the extent to which the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (“FTAIA”) limits the extraterritorial reach of the Sherman Act. On July 10, 2014, the Ninth Circuit weighed in on this question by affirming a broad...
|WTO Appellate Body Rules on Dispute over US Countervailing Duty Law|
Timothy J. Keeler, Duane W. Layton, Matthew J. McConkey, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) has issued its decision in the dispute between the United States and China over the so-called “GPX Legislation.” The GPX Legislation expressly authorizes the US Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) to...
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Final Rules Regarding the Application of Security-Based Swap Intermediary Definitions to Cross-Border Security Based Swap Activity|
Joshua Cohn, Curtis A. Doty, Alex C. Lakatos, Jerome J. Roche, David R. Sahr; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014The US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has adopted final rules (the “CrossBorder Rules”) regarding the cross-border application of certain security-based swap (“SBS”) provisions of Title VII of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...
|Clamping Down on Illegal Guesthouses in Hong Kong: Government Seeks Input on New Proposals|
Andrew P. B. MacGeoch, David S. C. Mallinson, Emily I. C. Wong; Mayer Brown JSM;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014The Home Affairs Department of the government has issued a consultation document (the “Document”) reviewing the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance (Cap.349) (the “Ordinance”) with recommendations to improve the licensing regime and the effectiveness of enforcement...
|Implementing An Information Governance Program|
Mayer Brown LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 2014The IT department of a retail company implements email account volume limits in attempt to control growing data proliferation. In response, employees in the data analytics department begin using off-system cloud storage options to store their data. The cloud storage company announces that there has...
|MOFCOM Removes Capital Contribution Restrictions on Foreign Investments in China|
Joyce J. Sun, Betty F. K. Tam; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014On 17 June 2014 the Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM) issued the Notice on the Improvement of Foreign Investment Approval and Administration Matters (“Notice”), confirming that the company registration system reform introduced in China earlier this year applies equally to...
|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 Supreme Court Expands (and Potentially Limits) the Reach of the Bank Fraud Statute|
Vincent J. Connelly, William Michael, Richard E. Nowak; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014The US Supreme Court has unanimously held that federal prosecutors can use the federal bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1344, against offenders in cases where a bank is not the intended target of a fraud.
|Bank Guarantees and Shipbuilding Contracts with Mainland Shipyards|
Bill Amos; Mayer Brown JSM;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014For a shipowner the process of buying a new vessel from a shipyard can be a hazardous venture, much riskier than buying an existing, second-hand vessel. This is because the shipowner has to part with millions of dollars “up front” to a shipyard/builder, by way of payment instalments to...