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|Assessing Damages for Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination in Hong Kong|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014The recent Hong Kong District Court case (DCEO 4/2013) involved a termination of the employment of the plaintiff on the ground of her disability and pregnancy. This was held to be unlawful under both the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO) and the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO).
|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...
|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...
|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...
|Hong Kong Owner Successfully Appeals Against Conviction under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance|
Geoffrey Y. M. Chan, Mei Ling Lew; Mayer Brown JSM;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014In the recent case of HKSAR v. Wing Lok Construction & Engineering Co., Ltd.  2 HKLRD 669, the Court of First Instance allowed an appeal against the conviction of an owner of premises under s.77(2) of the Air Pollution Control Ordinance, Cap. 311 (APCO) for, when carrying out or causing...
|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.
|MPF Amendment Bill Gazetted in Hong Kong|
Duncan A. W. Abate; Mayer Brown JSM;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014If passed, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill, gazetted on 27 June 2014, will introduce some fundamental new concepts into Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund system. In particular it will introduce a new circumstance in which benefits can be paid (terminal illness) and...
|State Decree No. 44.886/2014: Tax Amnesty Program for the State of Rio de Janeiro|
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Ivan Tauil; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014On 07/03/2014, in the Official Gazette of Rio de Janeiro, State Decree No. 44.886/2014 was published. It modifies the previous ruling concerning ICMS Convention No. 128/2013. This Convention authorizes the State of Rio de Janeiro to implement a Tax Amnesty Program to waive or reduce penalties and...
|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...
|FTC’s Report Provides Recommendations for Data|
Justin R. Dickerson, John Nadolenco, Evan M. Wooten; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014Edith Ramirez, the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission), has often said that “with really big data, comes really big responsibility.” What she meant was not always clear.