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HTMLUS Trade Representative Initiates an Environmental Review of Free Trade Agreement with the European Union
Timothy J. Keeler, Margaret-Rose Sales; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
The 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...

 

Adobe PDFGuess Who’s Looking at Your Ad? Blind Recruitment Ads Fall Foul of Data Privacy Laws
Gabriela Kennedy, Karen H. F. Lee, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
The number of "blind" recruitment ads - i.e., ads that do not identify the employer or their recruitment agent - circulating in Hong Kong has led to a growing concern about the possible unscrupulous collection and use of personal data of job applicants.

 

HTMLNormative Ruling No. 1,474/14
Roberta P. Caneca, Marina Cyrino; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On June 18, 2014, Brazilian Tax Authorities enacted Normative Ruling No. 1,474, including certain Swiss companies incorporated as holding company, domiciliary company, auxiliary company, mixed company and administrative company as privileged tax regimes, when the corporate income tax collected by...

 

HTMLUS Securities and Exchange Commission Settles Its First Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Case
Marcus Christian, Adam D. Kanter, Stephanie M. Monaco, Jerome J. Roche, Richard M. Rosenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) has announced a $2.2 million settlement in the Commission’s first whistleblower anti-retaliation case. As part of the settlement order, the SEC charged Paradigm Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser, and...

 

HTMLUS Banking Regulators Issue Additional Guidance Regarding Tax Allocation Agreements in Holding Company Structures
Scott A. Anenberg, Hayden D. Brown, J. Paul Forrester; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
US banking regulators (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) have issued final joint supplemental guidance (Guidance) regarding tax allocation agreements involving holding companies and...

 

HTMLDelegation Clause Directing an Arbitrator to Decide Enforceability of an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable in California
Andrea M. Weiss, Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
Decision: In Tiri v. Lucky Chances, Inc., the defendant-employer filed a motion to compel arbitration of its former employee’s wrongful discharge action. The parties had entered into a written arbitration agreement that contained an explicit agreement to delegate to the arbitrator any...

 

HTMLNormative Expository Act No. 5 of June 16, 2014
Roberta P. Caneca, Marina Cyrino; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
On June 16, 2014, Brazilian Tax Authorities enacted Normative Expository (“ADE”) Act No. 5, which revoked the ADE No. 1/2000. The ADE No. 1/2000 provided for the application of withholding tax in Brazil to payments of service fees to overseas, regardless of the existence of a Tax Treaty...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Issues A Taxpayer Favorable Opinion in United States v. Clarke
Geoffrey M. Collins, John T. Hildy, Brian W. Kittle; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
The Supreme Court held on June 19, 2014, that taxpayers are entitled to examine IRS agents in a summons-enforcement proceeding where taxpayers “point[] to specific facts or circumstances plausibly raising an inference of bad faith.” The Court held that circumstantial evidence could meet...

 

HTMLRegulation No. 9/2014
Marina Cyrino; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014
Regulation No. 9/2014 amended Regulation No. 7/2013 to reopen until 07/31/2014 the deadline for installments and payment of tax liabilities owed to the Treasury, authorized by Articles 1 to 13 of Law 11.941/2009 (Refis).

 

HTMLProtection Against Sexual Harassment by Customers
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
The Hong Kong government will gazette this Friday, 20 June 2014, a bill to amend the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 480) to protect service providers from sexual harassment by their customers.

 


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