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|Legal Developments in Construction Law|
Mayer Brown LLP;
April 28, 2015, previously published on March 2015When a dispute arose between parties who had dealt with each other for years, the first key issue was to determine the contract terms. The purchase order had terms on the back but did not appear to refer to them on the front and, when the buyer placed orders by email or fax, it did not send a copy...
|NAIC Adopts Guidance on Acquisition of Control of US Insurers|
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, James R. Woods, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 28, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015Any person or company that wishes to acquire control of a US insurer is required to file an acquisition statement called a “Form A” with the insurance regulatory authority in the state where the target insurer is legally domiciled (and, in some cases, in states where the target is...
|Hong Kong Competition Law Series: Part 1 - Competition Starts Now|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 23, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015The impending commencement of Hong Kong’s first cross-sector competition law brings to Hong Kong businesses a fresh challenge of managing competition law risk.
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Announces First Whistleblower Protection Case Involving Restrictive Language in Confidentiality Agreements|
Dana S. Douglas, Marcia E. Goodman, Matthew A. Rossi, Gina T. Saviola; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 6, 2015The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) has announced its first enforcement action against a company for using restrictive language in confidentiality agreements, resulting in a Cease and Desist Order by consent that removed language that the SEC asserted could stifle the...
|ANP’s Notice of Public Hearing and Consultation No. 3/2015: Companies May Be Granted a Period to Remedy Unconformities|
Bruno Triani Belchior, Alexandre R. Chequer, Leonardo P. Costa, Victor Galante; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015The Board of Directors of the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels ("ANP") approved, on March 07, 2015, the draft of a new Resolution providing the possibility for the Agency to set deadlines for regulated companies who fail to comply with any applicable operational...
|New Agreement for Cooperation and Facilitation of Investments (ACFI) between Brazil and Mozambique|
Paulo Rage; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015On March 30th, 2015, Brazil and Mozambique signed an Agreement for Cooperation and Facilitation of Investments (ACFI) in Maputo. The signing of the ACFI seeks to leverage the internationalization of companies between the two countries by providing greater security for investors in the signatory...
|US Treasury and Commerce Departments Announce Regulations To Implement the New US Policy Toward Cuba|
Carol J. Bilzi, Simeon M. Kriesberg, Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015The US Treasury and Commerce departments announced that on January 16 they will issue certain amendments to US sanctions and export control regulations in order to implement the new US policy toward Cuba that President Obama announced on December 17.1 The amendments, which will take immediate...
|A Boost to Vietnamese Outbound Investment?|
David Harrison, Viet Hung Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015Vietnam's new investment law, which was passed on 26 November 2014 and takes effect on 1 July 2015 ("New Investment Law"), is expected to pave the way for increased foreign investment to flow into the country. A secondary goal of the New Investment Law, however, is to facilitate outbound...
|What is in a Name? Provisional Liquidators, Liquidators & Ad Valorem Fees|
Justine T. K. Lau, Richard M. Tollan; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 16, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015We have previously reported that the Official Receiver retains its entitlement to ad valorem fees on the conversion of a compulsory liquidation to a creditors’ voluntary winding-up (CVL).
|New Tax Treaty between Hong Kong and mainland China which has Consequences for Shipping, Airline and Securities Trading Companies|
Pieter L. de Ridder; Mayer Brown JSM (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015This is relevant mainly for (1) Hong Kong companies or investment funds selling securities in Chinese listed companies and (2) ship or aircraft leasing companies resident in Hong Kong who (finance) lease vessels and aircraft to lessees in mainland China.