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Adobe PDF“Inc.” No Longer a Safe Shield - Federal Circuit Greatly Expands Officer/Shareholder Liability Resulting from US Customs Violations
Sydney H. Mintzer, Jing Zhang; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
On September 16, 2014, an en banc panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “En Banc Panel”) issued a far-reaching decision, Trek Leather III, greatly expanding corporate shareholders’ and officers’ potential liability for customs violations. It reversed...

 

Adobe PDFThe New Deal: Hedge Fund Management Fees Are Subject to Social Security Taxes
Mark H. Leeds; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
It’s probably fair to speculate that there were significant numbers of tax aficionados (including the author of this article) among the audience for Ken Burns’ recent public television extravaganza on the Roosevelt dynasty. Unfortunately for this segment of the audience, the...

 

Adobe PDFAnalysis of Mozambique’s New Hydrocarbons Legal Regime
Alexandre R. Chequer, Gonçalo Falcão, Victor Galante, James Nwankwo, Paulo Rage; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
This update addresses the main features of the New Hydrocarbons Law of Mozambique, which became effective on August 18, 2014.

 

Adobe PDFSEC Adopts Rule 15Ga-2 and Rule 17g-10 Regarding Disclosure of Third-Party Due Diligence Services Relating to Asset-Backed Securities
Haukur Gudmundsson; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
On August 27, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules applicable to nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (“NRSROs”), including new Rule 15Ga-2 and new Rule 17g-10. The new rules implement certain requirements of Section...

 

HTMLUS Securities and Exchange Commission Decreases Filing Fees
Michael L. Hermsen; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a decrease in the filing fees to be paid by public companies and other issuers. Effective October 1, 2014, the first day of the SEC’s 2015 fiscal year, the filing fee rate will decrease to $116.20 per million from the current rate of...

 

Adobe PDFPreparing for the 2015 US Proxy and Annual Reporting Season
Robert E. Curley, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Michael L. Hermsen, Laura D. Richman, David A. Schuette; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
It is time for calendar year-end public companies to focus on the upcoming 2015 proxy and annual reporting season.

 

Adobe PDFReview and Analysis of the US SEC’s Adopted Final Amendments to Regulation AB
Amanda L. Baker, Nathan A. Herbert, Eric M. Reilly, Jan C. Stewart; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
After more than three years from the original proposal and several additional requests for comment, on August 27, 2014, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules that amend Regulation AB (“Final Reg AB II”). Final Reg AB II adopts new rules,...

 

HTMLSign o’ the Times - When Paternity Leave Gets Politicised
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
Our update “A Spotlight on Fathers - the Arrival of Paternity Leave” in March 2014 referred to the imminent arrival of legislation to introduce three days’ paternity leave in Hong Kong. This proposal was greeted with unanimous acclaim and was considered to be a balanced, and...

 

HTMLSEC Preparing New Asset Management Industry Rules That Will Increase Reporting Requirements, Require Stress Tests, and Limit Derivatives Investments
Leslie S. Cruz, Stephanie M. Monaco, Amy Ward Pershkow; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
The Wall Street Journal (the “Journal”) has reported that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is drafting proposed rules for the asset management industry that are designed to address the perceived risks posed by the industry to the financial system. These...

 

HTMLTexas Supreme Court Raises the Evidentiary Bar for Damages in Environmental Contamination Cases
Sarah E. Reynolds, Mark R. Ter Molen; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
In a recent decision involving damages for environmental contamination, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a jury award because the plaintiff failed to meet the high standard for establishing loss of market value, and the even higher standard for “stigma” damages associated with...

 


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