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|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...
|Pensions Liberation - The Ombudsman Speaks at Last...|
Jonathan Moody, Anna Rogers, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on January 2015The Pensions Ombudsman has finally published the first three in a series of determinations dealing with complaints relating to pensions liberation. Eagerly awaited by the pensions industry, these determinations contain useful guidance for trustees on how to deal with transfer requests where they...
|Results Are In: Year of the Horse Ends with a Record Fine of USD 975 Million for Qualcomm|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015On 10 February 2015, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced that it was imposing fines of RMB 6.088 billion (approximately USD 975 million) on Qualcomm for abusing its dominant position in the CDMA, WCDMA and LTE wireless communication standard essential patents...
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Announces 2015 Examination Priorities|
Rory M. Cohen, Leslie S. Cruz, Peter M. McCamman, Stephanie M. Monaco, Amy Ward Pershkow; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has announced its 2015 examination priorities. OCIE stated that, in 2015, it will focus on the following thematic areas: matters of importance to retiring or...
|Three Things US Audit Committee Members Should Consider in 2015|
David S. Bakst, Jason S. Bazar, John P. Berkery, Edward S. Best, Jennifer J. Carlson; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015Audit Committees are facing increased demands from many quarters heading into 2015, which expand their responsibilities, expose them to greater regulatory scrutiny and potential liabilities, and provide the basis for proxy and shareholder activists to oppose the re-election of Audit Committee...
|2015 - The Year of Competition in Hong Kong|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015As we step into the Year of the Goat, businesses in Hong Kong are gearing up for the impending enforcement of the Competition Ordinance (Cap.619) (Ordinance), with the Competition Commission (Commission) having indicated the Ordinance is likely to come into operation by the end of 2015.
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Federal Discovery Rules: Effect on Big Data and Social Media Discovery|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans, Kim A. Leffert, Anne M. Selin; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015Plaintiffs have filed a complex class action case against a global multimedia conglomerate, alleging widespread employment discrimination that resulted in suppressed wages. Discovery has just begun, and plaintiffs have asked for all of the defendant’s pay and human resources data that reside...
|EU Antitrust Private Damages Actions: The Impact in England of the Directive on Anti-Trust Damages Actions|
Kiran S. Desai, Julian Ellison, Nathalie Jalabert Doury, Miles Robinson, Mark Stefanini; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 2015In the latest of a series of commentary pieces by Mayer Brown on the recent directive on private anti-trust damages actions (the “Directive”), we look at some key questions that businesses may have regarding these actions and the impact of the Directive in England. In the coming weeks,...
|Supreme Court Agrees to Decide When ERISA Plans May Recover Benefit Overpayments|
Brian D. Netter, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015When a fiduciary to an employee benefit plan overpays a plan participant, the fiduciary must resort to remedies offered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Section 502(a)(3) of ERISA authorizes a fiduciary to recover “appropriate equitable relief”—a nebulous...
|Charges Cap in Money Purchase Default Arrangements: Mapping and White-Labelling|
Jonathan Moody, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 2015The final version of the charges cap regulations were published last week and are due to come into force on 6 April. Broadly, they will impose a 0.75% cap on charges in money purchase default arrangements. But the regulations give an unexpectedly wide meaning to “default arrangement” in...