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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...
|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...
|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...
|Draft Foreign Investment Law: Fundamental Changes to Foreign Investment Regime in China|
Xiang Yang Ge, Ping Liu, Betty F. K. Tam; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
April 14, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015On 19 January 2015, the Ministry of Commerce of China (“MOFCOM”) released a draft version of the Foreign Investment Law (“Draft Foreign Investment Law”) for public comments. The deadline to submit comments is 17 February 2015.
|Senior Managers Regime and Employment Law Implications - Where Are We Now?|
Mark Compton, Purvis Ghani; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 2015With the consultation on transitional arrangements for the introduction of the senior managers and certification regimes due to close on 27 February, it is a good time to take stock of the proposed new regulatory framework and assess the potential impact from an employment and HR perspective.
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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,...
|The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Abusive” Standard — Early Lessons|
Catherine A. Bernard, Reginald R. Goeke, Jeffrey H. Redfern; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015The Dodd-Frank Act granted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) the authority to combat “unfair, deceptive, or abusive” practices in the consumer finance industry. “Unfair and deceptive” acts and practices have long been prohibited by the Federal Trade...