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|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...
|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...
|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...
|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,...
|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.
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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.