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HTMLCADE Updates Effects Test for Jurisdiction in Merger Control in Brazil
Michael A. Molano; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
Brazil’s Council for Economic Defence (“CADE”) recently issued a decision in which it once again had to determine whether transactions that are carried out in different jurisdictions are required to be submitted to CADE when objective turnover thresholds are met, but where the...

 

HTMLUS Congress Expands Sanctions against Russia
Carol J. Bilzi, Simeon M. Kriesberg, Mickey Leibner; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
In response to Russian actions in Ukraine, the United States has imposed progressively stronger sanctions against Russia over the past several months, both by legislative and by executive action. The latest step was taken on December 13, 2014, when Congress unanimously passed the Ukraine Freedom...

 

HTMLBrazil Round 13 Approved by National Energy Policy Council
Bruno Triani Belchior, Alexandre R. Chequer, Leonardo P. Costa, Victor Galante; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
The National Energy Policy Council (CNPE), in a meeting of December 9, 2014, approved the Brazilian Petroleum Agency’s (ANP) recommendation for promotion of the Brazil Round 13.

 

HTMLThe US Department of Energy Releases Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Up To $12.5 Billion for Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects
J. Paul Forrester, Cameron S. Hamrick; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
The US Department of Energy (the “DOE”) has released a solicitation for new loan guarantees under Section 1703 of Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act for up to $12.5 billion for innovative nuclear energy projects in the United States that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases....

 

HTMLUS Supreme Court Rules Employers Do Not Need to Pay Employees For Post-Shift Time in Security Lines
Maritoni D. Kane, Andrew S. Rosenman, Ruth Zadikany, John Zaimes; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the US Supreme Court has ruled that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require that employees be compensated for time spent going through (and waiting to go through) security screenings before leaving the workplace.

 

Adobe PDFNDRC Issued the Revised Draft of Foreign Investment Catalogue to Open More Sectors to Foreign Investment
Gavin W. H. Guo, Betty F. K. Tam; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014
On 4 November 2014, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released the latest revised draft of the Foreign Investment Industrial Guidance Catalogue (Catalogue) soliciting public comments. The deadline to submit comments is 3 December 2014.

 

HTMLLevels of Compensation Under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance in Hong Kong Increased Following Review
Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
All EC insurers and employers are advised to take note that a resolution has been passed by the Legislative Council on 4 February 2015 to increase the statutory compensation levels under various employees compensation ordinances, including the ECO, to bring them in line with wage and price...

 

HTMLDecree No. 8,395/2015: Increase of PIS/Cofins and CIDE Tax Rates Levied on Gasoline and Diesel
Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
On January 29, 2015, the Federal Official Gazette published Decree No. 8,395/2015, which establishes significant increases on the import and sales operations related to gasoline and diesel. The mentioned decree increased the PIS / PASEP, COFINS and Contribution for Intervention in the Economic...

 

HTMLNew MPF Provisions in Hong Kong
Duncan A. W. Abate; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
On 30 January 2015 the Legislative Council passed certain changes to the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance ("MPFSO"). Such changes, when they come into force, will enable the withdrawal of benefits on the terminal illness of an employee, and also enable a phased withdrawal of...

 

HTMLRecent Developments Concerning US Tax Code Section 871(m) Dividend Equivalent Rules
James R. Barry, Hayden D. Brown, Mark H. Leeds; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Two developments may be converging in a way that will result in delayed effective dates for US final dividend equivalent regulations. And, while there has not been any explicit announcements by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding when withholding on dividend equivalents will be expanded...

 


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