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|The Impact of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill on Employers and Employees|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014Do you ever enter into agreements with any union? Do you ever outsource the provision of benefits to employees through a service provider? Do you provide benefits to dependants or associates of your employees? If so then you may need to change some of your agreements
|Like a Hot Knife Through Butter: The US Congress and Internal Revenue Service Pierce Straight Through Barrier Options|
Mark H. Leeds; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has disputed the tax consequences for holders of barrier call options for at least five years. Recently, however, Congress and the IRS have sought to use the court of public opinion and the rules for accounting method changes to influence the outcome in tax audits...
|At Long Last: Draft Hong Kong Competition Law Guidelines Published|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014The Hong Kong Competition Commission (the “Commission”) today published long-awaited draft implementation guidelines (the “Guidelines”) to the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) (the “CO”).
|When I'm 64 - New Hospitality Opportunities|
Ian K. Lewis; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014 The words “When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now” from the old Beatles song about life as a 64-year-old are familiar to many. Sir Paul McCartney is, however, now in his seventies and the song has a rather different relevance to a generation that is now much more focused...
|Managing Social Media Risks in Healthcare|
Laura R. Hammargren; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014The staggering statistics on the use of social media should come as a surprise to no one. According to 2014 numbers, 74% of adults with online access use social networking sites. For Internet users between ages 18 and 29, that figure is over 90%. Facebook alone has 1.32 billion active users.
|Hotel Management Agreements under German Law - Potential Surprises for Asian Investors and Operators|
Jürgen Streng; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014Hotel management agreements have become more popular in Germany in recent years. It is therefore worth examining in some detail the regime for such agreements under German law. This article highlights certain unusual provisions applicable to hotel management agreements under German law that may...
|Key Privacy Issues in M&A Transactions|
Paul A. Chandler, Lei Shen; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014Many merger and acquisition (“M&A”) agreements lack specific representations and warranties regarding privacy issues. Often, this is because deal lawyers do not recognize potential privacy risks where the target company (the “Target”) lacks e-commerce websites or retail...
|Events Outside Our Control - How Can Owners and Operators Contractually Control the Consequences?|
Andrew P. B. MacGeoch, Emily I. C. Wong; Mayer Brown JSM;
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014By definition a force majeure is an event outside the control of the parties. However, the parties to a hotel management contract can seek to control some of the consequences, including the allocation of risks, as between the hotel owner and operator.
|State of Rio de Janeiro Decree No. 44,974/2014: Extension of Deadline for Adherence to Tax Debt Payment Program (Tax Amnesty Program)|
Marina Cyrino, Ivan Tauil; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014 Decree No. 44,974/2014 was published in the Official Gazette on September 30, 2014. The Decree extends until November 30,2014,the deadline to enroll in the Tax Debt Payment Program for the State of Rio de Janeiro, which was established in Decree No. 44,780/2014 and ICMS Convention No. 128/2013.
|US Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Tibble v. Edison Int’l|
Brian D. Netter, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) permits plan participants to challenge the prudence of actions by plan fiduciaries as long as they do so within six years. On October 2, 2014, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Tibble v. Edison Int’l, No. 13-550, to decide whether plan...