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|NLRB Franchisor-Liability Decision Could Reach Professional Services Firms|
Dana S. Douglas, Stanley J. Parzen; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014A recent decision from the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) could open the door to new sources of liability for some professional services firms. The decision allows franchisors to be treated as “joint employers” along with their franchisees in labor complaints. In considering...
|Managing the Risks and Costs Associated with Enterprise Social Networks|
Therese Craparo, Anthony J. Diana; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014An international company has decided to launch an enterprise social network to facilitate a more collaborative work environment. The Chief Data Officer is tasked with forming and leading a committee to assess any risks associated with the implementation of the new technology, to encourage employee...
|New CONAMA Resolution Regulates Environmental Permitting of Wind-Power Plants|
Luiz Gustavo Bezerra, Gedham Medeiros Gomes, Gabriela Mello; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014On July 25, 2014, the Brazilian National Environmental Council (CONAMA) enacted Resolution No. 462, regulating specific proceedings for the environmental permitting of land wind-power plants. In summary, the new resolution provides for different permitting procedures according to the environmental...
|Disclosure of Company Name - What Else and What Next?|
Loretta W.M. Chan, Patrick C. K. Wong; Mayer Brown JSM;
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014On 3 March 2014, the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) (“CO”) together with 12 items of subsidiary legislation commenced operation. One item of the subsidiary legislation - Companies (Disclosure of Company Name and Liability Status) Regulation (Cap.622B) (“Regulation”) - has...
|Hong Kong Court Recognises Foreign Liquidators|
Jennifer Colegate, Justine T. K. Lau, Edmund M. S. Ma, Richard M. Tollan; Mayer Brown International LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014Did you know that a liquidator of a foreign company may seek the assistance of the Hong Kong Court to obtain orders for the production of information which orders are, in substance, of the type made in Hong Kong windings-up under section 221(3) of the Companies (Winding-up and Miscellaneous...
|Shared Parental Leave: Top 5 Issues to Consider|
Nicholas Robertson; Mayer Brown International LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 2014The introduction of shared parental leave is intended to provide a framework to support modern working families and allow them to balance childcare responsibilities. Three sets of draft regulations covering shared parental leave and pay have just been laid before Parliament and are due to come into...
|Lack of Standing in Data Privacy Cases: Not Just A Federal Court Defense|
John Nadolenco, Evan M. Wooten; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014While data privacy—especially data breach—cases in the United States have been on the rise for years now, most cases never make it past the pleading stage. Indeed, federal courts frequently dismiss data-privacy complaints for lack of standing under Article III of the US...
|SEFAZ/PGE Ruling No. 176/2014: Tax Amnesty Program for the State of Rio de Janeiro|
Carolina M. Bottino, Ivan Tauil; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014On 07/24/2014, SEFAZ/PGE Ruling No. 176/2014 was published in the Official Gazette. It regulates the Tax Amnesty Program for the State of Rio de Janeiro, which was authorized by CONFAZ ICMS Convention No. 128/2013, allowing the waiver or reduction of penalties and interest related to the Tax on...
|Dispute over Jurisdiction between CADE and BACEN Reaches an End|
Eduardo Molan Gaban; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014On July 9th, 2014, Judge Dias Toffoli of the Brazilian Supreme Court of Justice, decided in the BCN v. Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) case (Appeal No. 664.189), that the Brazilian Central Bank (BC) has exclusive jurisdiction to analyze and rule on antitrust matters concerning...
|Champerty Doesn’t Pay! - HKSAR v. Ip Hon Ming & Others|
Marina O. K. Fung; Mayer Brown JSM;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014The District Court of Hong Kong recently convicted a solicitor and a recovery agent for champerty, sending a clear message to recovery agents and solicitors that litigation funding in return for a fee is illegal.