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|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...
|The Video Protection Privacy Act: Risks And Considerations When Enabling A “Like” Button On Web-Based Video Content|
Charles E. "Chuckie" Harris; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014In a recent seminal decision in the action In re: Hulu Privacy Litigation (“Hulu”), No. C 11-03764 LB (N.D. Cal. filed June 17, 2014), the Northern District of California denied class certification, without prejudice, to a putative class alleging that, when they pressed a...
|Issues in Relation to Mining Projects in Burkina Faso|
Sarai Jacob, Rachel Speight; Mayer Brown International LLP;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014Burkina Faso has been ranked by the Fraser Institute as one of the top five most attractive African countries for mining investment.
|The IRS and Treasury Issue New Anti-Inversion Guidance|
James R. Barry, Jason S. Bazar, Lee Morlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014Following weeks of anticipation and speculation about administrative guidance on corporate inversions, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and the Treasury Department (“Treasury”) released Notice 2014-52 (“Notice”) on September 22, 2014, describing new...
|Brazil’s Internal Revenue Service Amends Provisions Covering Tax Rules for Legal Entities in the Tax Transition Regime|
Roberta P. Caneca, Ivan Tauil, Thais Bandeira de Mello Rodrigues; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014The Federal Revenue Office published Normative Instruction No. 1,492/2014 on September 18, 2014, amending the provisions of Instruction No 1,397/2013 regarding the Transition Tax Regime (RTT).
|“Inc.” No Longer a Safe Shield - Federal Circuit Greatly Expands Officer/Shareholder Liability Resulting from US Customs Violations|
Sydney H. Mintzer, Jing Zhang; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014On September 16, 2014, an en banc panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “En Banc Panel”) issued a far-reaching decision, Trek Leather III, greatly expanding corporate shareholders’ and officers’ potential liability for customs violations. It reversed...
|The New Deal: Hedge Fund Management Fees Are Subject to Social Security Taxes|
Mark H. Leeds; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014It’s probably fair to speculate that there were significant numbers of tax aficionados (including the author of this article) among the audience for Ken Burns’ recent public television extravaganza on the Roosevelt dynasty. Unfortunately for this segment of the audience, the...
|Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Is Collaborative Law an Option for Resolving M&A Disputes?|
Christian W. Fabian, Brian A. Slade; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 2014Breaking up is hard to do, especially when the corporate romance sours in a merger or acquisition. Post-closing disputes in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) are complex, costly and time-consuming. In the courtship stage of an M&A deal, the parties may overlook differences, the seller...
|Analysis of Mozambique’s New Hydrocarbons Legal Regime|
Alexandre R. Chequer, Gonçalo Falcão, Victor Galante, James Nwankwo, Paulo Rage; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014This update addresses the main features of the New Hydrocarbons Law of Mozambique, which became effective on August 18, 2014.
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Decreases Filing Fees|
Michael L. Hermsen; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014 The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a decrease in the filing fees to be paid by public companies and other issuers. Effective October 1, 2014, the first day of the SEC’s 2015 fiscal year, the filing fee rate will decrease to $116.20 per million from the current rate of...