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|WTO Appellate Body Rules on Dispute over US Countervailing Duty Law|
Timothy J. Keeler, Duane W. Layton, Matthew J. McConkey, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) has issued its decision in the dispute between the United States and China over the so-called “GPX Legislation.” The GPX Legislation expressly authorizes the US Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) to...
|CONFAZ ICMS Convention No. 63/2014: Tax Amnesty Program for the State of Sergipe|
Carolina M. Bottino, Ivan Tauil; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014On 07/11/2014, ICMS Convention No. 63/2014, enacted by the National Finance Policy Council - CONFAZ - was published in the Official Gazette. It authorizes the State of Sergipe to implement a Tax Amnesty Program to waive or reduce penalties and interest related to ICMS debts due by December 31, 2013.
|Clamping Down on Illegal Guesthouses in Hong Kong: Government Seeks Input on New Proposals|
Andrew P. B. MacGeoch, David S. C. Mallinson, Emily I. C. Wong; Mayer Brown JSM;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014The Home Affairs Department of the government has issued a consultation document (the “Document”) reviewing the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance (Cap.349) (the “Ordinance”) with recommendations to improve the licensing regime and the effectiveness of enforcement...
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Final Rules Regarding the Application of Security-Based Swap Intermediary Definitions to Cross-Border Security Based Swap Activity|
Joshua Cohn, Curtis A. Doty, Alex C. Lakatos, Jerome J. Roche, David R. Sahr; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014The US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has adopted final rules (the “CrossBorder Rules”) regarding the cross-border application of certain security-based swap (“SBS”) provisions of Title VII of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...
|Revised Negative List for Shanghai FTZ - Substantive Changes for Foreign Investors?|
Frank L. Qi, Betty F. K. Tam; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014It has been over nine months since the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) was launched and a “negative list” approach for foreign investment adopted in the FTZ. On 1 July 2014, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government issued a revised version of the negative list (the “Revised...
|Assessing Damages for Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination in Hong Kong|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014The recent Hong Kong District Court case (DCEO 4/2013) involved a termination of the employment of the plaintiff on the ground of her disability and pregnancy. This was held to be unlawful under both the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO) and the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO).
|Ninth Circuit Decision Clarifies the Applicability of US Antitrust Law to Foreign Conduct; Leaves Some Ambiguities|
Robert E. Bloch, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014One of the most important topics in cartel enforcement today is the extent to which the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (“FTAIA”) limits the extraterritorial reach of the Sherman Act. On July 10, 2014, the Ninth Circuit weighed in on this question by affirming a broad...
|MOFCOM Removes Capital Contribution Restrictions on Foreign Investments in China|
Joyce J. Sun, Betty F. K. Tam; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014On 17 June 2014 the Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM) issued the Notice on the Improvement of Foreign Investment Approval and Administration Matters (“Notice”), confirming that the company registration system reform introduced in China earlier this year applies equally to...
|Implementing An Information Governance Program|
Mayer Brown LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 2014The IT department of a retail company implements email account volume limits in attempt to control growing data proliferation. In response, employees in the data analytics department begin using off-system cloud storage options to store their data. The cloud storage company announces that there has...
|State Decree No. 44.886/2014: Tax Amnesty Program for the State of Rio de Janeiro|
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Ivan Tauil; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014On 07/03/2014, in the Official Gazette of Rio de Janeiro, State Decree No. 44.886/2014 was published. It modifies the previous ruling concerning ICMS Convention No. 128/2013. This Convention authorizes the State of Rio de Janeiro to implement a Tax Amnesty Program to waive or reduce penalties and...