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|US SEC Brings First Enforcement Action For Market Manipulation Through High-Frequency Trading|
J. Gregory Deis, Kathleen M. Przywara, Jerome J. Roche, Matthew A. Rossi; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014Providing another reminder of the US federal government’s ongoing scrutiny of high-frequency trading (“HFT”) firms and manipulative trading practices involving HFT, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently settled its first market-manipulation case against a HFT firm under...
|Enforceability of Venue Selection Clauses in US Pension Plans|
Samuel P. Myler, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014Benefits plan sponsors often include venue selection clauses in their plans, requiring claimants to file suit in a particular jurisdiction. They do this in an effort to mitigate the risk that claims for employees’ benefits owed under ERISA plans will devolve into costly lawsuits filed in a...
|US Department of Justice Brings Its First Criminal Prosecution for Spoofing of Commodities Markets|
Matthew Bisanz, Marcus A. Christian, Mark G. Hanchet, Alex C. Lakatos, Richard M. Rosenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014A Chicago federal grand jury has indicted Michael Coscia, formerly a registered floor trader and sole owner of Panther Energy Trading LLC, for allegedly violating the anti-spoofing provision of the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) and committing commodities fraud. The prosecution is the...
|Guangdong Passed Local Regulation on Collective Contracts|
Andy S. Yeo; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014The Guangdong Regulation on Collective Contracts (the “New Regulation”) was passed by the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Guangdong Province on 25 September 2014, and it will take effect on 1 January 2015.
|IRS Same-Sex Marriage Guidance May Require Adoption of Plan Amendments|
Rebecca C. Davenport, Maureen J. Gorman, Debra B. Hoffman, Cecilia A. Roth; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014Tax-qualified US retirement plans may need to be amended by December 31, 2014 in order to comply with requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the treatment of individuals in same-sex marriages following the US Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor.
|Mozambique Will Announce New Licensing Round for 15 O&G Exploration Blocks|
Alexandre R. Chequer, Gonçalo Falcão, Victor Galante, Paulo Rage; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014The Government of the Republic of Mozambique, through its regulatory agency, the Institute of National Petroleum - INP, has stated that a competitive bidding round for the exploration of 15 blocks with hydrocarbon potential in the offshore areas of Rovuma, Zambezi and Angoche and the onshore areas...
|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
|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...
|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...