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HTMLTo Disclose or Not to Disclose: Bankruptcy & Substituted Service, Petitioning Creditors Beware
Justine T. K. Lau, Edmund M. S. Ma, Richard M. Tollan; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
Following our previous legal update on substituted service of a statutory demand against an individual ("Bankruptcy & Substituted Service: Petitioning Creditors Beware...", 2 March 2012), the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in FWD Life Insurance Co (Bermuda) Ltd v. Chan Kim...

 

HTMLBrazil’s Office of the Comptroller General issues Guidelines in Connection with Entertainment of Public officials during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil
Kelly B. Kramer, Salim Jorge Saud Neto; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
Yesterday (2 June 2014), Brazil’s Office of the Comptroller General enacted Normative Guideline N. 01/2014 prescribing the terms under which Brazilian federal public officials may accept invitations to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup being held in Brazil. The FIFA 2014 World Cup is the...

 

HTMLPRC Laws No Excuse for Non-compliance with SFC Requests
Susanne J. Harris, John M. Hickin, Nicholas D. Hunsworth, Billy Y. C. Lam, Thomas S. T. So; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
On 23 May 2014, the Court of First Instance ordered Hong Kong accounting firm Ernst & Young (EY) to produce documents relating to a PRC company, Standard Water Limited (the "Company"), to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). The court rejected EY's argument that it did not...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Holds that Experts Must Separate Opinions From Fact Testimony and Lay Adequate Foundation for Both
Carl J. Summers, Evan M. Tager; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
Increasingly, in a number of contexts, experts are playing the role traditionally filled by attorneys: reviewing and explaining the relevance of the evidence, integrating it into the party’s narrative, and mixing in opinions along the way. This has the potentially dangerous effect of placing...

 

HTMLDecree No. 8,257/2014 and Normative Instruction No. 1,471/2014
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Marina Cyrino, Ivan Tauil; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
On 05/29/2014, Decree No. 8.257/2014 was enacted. The Decree provides the rules for the application of Law No. 10.893/2004 with respect to the Freight Surcharge for Merchant Marine Renewal (AFRMM) and the Merchant Marine Fund (FMM).

 

HTMLLegal Limits to Donations in Favor of Political Campaigns
Leonardo Morato; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
It is election year in Brazil, and in such years it is very common that candidates and political parties seek donations from private companies in order to finance their campaigns.

 

HTMLWTO Appellate Body Finds “Public Morals” Exception for Trade Restrictions Includes Animal Welfare
Duane W. Layton, Kelsey M. Rule, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has issued its ruling in the dispute over the European Union’s restrictions on the importation and marketing of seals and seal products. In its May 22, 2014 “mixed ruling,” the Appellate Body struck down the EU’s...

 

HTMLBrazilian Competition and Trade Alert - New Antidumping Investigation
Eduardo Molan Gaban, Natali de Vicente Santos; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
Today it was published in the Brazilian Official Gazette the SECEX Circular No. 27, as of June 6th, 2014, determining the initiation of dumping investigation on the imports from Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and South Korea of polymeric MDI, classified under...

 

HTMLOn A Sticky Wicket Against Naughty Litigants
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
Draft legislation has been proposed to introduce changes to the Labour Tribunal Ordinance.

 

HTMLIncluding Commission in Holiday Pay - The Pensions Implications
Jonathan Moody, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 2014
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently decided that where a worker has a contractual right to commission that is calculated by reference to sales achieved by the worker, the statutory holiday pay paid to the worker must take into account that commission. In other words, employers...

 


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