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Adobe PDFSignificant Changes of the Law on Occupational Pensions in Germany - Mobility-Directive Enters into Force on May 20, 2014
Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2014, previously published on May 2014
Today, on May 20, 2014, the Directive 2014/50 of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum requirements for enhancing worker mobility between Member States by improving the acquisition and preservation of supplementary pension rights, shortly referred to as the MobilityDirective, enters...

 

HTMLState of São Paulo Grants Debt Amnesty
Roberta P. Caneca, Eduardo Maccari Telles; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
On May 13th, 2014, Decrees Nos. 60.443/14 and 60.444/14 of the State of São Paulo were published in the Official Gazette. The Decrees granted new incentives for debt payment.

 

Adobe PDFNew Dual Process for Appointing Independent Directors - Amendments to Articles of Association
Annabel Evans, Kirsty Payne, Richard Smith, Justine Usher; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 20, 2014, previously published on May 2014
On 16 May 2014, the Listing Rules are changing to incorporate new provisions applicable to premium listed companies which have or gain a controlling shareholder. They are being introduced to address concerns about the position of minority shareholders and to give them a more effective voice, but...

 

Adobe PDFIncreased Public and Private Scrutiny of High-Frequency Trading
Joseph De Simone, Jerome J. Roche, Matthew Rossi; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 14, 2014
Following the publication of Michael Lewis’ new book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt (“Flash Boys”), plaintiffs’ lawyers and US government regulators have increasingly focused their attention on financial institutions participating in high-frequency trading...

 

HTMLState Decree No. 44.780/2014: 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;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 15, 2014
On 05/08/2014, Rio de Janeiro State Decree No. 44.780/2014 was published in the Official Gazette. It regulates the CONFAZ ICMS Convention No. 128/2013, which authorizes the State of Rio de Janeiro to implement a Tax Amnesty Program to waive or reduce penalties and interest related to the ICMS debts...

 

HTMLProposed Regulations Provide REITs a Framework for Solar Energy Property
Jeffrey G. Davis; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 14, 2014
On May 9, 2014, the US Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) issued proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) that clarify the definition of real property for purposes of the real estate investment trust (“REIT”) provisions under Section 856. As...

 

HTMLBrazilian Forest Code, Rural Environmental Registry and Environmental Regularization Programs
Luiz Gustavo Bezerra, Gedham Medeiros Gomes; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014
After nearly two years of waiting, the Environmental Ministry published, on May 6, 2014, Regulation No. 2 (Regulation), formally implementing the Rural Environmental Registry (RER). Now, all rural properties must be enrolled in the RER System (RERSYS) by May 2015. This deadline may be extended for...

 

HTMLDHS Announces Proposed Rules Designed to Attract and Retain Highly Skilled Immigrants and Offer Employment Authorization to H-4 Spouses
Elizabeth (Liz) E. Stern, Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014
On May 6, 2014, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the publication of two proposed rules relating to highly skilled immigrant workers. The first would extend employment authorization to the spouses of certain specialty occupation (H-1B) workers; the second would enhance...

 

HTMLCircular 32 Provides Guidance on the Restrictions on the Use of Foreign Currencies in Vietnam
Mai Phuong Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014
To restrict the use of foreign currencies in Vietnam, the State Bank of Vietnam issued Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN (Circular 32) on 26 December 2013.

 

HTMLBrazilian Central Bank Publishes Guidelines for the Social and Environmental Responsibility Policies of Financial Institutions
Luiz Gustavo Bezerra, Gedham Medeiros Gomes, Eduardo Lima; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014
After two years in public consultation, the Brazilian Central Bank (BCB) enacted Resolution no. 4,327 on April 28, 2014, establishing guidelines for financial institutions (and other organizations whose operations are authorized by the BCB) in connection with the creation and implementation of...

 


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