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HTMLNLRB Franchisor-Liability Decision Could Reach Professional Services Firms
Dana S. Douglas, Stanley J. Parzen; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
A recent decision from the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) could open the door to new sources of liability for some professional services firms. The decision allows franchisors to be treated as “joint employers” along with their franchisees in labor complaints. In considering...

 

HTMLManaging the Risks and Costs Associated with Enterprise Social Networks
Therese Craparo, Anthony J. Diana; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
An international company has decided to launch an enterprise social network to facilitate a more collaborative work environment. The Chief Data Officer is tasked with forming and leading a committee to assess any risks associated with the implementation of the new technology, to encourage employee...

 

HTMLLack of Standing in Data Privacy Cases: Not Just A Federal Court Defense
John Nadolenco, Evan M. Wooten; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
While data privacy—especially data breach—cases in the United States have been on the rise for years now, most cases never make it past the pleading stage. Indeed, federal courts frequently dismiss data-privacy complaints for lack of standing under Article III of the US...

 

Adobe PDFDisclosure of Company Name - What Else and What Next?
Loretta W.M. Chan, Patrick C. K. Wong; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
On 3 March 2014, the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) (“CO”) together with 12 items of subsidiary legislation commenced operation. One item of the subsidiary legislation - Companies (Disclosure of Company Name and Liability Status) Regulation (Cap.622B) (“Regulation”) - has...

 

HTMLHong Kong Court Recognises Foreign Liquidators
Jennifer Colegate, Justine T. K. Lau, Edmund M. S. Ma, Richard M. Tollan; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
Did you know that a liquidator of a foreign company may seek the assistance of the Hong Kong Court to obtain orders for the production of information which orders are, in substance, of the type made in Hong Kong windings-up under section 221(3) of the Companies (Winding-up and Miscellaneous...

 

Adobe PDFShared Parental Leave: Top 5 Issues to Consider
Nicholas Robertson; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 2014
The introduction of shared parental leave is intended to provide a framework to support modern working families and allow them to balance childcare responsibilities. Three sets of draft regulations covering shared parental leave and pay have just been laid before Parliament and are due to come into...

 

HTMLNew CONAMA Resolution Regulates Environmental Permitting of Wind-Power Plants
Luiz Gustavo Bezerra, Gedham Medeiros Gomes, Gabriela Mello; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
On July 25, 2014, the Brazilian National Environmental Council (CONAMA) enacted Resolution No. 462, regulating specific proceedings for the environmental permitting of land wind-power plants. In summary, the new resolution provides for different permitting procedures according to the environmental...

 

HTMLSEFAZ/PGE Ruling No. 176/2014: Tax Amnesty Program for the State of Rio de Janeiro
Carolina M. Bottino, Ivan Tauil; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014
On 07/24/2014, SEFAZ/PGE Ruling No. 176/2014 was published in the Official Gazette. It regulates the Tax Amnesty Program for the State of Rio de Janeiro, which was authorized by CONFAZ ICMS Convention No. 128/2013, allowing the waiver or reduction of penalties and interest related to the Tax on...

 

HTMLDispute over Jurisdiction between CADE and BACEN Reaches an End
Eduardo Molan Gaban; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
On July 9th, 2014, Judge Dias Toffoli of the Brazilian Supreme Court of Justice, decided in the BCN v. Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) case (Appeal No. 664.189), that the Brazilian Central Bank (BC) has exclusive jurisdiction to analyze and rule on antitrust matters concerning...

 

HTMLChamperty Doesn’t Pay! - HKSAR v. Ip Hon Ming & Others
Marina O. K. Fung; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014
The District Court of Hong Kong recently convicted a solicitor and a recovery agent for champerty, sending a clear message to recovery agents and solicitors that litigation funding in return for a fee is illegal.

 


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