Document(s) published by this organization: 145
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|NLRB Holds that Employees Have Right To Use Employers’ Email Systems for Non-Work Purposes|
Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015Decision: In Purple Communications, the NLRB recently held in a 3-2 decision that employees have the right to use their employers’ email systems during non-work time for non-work purposes, including for the purpose of union organizing. Noting that “the use of email as a common form of...
|Tip of the Month: Making a Molehill Out of a Mountain: Tips for Handling Terabytes of Data|
Michael D. Frisch, Kim A. Leffert; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015A medium-sized company is a defendant in a putative class action lawsuit. Outside counsel negotiated the scope of the plaintiffs’ document requests as much as possible, agreed on a list of custodians, and sent an e-discovery vendor to the client’s headquarters to collect email and copy...
|Federal Revenue Ordinance No. 1|
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Celso Grisi, Ivan Tauil, Eduardo Maccari Telles; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015On February 18, 2015 the Federal Revenue Ordinance no. 1 was enacted, which regulates the federal tax installment program, applied to companies and shareholders that are under judicial reorganization, instituted by the Law 13.043/14 (derived from the conversion of Provisional Measure 651/14).
|Brasil: CADE Aprova Nova Regulamentação Sobre o Procedimento de Consulta|
Eduardo Molan Gaban, Natali de Vicente Santos; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015On March 11th 2015, the Brazilian Antitrust Authority, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense - CADE, passed a new resolution on the enquiry procedure stipulated under Law no 12.529/2011. The new regulation came into force on March, 17th, 2015, when it was published in the Brazilian...
|Brazil Issues Regulations Implementing the Clean Companies Act|
Salim Jorge Saud Neto; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015More than a year after Brazil enacted the Clean Companies Act (Law 12,846 of August 1, 2013) ("CCA"), President Dilma Rousseff signed Decree 8,420 (the “Decree”) to regulate the Act. The regulations came on the heels of massive protests against corruption.
|Uncertainty in the Trademark World in the Wake of B&B Hardware|
Michael D. Adams, Richard M. Assmus; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015The US Supreme Court’s March 24, 2015, ruling in B&B Hardware Inc. v. Hargis Industries Inc. will almost certainly change the use and importance of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, but there are many open questions about how significant the impact of the Supreme...
|Has the New Patent Act Created a Mechanism for Investment Firms to Dramatically Alter the Value of Their Investments?|
Michael Martinez, Brian W. Nolan; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created procedural vehicles for new market participants, such as investment firms, to challenge patents. These procedural vehicles include inter partes review (“IPR”) and post-grant review (“PGR”). Recent use of these procedures by...
|U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Issues No-Action Letter Relating to Insurance-Linked Securities|
Richard K. Pan, Stephen G. Rooney, Richard B. Spitzer; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014On December 18, 2014, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a no-action letter (CFTC Letter 14-152) providing relief from commodity pool operator (CPO) registration for operators of certain insurancelinked securities (ILS) issuers.
|Brazil’s CADE Executes Cooperation Agreement with IDB and World Bank|
Eduardo Molan Gaban; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) has recently executed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the World Bank Group, as well as a “Covenant for Cooperation and Sharing of Information” with the Inter-American Development Bank...
|HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG: Austrian Financial Market Authority Imposes Temporary Debt Moratorium|
Dr. Simon Grieser, Andreas Lange, Dr. Jochen Seitz, Dr. Jorg Wulfken; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015By an ordinance (Mandatsbescheid) issued on March 1, 2015, the Austrian Financial Market Authority (“FMA”) has initiated the resolution of HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG (“HETA”). HETA is the “bad bank” that was established to assume and manage large parts of the...