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HTMLUS 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;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
A 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...

 

HTMLGuangdong Passed Local Regulation on Collective Contracts
Andy S. Yeo; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014
The 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.

 

HTMLIRS 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;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
Tax-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.

 

HTMLMozambique 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;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
The 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...

 

Adobe PDFThe 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;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
Do 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

 

HTMLKey Privacy Issues in M&A Transactions
Paul A. Chandler, Lei Shen; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
Many 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...

 

HTMLWhen I'm 64 - New Hospitality Opportunities
Ian K. Lewis; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
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...

 

HTMLState of Rio de Janeiro Decree No. 44,974/2014: Extension of Deadline for Adherence to Tax Debt Payment Program (Tax Amnesty Program)
Marina Cyrino, Ivan Tauil; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
Decree No. 44,974/2014 was published in the Official Gazette on September 30, 2014. The Decree extends until November 30,2014,the deadline to enroll in the Tax Debt Payment Program for the State of Rio de Janeiro, which was established in Decree No. 44,780/2014 and ICMS Convention No. 128/2013.

 

Adobe PDFAt Long Last: Draft Hong Kong Competition Law Guidelines Published
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
The Hong Kong Competition Commission (the “Commission”) today published long-awaited draft implementation guidelines (the “Guidelines”) to the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) (the “CO”).

 

HTMLEvents Outside Our Control - How Can Owners and Operators Contractually Control the Consequences?
Andrew P. B. MacGeoch, Emily I. C. Wong; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
By definition a force majeure is an event outside the control of the parties. However, the parties to a hotel management contract can seek to control some of the consequences, including the allocation of risks, as between the hotel owner and operator.

 


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