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HTMLCircular 03 Issued to Provide Guidance on Decree on Work Permits
Mai Phuong Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014
In our legal update "Vietnam's New Decree on Work Permits" of 16 December 2013, we summarised the provisions of the government's Decree 102, dated 5 September 2013, regarding work permits for expatriate employees working in Vietnam. To provide guidelines on the provisions of Decree 102,...

 

HTMLFTC Requires Companies to Honor Privacy Policies of Acquired Companies
Joseph P. Minta, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 11, 2014
The US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has a significant history of using its Section 5 authority to enforce promises that companies make to consumers in privacy policies. When one company acquires another, however, the companies’ existing privacy policies may be inconsistent. On...

 

HTMLRecent FTC Findings Signal Closer Eye on Social Media Contests
Michael D. Adams, Christopher C. Mackey; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014
In closing a recent investigation, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced for the first time that an individual’s participation in a social media contest may constitute a product endorsement under FTC regulations. Consequently, companies that use social media contests to advertise...

 

HTMLCampaign Finance in the Wake of the US Supreme Court’s McCutcheon Decision
Mitchell D. Holzrichter, John A. Janicik, Joseph Seliga; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014
In a significant campaign finance decision, the Supreme Court struck down one of the key limits on federal campaign contributions. The Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC eliminated the two-year aggregate campaign contribution limits, one of the pillars of the Federal Election Campaign Act...

 

Adobe PDFUnited Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
Victor Galante, Luciana Sodré, Guilherme Vieira da Silva; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
In March 2013, the National Congress enacted Legislative Decree No. 538/2012, which approved the Vienna Convention for the International Sales of Goods (CISG), in force in Brazil as of April 1st, 2014.

 

Adobe PDFNo-Action Relief Granted With Regard To Certain Foreign Issuer Preliminary Proxy Filing Requirements
David S. Bakst, Harry R. Beaudry, John P. Berkery, Edward S. Best, Laura D. Richman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
The staff (“Staff”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has provided no-action relief to certain foreign issuers that are subject to the SEC’s proxy rules. The relief allows these issuers to avoid filing preliminary proxy statements with the SEC...

 

HTMLRevisions to WTO Agreement on Government Procurement Enter into Force
Timothy J. Keeler, Marcia G. Madsen, Kelsey M. Rule; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
The revised World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) entered into force on April 6, 2014. The overarching principles of the GPA continue to be nondiscrimination and transparency, and many of the Agreement’s procedures and requirements closely resemble those...

 

Adobe PDFWTO Panel Issues Mixed Ruling in US - GPX Legislation
Duane W. Layton, Paulette Vander Schueren, Jing Zhang; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014
On March 27, 2014, a WTO panel issued a mixed ruling in a challenge brought by China against a recent US legislation related to the imposition of countervailing duties (“CVDs”). The law, enacted in March 2012 and commonly referred to as “the GPX Legislation,” directly...

 

HTMLImportant Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Development for Withholding Agents and Foreign Financial Institutions
Mark H. Leeds, Jonathan A. Sambur; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 4, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014
Domestic payers of certain types of US-source income and foreign financial institutions (FFIs) must determine whether their payees and account holders are compliant with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and, beginning later this year and continuing into future years, withhold up to...

 

HTMLList Provided of Machinery, Equipment and Materials Subject to Labour Safety Requirements
Mai Phuong Nguyen, Thi Mai Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
Legal Alert/Article
April 4, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014
To provide guidelines on the provisions on labour safety of the Labour Code, which came into force on 1 May 2013, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs issued Circular No. 05/2014/TT-BLDTBXH (Circular 05) on 6 March 2014, promulgating the list of machinery, equipment and materials...

 


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