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|Revisions to Basel Securitisation Framework—Final Rules|
J. Paul Forrester, Kevin Hawken, Carol A. Hitselberger, Jason H. P. Kravitt, Stuart M. Litwin; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014On 11 December 2014, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) published a final Basel III Document (BCBS d303) on changes to the international model rules for banks’ calculation of credit risk capital requirements for exposures to securitisation transactions (Revised Framework). The...
|Mexico’s E&P Round One Kicks Off: Bidding Terms for Shallow Water Areas Released|
Pablo C. Ferrante, Dallas Parker, Gabriel J. Salinas, Jose L. Valera; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014On December 11, 2014, the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) published the bidding and contract terms for the first 14 oil and gas areas in shallow waters, kicking off the first phase of Mexico’s Round One, which will continue throughout 2015.
|The Cartel Report: Commentary on Antitrust Enforcement from Around the World|
Robert E. Bloch, Kiran S. Desai, Adam L. Hudes, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014Not too long ago, many countries—perhaps even most countries—either did not criminalize cartel conduct or did not enforce the laws prohibiting cartels. In the past 20 years or so, that has changed dramatically. Today, cartels, “the supreme evil of antitrust,” are unlawful...
|United States Court of Appeals for Second Circuit Holds that Section 546(e) Safe Harbor Protects from Avoidance Transfers of Fictitious Profits in Connection with Madoff Ponzi Scheme|
Joel Moss, Brian Trust, Richard G. Ziegler; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014In In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (“Madoff”), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reaffirmed its broad and literal interpretation of section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code, which provides a safe harbor for transfers made in connection with a...
|New Housing Law and Real Estate Business Law for Vietnam|
Hoang Anh Nguyen, Nguyet Thi Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014On 25 November 2014, the National Assembly passed the Housing Law and the Law on Real Estate Business. The passage of these two laws regarded as a long-awaited legislative breakthrough that establishes a transparent legal framework to meet the changing needs of Vietnam’s real estate market....
|EU Advocate General: No Injunction against Users of Standard Essential Patents without an Offer to License|
Mark A. Prinsley, Gillian Sproul, Zsolt Vertessy; Mayer Brown International LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 2014The owner of a standard essential patent (SEP) may have to make a licence offer before seeking an injunction, following the non binding opinion of the Advocate General in the Huawei/ZTE case before the EU’s top court. The Court of Justice of the European Union is set to rule on a reference...
|Legal Developments in Construction Law|
Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 2014The RICS form for requesting nomination of a construction adjudicator asks for names of adjudicators who would have a conf lict of interest. In the response to this question a subcontractor’s representative listed a number of adjudicators that he did not want appointed, but none had a conf...
|EU Antitrust Private Damages Actions|
Kiran S. Desai, Julian Ellison, Nathalie Jalabert Doury, Robert Klotz, Jens Peter Schmidt; Mayer Brown International LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 2014On 10 November 2014 the governments of the 28 EU Member States approved a new law that aims at facilitating claims for damages by victims of antitrust infringements in Europe. The new law entered into was adopted on 4 December 2014. The law, which takes the form of an EU Directive, was previously...
|Anticipated Energy Policy Issues in the 114th US Congress|
David I. Bloom, Michael J. Kelley, Mickey Leibner; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014As Republicans prepare to assume control of both the US House and Senate in January, energy issues will be at the top of the agenda. In a number of areas, Republican energy priorities are set to clash with the goals of the Obama administration and the Democratic minority. Legislative action early...
|Banking On Your Personal Data: Recent Guidance Issued to Banks|
Gabriela Kennedy, Karen H. F. Lee, Sara S. M. Or; Mayer Brown JSM;
February 27, 2015, previously published on december 23, 2014Given the private nature of banking services and as banks serve the vast majority of the public, the banking industry is one of the private sectors in Hong Kong for which the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner receives most complaints. For the same reasons, data privacy compliance by the banking...