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|Three Things US Audit Committee Members Should Consider Now|
David S. Bakst, John P. Berkery, Edward S. Best, James B. Carlson, Michael L. Hermsen; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014Audit Committees have seen their responsibilities increase dramatically in 2014. Additionally, they have also faced increased regulatory scrutiny, potential liabilities and proxy and shareholder activist opposition to the re-election of Audit Committee members to the board of directors of the...
|Texas Supreme Court Raises the Evidentiary Bar for Damages in Environmental Contamination Cases|
Sarah E. Reynolds, Mark R. Ter Molen; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014In a recent decision involving damages for environmental contamination, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a jury award because the plaintiff failed to meet the high standard for establishing loss of market value, and the even higher standard for “stigma” damages associated with...
|Sign o’ the Times - When Paternity Leave Gets Politicised|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014Our update “A Spotlight on Fathers - the Arrival of Paternity Leave” in March 2014 referred to the imminent arrival of legislation to introduce three days’ paternity leave in Hong Kong. This proposal was greeted with unanimous acclaim and was considered to be a balanced, and...
|SEC Preparing New Asset Management Industry Rules That Will Increase Reporting Requirements, Require Stress Tests, and Limit Derivatives Investments|
Leslie S. Cruz, Stephanie M. Monaco, Amy Ward Pershkow; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014The Wall Street Journal (the “Journal”) has reported that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is drafting proposed rules for the asset management industry that are designed to address the perceived risks posed by the industry to the financial system. These...
|WTO Panel Rules Against Argentina Regarding Certain Measures Affecting the Importation of Goods|
Duane W. Layton, Jeffery C. Lowe, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014On August 22, 2014, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel circulated its decision in Argentina - Measures Affecting the Importation of Goods (WT/DS438/R, WT/DS444/R, WT/DS445/R). The United States, the European Union and Japan (the complainants) challenged two separate, broadly...
|Brazilian Federal Revenue Unifies its Understanding Regarding the Services Performed Abroad|
Ivan Tauil, Thais Bandeira de Mello Rodrigues; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014 The Brazilian Internal Revenue Service (IRS), through Resolution of Divergence No. 8/2014, has recently reformed and unified its understanding regarding the taxation of services provided abroad by Brazilian legal entities under the Deemed Profit regime, which determines the taxable income based on...
|German Insolvency Law - Overview of Insolvency Challenge Rights|
Katharina Heßel, Malte Richter, Marco Wilhelm; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014 The most important principle of the German insolvency law is the equal treatment of the creditors of the insolvency debtor. To satisfy their claims, the creditors are entitled to the debtor’s insolvency estate. The insolvency estate consists of the entire assets of the debtor which belong to...
|UK, US and Hong Kong Listings - Eligibility and Continuing Obligations|
Kate Ball-Dodd, Robert Hamill; Mayer Brown International LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 2014In our Equity Capital Markets Spotlight, we compare the eligibility requirements for companies seeking to list their equity securities on the UK, US and Hong Kong markets, together with the continuing obligations which apply once listed.
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Decreases Filing Fees|
Michael L. Hermsen; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a decrease in the filing fees to be paid by public companies and other issuers.
|Should We Adopt Weighted Voting Right Structures for Listing and Listed Companies in Hong Kong?|
Jeckle Chiu, Juliana M. S. Lee; Mayer Brown JSM;
September 9, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014 Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) recently published its long-awaited “Concept Paper - Weighted Voting Rights” (“Concept Paper”) to seek views on whether weighted voting right structures (“WVR Structures”) should be allowed for companies listed or...