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|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.
|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...
|IRS Updates “Begun Construction” Guidance to Reflect One-Year Extension of the Production Tax Credit|
Jeffrey G. Davis, Isaac L. Maron; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015The US Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) has released Notice 2015-25 (the Notice), which updates previously issued guidance to reflect the recent one-year extension of the renewable electricity production tax credit (the PTC) under Section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code).
|Vietnam: Changes in Health Insurance Regulations|
Quynh-Anh Lam, Viet Hung Nguyen; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015On 13 June 2014 the National Assembly issued Law No. 46/2014/QH11 ("Law 46") amending and supplementing some provisions of the Law on Health Insurance. Law 46 took effect on 1 January 2015. In order to provide implementing guidance to Law 46, on 15 November 2014 the Government issued...
|CFIUS Annual Report Reveals Increase in Scrutiny of Foreign Investments in the United States and Perceived Threat To Critical US Technologies|
Timothy J. Keeler, Simeon M. Kriesberg, Kelsey M. Rule; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 10, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issued its Annual Report to Congress in February 2015, covering CFIUS activity during calendar year 2013. The report reflects the US government’s intensified scrutiny of risks to US national security from foreign investment....
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Enforcement Actions and the Use of Data Analytics|
Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a global investment bank for alleged compliance violations. Although the bank hasexperience with responding to regulators, this particular SEC request is more targeted than those the bank has received in the past, demanding specific...
|US Federal Judge Enjoins Obama Administration Plan to Stay Removal and Provide Work Authorization for Millions of Undocumented Aliens|
Elizabeth (Liz) E. Stern, Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015On February 16, a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas, issued a preliminary injunction against a plan announced by President Obama last November to defer the removal of several million parents of US citizens and green card holders. The so-called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA)...
|What ERISA Plan Fiduciaries Can Learn From Tibble v. Edison International|
Reginald R. Goeke, Brian D. Netter, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015On February 24, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in an ERISA case challenging the prudence of certain investment options included within a 401(k) lineup. Although a decision is not expected until spring, certain risk avoidance lessons for plan sponsors and fiduciaries follow from the...
|Provisional Measure No. 668/2015|
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Ivan Tauil, Eduardo Maccari Telles; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015As announced by the Ministry of Treasury, Provisional Measure No.668/2015 was published in the Official Gazette, on 01/30/2015, which, among other changes, increased the PIS / PASEP and COFINS on the import of goods and services.
|Vietnam Land Price Framework, Water Surface Rents and a Number of Problems in Actual Practice|
Nguyet Thi Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015Effective from 29 December 2014, the land price framework issued by the Government of Vietnam were officially implemented. Under the 2014 Land Law, land price frame will be issued every five years for each type of land in each region. During the implementation period, should land price commonly...