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|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)...
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Proposes Hedging Disclosure Rules|
Robert E. Curley, Michael L. Hermsen, Laura D. Richman; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015On February 9, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules requiring disclosure of hedging by employees, officers and directors.1 This rulemaking is directed by Section 955 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Comments are due by April 20, 2015.
ICMS Conventions No. 3/2015, No. 4/2015 and No. 6/2015: Tax Amnesty Programs
for the States of Tocantins, Paraná, Maranhão and the Federal District|
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Celso Grisi, Ivan Tauil, Eduardo Maccari Telles; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015On 02/06/2015, the Official Gazette published the CONFAZ ICMS Conventions No. 3/2015, No. 4/2015, and No. 6/2015 enacted by the National Finance Policy Council - CONFAZ.
|US Federal Circuit Approves Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Claim Construction Standard, Further Insulates PTAB Decisions to Institute Trials from Review|
Kyle Friesen, Sharon A. Israel; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) of the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) cancelling three claims of US Patent No. 6,778,074 (the “074 patent”), owned by Cuozzo Speed Technologies,...
|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...
|Important UK High Court Guidance on Pension Scheme Trustee Duties and the Status of a Scheme as "Open" Or "Frozen"|
Andrew Block, Philippa James, Stuart Pickford; Mayer Brown International LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015The High Court has today given judgment in Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees Ltd v. Stena Line Ltd and Others1. The case gives important guidance on two issues relating to occupational pension schemes:
|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...
|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 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...
|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.