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|FERC Proposes to Streamline Open-Access Requirements and Protect Developer Priority Rights for US Generator Tie Lines|
David I. Bloom, J. Paul Forrester, Brantley Webb; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in which it has proposed waiving the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) and associated requirements for public utilities that own, operate or control Interconnection Customer’s Interconnection...
|European Court Decides Holiday Pay Includes Commission|
Stefan Martin; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 2014The European Court of Justice has held that a worker is entitled to be paid in respect of periods of annual leave by reference to the commission payments he would have earned during the period of absence (ZRJ Lock v British Gas Trading Limited)
|What’s the Refunds Policy for Rent?|
Kanchan Adik, Nichola Padget; Mayer Brown International LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 2014The Court of Appeal has set the law straight on the debate over whether a term can be implied in a lease to enable a tenant to get back that part of the advance payment of rent (“the overpaid rent”) which relates to a period (“the broken period”) after the break date, by...
|Delaware Supreme Court Finds Fee-Shifting Bylaws Valid|
Laura D. Richman; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 21, 2014A recent Delaware Supreme Court case, ATP Tour Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund, No. 534, 2013 (Del. May 8, 2014), held that fee-shifting bylaws, which shift attorneys fees and costs to unsuccessful plaintiffs in intra-corporate litigation, can be enforceable under the Delaware General Corporation Law...
|EU Commission Clarifies New VAT Place-of-Supply Rules for Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Electronic Services|
Charles-Albert Helleputte, Astrid Pieron; Mayer Brown International LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014The European Union is currently acting at the forefront of developments around the (indirect) taxation of businesses in the digital economy. Effective 1 January 2015, for VAT purposes, the place of supply of “digital services” to non-taxable customers will be the country where the...
|Hong Kong Competition Commission to Commence Engagement and Public Consultation on Guidelines|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014On 26 May 2014, the Competition Commission (the "Commission") provided the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) with an update on its preparation work. As anticipated much of the Commission's initial efforts will be focussed on developing procedural and substantive guidelines.
|Impact of FATCA on ORSO Schemes in Hong Kong|
Duncan A. W. Abate; Mayer Brown JSM;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is an invasive piece of US legislation. It is designed to identify tax avoidance being undertaken by US entities. It does this by imposing a 30 percent withholding tax on any US investments unless certain information is disclosed to the US tax...
|New US Water Infrastructure Legislation Passed Today: Will WIFIA Repeat the Success of TIFIA?|
George K. Miller, David Narefsky, John R. Schmidt, Joseph Seliga; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014The US Department of Transportation’s TIFIA (Transportation Finance & Innovation Act) credit support program is by far the most successful federal program providing financial support for surface transportation public-private partnerships (P3). Few major P3 transportation projects in...
|Eleventh Circuit Is First US Appeals Court to Define “Instrumentality” of a Foreign Government Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act|
Vincent J. Connelly, J. Gregory Deis, Kelly B. Kramer, William Michael, Laurence Urgenson; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has provided useful guidance on the meaning of the term “instrumentality” as used in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). In a landmark decision released on May 16, the court established the criteria for when companies...
|Significant Changes of the Law on Occupational Pensions in Germany - Mobility-Directive Enters into Force on May 20, 2014|
Mayer Brown LLP;
May 22, 2014, previously published on May 2014Today, on May 20, 2014, the Directive 2014/50 of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum requirements for enhancing worker mobility between Member States by improving the acquisition and preservation of supplementary pension rights, shortly referred to as the MobilityDirective, enters...