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|MOFCOM Introduces Trial Procedure for Notification of Simple Concentrations|
Hannah C. L. Ha, Yuanjie He, John M. Hickin, Philip F. Monaghan, Wendy Y. S. Thian; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 30, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014On 18 April, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) introduced a trial framework for the notification of simple concentrations or mergers. The Guidelines on the Notification of Simple Cases of Concentrations of Undertakings (Simplified Notification Guidelines) establish a procedural structure...
|Rough Waters Ahead: Non-Performing Shipping Loans - Solutions Are Available|
Bill Amos, Simon G. Grieser, Frederick D. Hyman, Stuart McAlpine, Thomas A. Pugh; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 2014The global ship finance community is facing a number of issues given the high levels of secured shipping debt held by many banks in this community, which shipping companies are struggling to meet from operations suffering from surplus capacity and low demand. In addition to the major structural...
|Manufacturer Pays $4.3M to Settle Customs-related FCA Suit|
Sydney H. Mintzer, Jing Zhang; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 25, 2014On April 21, 2014, it was announced that Otter Products LLC (operating as “OtterBox”) has paid $4.3 million to settle a whistle-blower suit alleging that its import practice violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”) and the Tariff Act of 1930. OtterBox is a US company that...
|Unconventional Reservoirs: ANP Approves New Resolution for Hydraulic Fracturing|
Bruno Triani Belchior, Alexandre R. Chequer, Leonardo P. Costa, Victor Galante, Luiz Gustavo Bezzerra; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 25, 2014On April 11, 2014, Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) enacted Resolution No. 21/2014, which regulates hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs, requiring prior approval from ANP before beginning such activities. The draft version, which was put in...
|Decree 30 Issued on Conditions for Shipping Transportation and Supporting Businesses|
Mai Phuong Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 25, 2014To provide guidelines on the provisions of the Maritime Law, the government issued Decree No. 30/2014/ND-CP regarding the Conditions for Shipping Transportation and Supporting Businesses (Decree 30) on 14 April 2014.
|New Securities and Commodities Fraud Section Created by Chicago-Based US Attorney|
Dana S. Douglas, Alexandra L. Newman, Stanley J. Parzen; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 25, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014Zachary Fardon, the recently appointed US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, has announced the creation of a new Securities and Commodities Fraud Section in Chicago. The new Section will specialize in investigating and prosecuting crimes relating to the operation of the country’s...
|Transitional Arrangement for the New PRC Trademark Law|
Alan C. W. Chiu, Cherry Q. Jin; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014 On 15 April 2014, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) of the People's Republic of China issued a notice detailing the transitional arrangement for handling trademark cases between now and 1 May 2014 when the new PRC Trademark Law will become effective.
|Conflict Minerals: SEC Guidance and Appellate Court Decision|
Laura D. Richman; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014The Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission has updated its frequently asked questions regarding its conflict minerals rule, providing guidance on nine conflict minerals topics. The new FAQs provide timely direction for public companies that need to file their...
|FTC Authority to Bring Enforcement Actions Over Data-Security Standards Upheld|
Stephen Lilley, Archis A. Parasharami, Lei Shen, Evan M. Wooten; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 18, 2014 In a recent decision, a federal judge concluded that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the power to regulate data security and thus rejected a company’s challenge to the FTC’s authority. If the decision stands, the FTC is likely to continue its scrutiny of businesses’...
|Sixth Circuit Slams the Door on Unreliable, Result-Oriented Expert Testimony in Disparate-Impact Case|
Miriam R. Nemetz, Carl J. Summers, Evan M. Tager; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014Plaintiffs increasingly rely on questionable expert testimony to fill gaps in their proof, trusting that the imprimatur of an expert will overcome otherwise insuperable deficiencies in their cases. In employment cases, where dubious expert testimony frequently is offered to show disparate impact or...