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|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Amendments to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans, Michael E. Lackey, Kim A. Leffert, Edmund Sautter; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014On September 16, 2014, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The revised rules, now pending before the Supreme Court and to be transmitted to Congress, will take effect on December 1, 2015, absent some...
|The New US Policy Toward Cuba: The Business Implications|
Carol J. Bilzi, Simeon M. Kriesberg, Mickey Leibner; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014President Obama has announced that he is “charting a new course on Cuba,” including re-establishing diplomatic relations and easing the five-decade-long economic embargo. The President also directed the Secretary of State to review Cuba’s designation as a “state sponsor of...
|US Second Circuit Heightens the Standard of Proof Required To Sustain Tipper/Tippee Insider Trading Convictions|
Melanie M. Burke, Joseph De Simone, William Michael, Richard M. Rosenfeld, Matthew A. Rossi; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014On December 10, 2014, in United States v. Newman, et al., the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit clarified the elements required to establish insider trading in tipper/tippee cases by holding that “in order to sustain a conviction for insider trading, the government must prove beyond...
|Food & Beverage Liberalisation and Vietnam's WTO Commitments|
David Harrison, Viet Hung Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014It has been seven years since Vietnam became a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Since its accession, there are a number of service sectors which have been liberalised to foreign investors pursuant to the Specific Commitments in Services of Vietnam to WTO ("WTO Commitments")....
|Recent US Ninth Circuit Opinion Could Have Broad Application to Antitrust Matters|
Robert E. Bloch, Meytal McCoy, Scott P. Perlman; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015Although it focuses specifically on a healthcare acquisition, the recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in St. Alphonsus Medical Center v. St. Luke’s Health System is instructive on a broad range of antitrust issues. Companies from all industries can learn from the...
|Foreign Bribery Report Issued by OECD|
Abigail M. Bartine, J. Gregory Deis, Michael D. Frisch, William Michael; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its Foreign Bribery Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of anti-bribery enforcement actions around the world dating from 1999. The report examines enforcement actions taken by all countries that have enacted...
|Federal Reserve Board Issues Volcker Rule Conformance Period Extension|
Scott A. Anenberg, Michael D. Lewis, Jerome J. Roche, David R. Sahr, Donald S. Waack; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014On December 18, 2014, the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) announced that it is extending the Volcker Rule conformance period for certain fund investments and relationships from July 21, 2015, until July 21, 2016, and that it intends next year to grant a further extension of the...
|CADE Updates Effects Test for Jurisdiction in Merger Control in Brazil|
Michael A. Molano; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014 Brazil’s Council for Economic Defence (“CADE”) recently issued a decision in which it once again had to determine whether transactions that are carried out in different jurisdictions are required to be submitted to CADE when objective turnover thresholds are met, but where the...
|It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Making Gifts to Loved Ones|
Barbara R. Grayson, Megan M. Okun; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014For people in the United States, the holiday season is often a time for making substantial gifts to family members and other loved ones. Larger gifts can be made using the federal Gift Tax Exemption and Generation-Skipping Transfer (“GST”) Tax Exemption. However, annual exclusion gifts...
|US Second Circuit Eases Banks’ Garnishment Burdens in Recent TRIA and FSIA Decisions|
Mark G. Hanchet, Christopher J. Houpt; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on November 14, 2014In recent years, banks have found themselves named as parties in their capacities as garnishees in enforcement litigation brought by judgment creditors of governments or entities that have been designated as terrorist parties. Two decisions from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit spell...