Mayer Brown JSM Document Search Results (367)
Show: results per page
|Good News for Hong Kong Companies with Bilingual Names|
Loretta W.M. Chan, Patrick C. K. Wong; Mayer Brown JSM;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014Since the commencement of the Companies (Disclosure of Company Name and Liability Status) Regulation (Cap.622B) ("Regulation"), a subsidiary legislation of the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) in March this year, practitioners and compliance professionals have been concerned about its impact...
|DC Pensions Flexibility: Government Consultation Response Published|
Jonathan Moody, Anna Rogers, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014In the 2014 Budget, the Government announced what it called “the most fundamental reform to the way people access their pensions in almost a century”. The most significant change announced was that, from April 2015, members with money purchase or cash balance rights would be able to...
|CFPB Enforcement Action Against Payday Lender Has Broad Implications for Financial Institutions|
Stephen Lillley, Andrew J. Pincus, Jeffrey P. Taft; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has entered a consent order with a payday lender for debt collection practices that the CFPB alleged violated the Dodd-Frank Act’s prohibition on unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices. The $10 million settlement casts a significant...
|Wyndham Seeks Immediate Appeal Over FTC Authority To Regulate Data Security While District Court Allows Case To Proceed On Common-Enterprise Theory|
Stephen Lilley, Archis A. Parasharami; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014 For the past two years, a federal court in New Jersey has considered important data security issues in the FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. litigation. Two recent opinions issued by the court now have brought that case back into the news—and made clear that the stakes are as high as ever.
|Do What I Say, Not What I Do: The US Internal Revenue Service Finalizes Changes to the Mixed Straddle Rules|
James R. Barry, George W. Craven, Mark H. Leeds; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014In 1981, when Congress enacted the straddle rules preventing selective loss recognition, it directed the IRS to allow taxpayers to recognize built-in gain and loss on mixed straddles. In response, the IRS wrote regulations that permit such gain and loss recognition. The IRS has changed its view and...
|Pension protection fund changes following Olympic Airlines case|
Beth Brown, Ronan McNabb; Mayer Brown International LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 2014The regulatory amendments drawn up by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions following the outcome in Trustees of Olympic Airlines SA Pension & Life Assurance Scheme v Olympic Airlines SA have been drafted narrowly and may end up protecting no one other than the beneficiaries of the...
|Assessing Damages for Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination in Hong Kong|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014The recent Hong Kong District Court case (DCEO 4/2013) involved a termination of the employment of the plaintiff on the ground of her disability and pregnancy. This was held to be unlawful under both the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO) and the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO).
|Ninth Circuit Decision Clarifies the Applicability of US Antitrust Law to Foreign Conduct; Leaves Some Ambiguities|
Robert E. Bloch, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014One of the most important topics in cartel enforcement today is the extent to which the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (“FTAIA”) limits the extraterritorial reach of the Sherman Act. On July 10, 2014, the Ninth Circuit weighed in on this question by affirming a broad...
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Final Rules Regarding the Application of Security-Based Swap Intermediary Definitions to Cross-Border Security Based Swap Activity|
Joshua Cohn, Curtis A. Doty, Alex C. Lakatos, Jerome J. Roche, David R. Sahr; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014The US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has adopted final rules (the “CrossBorder Rules”) regarding the cross-border application of certain security-based swap (“SBS”) provisions of Title VII of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...
|WTO Appellate Body Rules on Dispute over US Countervailing Duty Law|
Timothy J. Keeler, Duane W. Layton, Matthew J. McConkey, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) has issued its decision in the dispute between the United States and China over the so-called “GPX Legislation.” The GPX Legislation expressly authorizes the US Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) to...