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Adobe PDFSecond Circuit Adopts Bright-Line Rule For Determining Customer Status For Mandatory FINRA Arbitration: Court Rules that for Purposes of Demanding FINRA Arbitration, “Customers” of FINRA Members Are Those Who Either Purchase a Good or Service from a FINRA Member or Have an Account with a FINRA Member
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
On Friday, August 1, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13 2172 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), a case addressing the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rule that FINRA members must consent to mandatory arbitration of disputes with any...


HTMLEU Sanctions: Update
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014
On 16 July 2014 at a special meeting of the European Council the EU decided to extend its sanctions so as to target entities, i.e. natural persons or legal entities ‘... that are materially or financially supporting actions undermining or threatening Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial...


HTMLDispute over Jurisdiction between CADE and BACEN Reaches an End
Eduardo Molan Gaban; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
On July 9th, 2014, Judge Dias Toffoli of the Brazilian Supreme Court of Justice, decided in the BCN v. Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) case (Appeal No. 664.189), that the Brazilian Central Bank (BC) has exclusive jurisdiction to analyze and rule on antitrust matters concerning...


HTMLChamperty Doesn’t Pay! - HKSAR v. Ip Hon Ming & Others
Marina O. K. Fung; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014
The District Court of Hong Kong recently convicted a solicitor and a recovery agent for champerty, sending a clear message to recovery agents and solicitors that litigation funding in return for a fee is illegal.


HTMLQatar Construction Update - Enforcement of Arbitration Awards in Qatar
Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
Qatar has seen a positive step forward in the enforcement of arbitration awards recently with a decision by the Court of Cassation examining the application of the New York Convention, of which Qatar is a member, in respect of enforcement of arbitration awards in Qatar.


HTMLArbitration v. Litigation, Which Is Better for You?
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014
Although ADR programs have been in existence for many years, given the recent green light by the Supreme Court regarding the use of arbitration, its application is being reassessed and applied by a number of entities in an effort to control the overwhelming cost of litigation, both in terms of the...


HTMLThe Ten Biggest Mistakes Business Owners Make In Closely Hold Companies
Erica B. Garay; Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Some “partners” or “shareholders” never enter into a formal, written agreement regarding their relationship to each other and to the Company. While New York law does not require such agreements among owners of “partnerships” and “corporations,” the...


HTMLHow Family-Owned Businesses Can Use Mediation and Arbitration
Erica B. Garay; Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Family-owned businesses are the backbone of our community. Most businesses in fact are family-owned, yet few succeed beyond the second generation. Can you buck this trend, and ensure that your family-owned business is preserved, relationships cultivated, and toxicity avoided? Or will you face a...


HTMLThe Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 - Businesses Have New Duties to Protect Personal Data from Security Breaches, and Face Significant Penalties for Failing to Act
Berger Singerman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Spurred by recent national reports of massive electronic data breaches that may have compromised consumer credit and debit cards, the Florida Legislature amended existing laws on protection of electronic information. Effective July 1, 2014, the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014...


HTMLWal-Mart Will Have to Compensate the Former Employees of its Jonquière Establishment
Julie C. Fortier, Guylaine Lacerte; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
On Friday, June 27, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Wal-Mart will have to compensate the former employees of its Jonquière establishment.


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