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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...
|Distribution Agreements Under International Sales Laws|
Charles V. McPhillips; Kaufman & Canoles A Professional Corporation;
April 28, 2014Unless specifically disclaimed by agreement of the parties, most sales contracts entered into by U.S. companies to export or import goods are governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). With the exception of the United Kingdom and Hong Kong,...
|Chinas Energy Revolution|
Dentons Canada LLP;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014Emerging economies, especially China, will have a particularly significant impact on world energy both in terms of scale and pace. In terms of scale, China’s population is larger than the combined populations of the US, Canada, the EU and Russia. In terms of pace, China is expected to install...
|India’s New Corporate Social Responsibility Requirements - Beware of the Pitfalls|
Theodore T. Chung, Karen P. Hewitt, Glyn Powell, Sumesh Sawhney, Sheila L. Shadmand; Jones Day;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 2014In August 2013, the Indian parliament passed the Indian Companies Act, 2013 (the "New Act"), which has replaced the Companies Act of 1956. The New Act has made far-reaching changes affecting company formation, administration and governance, and it has increased shareholder control over...
|Democratic Republic of Congo: Now Is the Time to Make DRC Companies Compliant with OHADA Corporate Law|
Denis Bandet, Hervé Castelnau, Thibaut Kazemi, Laurent Vandomme; Jones Day;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 2014With a view to improving its business and investment climate, the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC") joined the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa ("OHADA") on September 13, 2012, thereby becoming the 17th Member State of this international...
|United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods|
Victor Galante, Luciana Sodré, Guilherme Vieira da Silva; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014In March 2013, the National Congress enacted Legislative Decree No. 538/2012, which approved the Vienna Convention for the International Sales of Goods (CISG), in force in Brazil as of April 1st, 2014.
|U.S. Supreme Court Settles Lanham Act Standing Conflict|
Bruce Colbath; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014On March 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Static Control Components, Inc. had the right to sue Lexmark International Inc. under the Lanham Act’s false advertising prong. In doing so, the Court established a new Lanham Act standing test, rejecting several different tests circuit...
|Continuing Legal Developments in Response to the Situation in Ukraine|
Renato Antonini, Sean Thomas Boyce, Steven W. Fleming, Michael P. Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib; Jones Day;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 2014As anticipated in our recent Commentary "Imposition of Sanctions Measures in Response to the Developing Crisis in Ukraine" and our updating Alert "Further Legal Developments in Response to the Situation in Ukraine," there have been recent developments that have led to the...
|U.S. and EU Respond to Ukraine Crisis with Sanctions|
Kara M. Bombach, Sanford M. Saunders, Nicoleta Timofti, Erik de Bie; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014In March 2014, the U.S. and EU authorities issued a series of sanctions against those deemed to be compromising Ukraine’s peace, sovereignty, democratic processes, and state assets. The U.S. also placed a hold on issuance of new export licenses for items destined for Russia. The U.S. and EU...
|The Continued Fight Against Impunity in Guatemala|
Ajita Shah; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) recently received a €4m boost from the European Union (EU) when the EU and the United Nations in Guatemala signed a cooperation agreement worth €4m or 44 million Guatemalan Quetzales to support the work of the CICIG.