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|FIFA and Temporary Admission Regimes Offer Import Tax Exemptions|
Lucas R. Kurtz, Ricardo Malachias Ciconelo; Manhaes Moreira Advogados Associados;
December 4, 2013, previously published by International Law Office on May 24, 2013A series of tax incentives connected with the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) are contained in Law 12350/2010. The law is in place to assist with the construction of stadiums for the 2014 World Cup and to provide support to subsidiaries of FIFA. The regime allows FIFA to...
|European Commission Proposes New Ground Rules for US Safe Harbor|
Susan L. Foster; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
December 2, 2013, previously published on November 28, 2013(LONDON) The European Commission, which has the authority to make changes to the US Safe Harbor program, has published a paper titled “Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows” that sets out the changes that the Commission would like to see the US adopt. While it would be a bit premature to...
|EMIR—Draft RTS on Extraterritorial Application|
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 2013On November 15, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published its Final Report, "Draft technical standards under EMIR on contracts with a direct substantial and foreseeable effect within the Union and non-evasion" ("RTS"). The RTS set out the...
|Canada Joins the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes|
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013On November 1, 2013 Canada ratified the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the “Convention”).
|Interim Iran Nuclear Deal to Provide Limited Relief from U.S. Sanctions; U.S. Sanctions and Enforcement to Remain Robust|
Alston Bird LLP;
November 27, 2013, previously published on November 25, 2013The temporary, six-month interim agreement reached on November 23, 2013, by the P5+1 (the United States, UK, Germany, France, Russia and China, facilitated by the European Union) and Iran on Iran’s nuclear program will result in a very limited provisional easing of U.S. and EU sanctions on...
|ALJ Gildea Rules On Discovery Motions In Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (337-TA-876)|
Eric W. Schweibenz, Thomas C. Yebernetsky; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 22, 2013On November 21, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public versions of Order Nos. 43 and 45 (dated November 7, 2013 and November 8, 2013, respectively) in Certain Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS Devices”) and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-876)
|Canada Launches Consultations on Major Changes to the Defence Production Act and the Controlled Goods Program|
John W. Boscariol, Brenda C. Swick; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
November 25, 2013, previously published on November 20, 2013Yesterday, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) launched consultations on proposed amendments to the Defence Production Act (DPA) which will have a significant impact on Canadian companies in the defence, aerospace, security, and satellite sectors. Companies that are subject to the...
|Proposed Steamship Alliance Could Impact Global Shipping Market|
Carlos Rodriguez; Husch Blackwell LLP;
November 25, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013An important vessel sharing agreement by three of the world’s largest steamship companies serving Asia, Europe and the United States has been submitted to the Federal Maritime Commission for approval. The net effect of this filing, if gone unchallenged, would be to provide these three...
|Chinese Acquisition of US Technology: Export Regulation and Foreign Investment Issue Spotting|
Shuai Guo, Bryan Pereboom; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
November 22, 2013, previously published on November 18, 2013Chinese buyers are snapping up US technology companies as China’s tech industry marches up the value chain. But the unwary and overzealous might be snared by US export regulations and foreign investment reviews.
|ALJ Shaw Grants Motion To Compel In Certain Crawler Cranes (337-TA-887)|
John F. Presper, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
November 22, 2013, previously published on November 19, 2013On November 15, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 8 granting Complainant Manitowoc Cranes, LLC’s (“Manitowoc”) motion to compel Respondents Sany Heavy Industry, Ltd. and Sany America, Inc. (collectively, “Sany”) to provide complete English translations of...