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Buchalter | September 2022

September 6, 2022 By: Michael Flynn* Continuing a recent trend, the CFPB has asserted that its oversight authority regarding unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices (UDAAP) to assert that certain digital marketers, including what it refers to as “Big Tech,” face potential UDAAP liability and oversight from the CFPB ...

Carey Olsen | September 2022

What is the intention of the new regime? By replicating and improving upon successful asset holding structures adopted by fund managers in jurisdictions like Luxembourg, the QAHC regime is intended to bolster the UK funds industry by facilitating greater UK-based fund activities, amending certain aspects of the UK tax system which have hitherto made UK vehicles unattractive as asset holding companies ("AHCs") ...

Carey | September 2022

On August 30, 2022, and upon a public consultation opened in the context of a process of modernization of its foreign exchange regulations, the Central Bank of Chile added a new Chapter III to its Foreign Exchange Regulations Compendium (“FERC”) ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | September 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, On 23 August 2022, the Malaysia Competition Commission (“MyCC”) launched a public consultation on the proposed renewal of a Block Exemption Order (“BEO”) in respect of liner shipping services covered under a VSA. The renewal application was made pursuant to Section 8 of the Competition Act as the earlier BEO granted expired on 6 July 2022.  The press release by MyCC (“Press Release”) is accessible here ...

Carey Olsen | September 2022

Directors Publicly available names of directors In 2016, the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 introduced a requirement for all BVI companies to file the names of directors with the Registrar of Corporate Affairs (the “Registrar”). To date, the contents of the private register of directors have not been available for inspection by the public ...

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt | September 2022

INVT SPE LLC v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, Appeal No. 2020-1903 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 31, 2022) In its only precedential patent case last week, the Federal Circuit issued a lengthy opinion that revolved around claims that are drawn to “capability,” particularly for computer-implemented claims ...

Lavery Lawyers | August 2022

The Supreme Court recently considered, in the Law Society of Saskatchewan v. Abrametz1 decision, the applicable test to determine whether a delay is inordinate and constitutes an abuse of process that could lead to a stay of administrative proceedings. In this case, a Saskatchewan lawyer requested that the disciplinary proceedings against him be terminated due to a delay that he claimed was inordinate and constituted an abuse of process ...

Customs AlertEnhancement of Monetary Limits gives relief to Importers and Exporters from Arrest and Prosecution Arrest and Prosecution are the most feared weapons in the armory of the Tax administrator. The recent guidelines introduced by the Government, put restraints on the manner of exercise of these powers to rule out arbitrariness, unfairness and to restrict such actions to serious offenders ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | August 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or the “Exchange”) announced on 15 August 2022 that it will be launching the Voluntary Carbon Market (“VCM”) exchange by the end of 2022 to enable companies to purchase voluntary carbon credits from climate friendly projects and solutions, to offset their carbon emission footprint and to meet their voluntary climate goals ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) has kept its Tier 1 ranking in M&A, and in Restructuring and Insolvency, in the latest launch of the IFLR1000 rankings, the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms. Earlier this year, SyCipLaw also received Tier 1 rankings in Banking, Capital markets: Equity, Project development, and in Project finance ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | August 2022

On August 11, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Zolly v. City of Oakland, holding that a group of property owners had pleaded sufficient facts to maintain a challenge to the City’s solid-waste franchise fee, under Article XIII C of the California Constitution, commonly called “Proposition 26 ...

On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which directs federal agencies to include in certain federal contracts a clause requiring the contractor to comply with all guidance published by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force. Included in those guidelines is a mandate that all federal contractor employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) has kept its Tier 1 ranking in M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency in the latest rankings released by IFLR1000, the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms. Earlier this year, SyCipLaw also received Tier 1 rankings in Banking, Capital markets: Equity, Project development, and in Project finance ...

Carey | August 2022

Law No. 21,398 (known as the "Pro-Consumer Law"), which amended Law No. 19,496, Consumer Protection Act ("CPA"), reinforced the right of withdrawal in distance purchases, establishing that: Consumers may exercise the right of withdrawal or repentance, within a period of 10 days from receipt of the product, without expression of cause, with respect to all purchases of goods, without conditioning the right to the will of the supplier ...

Afridi & Angell | August 2022

All entities (free zone limited liability companies and branch offices) registered under the jurisdiction of Dubai Development Authority (DDA) are required to file their most recent audited financial statements along with a summary sheet (to be generated through their AXS portal account) on or before 31 October 2022. Entities are required to make these filings through their respective AXS portal accounts ...

Quarles & Brady LLP | August 2022

Quarles & Brady partner Chris Nickels provided insight for an American City Business Journals article about what the latest COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) means for employers ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

Thanyaluck Thongrompo, partner of Kudun and Partners, was invited to be a speaker at the Faculty of Business Administration, Maejo University on the topic “Digital Assets Law in Thailand” where she shared her knowledge and experience in handling digital asset matters in Thailand. This seminar is a part of the business administration students’ academic program that focuses on derivatives, with digital assets being one of the most popular topics of recent ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022

Pensions dashboards have been a long time in the making, but we can be certain now that they are coming, and soon. Trustees of schemes with more than 100 members (excluding pensioner members) will need to ensure that they connect to the dashboard by their statutory connection date - but there’s a lot of preparatory work needed to make that possible ...

Historically, small contractors in the construction business have found it difficult to break into the federal market not because of a lack of skill or knowledge, but because they could not demonstrate the past performance required by many federal solicitations. On July 22, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a final rule that will hopefully provide greater opportunity for contractors to compete for federal construction procurements ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

Kudun and Partners represented Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Public Company Limited (Saha Group), a leading company in the business of consumer goods, food and beverage and industrial park development on the acquisition of approximately 41.81 percent of the total issued shares of Thanulux Public Company Limited valued at THB 1,058,715,710 from the existing shareholders and further assisted Saha Group in making a mandatory tender offer for all remaining shares in Thanulux Public Company Limited ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | August 2022

  The Feedback Statement on the final Corporate Governance Code (hereinafter referred to as the “CGC” or the “Code”), accompanying the publication of the final CGC dated 5th August 2022 outlines the feedback received from stakeholders and provides the MFSA’s way forward in response to the feedback it received. The CGC is a code issued by the MFSA intended to enhance the governance, culture and conduct of MFSA Authorised Entities ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | August 2022

Tax treatment under Section 83 Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 83(a) states that if property is transferred to a person in connection with the performance of services, the fair market value of the property less the amount (if any) paid for such property is included in the taxpayer's gross income when the property becomes transferable or vests (i.e., no longer subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture) ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) Partners Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko, Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez, John Christian A. Regalado, and Ma. Patricia B. Paz-Jacoba and Of Counsel Emmanuel M. Lombos have been cited in The Legal 500’s inaugural Arbitration Powerlist: Southeast Asia 2022. This edition of the Private Practice Powerlist, which draws on extensive research by The Legal 500, highlights the region’s leading arbitration lawyers. Mr ...

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