The chairman of China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (HFPC) highlighted potential reforms that would allow increased foreign investment in China’s medical services industry, as well as support the “two-child…more
Cybersecurity has become a dominant topic of the day. The Snowden revelations, the mega-data breaches of 2013, the pervasiveness of invisible online “tracking” and the proliferation of “ data broker” trading in personal data –…more
This newsletter identifies when “teaming agreements” between contractors will raise antitrust issues, and suggests some practice tips for evaluating or defending those arrangements…more
One of the most vexing tax issues remaining unresolved since the 1986 enactment of the passive loss (PAL) rules is whether business or rental income earned by a trust can be active income and whether business or rental losses…more
Die Schadensersatzklagen dreier Unternehmen des ThyssenKrupp-Konzerns gegen den früheren Bereichsvorstand und Geschäftsführer Uwe Sehlbach sind vor dem Arbeitsgericht Essen gescheitert. Grund der Klage war die Belastung von…more
The Chinese Central Government recently adopted material amendments to the Regulation on the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices, which will bring significant changes for medical device companies operating in…more
The revenue portion of the recently passed Executive Budget for 2014–2015 significantly changes New York’s estate tax and the way in which New York taxes the income of certain trusts.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced that starting on April 28, 2014 industry members will no longer be required to submit original paper copies of bond and power of attorney forms with electronic…more
On April 14, 2014, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) filed an amicus brief asking the Second Circuit to overturn a ruling by the Eastern District of New York against Chinese vitamin manufacturers. See Brief for Amicus…more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently accused the operator of www.Jerk.com (Jerk) of misrepresenting to users the source of the personal content that Jerk used for its purported social networking website and the benefits…more
President Obama recently released a Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions (Strategy) that sets forth a multi-pronged plan for reducing methane emissions both domestically and globally. Domestically, the plan is to focus on four…more
Die rund 1 Million innerhalb der EU entsendeten Arbeitnehmer – etwa 180.000 davon in Deutschland – können auf besseren Schutz ihrer Rechte hoffen. Das EU-Parlament hat am 16. April 2014 den von der Kommission vorgelegten…more
On April 10, 2014, Kentucky became the 47th state to enact breach notification legislation. Under the new law, companies that conduct business in Kentucky and hold consumer data of Kentucky residents will now be required to…more
Last week, on April 8, 2014, the District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan dismissed the remaining claims of indirect purchaser plaintiffs (IPPs) in the ongoing Refrigerant Compressors litigation. In re: Refrigerant…more
In a significant move, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC (Directive) is invalid. This decision is expected to have wide-reaching implications for privacy…more
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