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FATCA Alert: IRS Issues Final Version of the Form W-8BEN-E and Accompanying Instructions

On June 25, 2014, the IRS finally issued the instructions to the new version of Form W-8BEN-E, an 8-page withholding certificate to be completed by foreign entities. Previously, foreign individuals and most foreign entities…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Texas Supreme Court Orders (8/14)

As Scott mentioned last week, we expect a number of opinions between now and the end of the month. The Court held conference yesterday, is holding conference today, and will hold conference tomorrow (Saturday). The Court will…more
| Civil Procedure

Energy Reform In Mexico When, How, And What Does It All Mean For Mexico And Industry Participants?

Today, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the promulgation of the six secondary laws packages passed by the Mexican Congress last week to implement the most ambitious energy reform in Mexico since the oil industry…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Texas Supreme Court weekly orders (8/14)

The Court has seven conference days scheduled this month. As a result, look for some opinions to be issued this month before the 8/31 end of the fiscal year. …more
| Civil Procedure

Tax Court Decisions: Briefing, Opinion, and Decision, Rule 155, and Supplemental Proceedings

- Briefing - Opinion - Post-Trial Motions - Claims For Litigation And Administrative Costs Under Code § 7430 (Other Than Code § 7430(F)(2)) - Decision - Appeals From Tax Court -…more
| Civil Procedure, Taxation

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in Business Transactions

In This Presentation: - Data Breaches: By the numbers - Costs of Data Breach - Cybersecurity Considerations in Business Transactions - Cybersecurity in M&A Transactions - Cybersecurity –…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Joint Development Trends in Oil & Gas Transactions

The development of shale plays continues to be the focus of the energy industry. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, almost a quarter of the estimated natural gas resources in the U.S. and approximately 24…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Change In The Legal Climate: Budgeting And Project Management - Why budgeting and project management are more important than ever

The top three demands from chief legal officers, according to a 2013 survey by Altman Weil, are “more efficient project management,” “improved budget forecasting,” and “greater cost reduction” — all of which can be controlled by…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

The EPA, H20, and Fracking: An EPA study of drinking water and hydraulic fracturing could have far-reaching implications for litigation

As many who work in the oil and gas industry are aware, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pressing forward with a multiyear Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources. On January…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Courts Address Important Questions About Allocation Wells in Texas

The relatively recent drilling of horizontal wells continues to challenge settled Texas oil and gas law in several significant respects. Most recently, Texas courts have been faced with two important issues: (1) the legality of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Mary Mcnulty Quoted On Court Of Federal Claims Decision In Interest Netting Case

Mary McNulty was quoted in a Tax Notes Today article (subscription required) on the Court of Federal Claims decision in Wells Fargo. In Wells Fargo, the Court of Federal Claims found that a taxpayer may net underpayment…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions

Limitation on IRA Rollovers: Once Per Year Only

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has narrowed the rules relating to Individual Retirement Account (“IRA”) rollovers by withdrawing longstanding proposed rules to reflect a recent U.S. Tax Court ruling in Bobrow v…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Texas Supreme Court: “Dose Matters” In Mesothelioma Cases Bostic v. Georgia-Pacific Corp., No. 10-0775

Yesterday, the Texas Supreme Court reaffirmed the substantial-factor standard of causation recognized in Borg-Warner Corp. v. Flores, and held that it applies in mesothelioma cases. The Court made clear that in…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Texas Supreme Court opinions (7/14)

1. No. 10-0775, Bostic v. Georgia-Pacific Corp. -- This is a mesothelioma case. The overarching issue is whether the causation standard announced in Borg-Warner Corp. v. Flores (which was an asbestosis case) also applies to…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Products Liability, Toxic Torts

So You’ve Got A Cybersecurity Policy – What Next?

After hearing about the major data breaches at companies like Target, Michael’s, and Neiman Marcus, ABC Corp. realizes it needs to protect itself from such an attack. So it consults with its attorneys, identifies where it is…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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