An employer cannot deduct cash bonuses in the year in which its employees perform the services giving rise to the bonuses, but must wait until the following year when the bonuses are paid, under bonus plans with several fairly…more
In This Issue:
- Administrative Items
- Electric Items
- Gas Items
- Hydro Items
- Certificate Items
- Excerpt from Hydro Items:
H-1: FFP Qualified Hydro 14, LLC, Docket No…more
Energy Reform goes far beyond expectations. The 75-year monopoly by state-owned PEMEX ends, and a competitive wholesale power market is created.
On December 12, 2013, the lower house of the Mexican Congress approved the…more
The five US financial agencies (“Agencies”) have approved jointly prepared final regulations (“Final Rules”) to implement the prohibitions on engaging in proprietary trading and investment in or sponsorship of a private equity…more
Following the German federal election on September 22, 2013, the Christian Democratic Party, the Christian Social Union and the Social Democratic Party decided to take up coalition talks for the formation of a new government led…more
On December 13, 2013 the Italian Government approved Law Decree Destinazione Italia (the “Destinazione Italia Decree”), aimed at further facilitating financing transactions for Italian issuers.
The most significant…more
In This Issue:
- EU CUSTOMS POLICY:
..Greek Presidency Customs Priorities
..Mutual Assistance – Regulation 515/97
..Duty Suspensions and Tariff Quotas
On 5 December 2013, the European Commission (“Commission”) reformed its merger procedures. The new rules will apply as of 1 January 2014. The reforms will impact the standard procedure (Form CO), the simplified…more
The London Stock Exchange (the “LSE”) has long provided an attractive forum for companies with oil and gas operations outside of the United Kingdom to seek and obtain access to foreign capital markets…more
The London Stock Exchange (the “LSE”) has long provided an attractive forum for companies with mining operations outside of the United Kingdom to seek and obtain access to foreign capital markets through a…more
"Big Data" is trending. The digital, interconnected, interdependent world can produce unlimited amounts of structured and unstructured data sets. The ability to harness huge amounts of data as a resource to produce business…more
On 25 October 2013 the Bank of Russia (the “CBR”) issued Instruction No. 3096 U introducing amendments to the CBR Regulation No. 395-P “On the Method of Calculation of the Amount and Assessment of Adequacy of the Net Worth…more
The directive 2011/83/EU of 25 October 2011 relating to consumer rights (the "Directive") is to be implemented as of December 13, 2013 by Member States in national European jurisdictions, including French jurisdiction, and will…more
On 30 September 2013 the President signed Federal Law No. 260-FZ amending Part III of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.
The Law is the sixth set of amendments to the Russian Civil Code within the civil law reform…more
Differing levels of consumer protection in the laws of the EU member states create barriers to cross-border trade, especially to Internet based distribution systems. These barriers affect likewise businesses and consumers…more
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