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January 2014 – Bryan Cave Client Alerts

Client service groups throughout Bryan Cave LLP often prepare alerts on issues of interest to our clients and friends.  Listed below are the client alerts published in January, 2014.  Please click on the title to read the full text of the Alert.

Qualified Plan Limits, published by Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, January 21, 2014

California “Do-Not-Track” Law Has Gone Into Effect, Requiring Some Websites to Revise Privacy Policy, published by the Data Privacy and Security Team, January 9, 2014

Federal Trade Commission Increases Interlocking Directorates Thresholds, published by Antitrust and Competition, January 24, 2014

Eleventh Circuit Holds that Affiliates of Indicted Contractor May Be Suspended from Government Contracting Indefinitely, Despite No Wrongdoing, published by Government Contracts, January 3, 2014

‘Single Asset Real Estate’:  A Concept in Need of Redefinition, published by Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights, January 15, 2014

Tax Court Upholds Captive Insurance Arrangement Despite Parent Guarantee and Captive’s Investment in Stock of Parent, published by Tax Advice and Controversy, January 16, 2014

Investment Funds Maintained by Charitable Organizations, published by the Fund Formation Team and Tax Exempt and Charitable Planning, January 7, 2014

Circuit Decision Requires Production of Foreign Bank Account Records, Thus Emphasizing Importance of IRS Amnesty Program, published by Tax Advice and Controversy and White Collar Defense and Investigations, January 9, 2014

SEC ALJ Imposes Six Month Bar on China Affiliates of Big Four Accounting Firms, published by White Collar Defense and Investigations and International Trade, January 24, 2014

Premerger Notification Thresholds Increased, published by Antitrust and Competition, January 24, 2014

EPA Adopts New ASTM Phase I Standard, published by the Environmental group, January 15, 2014

While Some Things Changed, Much Stays the Same as the EU and the United States Relax Sanctions Against Iran (IRB No. 517), published by International Trade, January 28, 2014

SCOTUS Limits the Exercise of General Personal Jurisdiction Over Multi-National Parent Corporations:  Daimler AG v. Bauman, published by Commercial Litigation, January 29, 2014

SEPA — Is There Some Respite for European and US Companies?, published by Financial Services, January 13, 2014

EU & Competition Law Update – January 2014, published by Antitrust and Competition, January 14, 2014

Overhaul of the BIS Unverified List Imposes New Requirements for Exporters (IRB No. 516), published by International Trade, January 21, 2014

UK Labor and Employment Law Bulletin – January 2014, published by Labor and Employment, January 23, 2014

Lokpal:  Finally a force to combat corruption in India, published by the India Practice Group, January 8, 2014

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July 2010 Client Bulletins

July 2010 Client Bulletins

August 2, 2010

Authored by: Jeannie Osborne

President Signs Sweeping Financial Reform Bill:  What our Non-Bank Public Companies Need to Know Now

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  Included in the reform legislation — aimed primarily at the reform of financial institutions — are provisions that will apply to all publicly traded companies, including provisions relating to “say on pay” shareholder votes, proxy access, executive compensation disclosure and compensation committees.  For more information on these and other provisions of the Act, please see the Bulletin published by the Corporate Finance and Securities and Employee Benefits Client Service Groups on July 22, 2010.

Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2010:  New Law Changes Regulatory Framework for Alternative Investment Managers

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the financial reform package known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which contains the Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2010 (the “Private Fund Act”).  The Private Fund Act changes the regulatory framework that governs investment advisers managing private fund investments, including private equity funds, hedge funds and certain real estate funds.  For more information on the Private Fund Act, please see the client Alert published by the Alternative Investments Group on July 29, 2010.

Department of Labor Clarifies FMLA Definition of “Son or Daughter,” Confirming Benefit Eligibility of Non-Traditional Families

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, eligible employees may take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave upon the birth of a son or daughter, the placement of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care, or to care for a son or daughter with a serious health condition.  Pursuant to the statute, the term “son or daughter” not only includes children with whom a parent has a biological or legal relationship, but the children of individuals standing “in the place of a parent.”  For more information on the clarification of the definition of the term “son or daughter”, please see the client Alert published by the Labor & Employment Client Service Group on July 19, 2010.

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December 2009 Client Alerts

December 2009 Client Alerts

January 12, 2010

Authored by: Jeannie Osborne

SEC Approves Rule Changes Regarding Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance

On December 16, 2009, the SEC approved rule changes that would expand proxy statement disclosures relating to executive compensation and corporate governance. Additionally, Chairman Shapiro confirmed that the SEC expects to act on the controversial proxy access proposal (which was discussed in a June 22 Client Bulletin) in early 2010.

For more information, please read the client alert published by Bryan Cave LLP’s Corporate Finance and Securities Client Service Group on December 17, 2009.

Preparing for the 2010 Proxy Season

As public companies turn their attention to the preparation of their annual reports and proxy materials, we want to highlight several developments for the 2010 season.

For more information, please read the client alert published by Bryan Cave LLP’s Corporate Finance and Securities Client Service Group published December 8, 2009.

New (Temporary) 50% Bank Payroll Tax in The United Kingdom

The Government announced yesterday that between December 9, 2009 and April 5, 2010, the award of bonuses to bank employees will render the bank liable to a new “bank payroll tax”.

For more information, please read the client alert published by Bryan Cave LLP’s Tax Advice and Controversy Client Service Group (London) on December 10, 2009.

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