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New tax rates in effect for 2013

USA - January 3 2013 Last minute maneuvers in Washington DC lead to the passage of new tax legislation, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, late on January 1, 2013. The…

Narendra Acharya, Anne G. Batter, June Anne Burke, Valerie H. Diamond, David W. Ellis.

Recent developments for the first quarter 2013

Australia, Canada, European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA - June 27 2013 The North American Global Equity Services ("GES") practice group is pleased to provide the current edition of our Clients and Friends Newsletter…

Narendra Acharya, June Anne Burke, Valerie H. Diamond, Denise M. Glagau, Sinead M. Kelly.

Claim allowed for breach of fiduciary duty for stock option grant in excess of plan limits

USA - December 19 2013 In a recently decided case, Pfeiffer v. Leedle, a Delaware court declined to dismiss a shareholder derivative action against a Board of Directors for…

Narendra Acharya, June Anne Burke, Valerie H. Diamond, Denise M. Glagau, Sinead M. Kelly.

New requirements for companies with SAFE approval

China - October 3 2013 Effective May 13, 2013, all companies that previously obtained approval from the PRC State Administration of Foreign Exchange ("SAFE") for equity…

Narendra Acharya, June Anne Burke, Valerie H. Diamond, Denise M. Glagau, Sinead M. Kelly.

U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting employee benefits offered to same-sex married couples

USA - June 26 2013 On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued two opinions on cases dealing with same-sex marriage. In United States v. Windsor, the…

Anne G. Batter, Janel M. Brynda, David W. Ellis, Victor Flores, Christopher G. Guldberg.