Provisional Measure 752/16: New Arbitration Rules On Public Partnership Programs

By | Latin America Legal | March 13, 2017
Provisional Measure 752/16: New Arbitration Rules On Public Partnership Programs Provisional Measure 752/16 (“MP 752/16”) established new rules for the extension and rebid of airport, highway and rail concessions under the Investment Partnership Program (“PPI”). A major feature of this provisional measure is the possibility of extension of highway and rail concessions without a new tender, pursuant to the existing concessionaire’s commitment of making further investments and improvements. View Full Post
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President Trump Puts Buy America and Buy American Acts in the Spotlight – What Contractors Need to Know

President Trump Puts Buy America and Buy American Acts in the Spotlight – What Contractors Need to Know In these early days of Donald Trump’s administration, domestic sourcing requirements are receiving heightened focus.  President Trump’s Jan. 24, 2017, “Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines” asks the Secretary of Commerce to “develop a plan under which all new pipelines . View Full Post
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Canada Commences Consultations Regarding a Canada-China Free Trade Agreement

Canada Commences Consultations Regarding a Canada-China Free Trade Agreement On March 4, 2017, the Global Affairs Canada announced consultations concerning a possible free trade agreement between Canada and China.   Consultations means that Global Affairs Canada is consulting with Canadian interested stakeholders (the free trade agreement negotiations have not started yet – Canada is in a preliminary exploratory stage). View Full Post
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Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 3/13/17: Unified Agenda Data Call; Rare Earth Magnet Exit; Regulatory Defense Jitters & Disapproval Resolutions

Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 3/13/17:  Unified Agenda Data Call; Rare Earth Magnet Exit; Regulatory Defense Jitters & Disapproval Resolutions The Administration attempts to move toward a normal flow in the regulatory process as the docket thaws ever so slightly and it instructs agencies on the process of establishing their regulatory agendas.  Old regulations, however, sometimes die ignominious deaths, such as removal from the Code of Federal Regulations after vacatur, while others fate is so unsure that the courts must ask for guidance, while others continue to fall to Congressional joint resolutions of disapproval. View Full Post
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The Best Defense is a Strong Offense

The Best Defense is a Strong Offense Employers in the hospitality industry in New York often fall victim to unsubstantiated claims by former employees of unpaid wages.  Attorneys will send letters threatening a potential class action wage and hour lawsuit and demanding that the employer provide documentation on a class-wide basis to disprove the existence of the claim in order to resolve the case with a substantial settlement.  View Full Post
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Independent Contractor Standards Uncertain Despite New Administration

Independent Contractor Standards Uncertain Despite New Administration Seyfarth Synopsis: It remains to be seen whether the Trump administration will redirect its enforcement priorities away from independent contractor misclassification issues or curtail the applicable standards in the coming years. Because states and plaintiffs’ attorneys likely will continue to aggressively pursue independent contractor matters, employers should consider auditing their independent contractor positions to identify and address potential exposure. View Full Post
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Missouri Supreme Court Limits Personal Jurisdiction

Missouri Supreme Court Limits Personal Jurisdiction The Supreme Court of Missouri recently issued an important decision in Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Dolan, holding that Missouri did not have personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state corporation registered to do business in Missouri that was conducting “substantial and continuous” business in Missouri, where an alleged injury to a resident of another state arose due to conduct outside of Missouri. View Full Post
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