On November 20, 2019 Chief Judge Maurice Foley of the U.S. Tax Court delivered this year’s Fogel Lecture at Temple Law School, which he dubbed “Pathways and Pitfalls, A Candid Discussion of My Path to the Bench.” Before becoming the first African-American appointed to the United States Tax Court in 1995, Judge Foley was an attorney for the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy.
Tax relief may be coming for issuers and holders of debt instruments and parties to derivatives and other financial contracts governed by LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate). The IRS published new proposed regulations on October 9 to address tax concerns as parties have begun to modify financial instruments’ reference rates in anticipation of a
The 10-Q has recently published several articles about doing business in China. Temple Law Professor Tarrant Mahony discussed the passage of a new foreign investment law in China. Temple Law Professor Mo Zhang discussed his forthcoming paper in the San Diego International Law Journal regarding the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in China. Temple Law
On April 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Lamps Plus, Inc., et. al. v. Varela, No 17-988. In a 5-4 opinion, the Court held that an ambiguous agreement cannot provide the requisite contractual basis to support a finding that the parties agreed to submit a dispute to class arbitration.