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Investment Funds Update - Europe: Key legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the primary European asset management centres and fund domiciles: UK
FCA Study on Competition in Investment and Corporate Banking Services - The FCA has announced plans to launch its first wholesale market study into investment and corporate banking to assess whether competition in the sector is…more
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and IOSCO have extended the implementation date for the Non-Cleared Derivatives Margin Rules, originally scheduled to start from December 1, 2015…more
The Finance (No.2) Bill 2015 contains provisions for an exemption from the obligation to deduct UK income tax from yearly interest paid on “qualifying private placements”. This measure was first announced on 3 December in the…more
A recent proposal by U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, would eliminate the tax-exemption under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(6) for professional sports leagues…more
This post covers a recent civil asset forfeiture case arising out of a structuring violation, with a focus on the pleading standards…more
On Thursday of law week, a federal court in New York City tossed an Order of Civil Authority (OCA) claim by a New York City law firm in Bamundo, Zwal & Schermerhorn, LLP v. Sentinel Ins. Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39409 (S.D.N.Y., Mar…more
In this episode which is Part II of my look at SEC enforcement of the FCPA, I consider whether profit disgorgement is available to the SEC in a strict liability enforcement action of violation of internal controls…more
On March 20, 2015, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law HB 15-1029, which requires that insurers operating in Colorado reimburse health care providers for telehealth services in all of Colorado’s counties, urban or…more
Employment Law Update after Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.: Must Employers Provide Accommodations for Pregnant Employees?
A pregnant employee walks into your office and tells you that she has a lifting restriction of twenty pounds and needs an accommodation because she can’t do her job. What do you do? In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 575 U.S. —…more
Recently, a national BlueCross BlueShield affiliate, Anthem, Inc., discovered that its information technology systems was hacked. The information believed to have been accessed includes names, member ID numbers, dates of birth…more
In this letter opinion, the Court of Chancery denied plaintiffs’ motion to expedite certain contractual claims arising from the sale of a limited partnership after finding that the claims were not colorable. Plaintiffs were…more
A CNN op-ed piece caught my eye recently as it discussed some of the difficulties the so-called millennial generation is having in Silicon Valley and elsewhere when it comes to finding gainful employment. It paints a very grim picture…more