Masahisa Ikeda

Masahisa Ikeda

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Extraterritoriality Revisited: Access to the European Markets by Financial Institutions, Funds and Others from Outside Europe

In an effort to harmonise investor protection across the EU and ensure effective market competition, a framework has been established for financial institutions, funds and market infrastructure established outside the EU to...more

8/28/2014 - Banking Sector Capital Markets EU Extraterritoriality Rules Financial Institutions Investor Protection Market Participants

Russia Sanctions: Impact on Financial Institutions in the US, EU and Japan

New sanctions targeting Russia have been implemented in the US, EU and Japan. Although the consequences of breaching the sanctions are severe, navigating the rules is not straightforward. Transactions and business lines will...more

8/25/2014 - EU Japan Russia Sanctions SDN List SSI List

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition

In this issue: - ASIAN DEVELOPMENTS - HKEx Publishes Revised Connected Transaction Rules - US DEVELOPMENTS - SEC Developments - PCAOB Adopts Auditing Standard and Amendments -...more

7/16/2014 - Asia Audits Corporate Social Responsibility DOJ Employee Benefits Enforcement Enforcement Actions ESMA EU European Commission HKEx MiFID OTC PCAOB SEC UK

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition

In this issue: - EU DEVELOPMENTS - Statutory Audit Directive and Regulation Published in Official Journal - Council Adopts Intra-Corporate Transferees Directive - ESMA Publishes Consultation and...more

7/14/2014 - Audits Corporate Governance Corporate Social Responsibility Derivatives EMIR ESMA EU MiFID OTC Prospectus Shareholder Rights Shareholders

Supreme Court Holds in Alice Corp. that Generic Computer Automation of an Abstract Idea Is Not Eligible for Patenting

In a case that could have broad implications for software patents, the Supreme Court last week held that an abstract idea does not qualify for patent protection merely by claiming that the idea can be implemented using a...more

6/24/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Risk Mitigation SCOTUS Software

Supreme Court Issues Significant Decisions in the Limelight Networks and Nautilus Cases Unanimously Overturning the Federal...

The Supreme Court recently issued two unanimous decisions concerning the standards governing claims for induced infringement and indefiniteness. A summary of the decisions follows. Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai...more

6/9/2014 - Akamai Technologies Claim Construction En Banc Review Induced Infringement Limelight Networks Miniauction Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

SEC Staff Issues Statement on Effect of Court Decision on Conflict Minerals Rule

On April 29, 2014, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance (the “Division”) issued a statement on the effect of a recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the “Court”) on the SEC’s...more

4/30/2014 - Conflict Mineral Rules Minerals SEC Securities Exchange Act

SEC Staff Issues Additional Guidance on Conflict Minerals

On April 7, 2014, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance (the Division) issued responses to nine frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the reporting requirements regarding conflict minerals originating in the Democratic...more

4/14/2014 - Audits Conflict Mineral Rules SEC

DOJ Scores First Antitrust Extradition: More to Come?

With Friday’s announcement of the first-ever extradition of a foreign executive on criminal antitrust charges to the United States, the US Department of Justice has won a major victory in its effort to prosecute and deter...more

4/8/2014 - Antitrust Litigation DOJ Extradition

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, January 2014

In this issue: - EU Developments - Italian Developments - UK Developments - US Developments - Asian Developments - International Financial Markets Regulation Developments -...more

1/28/2014 - Corporate Governance ETFs EU Securities UCITS

January 2014 Recent Trends and Patterns in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) - Enforcement report only

In this issue: - Enforcement Actions and Strategies - Perennial Statutory Issues - Unusual Developments - Compliance Guidance - Private Litigation - Enforcement in the United...more

1/7/2014 - Compliance Enforcement Enforcement Actions FCPA OECD UK Voluntary Disclosure

Iran Notices Update: SEC-Registered Issuers Continue to Adapt to Their New Normal

It has been over eight months since SEC-registered issuers began making mandatory disclosures of business activities in or with Iran. During that period, issuers have filed over 400 Iran Notices with the SEC, including...more

11/5/2013 - Iran Iran Sanctions OFAC SEC

Governance & Securities Law Focus - October 2013

In this issue: - ASIAN DEVELOPMENTS - HKEx publishes Amended Listing Rules to Complement the New IPO Sponsor Regime - US DEVELOPMENTS - SEC Developments - Noteworthy US Securities Law...more

10/22/2013 - Corporate Governance DOJ EMIR Enforcement Actions Equivalency Determinations ESMA EU European Commission IPO IPO Sponsors PCAOB Reporting Requirements SEC Short Sales Swap Clearing

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, October 2013

In this issue: - EU Developments - Opinion on ESMA’s Powers under the Short Selling Regulation - ESMA Publishes Third Country Advice on Equivalence - ESMA Consults on the Clearing...more

10/16/2013 - Corporate Governance EMIR ESMA EU Extraterritoriality Rules Fraud Short Sales

Court Upholds SEC Rule on Conflicts Minerals

On July 23, 2013, the US District Court for the District of Columbia found “no problems with the SEC’s rulemaking” by its adoption of the Conflict Minerals Rule pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...more

7/25/2013 - Conflict Mineral Rules Dodd-Frank First Amendment Free Speech Minerals Natural Resources Resource Extraction SEC

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, July 2013

In this issue: ASIAN DEVELOPMENTS - - HKEx Launches Consultation on Reform of Connected Transaction Rules US DEVELOPMENTS - - SEC Developments - Noteworthy US Securities Law...more

7/16/2013 - China DOJ EMIR Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Enforcement Actions ESMA EU European Commission Financial Conduct Authority Risk Management SEC Securities Litigation

The DOJ’s Antitrust Division Cuts Back On Its Carve-Out Policy For Corporate Officers In Plea Agreements

Last Friday, Bill Baer, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, announced that the Division will no longer publicly name the executives excluded from immunity granted in corporate cartel...more

4/16/2013 - Cartels Corporate Counsel Corporate Fraud Corporate Officers DOJ Immunity

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - April 2013

In This Issue: - EU DEVELOPMENTS ..European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) Publishes an Update of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (“CESR”) Recommendations Regarding Mineral...more

4/9/2013 - Anti-Money Laundering Corporate Governance Corporate Social Responsibility ESMA EU European Commission Prospectus Proxy Advisors

What’s Going On – Over A Month Of Section 219 Disclosures Under The Iran Threat Reduction And Syria Human Rights Act Of 2012

Section 219 (codified as Section 13(r) of the Securities Exchange Act) has been in effect for six weeks. During this time, more than 100 SEC-registered reporting issuers have made required disclosures regarding their Iran or...more

3/20/2013 - Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act Reporting Requirements

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