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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK released a consultation paper outlining its proposed direction for consumer credit activities. This includes both loan-based crowdfunding (also known as peer-to-peer lending...more
I was asked this very question by Ralph Watzke, a Canadian lawyer. It is understandable that the presence of telecom mogul Carlos Slim, could decrease the expectations of investors, and force them to wait and see.
Discussion and Analysis -
Clients and prospective clients often will ask us a series of questions: “Does my proposed activity violate a specific law or regulation?” “If so, what are the potential consequences to me of...more
In This Issue:
New Sponsor Regime – Guidance Letters; Policy on Listing Overseas Companies; New Listing Decisions; New Guidance Letters; and Enforcement News
Excerpt from New Sponsor Regime – Guidance Letters:...more
On 24 October, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously supported the idea that rules be proposed under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) so that start-ups could offer and sell...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Discussion and Analysis
- News from the Americas
- News from Asia and the Pacific
- News from Europe
- Global Regulators
- US Securities and Exchange Commission Developments
- US Commodity...more
1. INTRODUCING REGULATING FOR GROWTH -
Regulating for Growth (RfG) is an initiative to harness knowledge and experience in the communications sector to create a series of analyses and guidelines to assist practical and...more
On October 3, the European Commission published a consultation paper on crowdfunding in the EU alongside a set of FAQs. In launching the consultation, the Commission aims to explore how EU action could promote crowdfunding in...more
A brief on what you need to know -
In September 2013, the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) released a discussion paper outlining details of, and inviting submissions on, its review of crowd sourced...more
Until recently, U.S. offerors and others had to make offerings of EB-5 project investments solely offshore in order to benefit from Regulation S, an exclusion from registration requirements. The offerors had to exclude...more
The potential for crowdsourced equity funding (CSEF) in Australia is not yet clear. CSEF refers to arrangements through which a business (the issuer) seeks to raise capital, particularly early-stage funding, by offering small...more
Mobile payments technology is poised to create a globally dramatic shift in how individuals pay for goods and services, track spending, and manage personal finances. Mobile payments are also becoming big business for...more
Alternative investment fund managers based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to market their alternative investment funds (AIFs) to European investors are rightly concerned about additional restrictions and...more
Beyond the general aspects of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s new JOBS Act rules previously discussed in this series of articles, issuers who rely on new Rule 506(c) for an onshore offering and Regulation...more
The SEC recently adopted final rules relaxing the prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising for certain private placements under Rule 506 of Regulation D and for offerings pursuant to Rule 144A under the...more
Investment funds and their managers need to be aware of special rules in Canada that can require the manager to register as an investment fund manager if there are Canadian investors in a fund that it manages. This...more
The final rules for eliminating the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in Rule 506 offerings will become effective on September 23, 2013, which is 60 days after the July 24, 2013 date they were...more
The Cayman Islands remain the world’s largest domicile of offshore investment funds and a leading international finance jurisdiction known for effective regulation and products which are flexible and relevant.
The Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) recently released a white paper entitled “Guidance for a Risk Based-Approach: Prepaid Cards, Mobile Payments and Internet-based Payment Services” (“Guidance”). The Guidance contains...more
The AIFMD is due to take effect on July 22, 2013. Yet countries across the EEA — with less than a week until the deadline — are at different stages of transposing the AIFMD into national laws. A number will miss the...more
Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, the Mexican Minister of Communications and Transportation, has announced a new Investment Program for Transportation and Telecommunication for fiscal years 2013-2018....more
- In conjunction with the implementation of the European Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (2011/61/EU) (the “Directive” or “AIFMD”) the German legislature decided to abolish the private...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued regulations implementing the portion of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), enacted more than a year ago, allowing an issuer enjoying exemption from...more
As we previously reported, on July 10, 2013, the SEC adopted the amendments required under the JOBS Act to Rule 506 that would permit issuers to use broad-based marketing methods such as the Internet, social media, email...more
After the Reform, all CATV/FTA telecom operators have the obligations of must-carry/must-offer (MC/MO). This part of the Reform is not trivial, as FTA channels are widely accepted in Mexico. This provision ends up with...more