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Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 43, the Linde Declination

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Matt Kelly and I take a deep dive into the first Declination issued by the DOJ in the era of the Trump Administration, which was issued by the DOJ on June 16, 2017, when it issued a Declination to Linde North...more

Germany introduces legislation to facilitate corporate group insolvencies (Konzerninsolvenzrecht)

by DLA Piper on

Germany’s major legal reform aiming to facilitate group insolvencies takes effect on April 21, 2018 (full German text). The new law will allow insolvency proceedings over companies within a corporate group to be concentrated...more

Foreign Investment Reporting to the United States: In-Bound Investment into the United States Specific Survey Report Forms 5-Year...

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), conducts seven (7) mandatory surveys to collect information on direct investment. These seven surveys consist of an initial survey for any new in-bound...more

MiFID II for Non-EU Fund Managers

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The revised EU Markets in Financial Instruments package—known as MiFID II—takes effect on January 3, 2018. New rules on trading inducements, research, best execution, market transparency and the regulation of algorithmic...more

OJK Simplifies the IPO Process and Enhances Disclosure

by White & Case LLP on

New regulations issued by the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan "OJK") aim to increase the number of public offerings in Indonesia by (1) shortening the regulatory review period by adopting a...more

Day 15 of One Month to Better Investigations and Reporting-the Parameters of Privileges

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The concept of privilege in an internal investigation is critical. Two important privileges are the attorney/client privilege and the work product privilege. Unfortunately both are often miss-understood, miss-applied and...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 336, James Koukios on Morrison Foerster April Anti-Corruption Report

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, James Koukios, a partner at Morrison & Foerster returns to discuss the firm's newsletter Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for April 2017. In this episode we highlight the three following...more

Dutch Court Denies Approval of Collective Settlement Unless Changes Are Made as to Allocation of Compensation and Fees

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal denied approval of the €1.204 billion collective settlement of former Fortis (now Ageas) shareholders’ claims unless the parties agree to restructure the allocation of the settlement amount among...more

Bridging the Week - June 2017 #3

EC Proposes Two-Tier System for Classifying Third-Country CCPs; Certain Systemically Important CCPs May Be Required to Relocate to the EU: The European Commission proposed measures that would substantially amend its...more

Day 14 of One Month to Better Investigations and Reporting-Miranda and Internal Investigations

by Thomas Fox on

Must an investigator warn an employee that concealing information from company lawyers conducting an internal FCPA investigation could be a federal crime? Even if the company attorneys handling the investigation provided the...more

Day 13 of One Month to Better Investigations and Reporting-The Yates Memo and Internal Investigations

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When then Assistant Attorney General Sally Yates, announced the Memo that bears her name, she said the following, “we have revised our policy guidance to require that if a company wants any credit for cooperation, any credit...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 335, Mike Volkov on Blockchain and Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Mike Volkov and I discuss how blockchain has the potential to transform compliance and may facilitate some truly revolutionary modifications in key businesses processes. I see some great value propositions...more

Tax Round Up - June 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

International Tax Developments - BEPS Multilateral Convention signed - On 7 June, officials from more than 60 jurisdictions signed the BEPS Multilateral Convention which will transplant a number of measures in respect...more

Taiwan: Cross-border opportunities amid global change: Current Asia-Pacific financing trends: Key issues and opportunities - A...

by White & Case LLP on

Significant economic factors and various government policies have been driving financing opportunities, financing structures and the types of deals that have recently closed and are currently being conducted throughout the...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - June 2017

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the announcement of a new corporate alliance intended to advance...more

Foreign Investment Reporting to the United States: In-Bound Investment into the United States Specific Survey Report Forms Annual...

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), conducts seven (7) mandatory surveys to collect information on direct investment. These seven surveys consist of an initial survey for any new in-bound...more

India: Foreign Investment Promotion Board Abolished

by Morgan Lewis on

The Union Cabinet approves abolition of the FIPB—a move consistent with the Indian government’s ongoing efforts to increase the ease of doing business in the country....more

U.S. Agencies Step Up Insider Trading Enforcement Against Foreign Nationals, Particularly Chinese Traders

by Perkins Coie on

Investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) targeting potential illegal insider trading by foreign nationals, particularly by those in...more

Benchmarks Update

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

FCA Consultation Paper sets out proposed approach to compelling LIBOR contributions. The FCA has published a Consultation Paper (CP17/5), setting out its proposed approach to the use of its compulsion powers under the EU...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 11

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - In an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal on May 23, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that, out of respect for the “rule of law,” the controversial “Fiduciary Rule” will...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 22

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Issues Notice Regarding Disruptive Quoting and Trading Activity Rule Changes - On June 7, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority published Regulatory Notice 17-22, which addresses two rule...more

Multi-jurisdictional overview: preliminary implementation of the UBO register in the EU Member States

by DLA Piper on

Article 30 of the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (the 4AMLD, (EC) 2015/849) imposes the obligation to introduce a central register which identifies Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBOs) of (legal) entities (the “UBO...more

Day 7 of One Month to Better Investigations and Reporting-How an Investigation Informs Remediation

by Thomas Fox on

There is nothing like an internal whistleblower report about a FCPA violation, the finding of such an issue or (even worse) a subpoena from the DOJ to trigger the Board of Directors and senior management attention to the...more

EU financial regulator issues aggressive opinion on “passporting” issues post Brexit

by Bryan Cave on

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), issued an aggressive Opinion on the 31 May 2017, aimed at dashing the hopes of letterbox subsidiaries in the EU. The Opinion also sought to govern growing competition...more

Brexit Update: ESMA Issues Brexit Opinion to EU Regulators

by Morgan Lewis on

The European Securities and Markets Authority foresees regulatory and arbitrage risks in Brexit and has issued an opinion as a practical tool to help achieve supervisory convergence among EU regulators—Brexit negotiations...more

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