The UK Finance Bill 2014 was published in draft form on 10th December 2013 and the proposed legislation now enters a period of consultation, which will end on 4th February 2014. A full analysis of each and every measure…more
ICANN, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has approved the first wave of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) for release. The introduction of new gTLDs triggers a mandatory 30-day "Sunrise Period" to…more
In October, the Securities and Exchange Commission promulgated draft rules to implement “crowdfunding” in securities sales.
Release 33-9470’s length (almost 600 pages) suggests that the simple idea contained in the 2012…more
Many of our clients have finalized their tax planning for the year. For those who have not and with only weeks remaining in 2013, there are still a number of opportunities to do some last-minute planning to save as much as…more
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne gave his Autumn Statement speech to the House of Commons on 5th December 2013, which was followed by some limited press releases and draft legislation. This Alert provides an…more
On December 4, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance on demonstrating bioequivalence for drugs submitted under an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA). Entitled Bioequivalence Studies with…more
There has been confusion in the courts over the years regarding the appropriate mechanism to enforce forum-selection clauses, which are now routinely included in many commercial and personal contracts. Such clauses typically…more
On November 27, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Drug Quality and Security Act. Title I of this law—entitled the Compounding Quality Act (the "CQA")—allows the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to oversee drug…more
Backstop Capital Requirements, Higher Loss Absorption, Global Insurance Capital Standards: What Applies to Whom and When?
In July 2013, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) designated nine insurance groups as global…more
Parole in Place (PIP) Provides Pathway to Green Card for Families of Service Members -
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a policy memorandum addressing the parole of spouses, children and…more
Asbestos defendants are one step closer to greater transparency regarding the often illusive bankruptcy trust claims and payments. On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 982, the…more
The Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) are focusing their examination and disciplinary efforts on the investment adviser…more
On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register that will mandate that generic drug firms update their labels for drugs under approved Abbreviated…more
On November 5, 2013, New Jersey residents voted to approve an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution that will result in a $1.00 increase in the state's minimum wage rate. As of January 1, 2014, New Jersey's minimum wage rate…more
We have reported previously in our Duane Morris Alerts about the progress with new cookie laws across Europe. The laws were introduced following a European Union Directive [the E-Privacy Directive (2009/136/EC)] at the end of…more
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