Morrison & Foerster LLP

FERC Seeks to Enhance Electricity Market Surveillance and Data Collection for Market-Based Rates Sellers and Other Market Participants, but Substantially Eases Recently-Proposed Data Reporting Requirements

On July 21, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (July NOPR) to require certain participants in wholesale electric markets to submit “relational databases” to report…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking

SBM Offshore N.V. signs five party $340M leniency agreement to resolve Petrobras bribery allegations in Brazil

SBM Offshore N.V. has reached a $340M settlement with both criminal and administrative prosecutors in Brazil to resolve allegations of bribery relating to the Petrobras scandal, the first deal of its kind in Brazil and a notable…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade

MoFo Brexit Briefing: Flourishing by becoming familiar: how to attract restructuring investors to the post-Brexit UK

The process of Brexit will take years, and the implications for our clients’ businesses will unfold over time. Our MoFo Brexit Task Force is coordinating Brexit-related legal analysis across all of our offices, and working with…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Brazil - Crisis and Opportunities

The seventh largest economy in the world is changing its government after a year of political and economic turbulence. For many Brazil continues to offer huge investment potential and this interest may increase if the new…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Assessing Acquisition Offers from Chinese Buyers - CFIUS and related considerations for technology company boards

Notwithstanding reports earlier this year of transactions that either failed to close (GO Scale / Lumileds; Tsinghua Unisplendour / Western Digital), lost out to competing U.S. bids (China Resources / Fairchild) or were…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Late-Stage Private Placements: A Life Sciences Sector Survey

As privately held companies choose to remain private longer and defer their initial public offerings (IPOs), these companies are increasingly reliant on raising capital in successive private placements. New categories of…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

SEC Approves Nasdaq Rule Requiring Public Disclosure of Payments to Directors by Third Parties

In March 2016, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) proposed new rules regarding disclosure of third-party compensation of directors. This third-party compensation, which may not be publicly disclosed, arises when a party…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

SEC Eases Regulatory Burden for Listing Actively Managed ETFs

The Securities and Exchange Commission took a step toward streamlining the approval process for actively managed ETFs last week by approving rule proposals from two securities exchanges…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Social Links: Twitter’s troll problem; Snapchat fat-shamer risks conviction; a federal anti-revenge-porn law?

Facebook Messenger joins the elite “one billion monthly users” club just four years after its release as a standalone app…more
| Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery

Augmenting Reality: A Pokémon Go Business and Legal Primer

We have become inured to the sight of people staring at their phones rather than engaging with one another or enjoying their real-life surroundings. But, over the past two weeks, enslavement to mobile devices rose to new levels,…more
| Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury, Privacy, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

FDA Releases Draft Guidance For Updating Generic Drug Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a draft guidance document with the goal of facilitating certain updates to abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) labels. In particular, the draft guidance addresses…more
| Consumer Protection, Health, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

#ThrowbackThursday: Creditor’s Rights Report

In September 2005, Morrison & Foerster published the client alert “Creditor’s Rights Report.” Summary: Bankruptcy reform is here. When the majority of the provisions from the “Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer…more
| Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

A Closer Look at the CFPB’s Proposed Short-Term Lending Rule

As we previously reported in our June 3, 2016 client alert, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for short-term loans (“Proposed Rule”). In this follow-up alert, we take a…more
| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

California Unveils Its First Green Chemistry Regulations for Children’s Foam-Padded Sleeping Products with Fire Retardants

Following up on the breakthrough amendments to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), California has reasserted its intention to proceed with its Green Chemistry Initiative to require substitution of safer chemicals in…more
| Consumer Protection, Environmental Law, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Controversial New Jersey Consumer Protection Law Creates a Potential “Gotcha” for E-Commerce Companies

If your company is involved in selling products or services to consumers in New Jersey over the web or through mobile apps, you’ll want to read this blog post…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology
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