Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

New Year, New Market-Based Rates Regulatory Regime

The new year has brought U.S. electricity markets participants an overhauled regulatory regime for market-based rates under section 205 of the Federal Power Act. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”)…more
| Energy & Utilities

Getting By With a Little Help From Friends: United States Supreme Court to Clarify Insider Trading Liability in Tipping Cases

On January 19, 2016, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in United States v. Salman, in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the government may prove a “personal benefit” to a tipper of inside…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Draft Bill on Open-Ended Fund Companies Gazetted

Following public consultation in March 2014, the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) has now published the “Consultation Conclusions on Open-ended Fund Companies”, and the related Securities and Futures (Amendment)…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

FTC Announces 2016 Thresholds for Merger Control Filings Under HSR Act and Interlocking Directorates Under the Clayton Act

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced its annual revisions to the dollar jurisdictional thresholds in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”); the revised thresholds are…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions

REMIT Update – Data Reporting and Enforcement Activities

As 2016 begins, energy market participants must prepare for the second and final phase of data reporting under the EU Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (“REMIT”). Moreover, the EU Agency for the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Science, Computers, & Technology

M&A Update: Highlights from 2015 and Implications for 2016

A record-setting year for M&A deal activity, 2015 also yielded several important legal decisions and highlighted significant trends that are likely to influence M&A market participants in 2016 and beyond. Increased Activism…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

FinCEN Targets High-Value Real Estate Transactions in New York and Miami

On January 13, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) announced that it had issued a Geographic Targeting Order (“GTO”) which will temporarily require certain title insurance companies to report the identity…more
| Finance & Banking, Insurance, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

The EBA’s New Remuneration Guidelines: Expanding the Scope of the Bonus Cap

On 21 December 2015 the European Banking Authority (“EBA”) published its final guidelines on sound remuneration policies (the “Guidelines”), together with its opinion on proportionality (the “EBA Opinion”)…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

OFAC Publishes Cyber-Related Sanctions Regulations

On December 31, 2015, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued regulations implementing Executive Order 13694 of April 1, 2015, which authorized the imposition of economic sanctions on…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Glass Lewis Opens Registration for Issuer Data Report Requests, including expanding access to certain companies in Canada and Europe

U.S. companies listed on the NASDAQ and NYSE, as well as certain listed companies in Canada and Europe, with annual shareholder meetings scheduled between March 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016 may now register through January 31, 2016…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

M&A Update: Delaware Chancery Court Invalidates Charter and Bylaw Provisions Allowing Only For Cause Removal of Directors Where Board is Not Classified

In a December 21, 2015 transcript ruling, the Delaware Chancery Court invalidated the provisions of VAALCO Energy, Inc.’s charter and bylaws that allow for removal of directors only “for cause” even though VAALCO’s board is not…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Regulations Limiting Executive Compensation and Administrative Costs of State-Funded Providers Upheld by Appellate Division, Second Department

On December 30, 2015, the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department issued a decision in Agencies for Children’s Therapy Servs., Inc. v. N.Y. St. Dep’t of Health, upholding the regulations promulgated by the…more
| Health, Nonprofit Law

The PATH Act

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act). - extends or makes permanent a number of temporary tax provisions that had expired or were set to…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

President Obama Signs Cybersecurity Act of 2015 to Encourage Cybersecurity Information Sharing

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that contained the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (the “Act”), a compromise bill based on competing cybersecurity information sharing bills…more
| Elections & Politics, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Clarifying Amendments to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act Signed Into Law

On December 11, 2015, Governor Cuomo signed into law Chapter 555 of the Laws of New York of 2015 (Assemb. Bill 8118-B/Sen. Bill 5868-A) making certain “clarifying amendments,” effective immediately,to provisions of the New York…more
| Health, Nonprofit Law
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