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Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2017: Hong Kong’s New Requirements for “Senior Management” of Fund Managers and Other Licensed Corporations

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) recently introduced the “Senior Management Accountability Regime” (regime), in an effort to make senior managers (particularly those who are not already designated as…more
| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

The importance of aggregation clauses in professional clauses in professional indemnity insurance policies

UK Supreme Court clarifies effect of aggregation wording: AIG Europe Limited v Woodman - In a long awaited judgment, which will affect all organisations with professional indemnity insurance, the Supreme Court has clarified…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Professional Malpractice

Absolute Priority Remains Absolute – US Supreme Court Holds Structured Dismissals Cannot Violate Priority Rules

In a highly anticipated bankruptcy opinion, the United States Supreme Court, in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp., held that courts may not approve structured dismissals providing for distributions that deviate from the priority…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

The Impending Launch of the Unified Patent Court

In a fundamental change to how European patents are going to be litigated in Europe, the United Patent Court (UPC) will soon have exclusive jurisdiction over European patent disputes and will be able to issue remedies that are…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Financial Services Quarterly Report First Quarter 2017: SEC Approves New Continued Listing Standards for ETFs

Since their U.S. introduction in 1993, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) – which have grown to over 1,800 products with holdings of over $2.7 trillion1 – have operated under exemptive relief from many of the Securities and Exchange…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Reading the Financial Tea Leaves: CREFC Market Outlook Survey 2017

CREFC has surveyed some of its attendees—all major participants in the commercial real estate finance industry—at the 2017 CRE Finance Council January Conference in Miami. CREFC’s 2017 market outlook survey confirmed what we…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Corporate Compliance Programs: US and UK Perspectives

In today’s regulatory environment, companies face mounting pressure from law enforcement agencies to maintain robust compliance programs to deter and detect misconduct by employees, third-party vendors and business partners. In…more
| Business Organizations, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Saudi Arabia Approves New Corporate Governance Regulations

The publication of the Regulations is driven by the continued effort to attract additional foreign investment into the Kingdom and to harmonize the CMA’s own rules with those of the newly revised Companies Law2, as overseen by…more
| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Chicago Proposes Pharma Rep Licensing Rules and Ethical Standards

The City of Chicago Commissioner of Public Health on Friday, March 17, published proposed Rules to implement the highly-publicized pharmaceutical representative licensing ordinance enacted in November 2016…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

China-Hong Kong Bond Connect on its way!

China has announced the launch of a new initiative that is likely to liberalize the process for foreign investors to invest in the China bond market. As the third largest bond market in the world, this could be a significant…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Ninth Circuit Joins Second Circuit in Adopting Broad Definition of “Whistleblower” Under The Dodd-Frank Act

A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled in Somers v. Digital Realty Trust Inc. that the Dodd-Frank Act’s definition of “whistleblower” includes not only those who disclose information to…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

SEC Staff Issues Guidance Update and Investor Bulletin on “Robo-Advisers”

The staff of the Division of Investment Management (Staff) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a Guidance Update (Guidance) on February 23, 2017, on the subject of automated investment advisers (often…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles - February 2017: European Union Developments

EMIR - Spanish Pension Schemes Exempt and Updated Q&A - On 25 January, ESMA issued its opinion confirming the exemption from the EMIR clearing obligation for certain Spanish pension schemes…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

US District Court: Party to Arbitration Waived "Right to be Heard" Arguments

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an implicit warning to arbitration practitioners in the Urquhart v. Kurlan decision issued two weeks ago: choose your words carefully at the close of hearings,…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles - February 2017: United Kingdom

UK Supreme Court Rules UK Parliament Must Approve Brexit Notice to EU - Under Article 50 of the EU Treaty, the process for the UK to leave the EU is commenced by service of a notice on the European Council, which starts a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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