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The Brave New Fiduciary World Has Arrived – The DOL Tries to Find a More Ideal Balance in the Final “Investment Advice” Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) on April 6, 2016 released the final version of its “investment advice” regulation and accompanying prohibited transaction exemptions, a highly-anticipated milestone that is the…more
| Business Torts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

English High Court considers co-existence provisions under German and English law

In two recent IP decisions in the English High Court, the interpretation of a settlement agreement and a co-existence agreement have been carefully considered. In DKH Retail and Others v SRG Apparel Plc and Others, English law…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Evolution of Marketplace Lending

Marketplace lending in the U.S. continues to evolve at a rapid pace as a result of legal and regulatory developments and market forces. In particular: - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently ramped up its…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

CREFC Commercial Real Estate Finance Summit (West) 2016

Earlier this month CREFC held its “Commercial Real Estate Finance Summit – West” in Santa Monica, CA, which – while not nearly as large as the annual conference in New York – was still very well attended (roughly 175 attendees,…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

New EU Trade Secrets Directive Formally Adopted

The new EU Trade Secrets Directive aims to harmonise the protection of trade secrets across all EU Member States. The reform seeks to give businesses greater confidence in sharing trade secrets across multiple Member States by…more
| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Launching a Hedge Fund in 2016: An Overview for US Managers

Despite a challenging environment for the hedge fund industry, many institutional investors continue to allocate to hedge funds in a market environment otherwise devoid of promising investment opportunities. While the hedge fund…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

Tough New EU-Wide Cybersecurity Rules in Prospect: The Network and Information Security Directive

Two-thirds of large UK companies have come under cyber attack in the past year, according to the UK Government, and a quarter have been attacked at least once a month. But only half have taken any recommended actions to address…more
| Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

United States Further Eases Economic Sanctions on Burma/Myanmar

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) eased certain sanctions against Burma/Myanmar on May 17, 2016, including by allowing most transactions involving Burmese financial institutions…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Luxembourg Legal Publication Regime Becomes Fully Digitalized: RESA Replaces the Mémorial C

Publication of corporate documentation in accordance with Luxembourg law will become fully digitalized. Luxembourg corporate entities – including investment funds – will benefit as instant publication results in savings of time…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

No Expectation of Privacy in Relation to Workplace Emails and Evidence Seized by the Police in the UK

In the recent case of Garamukanwa v Solent NHS Trust the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") held that the Claimant, Mr Garamukanwa, had no reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of emails sent to a work colleague with…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Sentencing of Keys, Responsible for 2010 LA Times Data Breach, Should Remind Companies to Fortify Cybersecurity and Plan Response to Breaches

A federal judge in California recently sentenced a former employee of KTXL Fox40, a Tribune Company-owned television station, to two years in prison for three felony convictions relating to his assistance to the “hacktivist”…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recent Indian Tax Treaty Changes Affecting Nonresident Investments into India - Termination of Capital Gains Exemption under the India-Mauritius Tax Treaty

India and Mauritius entered into a Protocol amending the double-tax treaty between India and Mauritius (the “2016 Protocol”) on May 10, 2016. Under the 2016 Protocol, following a grace period and subject to a grandfather rule,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles: April 2016 - Issue 4: European Legal Developments

AIFMD - Updated Q&A - ESMA published an updated Q&A on the AIFMD on 5 April 2015. The new Q&A address notification requirements relating to additional investment in existing Alternative Investment Funds…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, 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: April 2016 - Issue 4: United Kingdom

PRA and FCA Reject the Position Taken on CRD IV Bonus Cap Proportionality in the EBA’s New Remuneration Guidelines - The PRA and FCA notified the European Banking Authority (EBA) that they will comply with all aspects of…more
| Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

A Contrarian View on the Single-Family Rental Market

More than two years after the first single-family rental securitization, the single-family rental market continues to evolve and grow. The rise of single-family rentals reflects both a demographic shift among the American…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law
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