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UPC Targets December 2017 Launch

The Preparatory Committee for the European Unified Patent Court (UPC) has indicated its intention that the UPC will become operational and the UPC Agreement will come into force in December 2017…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Some FAQ News Under ERISA - The DOL Issues Two More Sets of "Investment Advice" Q&As

The U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) released two additional sets of FAQs on January 13, 2017 regarding the new “investment advice” regulation and related exemptions (the “Rule”) under the fiduciary provisions of the…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

DAMITT 2016 Year in Review: Significant Antitrust Merger Investigations Longer Than Ever; Deal Agreements Reflect Expected Delays

Fast Facts - Significant merger investigations lasted an average of 9.9 months in 2016, a new DAMITT record. - The 33 significant investigations in 2016 were the second most in the past six years, but down from…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2017 Edition: Is Arguing Over the Appropriate Level of Efforts Worth the Effort?

The recent Delaware case, Williams Cos v. Energy Transfer Equity LP (No. CV 12168-VCG, (Del. Ch. June 24, 2016)), sought to provide some additional guidance on this question, but at bottom the standard adopted by the court is…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Brexit: UK Trade Outside The UK

Roughly half of all UK trade is with non-EU countries1. It is argued that Brexit will accelerate the growth of this trade by enabling the UK to strike its own trade deals, particularly with the world’s largest and most dynamic…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2017 Edition: Broker-Dealer Registration in the Private Equity Fund Adviser Context: How Helpful Are FINRA’s New Capital Acquisition Broker Rules?

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on June 1, 2016, that Blackstreet Capital Management, LLC, a private equity fund advisory firm (BCM), and its owner had agreed to pay more than US$3.1 million to settle…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

OFSI’s New Power to Issue Monetary Fines for Sanctions Breaches: Consultation

The consequences of breaching sanctions in the UK are due to increase in April. Prominent among the new measures is the power for the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) to impose a monetary penalty and to do so…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Saudi Arabia Sets Up New Secondary Listing Market (the Parallel Market)

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has approved new regulations for Saudi and for Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) incorporated joint stock companies (JSC) to list on the Kingdom’s new…more
| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

HMRC Publishes Guidance on the Tax Treatment of Clawback of Remuneration in the UK

Since the financial crisis of 2008 / 2009, swathes of new regulations have been introduced governing various aspects of remuneration in the financial services sector. A key feature of these rules is the compulsory clawback of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2017 Edition: Use by Private Equity Funds of Subscription Credit Facilities as a Form of Investment Leverage

Subscription credit facilities, or subscription lines, are typically revolving credit facilities secured on the capital commitments of investors. Interest rates on subscription lines are often similar to those for first lien…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds SEC’s Process for Designating Administrative Law Judges to be Defective, Causing Split with DC Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on December 27, 2016, in Bandimere v. SEC, found the Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) used by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to hear its administrative…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2017 Edition: President Trump: The Outlook for Private Equity

All eyes are on Washington—or should we say Manhattan—these days, searching for clues about where our ship is heading with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at the helm. Recently, there have been cabinet appointments to…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation

US Lenders - Missing Parenthesis Could Cost You a Bundle

As the case of NNN Realty shows, years of litigation and legal costs could be avoided with proper use of punctuation marks. A lender made a secured real estate loan to several entities who owned the real estate as tenants in…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Revamping of the Luxembourg transfer pricing rules applicable to intra-group financing transactions

The Luxembourg direct administration published Circular L.I.R. n° 56/1 – 56bis/1 applicable to companies carrying out intra-group financing transactions (the Circular) on 27 December 2016. The Circular has replaced two existing…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles - December 2016 - Issue 10: European Legal Developments

AIFMD – ESMA Updates Q&As and Re-Visits View of Application of Delegation Rules - ESMA issued updated Q&As on 16 November on AIFMD including two new questions and answers on the cross-border marketing of AIFs, clarifying…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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