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Gifts of Travel and Luxury Watches to Saudi Officials Not Mere 'Icing on the Cake' for FCPA Charges

Improper Gifts Alone, Without Cash Bribes, Serve as Basis for SEC’s Latest FCPA Enforcement Action - Earlier this week, the SEC announced fines for two former defense contractor employees for FCPA violations relating to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2014 #3

In this issue: - G20 Leaders Summit - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Bank Structure - Derivatives - Enforcement - Financial Market Infrastructure -…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Banking Supervision Within the Eurozone: The Single Supervisory Mechanism

On 4 November 2014, the European Central Bank became the prudential regulator for all Eurozone banks under the Single Supervisory Mechanism. The SSM does not introduce another layer of substantive regulation but significantly…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Glass Lewis Releases 2015 Proxy Paper Guidelines

On November 6, 2014, Glass Lewis & Co. released its 2015 Proxy Paper Guidelines for the United States showing the key draft policy changes for the 2015 proxy season. There are updates in the following areas: - Governance…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

ISS Publishes 2015 Proxy Voting Guideline Updates

On November 6, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) released the 2015 updates to its benchmark proxy voting policies, having received comments to the draft policies it released on October 15, 2014. The final…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2014 #2

In this issue: - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Compensation - Consumer Protection - Derivatives - Enforcement - Financial Services - Funds -…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

US Bank Regulators Publish FAQs and 2014 SNC Review of Leveraged Lending

On November 7, 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Federal Reserve”) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) (collectively, the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Navigating Russia Sanctions: US, EU, and Japan Update

US, EU and Japanese sanctions targeting Russia are becoming increasingly aligned as a result of each jurisdiction’s continued tailoring of sanctions targeting Russia. In each jurisdiction there are now laws which block funds…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Sample Antitrust-Related Provisions in M&A Agreements

In this article: - Definitions - Representations and Warranties - Conditions Precedent - General Efforts Covenants - Conduct of Business Covenants - Merger Control Filing…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2014

In this issue: - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Bank Structure - Derivatives - Enforcement - Financial Market Infrastructure - Financial Services -…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

SEC Settlement with Layne Christensen Raises New Questions on the Government’s Understanding of the Business Nexus Element of the FCPA

Last week the SEC settled charges against Layne Christensen for various violations of the FCPA. While a relatively unremarkable case at first glance, the SEC’s charges against Layne Christensen reflect a troubling approach by…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

México Projects Part VI: Package of Laws and Regulations in Respect of the Mexican Energy Reform Secondary Laws Published

This client alert is a follow-on to our client alerts on the Mexican Energy Reform relating to the publication of the laws relating to the Mexican Energy Reform, and the rules and regulations under the secondary legislation…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - October 2014 #5

In this issue: - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Derivatives - Recovery & Resolution - Shadow Banking - People - Events - Excerpt from Bank Prudential…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Mozambique’s New Mining Law: A Re-Balancing Act

Mozambique’s new Mining Law (Law No. 20/2014 of 18 August) introduces changes largely aimed at re-balancing the terms under which mining activities are conducted in favour of Mozambique and Mozambicans, following the trend…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Credit Risk Retention Rules Finalized

Six federal agencies have finalized long-anticipated joint rules imposing risk retention, or “skin-in-the-game,” requirements for securitizations. The new rules, when they become effective over the next two years, will impose…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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