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"Congress Lessens Impact of Swaps Push-Out Rule"

On December 16, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that lessens the impact of Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, more commonly known as the “Swaps Push-Out…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Hong Kong Regulatory Update - December 2014

This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

"Supreme Court Rules No Evidence Required to Remove Cases to Federal Court, Rejects Presumption Against Federal Jurisdiction in Class Actions"

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed an important question governing the procedure for removing cases to federal court — whether a defendant must attach evidence in support of key jurisdictional facts, such as the amount…more
| Civil Procedure

"UK Government Announces New 25 Percent Diverted Profits Tax"

On Wednesday, the U.K. Government released draft legislation to be effective on 1 April 2015, which will impose a “diverted profits tax” (DPT) at 25 percent of the amount of profits deemed to have been diverted from the U.K. (a)…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation

The Class Action Chronicle - Winter 2014

This is the sixth edition of The Class Action Chronicle, a quarterly publication that provides an analysis of recent class action trends, along with a summary of class certification and Class Action Fairness Act rulings issued…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Final Rule to Implement Dodd-Frank Risk Retention Requirement

On October 21, 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Board), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the U.S. Securities and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

"Checklist of Matters to Be Considered for the 2015 Annual Meeting and Reporting Season"

As our clients and friends once again embark on preparations for their 2015 annual meeting and reporting season, we have compiled a checklist of the corporate governance, executive compensation and disclosure matters that we…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

"Increased Scrutiny for Government Contracts Under New Maryland Pay-to-Play Law"

Amendments to Maryland's pay-to-play law taking effect January 1, 2015, will impose burdensome contract reporting requirements for many companies. Although Maryland has had a pay-to-play law on the books for years, these…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Government Contracting

"St. Petersburg Stock Exchange — Listing Notice"

A number of companies have recently received a letter from the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange (Exchange) in Russia stating that it has decided to admit the company’s securities to public trading on the Exchange. These letters do…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - November 2014

In This Issue: - EU Issues Guidelines on ‘Right to be Forgotten’ - FFIEC Observations on Bank Cybersecurity Provides Important Guidelines for Every Industry - Remarks by Comptroller Curry Highlight OCC Views…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

"MSRB Proposes Amendments Establishing Municipal Advisor Professional and Supervisory Qualification Requirements"

On November 19, 2014, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced that it submitted for approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments to MSRB Rule G-3 to establish professional and…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

"DOJ Antitrust Action Condemns Pre-Merger Coordination Requiring Target Company to Sell Factory"

On November 7, 2014, the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced a $5 million agreement to settle charges that Flakeboard and SierraPine had engaged in unlawful pre-merger coordination. The DOJ’s…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

2015 Compensation Committee Handbook

Preface - The duties imposed on compensation committees of publicly traded companies have evolved and grown over time. This first edition of the Compensation Committee Handbook from the lawyers of the Executive…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Taxation

"Title II or Bust: The FCC Wrestles With Net Neutrality"

Over the past few weeks, a number of significant developments have impacted the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) ongoing proceeding regarding network neutrality. On November 10, President Barack Obama surprised many by…more
| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Inside The Courts - November 2014 | Volume 6 | Issue 4

In This Issue: CLASS CERTIFICATION: Fort Worth Emps. Ret. Fund v. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., No. 09-cv-3701 (JPO) (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2014) Discovery: ..Freedman v. Weatherford Int’l Ltd., No. 12 Civ…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law
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