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QATAR 2014: A Year In Review

Qatar Laws and Headlines: - Hamad International Airport: Opened in April 2014 to accommodate 30 million passengers initially. The 60,000-sq.m. facility is expected to handle 8,700 passengers per hour. - Cybercrime…more
| International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

The State Of The Union In 2015 - What To Expect From The 114th Congress

Last night, President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union Address before a joint session of the 114th Congress. Given six years to the day of his first Inaugural Address, this was his first address to a Congress…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation, Transportation

Four Key Voices in Washington’s Housing Finance Reform Debate

The 113th Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, 2014. Among its legislative shortcomings, including the last-minute failure to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (‘‘TRIA’’), was the inability to produce any meaningful reform to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

FTC Cracks Down On Trade Associations; Warns Against Rules That Restrict Competition

On December 23, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled two cases against trade associations, which agreed to amend their organizational documents that the FTC claimed limited competition among the association members…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts

UK Targets Corporate Profits Of Multinational Enterprises With Sweeping Tax Changes

On December 3, the UK Government announced its intention to introduce a new “diverted profits tax” (DPT) to take effect on April 1, 2015. Draft legislation was published on December 10 and is now subject to a public consultation…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Before Adjourning, US Congress Adopts Budget With Dodd-Frank Amendments; Fails To Pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Legislation

Before the 113th Congress adjourned on December 16, Congress adopted the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, which ensures the federal government operates with budget certainty until September…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Insurance

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Status and Financial Services Issues

On June 17, 2013, President Obama, European Council President Van Rompuy and European Commission President Barroso agreed to open negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. Since then, EU…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Phones for who? Focus on technology companies

PHONES 4U COLLAPSE: PART 1 Phones 4U Limited, the leading independent mobile phone retailer with an annual turnover of £1bn, went into administration on 15 September, closing all its 720 outlets and placing 5,596 jobs…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Rejecting Market-Based Cramdown Interest Rates, and Making Words Count for Make-Whole Payments

Since the recent period of low interest rates, many borrowers have attempted to use bankruptcy to refinance their high-interest debt. These attempts sometimes run counter to provisions in the underlying loan documents that…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Reinsurance Newsletter - December 2014

In This Issue: - Recent Case Summaries - Recent Regulatory Developments - Recent Speeches and Publications - Excerpt from Recent Case Summaries: Seventh Circuit Holds FSIA Overrides State Statute…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Global Financial Regulators Issue Record-Breaking Fines for Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rate Manipulation

On November 12, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

To disclose or not to disclose? Litigation privilege on reports commissioned by insolvency practitioners

Key points: - If a document attracts litigation privilege, it does not have to be produced to the other party in litigation as part of the disclosure process. - The material must be confidential, made for the…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Electronic Discovery

The Supreme Court Keeps Its “Stern” Promise Not To Change Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction

The bankruptcy bench and bar breathed a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court issued Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison (In re Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc.), No. 12-1200 (June 9, 2014) (“Bellingham”). Its prior…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking

2014 Mid-Term Congressional Elections Analysis - What To Expect From The 114th Congress In The Run Up To The 2016 Presidential Election

In This Issue: -Introduction -Appropriations/Budget -Defense And National Security -Education Policy -Energy And The Environment -Financial Services -Food And Agriculture Policy -Healthcare…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Health, Taxation

TCPA Developments: FCC Acts On TCPA Junk Fax Petitions

Although facsimile technology may now seem passé as a telemarketing tool, its use has generated a continuing source of controversy under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In an Order issued last week, the FCC…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection
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