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Energy & Environment Update - July 2014

In This Issue: - Despite Hurdles, U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Poised for Growth - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Commerce - Department of...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2014

In this issue: - Derivatives - Regulatory Capital - Recovery & Resolution - Funds - Financial Services - Enforcement - Events - Excerpt from...more

Proposed EU Legislation on Conflict Minerals Published

On 5 March, the European Commission (“the Commission”) published its long-awaited draft legislation on conflict minerals. The proposal for a regulation setting up a Union system for supply chain due diligence...more

Italy Regulatory Update 1/2014

In this update: 1. ITALIAN LAW 1.1 Primary legislation 1.2 Implementing measures 2. EC/EU LAW 2.1 Primary legislation 2.2 Implementing measures Please see full Chart below for more information....more

UK Finance Bill - Key Points

The UK Finance Bill 2014 was published in draft form on 10th December 2013 and the proposed legislation now enters a period of consultation, which will end on 4th February 2014. A full analysis of each and every measure...more

European Commission Initiatives for 2013

On November 14, the European Commission published an updated document setting out its agenda and timetable for the legislative proposals and non-legislative acts related to financial services that it expects to adopt between...more

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Luxembourg

Legislation - Law Against the Employment of Illegal Aliens Passed - On December 21, 2012, the Luxembourg Parliament enacted a law against the employment of individuals illegally present in Luxembourg....more

The Current State in Financial Services: Cybersecurity - July 2013

In this issue: - The Current State in Financial Services Cybersecurity - Critical Infrastructure Executive Order - Cybersecurity Legislation - Financial Services Cybersecurity...more

Energy And Environment Update -- July 22, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Government...more

Italy: New framework for online copyright protection is about to be launched…

The Chairman of the Italian Communications Authority (Agcom), Angelo Marcello Cardani, has recently updated the Italian Parliament on the latest initiatives of the Authority on online copyright protection....more

EU outlines preliminary goals in connection to first TTIP round

Last week, the EU and US met for the first round of negotiations of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Agreement. In statements following the closing of this round, chief negotiators for both sides...more

Council of the EU Announces Political Agreement on the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)

On June 26, following long running negotiations, the Council of the EU announced a compromise with the European Parliament on the proposed MAR....more

EU Proposes Further Measures Towards Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

As a first step towards reducing the marine transport industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, on 28 June 2013 the European Commission (the “Commission”) tabled a draft Regulation to introduce a system of monitoring and...more

All-In June (Global)

Australia - Gambling advertising, and in particular live odds during the broadcast of events, has been the subject of much attention and debate in Australia recently...more

Ropes & Gray’s Private Investment Fund Update: June 2013

Highlights - SEC Updates Form PF "Frequently Asked Questions" - The SEC recently released updated "Frequently Asked Questions" relating to Form PF that, among other things, clarified how Form PF filers should...more

Mandatory Data Breach Reporting Bill Introduced Into Parliament

The Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013 was introduced into Parliament on 29 May 2013. Having been recommended by the Senate Committee report tabled on 24 June, it appears that Parliament intends to pass the Bill...more

Report on UK Banking Urges “Radical Reform” to Raise Standards

The report from the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards includes recommendations on remuneration, diversity, and whistleblowing. On June 19, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (the Commission)...more

UK Parliament Banking Report Proposes Far-Reaching Reforms

On June 19, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (PCBS) published a final report following its inquiry into professional standards and culture in the UK banking sector....more

Energy And Environment Update -- June 24, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulation Commission; Government Accountability Office;...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- June 24‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Despite some concerns about the slowing growth in China, some...more

Energy And Environment Update -- May 28, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department Of Energy; Department Of Interior; Department Of State; Department Of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; Nuclear Regulatory...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- May 24‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; House of Representatives; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - The week began with...more

European Commission Publishes Proposed Legislative Reforms of EU Banks

On May 6, the European Commission published a roadmap for legislative changes. This follows the October 2012 publication of the Liikanen report, which provided a set of recommendations on banking reform sponsored by the...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- April 29‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; and Executive Branch. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - The past week could be best described by one word. Chaos. In the House, a scheduled...more

UK Employment Alert No 209: Update on The Proposed European Cap on Bank Bonuses

Following recent discussions on this topic, lawmakers in the European Parliament have now adopted legislation intended to cap the value of bonuses paid to certain bank staff....more

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