License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
The First Sale Doctrine Under Copyright Law Update - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons
With global forecasts for trade growth remaining well below the average of the past 20 years, the last article in our Business Across Borders series, written by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and launched today, examines...more
Section 722(d) of the Dodd-Frank Act amended the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) by adding section 2(i), which provides that the provisions of the CEA relating to swaps shall not apply to activities outside the United States...more
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) recently approved and issued its eagerly anticipated:
i. final interpretive guidance and policy statement on the cross-border application of the swap regulation...more
The third in our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and launched today, delves into the challenges faced by companies doing business across markets.
The report and video...more
On 5 July 2013, the People’s Bank of China (“PBOC”) issued the “Circular on Simplifying the Cross-Border RMB Business Procedures and Improving Relevant Policies”, the “Circular”). The Circular simplifies the regulatory...more
At a public meeting on July 12, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) adopted final guidance on how Dodd-Frank Act requirements will apply to cross-border swap activities (Guidance). In...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; International; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
Yesterday marked the 3rd Anniversary...more
SEC and EU Supervisory Cooperation for Asset Management Industry -
On July 19, the SEC announced that it signed various memoranda of understanding with the financial regulators of 25 member states of the EU and 3...more
On July 12, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted interpretive guidance and a policy statement regarding the cross-border application of the swap provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more
On July 11, the European Commission (EC) issued a memorandum announcing its agreement with the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) relating to their joint understanding on a package of measures for...more
On Friday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) adopted final guidance regarding the cross border application of the new derivatives requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more
Our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, investigates the biggest issues facing global business.
The first of five reports and video commentary, Licence to travel, examines the...more
As cross-border business in China has exploded, so has the frequency of business disputes there. With both Western and Chinese firms wary of conducting litigation on the other’s home turf, parties can often agree on...more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued a final exemptive order regarding the cross-border application of certain swaps provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Pursuant to the...more
The European Commission has published an Action Plan (the Plan) on European company law and corporate governance for 2013. The Plan sets out 16 different priority actions to be taken by the Commission, including proposed...more