Electronic Filing

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Plus-Sized e-Discovery for Medium-Sized Firms

In cases involving large amounts of electronically stored information (ESI), those of us at mid-sized or smaller firms may sometimes feel a little out-gunned when the requests for production and documents start flying. While...more

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 4: Getting Down to Business

The Alabama Senate is required to vote on sunset legislation by the tenth legislative day and, under current procedures, each sunset bill has to be individually considered by the Senate. ...more

Mandatory Electronic Filing of Certain Documents with the OSC

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently announced the adoption of OSC Rule 11-501, Electronic Delivery of Documents to the Ontario Securities Commission (Rule). The Rule mandates electronic filing (via an online web...more

Proposed OSHA Rules Call for Electronic Filing of Employee Injury Records and Provide Public Access to Records

Last Friday, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration published proposed regulations overhauling employer obligations with respect to employee workplace injury and illness reporting. The new rules do not make...more

DDTC Ups the Ante on Data Gathering from ITAR-Registered Companies and Introduces Electronic Filing

Pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has issued a revised Statement of Registration (DS-2032) form and now allows it to be...more

China’s MOFCOM Launches Electronic Merger Filing System

Beginning on October 28, 2013, all merger control cases before China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) will have to be filed, and only be filed, in electronic form. In the past, it was required by MOFCOM to provide both hard...more

Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone (PFTZ)

The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (PFTZ) officially launched on September 29th, granting 25 Chinese and overseas companies licenses to register in the PFTZ on its first day. The General Plan for the PFTZ was...more

EPA Mandates Electronic Filing for Toxic Release Inventory Reports

On August, 27, EPA published a final rule requiring electronic filing for facilities reporting chemical releases through the Toxics Release Inventory, beginning January 21, 2014. The rule is designed to ease the regulatory...more

IRS Requiring Taxpayers to File FBARs Electronically Raises Concerns About Delinquent Filing and Offshore Voluntary Disclosure...

In recent years, the United States government has intensified its efforts to collect taxes on income generated by offshore bank accounts and financial holdings. A key tool in these enforcement efforts is a provision under...more

Changes To FINRA Rule 5123

On June 20, 2013, FINRA proposed changes to Rule 5123 that would require offering documents in connection with certain private placements to be filed electronically by FINRA members and would also expand the applicable form...more

Mandatory Electronic Filing for FBARs Effective July 1, 2013.

June 30, 2013 is the filing due date for 2012 “FBARs,” also known as Form TD F 90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts. If there is a non-willful failure to file, the penalties are up to $10,000. If there is...more

Deadline: Foreign Bank Account Reports Due June 30, 2013

Any U.S. person who has a financial interest in or signature authority over one or more foreign financial accounts with an aggregate value over $10,000 (on any day of the year) must report the accounts to the Treasury...more

New Electronic I-94 Process

Foreign visitors arriving in the U.S. by air or sea can now access their U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrival/departure record information online. CBP no longer requires international non-immigrant visitors to fill out...more

North Dakota Amends UCC To Require Electronic Recording

On April 30, North Dakota enacted HB 1136, which compels the Secretary of State to provide an electronic means for filing any record required to be filed under the state Uniform Commercial Code. ...more

eDiscovery: The View From Singapore

The Singaporean government has adopted aggressive measures to become a regional center for dispute resolution and arbitration in areas ranging from intellectual property, to oil and gas arbitration....more

Technology of the Bankruptcy Courts

The Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system is the electronic filing system of the U.S. federal courts, including the U.S. bankruptcy courts. The PACER server is located in San Antonio, Texas and contains...more

FinCEN Reminds Financial Institutions About E-Filing Reports

On March 7, FinCEN issued a notice reminding institutions that they must use FinCEN’s new electronic reports to file most Bank Secrecy Act Reports, including Suspicious Activity Reports, Currency Transaction Reports,...more

IP Australia to introduce e-Filing of patent and design applications

Electronic filing applies to:- •standard, divisional, innovation and provisional patent applications and applications for design registration filed after 1 December 2012, •patent applications claiming priority...more

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