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SEC Chair Speaks at the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC). During the panel, Chairman Clayton discussed the Commission’s priorities on a...more

Queens Speech: UK company law Brexit and beyond

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As widely expected, Brexit-focused legislation dominates the legislative programme outlined in the Queen's Speech on 21 June....more

Actavis v. Eli Lilly1: Back to the future - The UK Supreme Court changes the test for patent infringement

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The UK Supreme Court rarely hears patent cases, and will only hear cases that it considers to be fundamentally important. The court's July 12 judgment is most significant for changing the test for infringement in the United...more

German Legislator facilitates confiscation orders and asset recovery

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After having implemented stricter anti-bribery and corruption regulations in late 2015 and mid- 2016, new criminal law provisions regarding confiscation orders and asset recovery will enter into force on 1 July 2017. The...more

Government of Canada releases long-awaited proposed amendments to the Trademarks Regulations and Industrial Design Regulations

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On June 19, 2017, the Canadian government released proposed amendments to the Trademarks Regulations and Industrial Design Regulations. The proposed amendments to the Trademarks Regulations are intended to complement the...more

Keeping up with the Convention: Ontario Modernizes Its International Commercial Arbitration Regime

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A new statutory regime governing international commercial arbitration came into effect in Ontario in March 2017, with the International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017, SO 2017, c 2, replacing the International Commercial...more

Cartel Enforcement Global Review - June 2017

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DLA Piper is proud to present the 2017 global review of cartel enforcement, which provides insights into trends that have emerged around the world in recent years, using our global network of competition and antitrust lawyers...more

Patent Grace Periods and Public Disclosures: Finding a Saving Grace (Period) to Minimize Impact of Pre-Filing Public Disclosures

We have all been there. Despite best efforts to minimize public disclosures from the company, you get an email (likely on a Friday at 5 PM) that a company scientist submitted an abstract to a conference without notifying the...more

GCP Renovation ICH Reflection on "GCP Renovation"

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The International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use ("ICH") has released a reflection paper on Good Clinical Practice ("GCP") "Renovation," which contains the ICH proposal...more

SEC Adopts T+2 Settlement Cycle for Securities Transactions

On March 22, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted an amendment to Rule 15c6-1(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) to shorten the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer...more

The Future of Europe

In 1957, the six EU founding members–Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg—agreed to settle their conflicts around a table rather than on the battlefields. We are now days away from the 60th...more

Final Global Guidance on Unique Transaction Identifier Published

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The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and the International Organization of Securities Commissions have published Technical Guidance on the harmonization of the Unique Transaction Identifier. The development of...more

The Second Edition of the SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol

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The Society of Construction Law ('SCL') has just published the Second Edition of its Delay and Disruption Protocol. Background - The SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol was first published in 2002. Its stated...more

Cross-border Trade Secrets Protection - Coincidence or Collaboration?

The US and the EU passed new trade secret laws within 30 days of each other. If you are engaged in cross-border business you are now subject to dual enforcement -- but also common protections in both jurisdictions. What can...more

EU Antitrust Continuity Potentially Threatened by Brexit

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Our second antitrust outlook-focused post reflects on how we expect 2017 to continue to shape up as a year in which competition policy and enforcement will face increased uncertainty and complexity, specifically with respect...more

Private enforcement. Antitrust violation: the Italian Legislative Decree n. 3/2017 has been approved (Italian)

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With the Legislative Decree n. 3/2017 the Italian legislature transposed Directive 2014/104 / EU, with which we have introduced a uniform regulation in the EU Member States relating to actions for damages based on a breach by...more

"Agencies Release Updated Guidelines for IP Licensing and International Enforcement and Cooperation"

On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (collectively, the Agencies) issued revised Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property...more

Brexit: the Great Repeal Bill

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Since the last issue of UK Corporate Briefing, the government has outlined its plans to bring forward a "Great Repeal Bill" in the next Queen's Speech....more

5 Policy Management New Year’s Resolutions

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As you look ahead to advancing your ethics and compliance programme in 2017, it is useful to consider how your programme fares against your industry peers, and whether they are experiencing the same challenges as you are....more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2016: European Commission Proposes to Harmonise Insolvency Laws across Member...

by Dechert LLP on

The European Commission (EC) announced proposals on 22 November 2016, which are intended to harmonise national insolvency laws across the EU through a proposed directive “on preventative restructuring frameworks, second...more

China Solicits Comments on Drug GCP

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The China Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) recently proposed revisions to the Good Clinical Practices for Pharmaceuticals (“GCP”), the most comprehensive revision in 13 years. The revisions (“Revisions”) are now open to...more

International Harmonization of Trade Secret Rights and Remedies

In a recently unprecedented bipartisan effort the United States enacted the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) on May 11, 2016. What many in the US do not know is that less than 30 days later the EU passed European Union...more

European Banking Authority Harmonizes Approach to Credit Risk for Exposures to Public Sector Entities

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The European Banking Authority published a list of public sector entities that may be treated as regional governments, local authorities or central governments when firms are calculating their capital requirements to EU...more

New tax measures approved in Spain

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The Council of Ministers has approved Royal Decree-law 3/2016, of 2 December, that introduces different measures in order to comply with the objectives established by the European Union in the Council Recommendation of 21...more

Data Without Borders: Hogan Lovells Winnik Forum Addresses International Considerations for the Growth and Development of a...

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The Internet of Things (“IoT”) connects markets and supply chains around the world. Industry, governments and consumers around the world are embracing IoT technologies to improve research and public policy, to accelerate...more

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