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Saudi Arabia Update - June 2017

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Legal Developments - 10 minute SAGIA License - Companies carrying any foreign ownership in Saudi Arabia are required to have a foreign investment license issued by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)...more

Did You Know?

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Colorado Revises MLO Exemption - Colorado has revised an exemption from mortgage loan originator licensure. More specifically, an individual who acts as a mortgage loan originator, without compensation or gain to the...more

Vermont Enacts Loan Solicitation License, Amends Other Financial Regulation Licensing Provisions

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Entities engaged in the business of loan solicitation are now required to be licensed with the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation following the recent enactment of Act 22. Loan comparison websites, lead generators,...more

FMA's Licensing Overview Report 2017

by DLA Piper on

Some of the key takeaways from the Report include: Finally, the Report sets out four steps to give your application a better chance of success: We expect these observations by FMA will also become relevant to the licensing of...more

[Webinar] Exploring Special Purpose National Bank Charters for Fintech Companies - May 24th, 1:00pm ET

Kilpatrick Townsend is pleased to present our inaugural Fintech Webinar Series designed to discuss timely topics involving the fintech industry. Please invite others from your organization and stay tuned for future fintech...more

New York DFS announces expanded use of NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced last week that it is migrating the administration of its non-mortgage related licenses to the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS), joining more than 60...more

Brexit: Financial Services Firms: Appendix

by White & Case LLP on

This appendix contains a brief description of the key EU financial services directives (excluding the insurance sector) which create the core regulatory framework within which financial services firms principally operate as...more

Education Newsletter Volume 1, Number 1: Arizona Senator Introduces Bill to Expand the Rights of Student Speech

by Dickinson Wright on

This session, Arizona Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Yee (R-Phoenix) introduced Senate Bill 1384 to expand the rights of student journalists. If passed would grant both high school and college level student journalists the...more

New Kansas Insurance Department Bulletin Changes TPA Licensing and TPA Renewals

by Polsinelli on

On the heels of the Kansas Legislature’s recent adoption of Senate Bill No. 22 regarding third party administrators, the Kansas Insurance Department issued Bulletin 2017-2 to identify the states the Department has determined...more

Will California Regulate Lead Generators?

by Allen Matkins on

In February, I wrote about SB 297 (Dodd) which as introduced would have required the licensing of finders under the California Finance Lenders Law, Cal. Fin. Code § 22000 et seq. In April, Senator Dodd amended SB 297 to,...more

Changes in gas transit regulations

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Customs warehouse regime for extended gas storage by foreign gas traders and introduction of backhaul transactions - Ukraine now allows VAT-free temporary storage for up to 1095 days (3 years) of natural gas by gas traders...more

Opening a Restaurant in New Jersey – A Liquor License Q & A

by Cole Schotz on

If you have plans to open a restaurant in New Jersey and would like to serve alcohol, you should be aware of the longstanding rules related to liquor licenses. Most New Jersey municipalities are not able to issue new liquor...more

FRANCHISOR 101: Not Your Neighborhood Tesla Dealer

by Lewitt Hackman on

Among the many differences between Tesla and traditional automakers, Tesla does not sell or service its electric cars through franchised dealers; it sells direct to consumers. Recent legal challenges to Tesla's...more

Energy Alert: The Court of Appeal Upholds the Redwater Decision

by Field Law on

Field Law’s Energy Group continues to follow developments regarding the Redwater Energy case. This Energy Alert summarizes the Alberta Court of Appeal’s recent decision on the matter. ...more

California Advances PBM Licensing and “Transparency” Law

Last week, the California Assembly Committee on Business and Professions voted in favor of Assembly Bill 315. AB 315 seeks to amend the California Business and Professions Code: (a) to require PBMs to obtain licensure from...more

Failure to Register with FINCEN Sustains Guilty Pleas by Virtual Currency Exchangers

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

It is a potential crime to conduct a business that exchanges virtual currency and fail to register with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN“), even if the State in which one operates does not impose a similar...more

We Need a License To . . . Be a Charity?

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Wait a minute! Haven't we done everything we're supposed to do? We've clearly defined our charitable mission. We formed our non-profit corporation. We got our 501(c)(3) determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service...more

Client Alert on Latest Legislative Developments

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During the past several weeks the Azerbaijani Parliament has adopted a number of laws, introducing amendments to the Law On Banks, the Civil Code, the Civil Procedure Code, the Administrative Procedure Code, the Law On...more

Controversial NY lender and student loan servicer licensing proposals removed from budget bill

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A New York lender licensing proposal that threatened to create new regulatory burdens for financial service providers and to potentially adversely affect credit availability to New York residents and businesses, has been...more

National Survey on Marijuana Laws and Regulations

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This survey has been provided by the Fox Rothschild Cannabis Practice as a quick reference to relevant laws and statutes governing marijuana usage in the United States. Legalized cannabis – for medical or...more

News From the Vermont Statehouse - An Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - April 2017

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Trial Bar Proposes Anti-Ride-Sharing Amendments to Insurance Bill - The Senate Judiciary Committee considered amendments this week proposed by the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association that would likely force Uber out of...more

Kansas Strengthens Third Party Administrator Laws

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Kansas Senate Bill No. 22, which became effective on March 9, 2017, amends the Kansas Third Party Administrator laws and appears designed to make them more robust by incorporating much of the language from the new National...more

Georgia Law Requires Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers to be Licensed

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

On March 30, 2017, the Georgia State Senate voted to pass SB41, which amends the Georgia Pharmacy Practice Act, regulating the practice of pharmacy in the state of Georgia. After passing both the House and Senate, the bill is...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - March 31st, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Some interesting stories in this week’s GSB OTA & Travel Distribution Update (for the week ending March 31, 2017): - Restaurant Bookings Today, Hotel Reservations Tomorrow [SOCIAL MEDIA]. This week’s Chefs & Tech...more

Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act Broadens Its Application

Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act (the CSPA) makes it unlawful for “suppliers” to engage in unfair, deceptive or unconscionable acts or practices in connection with a wide variety of consumer transactions, including...more

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