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New Regulations on Issue Price of Tax-Exempt Bonds

On December 9, 2016, the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final regulations on the definition of “issue price,” for purposes of the arbitrage rules that apply to tax-exempt bonds....more

Senegal's New Mining Code

Senegal has officially introduced its new mining code, which has been a work in progress since 2012 when proposals were first made to revise the former mining code introduced in 2003. In recognising the potential that the...more

Canadian government creates no-fly zones for recreational drone users

Many of Canada’s cities have effectively become “no-fly zones” for recreational drone users as a result of a recent extraordinary measure taken by the Minister of Transport. On March 13, 2017, Canada’s Transport Minister...more

New Administrative Penalties Against Individuals and Private Companies as Part of Mexico's Fight Against Corruption

On July 19, 2017, Mexico's new General Law on Administrative Accountability will take effect, imposing serious penalties on individuals and private companies that violate it, and requiring companies to adopt and implement...more

Updates on Public Company GMS and shareholders reporting

On March 14, 2017, the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan or "OJK") issued two regulations impacting voting rights at a General Meeting of Shareholders of Public Companies ("GMS") and transparency...more

Italy: Law Relaxes Restrictions on an Employer's Ability to Modify an Employee's Duties and Responsibilities

In the last couple of years, the Italian government has enacted a set of measures that allow employers to assign employees to lower duties than those previously performed....more

Next off the block - AEOI

You might have thought you have enough on your plate getting to grips with anti-money laundering rules closely followed by FATCA – but it's not over yet! Next off the block is the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account...more

New Kenyan Mining Act: A big step forward (French)

Contexte - Cet article présente les principales dispositions de la nouvelle loi minière 2016 en vigueur au Kenya (la “Loi”) qui, après un long processus, a été signée par le Président Uhuru Kenyatta le 6 mai 2016. La...more

Two steps forward, one step back - the new arbitration law in Qatar

On 16 February 2017, Qatar issued a new law on arbitration, inspired by the UNCITRAL Model Law, an international template for law on arbitration. This new Arbitration Law comes at a time when Qatar (like other countries...more

Blog: March 28 Deadline Looms for Online Schools to Obtain Authorization in New York

Last September, the New York Board of Regents issued new regulations requiring all degree-granting out-of-state institutions seeking to enroll New York residents in their online programs to obtain authorization from the...more

Your Cyber Minute: Lessons learned from the automotive sector  [Video]

The internet of things has presented new challenges across all industries. Hear partners Harriet Pearson and Tim Tobin discuss what others can learn from automotive in this sharing of best practices. ...more

Reintegration procedure of employees on long term work incapacity leave

In order to give employees the opportunity to come back promptly to work after a long term work incapacity, new legislations were adopted. On 1 December 2016, two Royal Decrees relative to the reintegration of employees on...more

Pop-up leases in Belgium

In an effort to fill inner city retail vacancies, the Flemish Region in Belgium enacted the Decree of 17 June 2016 on the short-term lease of premises for commercial and artisanal purposes (known as “pop-up leases”), which...more

Frequently Asked Questions About the SEC's New Rules Requiring Hyperlinked Exhibits in Exchange Act and Securities Act Filings

On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted changes to rules and forms that will require companies to provide hyperlinks to the exhibits listed in the exhibit index in most reports and registration...more

Highway to the Danger . . . Arena? Room for Improvement in Atlantic City’s Test Run With Skill Based Gaming

About a year after New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement implemented regulations for skill-based machine gaming, “video game slot machines” have finally made their entrance in Atlantic City, to mixed acclaim. Most of...more

New Mexico Senate Passes Bill Allowing Automatic Substitution of Interchangeable Biologics

Last week, the New Mexico Senate passed a bill that would amend New Mexico’s existing automatic substitution law for small molecule drugs to allow “a pharmacist to dispense any one of the … interchangeable biological products...more

NYS Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation Goes Live: Now What?

March 1, 2017 marks the effective date of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (the Rules). We previously reported on these emerging standards...more

Executive Order Creating Steps for Regulatory Review and Reform Could Target Burdensome Employment Rules

On Friday, President Trump issued an executive order, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda ("the Order"), which calls for each federal agency to develop a regulatory reform task force to identify burdensome regulations for...more

INTERPOL’s CCF- Here come the lawyers! (Part 1 of RNLJ’s New Rules series)

Last November, at the annual meeting held under the direction of INTERPOL’s newest Secretary General, Jürgen Stock, the organization adopted new rules to be applied to its quasi-appellate body, the Commission for the Control...more

Senegal's new Mining Code

In October 2016, the Senegalese Parliament passed a new Mining Code (the New Mining Code), which affects the way mining permits are processed, places additional social and environmental obligations on mine operators and...more

Do new regulations for promotional games apply to your company?

Issued last year, Decree 2104 of 2016 modified the request procedure for authorizing promotional games. We outline everything you need to know about complying with these regulations....more

ERISA Disability Claim Regulations Get a Facelift

Employers providing disability benefits to their employees should note that the U.S. Department of Labor recently changed how disability benefit claims are administered. The new disability claim rule will apply to...more

New Jersey’s “New” Termination of Child Support Statute

On February 1, 2017, New Jersey’s “new” Termination of Child Support Statute went into effect. The new statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:17-56.67, which was signed into law on January 19, 2016 by Governor Christie, has potential to...more

New York State Industrial Board of Appeals Invalidates New Regulation Governing Payment of Wages by Direct Deposit or Debit Card

On February 16, 2017, the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals (“IBA”) issued an order revoking changes to New York State’s regulation governing employers that pay their employees by direct deposit or debit card. This...more

UK Policing and Crime Act Receives Royal Assent

The Policing and Crime Act 2017 was enacted. The Act has wide reaching implications, including for the financial services industry. Among other things, the Act creates new civil monetary penalties and increases the maximum...more

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