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Possible Wider UK Powers to Block Foreign Acquisitions

by Bryan Cave on

Recent developments show the UK Government’s desire to expand their powers to block foreign takeovers. We explore the nature and scope of the proposed legislation and assess its likely consequences....more

Capitol Hill Update: Affordable Care Act Repeal on the Ropes?

The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is currently being poured over by Senate Republicans and their staff, but the early prognosis for a vote this week is not good. Senate leadership had set a goal of voting on...more

Senate Releases Repeal and Replace Legislation on ACA: The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

After weeks of secrecy, the Senate has released a discussion draft of legislation that is the counterpart of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) previously passed by the House. The Senate legislation, entitled the Better Care...more

The Better Care Reconciliation Act: Similarities to House Health Care Bill, Preserves Parts of ACA

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On June 22, 2017, Senate Republicans released a draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), their much-anticipated version of the legislation to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite rumors of a...more

What’s the Senate hiding on health care bill?

Bernie Sanders recently offered on Twitter what he described as a display of all the Senate Republicans’ public considerations of the American Health Care Act, aka Trumpcare: a photo of a blank piece of paper....more

The UK Election Results - Business as Usual?

How do you sum up what just happened in the United Kingdom’s parliamentary election? I thought the journalist Hugo Rifkind did it rather well last Saturday on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, a show that takes a satirical and...more

Brexit: A Softer Brexit Back on the Table?

by Dechert LLP on

The result of the UK’s general election on 8 June has reignited speculation that the UK government might pursue a softer Brexit. In this update, we provide a reminder of the main “softer” Brexit models which had previously...more

Brexit - What the UK’s general election result may mean for Brexit

Once again, the UK’s electorate have gone to the polls, and once again the result has confounded the pollsters, with the Conservative party losing 12 seats resulting in a hung parliament....more

Political Uncertainty Hangs Over the Brexit Negotiations After Inconclusive UK General Election

by Bryan Cave on

You couldn’t really make it up! First there was the surprise result in the Brexit referendum last year. Then it was the unexpected Trump victory in the US Presidential election....more

NDP-Green coalition government: An analysis

by Dentons on

With the signing of a detailed agreement that covers dozens of areas of public policy over a 10-page accord, British Columbia’s New Democratic Party (NDP) and Green Party have aligned to form the next government in British...more

The Future of Takeover Regulation and Corporate Governance in the UK

On 19 April 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised the country by calling a snap general election for 8 June 2017. While much of the discourse relating to the election is focused on Brexit and normal political...more

War Hero Moulton's Authenticity Will Keep Fueling Hope about a Presidential Run

by PretiFlaherty on

It’s outlandish of course that people were talking not so long ago about Seth Moulton, a two-term member of the Congress from Massachusetts, as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, and...more

SEC Disclosure Trends Related to Brexit and the Trump Administration

The Brexit vote and President Donald Trump’s election and proposed regulatory and other reforms have led to worldwide geopolitical uncertainty. We expect reporting companies will continue to disclose risk factors relating to...more

BC election results: Can the outcome work?

by Dentons on

While the final seat tally is still not yet resolved, one outcome of the 2017 British Columbia election is clear: there are uncertain policy waters ahead. This is particularly true for BC’s resource sector, and Canada’s...more

. . . And Then They Invoked the Nuclear Option: Gorsuch’s Nomination to be Confirmed

On April 6, 2017, Senate Republicans invoked the nuclear option - clearing the road for the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch. As a result, Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States is...more

Rick Perry's No Ernie Moniz, and Other Ramblings of an Under-Capacitated Brain

by PretiFlaherty on

NUCLEAR STEWARD ON STEEP LEARNING CURVE - Former Texas governor Rick Perry was confirmed by the U.S. Senate yesterday as secretary of the federal agency he once advocated eliminating, Energy -- but whose name he famously...more

Red State Preemption Of Local Pay Equity Laws? — Stay Tuned

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The 2016 elections had the effect of hardening the Red-Blue divide in the country. A number of Blue cities in Red States are enacting ordinances that implement the progressive political agenda, which of...more

House Republicans and Trump Administration File Joint Motion to Delay Suit Challenging Obamacare Subsidies

by Ruder Ware on

An interesting development transpired Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in a case pending in Federal District Court in the District of Columbia that challenges subsidy payments from the Federal Treasury to support Obamacare. The...more

Will lawmakers on break get an earful over GOP’s outline for Trumpcare?

Members of Congress are home in their districts for a week-long break, and many lawmakers are expected to get an earful from voters upset over many issues at the start of the Trump Administration, especially this: What the...more

Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Restructure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

by Snell & Wilmer on

On January 11, 2017, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) introduced Senate Bill 105 which proposes a substantial change to the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). Senator Fischer was...more

A Step in the Right Direction

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On Thursday, January 26, President Trump named Republican Phillip Miscimarra as acting Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (the Board). Miscimarra was the sole remaining Republican on the Board, along with two...more

Trump Initiates Ideological Shift in Administration of EEOC and NLRB

President Donald Trump signaled an ideological shift in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Labor Relations Board, through two new appointments, during his first week in office. President Trump...more

A Revolution Brewing: Partisan Gerrymandering May be Unconstitutional

by Sands Anderson PC on

It’s been true for a long time, since nearly the dawn of the Republic, that politicians drafting voting districts have tinkered with borders of those districts for a host of reasons. Indeed, “gerrymandering,” owes its name to...more

GOP plans to repeal, replace Obamacare may divide nation in disturbing ways

Will the partisans who promised and now can’t deliver on a blitzkrieg to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, end up deeply dividing the country in even more disturbing ways?...more

US Policy Scan 2017

by Dentons on

The election, and recounts, are over. Cabinet nominees are being announced. Some 4,000 job openings will need to be filled across the federal government. Republicans "control" both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. Now is a good...more

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