License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
In a letter to all FINRA member firms (the “FINRA Priorities Letter”), FINRA set forth its regulatory and examination priorities for 2014, highlighting significant risks and issues that could adversely affect investors and...more
Cyber bullying might be better prevented as a consequence of the self-regulatory code whose draft version is now subject to a consultation run by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development....more
On Wednesday, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to close its docket on ?electricity deregulation, based on concerns over the constitutionality of a deregulated electricity ?market in Arizona. The issue had been...more
Senator yesterday. Lobbyist today.
Representative yesterday. CEO today.
Cabinet level appointee yesterday. Bank Chairperson today.
Government Agency Director yesterday. Law firm senior partner today.
The White House's Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), and leading ad networks including Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and AOL have created self-regulatory...more
Under federal and state wage-and-hour laws, tipped employees present unique compliance challenges for employers, particularly those in the restaurant and other service industries. Recent cases illustrate the potential risk....more
In This Issue:
- Europe’s First Subordinated Tier 2 Sukuk: Asya Sukuk Company Limited
- Amendments to the SCA Regulations in the UAE
- Regulation Key to Dubai Real Estate Strength
- Gulf Property Investors...more
In its latest Financial Stability Report, the FPC (a committee of the Bank of England) set out recommendations for the UK’s new regulator – the Prudential Regulation Authority – to improve the stability of the UK banking...more
On June 26, following long running negotiations, the Council of the EU announced a compromise with the European Parliament on the proposed MAR....more
Yesterday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued an Order, D.P.U. 11-11-E, that addresses several controversies that had arisen out of its Order, D.P.U. 11-11-C, issued last summer. Although the Order...more
Unique to Toronto, the Commercial List of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice was established in 1991 for the hearing of certain matters involving issues of commercial law. The Commercial List is made up of a team of judges...more
Over the past several years, businesses of all sizes have witnessed a proliferation of risks to their bottom lines, both from potential direct losses such as property damage and business interruption, and from potential...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and International.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
Clearly the leading news last week was the Supreme Court’s decision...more
At ACI’s 2nd Advanced Forum on International & Cross-Border Payments in San Francisco, DWT partner Vincent Wang gave a presentation entitled “Legal Overview of China’s Regulation on Payment Service by Non-Financial...more
On June 2, 2013, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg delivered a speech at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, in which she explained that the FDA is in the process...more
We recently wrote about a workshop held by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to discuss perceived abuses by patent acquisition entities....more
In a remarkable move, the Food and Drug Administration recently indicated that it plans to take new steps to regulate laboratory-developed tests (“LDTs”). FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg made the significant announcement...more
In this presentation:
- How Did We Get Here?
- Complying With Advertising & Marketing Laws
- Increased Enforcement Activity By Federal And State Regulators
- Compliance Tips
Please see full...more
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has published a study that seeks to quantify the cost of increased regulation on community banks. ...more
On May 31, the European Banking Authority (EBA) updated its single banking rulebook questions and answers (Q&As) webpage and also published a paper that provides background and guidance on the Q&A process....more
Although partial offers are not particularly common, with only a handful made in the past several years, in some circumstances, they could be an attractive option for companies to consider. One of the most recent was the...more
On May 14, the UK Prospectus Regulations 2013 and an accompanying explanatory memorandum were published. These regulations amend sections of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) as part of the implementation of...more
Bad news travels fast. On May 14, Magistrate Judge Susan Gauvey of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland signed a Seizure Warrant authorizing the Federal Government to seize “the contents of Dwolla...more
Our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, investigates the biggest issues facing global business.
The first of five reports and video commentary, Licence to travel, examines the...more
The CFPB has published a final rule in today’s Federal Register amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to remove fees paid before a credit card account is opened from the scope of the 25% limit on total fees that may be...more
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