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Doing Business in Canada: E-Commerce

E-COMMERCE - Canada has a vibrant Internet community. Because of the great expansion of the Internet in Canadian homes and businesses, Canada and its provinces have, in recent years, regulated Internet activity and...more

Doing Business in Canada: Securities Regulation

SECURITIES REGULATION - The principal stated purpose of Canadian securities legislation is to preserve the integrity of capital markets and to protect the investing public. In Canada, there is not yet federal...more

IRS Regulation Of Tax Return Preparers Is Dead (For Now)

In 2011, the IRS sought to regulate tax return preparers, and issued regulations that required “registered tax return preparers” to pass a competency test, a tax compliance check, and a suitability check. They would also have...more

Groundwater Management Reform in California: Brownstein Recommendations

The late professor Joseph Sax once wrote about California that “they don’t do groundwater,” referring to the absence of a statewide scheme for the permitting and regulation of groundwater. It is true that there is no...more

FCC Warns ISPs May be Regulated as Utilities

On April 30, 2014, Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") warned major players in the broadband cable and telecommunications industry that the FCC is willing to resort to reclassifying...more

5 Reasons News Media Do Not Follow Ethics

Ed. Note-Today we have a guest post from Daphne Holmes. Anyone who deals with FCPA compliance – or with any other federal, global, or local laws and regulations – is acutely aware that compliance and ethics are two...more

NAIC Report: 2014 Spring National Meeting

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) met for its Spring National Meeting in Orlando, Florida from March 29 through April 1. Typical for the first national meeting of the year, much activity was focused...more

New Registration Requirements and Deadline for PRC Domestic PE Funds and Managers

Domestic Chinese private equity managers should take notice of new provisional regulations requiring registration of domestic Chinese private equity managers and filings with the Asset Management Association of China...more

The regulation of cosmetic interventions in the UK: toothless rhetoric or industry overhaul?

This Reed Smith client alert looks at the UK government’s response to the independent review of the regulation of cosmetic interventions in the UK. The key issues In recent years, cosmetic procedures have become widely...more

New Jersey Healthcare Regulatory Update - April 2014

As a service to our healthcare clients, the following is provided as a brief summary of regulatory changes published in the New Jersey Register during March 2014. This summary is provided for informational purposes only and...more

Mississippi Regulatory Compliance Group Quarterly Report Vol. 25 No.1

In This Report: - Resurgence of Redlining Scrutiny - Diversity, a New Requirement - Revisiting Red Flags - Know Before Your Owe - Questions About ATR and QM - MRCG Meeting – February 20,...more

FINRA Identifies 2014 Examination Priorities

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

Fight against Cyber bullying more successful after self-regulatory code?

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

Arizona Corporation Commission Stops Looking Into Deregulation

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

Revolving Door Regulators

Senator yesterday. Lobbyist today. Representative yesterday. CEO today. Cabinet level appointee yesterday. Bank Chairperson today. Government Agency Director yesterday. Law firm senior partner today. CFPB...more

White House and Ad Networks Release Best Practices for Discouraging Piracy and Counterfeiting

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

Here's a Tip You Can Share: Federal District Court Strikes Down DOL Regulations Restricting Use of Tip Pooling Arrangements

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

King & Spalding's Measure: The Middle East Quarterly Bulletin - Summer 2013

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

UK Financial Policy Committee (FPC) Issues New Recommendations on Banks

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

Council of the EU Announces Political Agreement on the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)

On June 26, following long running negotiations, the Council of the EU announced a compromise with the European Parliament on the proposed MAR....more

Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Cleans Up Net Metering Regulations

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

Toronto's Commercial List

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

“Always on Your Mind” – Why Insurance Considerations Should be an Integral Part of Overall Loss Prevention Strategy

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

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- July 11‚ 2013

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

Legal Overview of China’s Regulation on Payment Service by Non-Financial Institutions

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

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