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Focusing On What Matters: Preventing Money Laundering Should Be the Shared Goal of the Government and the Cannabis Industry

Suffice it to say, the appointment of Jeff Sessions as the United States Attorney General did not remove uncertainty from the cannabis industry. How our new Attorney General will approach the industry remains unclear. Indeed,...more

The Administration's 2017 Agriculture Agenda

by Bryan Cave on

The American Heartland largely carried the 2016 Presidential Election for Donald Trump. The Trump campaign reached out to and appealed to farmers and agricultural communities, promising a resurgence in U.S. farming. However,...more

Trump, Gottlieb, and the Cures Act: What Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Need to Know

by Epstein Becker & Green on

The 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”), signed into law by former President Obama on December 13, 2016, sets out a bold agenda for the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). Among other things, the Cures Act strives to...more

A CEAA change

by Dentons on

The Expert Panel mandated by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to review federal environmental assessment processes has now delivered its report, Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in...more

Assisted Living Facilities: Preparation for Regulatory Changes

by Williams Mullen on

The Virginia Board of Social Services (Board) is working on a comprehensive overhaul of the regulations governing assisted living facilities. The revised regulations are at the final regulations stage....more

Pensions Alert: Upcoming pensions changes

by DLA Piper on

The start of a new tax year on 6 April is often a key date for the introduction of new legislation and this year is no different with a number of changes to pensions legislation due to come into force later this week. In this...more

President Trump Takes First Step on Long Road to Roll Back Climate Rules

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Recent executive order seeks broad repeal of Obama administration climate policies, including actions directed at the electric power sector. On March 28, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a “Presidential Executive...more

The Adviser: A Quarterly Update for Private Funds

by Bryan Cave on

This Newsletter discusses recent key guidance releases, regulatory changes, noteworthy news and certain upcoming compliance deadlines. ...more

The Year Ahead for GCs and Compliance Officers: Reporting from the Annual SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society Seminar

From March 19–22, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”) hosted its Annual Compliance & Legal Society Seminar in San Diego, California. This seminar is the top conference for financial...more

Dodd-Frank Act Reforms

by Bryan Cave on

In his first weeks in office, President Trump has taken steps to undo or alter major components of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”). These include delaying implementation of the...more

Insurance Sector Trends: Forecast for 2017 and 2016 Year End Review

by DLA Piper on

The insurance industry faced strong headwinds, crosswinds and (a few) favorable tailwinds in 2016. It was a dramatic, unpredictable year, which saw political upheaval, an extremely challenging commercial environment,...more

[Webinar] The Trump Experience: How U.S. Law Will Change - April 11th, 12:30pm ET

by LeClairRyan on

Change is a given with every new presidential election. Under the Trump Administration, many questions have been raised that impact local and global organizations. Join LeClairRyan for an in-depth discussion on key regulatory...more

NZX Regulatory Agenda published

by DLA Piper on

NZX recently published its second annual NZX Regulatory Agenda (Agenda), outlining its objectives and focuses for 2017, as well as some of the key trends that have influenced the Agenda. NZX's five main areas of focus...more

Swimming in dark pools

by DLA Piper on

NZX has published its regulatory agenda for 2017 setting out its regulatory priorities and resourcing, and the outcomes it seeks to achieve over the coming year. In both the 2016 and 2017 regulatory agendas, NZX has flagged...more

FTC Task Force to Challenge Occupational Licensing Regulations: Does your interior designer really need to be licensed?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Acting chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Maureen Ohlhausen, announced her first major policy initiative last week: an Economic Liberty Task Force. Ohlhausen targeted occupational licensing regulations as a major...more

Drones as a tool for business: Overview of the current and expected Canadian regulatory framework

by Dentons on

Unmanned aerial systems—commonly known as drones—are vehicles that operate without an on-board pilot to control their movements. Drones vary in size, use, shape, form, and purpose. Popular for mainstream recreational and...more

California to Thwart Trump’s Rollback of Federal Environmental Protections, Including Waters of US Deregulation

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Newton’s Third Law apparently not only applies in physics, but in politics as well. Last week, the California Senate leadership unveiled the “Preserve California” legislative package to oppose the rollback of federal...more

U.S.’s Announcement on Welcoming Fintech Companies as Special Purpose Banks: Implication on Hong Kong’s Deposit-taking...

by Bryan Cave on

On 2 December 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) in the U.S. announced its intention to take applications from fintech companies that wish to obtain a special purpose national bank charter (“The...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - February 2017

by Burr & Forman on

The White House clarified that Trump’s January 30 “two for one” Executive Order doesn’t apply to the SEC and other independent regulatory agencies, Reuters reported. Despite press coverage, the Order doesn’t actually require...more

The future is now – the law on robots

by Dentons on

The European Parliament (EP) is the first legal institution in the world to have initiated work of a law on robots and artificial intelligence (AI). It refers in particular to robots with the capacity to be trained and make...more

Roundup of upcoming cases and anticipated UK regulatory developments

by DLA Piper on

Cases to watch- Wall v RBS – is the bank entitled to an order requiring Mr Wall to identify the third party funder funding his case so that the bank can make an application for security for costs against the funder? Due...more

Alternative Facts ≠ A World Without Dodd-Frank and Basel III

by Dechert LLP on

What if Dodd-Frank and Basel III were to largely go away? Eliminating Dodd-Frank has been a hobbyhorse of Representative Hensarling, the chair of the House Services Committee, for several years and has figured prominently in...more

Beltway Briefing: Administration Growing Pains

by Cozen O'Connor on

Blake Rutherford, Mark Alderman, and Howard Schweitzer, of Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, discuss the recent developments in politics and policy in DC. Blake: My name is Blake Rutherford. I want to welcome all of you...more

Pensions Round-Up - January 2017 (UK)

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to the latest edition of DLA Piper’s monthly newsletter – Pensions Round-Up – in which we provide an overview of developments in pension legislation, case law and regulatory guidance. In this edition we look at...more

China’s State Council Announces Major Policies to Reform the Pharmaceutical Industry

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

China will launch further reforms in the pharmaceutical sector as part of the healthcare reform initiatives announced by the State Council in its February 9, 2017 Circular on Several Opinions Concerning Further Reforms of the...more

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