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FATCA, FCPA, AML and OFAC allow the US to regulate the world. But what does it really mean?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

In the current environment of increased regulation, transparency, reporting and heightened compliance standards, the US and its Government Agencies have an arsenal of tools with extraterritorial application. ...more

OFCCP Announces Dates For Contractor Town Hall Meetings

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Following up on Interim Director Tom Dowd’s recent commitment for more agency transparency and communication, OFCCP has announced three upcoming town hall meetings. In its announcement, OFCCP stated the purpose of the town...more

Opportunity Dances with Those Already on the Dancefloor: 2017 Law Firm Benchmarking Report Analysis

by Exterro, Inc. on

How many times in life do people recognize a good opportunity, but for whatever reason, don’t act on it? Sometimes it’s not a big deal and simply leads down a different path. But sometimes it can mean the difference between...more

'Unmasking' Corruption

The following is an interview with Anne-Christine Wegener, co-author, “Unmasked: Corruption in the West.” RB: Dear Anne-Christine, first, thank you for taking the time to meet with me during my recent trip to Heidelberg,...more

Rethinking Transparency – Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule Rescinds Proposed Survey Disclosure Rule

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The 2018 IPPS/LTCH PPS proposed rule contained a provision that would have required AOs to make survey reports and acceptable plans of correction publicly available within approximately three months of issuance. The Final...more

Extension of the PSC regime to Scottish Limited Partnerships – are you ready?

by Hogan Lovells on

The PSC regime is not new, having created obligations on UK limited companies and UK LLPs (LLP) to maintain a register of persons with significant control (PSC) since June 2016. What is new, and is of significance to private...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 21st, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Integration of Short-Term Rentals Continues [METASEARCH / SHORT-TERM RENTALS] - ("Google Is Testing Vacation Rental Search in Its Hotel Price-Comparison Tool," Skift Travel News, July 20, 2017) - In what was an...more

The General Data Protection Regulation – Top 10 Considerations

by Goodwin on

The clock is ticking and in less than a year the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in full force. Companies should be getting ready now in order to avoid hefty fines for violations (up to...more

Recent Changes to the Beneficial Ownership Register Regime in the UK

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Important reforms designed to increase the transparency of the ownership and control of UK companies and English law LLPs were introduced in the UK on 6 April 2016. Among the most significant of these was a requirement for UK...more

Australia’s Consideration of a New Modern Slavery Act: What You Need to Know

Corporate counsel must increasingly assess the implications of new transparency statutes that require companies to make public disclosures as to their efforts to address certain human rights-related risks in connection with...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - July 2017

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the U.S. Government’s amicus brief in Jesner v. Arab Bank; a...more

New register of beneficial ownership of UK real estate

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

David Seymour, Ropes & Gray real estate partner, analyses the new register of overseas beneficial owners of UK real estate. _____________________ Real estate is an operational asset by its very nature and it has many...more

AIM companies and Scottish partnerships to be brought within the scope of the PSC register regime

by Dechert LLP on

From 24 July 2017, UK companies whose shares are admitted to trade on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, and other companies listed on prescribed markets, will no longer be exempt from the requirements to keep and...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Here’s the other shoe for that news that all the big banks passed their Fed stress tests the other day: are the “bad old days of enormous leverage and freewheeling deals” and the risk inherent in them back, too?....more

EU Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation 2017/746, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Update, Vol....

by Jones Day on

Following their adoption by the European Parliament in April 2017, the final versions of the Medical Devices Regulation ("MDR") and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation ("IVDR") were published in the Official Journal of the...more

FCA publishes final report on competition in UK asset management

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published today its final report on its asset management market study. The report is the culmination of almost two years’ work on the UK asset management sector by the FCA, focussing...more

The New Salary Transparency Law

by McDermott Will & Emery on

1. Entgelttransparenzgesetz - Das Gesetz zur Förderung der Transparenz von Entgeltstrukturen (Entgelttransparenzgesetz) tritt am 1. Juli 2017 zur Beseitigung der Lohnunterschiede zwischen Frauen und Männern in Kraft....more

Trust – the Secret Sauce in Corporate Success?

by NAVEX Global on

A recently released ranking of industries by Trust Across America shows that one of the most competitive and financially stressed industries – consumer staples – nevertheless scored highest on a collection of measures that...more

Blog: Nevada Enacts Transparency Bill Targeting Diabetes Drug Price Increases, Sales Representatives, PBMs, Nonprofit...

by Cooley LLP on

As we discussed last week, Nevada’s Governor has signed into law SB 539, which provides sweeping transparency legislation related to several aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. Nevada joins several other states in...more

The UK Government Proposes Innovative Transparency Requirements for Overseas Owners and Buyers of UK Property

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 5 April 2017, the then UK government published a Call for Evidence seeking views on the design of an innovative public register intended to show beneficial ownership of overseas legal entities ("overseas entities") that...more

FTC Submits Comments on IoT Device Security to NTIA Working Group

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Monday, the FTC submitted comments to the draft National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) guidance intended to improve Internet of Things (IoT) device security and increase consumer transparency....more

We’ll Always Have…

by Reed Smith on

Next week, the advertising industry gathers in Cannes, France for its annual awards celebration. In addition to the much coveted Lion statuette, countless leaders in the industry will be on hand for networking, speeches, and...more

PCAOB's New Auditor Report Standard for US Public Companies: Increasing Transparency or Chilling Productive Discussion?

by Dechert LLP on

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted a new auditor reporting standard on June 1, 2017. If approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the new standard would impose additional...more

[Happy] Anniversary

by Reed Smith on

A year ago today (June 7, 2016), K2 Intelligence released an Association of National Advertisers’ commissioned study entitled, An Independent Study of Media Transparency in the U.S. Advertising Industry. The...more

Despite U.S. Retreat from Paris Agreement, Shareholders Require Climate Change Assessments

In the midst of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, shareholders are demanding greater transparency regarding climate change risks. While publicly-traded companies are often adept at disclosing...more

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