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Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - April 2018 - Issue 7

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of the FCA’s statement on the implementation period for Brexit; the requirement for firms...more

Broker-Dealer Standard of Care: The SEC Enters the Fray

At an open meeting held earlier today, April 18, 2018, the SEC voted 4-1 to propose a package of rules, forms, and guidance designed to define a new “best interest” standard of care for broker-dealers dealing with retail...more

Mark Zuckerberg, FOSTA-SESTA, and the Challenges of Content Moderation

In his testimony before Congress last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg observed that, on issues ranging from fake news to hate speech, the company “didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big...more

Oregon Bars Use of Three Factor Apportionment Formula

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In Health Net Inc. v. Dep’t of Revenue, Docket No. S063625 (Apr. 12, 2018), the Oregon Supreme Court rejected a business taxpayer’s constitutional challenges to a 1993 Oregon statute that eliminated the right to utilize a...more

Warning: GDPR Fines May Apply To Undisclosed Prior Data Breaches

by King & Spalding on

On April 9, 2018, a European Commission Official speaking on the condition of anonymity warned that companies currently hiding data breaches from the public may be subject to substantial fines when the European Union’s (“EU”)...more

Actions Build Brand Reputations, not Talk

by NAVEX Global on

Organizations are no longer the majority shareholders of their reputations. Employees, customers and the general public are the new proprietors of brand reputations in the marketplace. And this group has grown increasingly...more

Embracing the Quasi-Clawback

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In 2015, the SEC proposed rules implementing Dodd-Frank’s requirement that all listed companies adopt and administer a compensation clawback policy. Under the statute, these policies must require, in the event of an...more

GDPR Update: Profiling and Retail (Dutch)

by Dentons on

In this GDPR Update, we address the concept of profiling. In particular, we will focus on a number of aspects of the application of profiling in the retail sector. ...more

New corporate governance requirements for AIM-traded companies

by Dentons on

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has recently adopted rule changes that will require companies traded on its AIM Market to adopt a recognised corporate governance code from later this year....more

New Ontario Securities Commission rule for distributions outside of Canada

by Dentons on

On March 31, 2018, a new “distributions out” regime adopted by the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) came into force – changing the rules for Ontario-based issuers and security holders with respect to distributions of...more

Global Minute: How Companies Can Remedy Crimes of Deception in Canada

by Baker Donelson on

Benjamin Bathgate, attorney at McMillan LLP, shares different remedies a business can implement in and outside of Canadian courts to prevent crimes of deception. Baker Donelson's Global Minute is a brief video featuring...more

Department Of Business Oversight Found Liable For Investors' Attorney Fees

by Allen Matkins on

In 2011, the Department of Business Oversight filed a civil action against Investco Management & Development LLC and its promoters alleging various violations of the securities laws in connection with the offer and sale of...more

Can a majority shareholder force out a minority shareholder by amending company articles?

by Dentons on

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) has considered the validity of a shareholder resolution amending a company's articles to introduce a share redemption mechanism aimed at forcing out a minority shareholder....more

GDPR Update: Profiling and Retail

by Dentons on

In this GDPR Update, we address the concept of profiling. In particular, we will focus on a number of aspects of the application of profiling in the retail sector....more

U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Section 546(e)’s Safe Harbor for Securities Transaction Payments

by Jones Day on

On February 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated ruling resolving a long-standing circuit split over the scope of the Bankruptcy Code’s "safe harbor" provision exempting certain securities transaction...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, April 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, U.S. and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

Increased protection of residential addresses at Companies House

by Dentons on

New regulations, scheduled to come into force by the end of summer 2018, will make it easier for directors and other individuals to remove their residential address information from the publicly searchable register at...more

IP In The Boardroom: When Does The Board Receive Warning?

Intellectual property can present operational risks - knowledge and protocols can help. While keeping boards apprised of developing risks that materially threaten company operations, are you considering operational risks...more

Introduction of Corporate Liability for Corruption Offenses in Malaysia

by Reed Smith on

Amendments to Malaysia’s anti-corruption law were recently passed by the lower house of the Malaysian parliament. The main thrust of these amendments, which are set out in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment)...more

Everything Compliance-Episode 27, the Zuckerberg and Cohen Edition

by Thomas Fox on

This week the gang goes for more of a roundtable Q&A with a couple of topics. We first consider the testimony of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg before Congress and his company’s imbroglio with Cambridge Analytica and then the...more

Draft North Carolina Tax Legislation Released

by Smith Anderson on

On April 11, 2018, the General Assembly’s Revenue Laws Study Committee released a draft tax bill for possible introduction in the legislative session that convenes May 16. This Alert provides a summary of the more important...more

Trump Administration’s Clashes with China on Trade and Investment Demonstrate Importance of Vetting International Trade and...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

If private equity and other investors were not aware of the power of the secretive Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS, or the Committee), its decision to reach out and quash the potential...more

The Growth of European Covenant Lite

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In 2016, global sponsors and their advisers were successful in continuing to export their experiences from financing transactions in the US leveraged loan and global bond markets to the European leveraged loan market and this...more

Major Companies Receive FTC Warranty Warnings

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In a wake-up call to businesses that offer non-compliant consumer warranties, last week the Federal Trade Commission announced that its staff had sent warning letters to six major companies that market and sell automobiles,...more

Legislature Mulls Mandating Board Interviews Of Everyone But Nonbinary Persons And Caucasian Males

by Allen Matkins on

I have previously written about one California legislator's plan to impose gender quotas on publicly traded companies that have their principal executive offices in the state. The bill is being heard today by the Senate...more

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