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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March, 2018 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Definitive Guide to Licensing: When You Get a Great Idea, What Do You Do Next? For the “ideas” people out there, licensing a product may provide a creative...more

Bridging the Weeks - March 2018

A US federal court, the US Department of Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission all issued views on the regulation of cryptocurrencies that portend increasing complexity for market participants. A defendant in a...more

Data in the cloud: What if the cloud provider goes bankrupt?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

With data being the new “coin of the realm,” those who control and exploit data have a winning advantage over competitors. This piece focuses on control of data in the unique situation of a cloud hosting provider’s...more

Small and Mid-Sized Companies are the New Targets of Business Email Compromise

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Originally published in the Upstate Business Journal on February 15, 2018. Meet Peter — a longtime employee and the backbone of your business’s day-to-day finance and accounting operations. Today he got an email from the...more

Implications for Launch of tZERO, First U.S. Registered ATS

The world’s first SEC-registered cryptocurrency exchange may be just around the corner. As detailed in their October 24 Form 8-K, subsidiary tZERO has entered into a joint venture with The Argon Group and RenGen...more

FinTech Fraternization: CFTC and NFA Announce Cross-Border Collaboration Agreement

by King & Spalding on

Nearly a year after then-acting US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo actively promoted FinTech innovation as a key to economic growth, he has minted a groundbreaking FinTech...more

Highlights from the SIFMA AML and Financial Crimes Conference

On February 12-13, 2018, members of the securities industry, regulators and financial crime experts met in New York City at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and...more

Foley’s 2017 Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Survey - Part 2

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This is part two of the review of our survey released in October 2017. The survey feedback suggests that many automotive and technology companies are already forging ahead despite the challenges. While most industry...more

Global Innovation Centers in the Data-Driven Digital Economy

GICs offer advantages for exploiting big data and staying competitive. Data is the fuel of the 21st-century economy. Companies must manage and exploit data and digital technologies in an innovative, agile and cost...more

SEC v. PlexCorps — Cyber Unit Enforcement Action Underscores Potential Challenges to Cross-Border Cryptocurrency Enforcement

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Following the hype of Bitcoin, regulatory and other concerns surrounding various forms of cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) have taken center stage. As of late last year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more

SEC Exams to Focus on ICOs and Cryptocurrency

by Goodwin on

On February 7, 2018, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced its 2018 Examination Priorities. In what comes as no surprise, the exam priorities include initial coin offerings (ICOs) and...more

Foley’s 2017 Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Survey - Part 1

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

We’re in the midst of a rapid evolution not only in the way drivers operate their vehicles, but also in the operations, compliance, go-to-market strategy and cyber preparedness of the entire automotive industry. More than 70...more

2018: Business As (Un)usual – European Financial & Regulatory Developments into 2018

2017 in the UK and the rest of Europe seems to have been primarily a year devoted to implementation – both of political decisions already made and of legislation that had already been enacted. On the political front, Brexit...more

International Taxation in the Digital Era: The Rapidly Evolving European Perspective

Europe’s politicians worry that international tax rules have not kept pace with the digital economy and too easily allow multinationals to organize their global operations to minimize net taxable profits in high-tax European...more

Getting Past Spectre and Meltdown: A Practical Guide

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. This alert provides a simple overview of what these vulnerabilities are, what systems could be affected, as well as steps that...more

Working Towards GDPR Compliance – Practical Steps for US-Headquartered Life Sciences Companies

by Mintz Levin on

The European Union is replacing its current privacy laws with a new, comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018. The essential principles of the EU’s privacy laws are unchanged,...more

Gas Market Reform in Asia: an Update on the Implementation of Third Party Access to LNG Import Terminals

by King & Spalding on

The rise of natural gas and LNG in Asia continues apace, fuelled by a convergence of plentiful global LNG supply, growing demand, moves towards cleaner fuel supply and competitive natural gas pricing. A key part of the...more

DHS Amplifies Call for Public-Private Partnership in Cyberdefense and Pledges to “Intervene Directly”

The worldwide WannaCry attack from May 2017 has been officially blamed on North Korea. In a press briefing publicly announcing the Administration’s declaration of North Korean culpability, the Department of Homeland Security...more

Patents - The Multifunction IP Pocket Tools For Your Business

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Business leaders curious about leveraging an intellectual property (IP) portfolio may think of patents as merely a single-purpose tool: a sword to keep others from using your patented idea. In reality, patents are like a...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - December 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: a revised Toolkit on National Action Plans on business and human...more

The U.S. Congress intends to make a comprehensive revision of the foreign investment review

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On November 8, bipartisan lawmakers in both houses of the United States and the United Democrats proposed a new act aiming to make major revisions to the current review of the laws applicable to the U.S. Foreign Investment...more

The Data Report Episode 23: Internal Data Management

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Module Six: Workplace Data Security (Part IV) Having a team that understands the significance of the information your company possesses is invaluable. In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward...more

Insurance Broker Series: Clark Morton, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

Farella’s Insurance Recovery Group lawyers regularly collaborate with and learn from different players and functions within the insurance industry. To provide more value to our readers, we have reached out to a series of...more

Cloud Computing 101: Tips to Control Waste

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In an industry poised to exceed $250 billion in the the coming years, there isn’t a better time to review your cloud deals to ensure your company is getting maximum value for its cloud spend. As Ian Barker reports in this...more

Brexit: IoT to the rescue?

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

For retailers, speed and efficiency in supply chains are paramount. With the possibility of a "hard" or "no deal" Brexit, retailers must adapt to a new operating environment. The UK government is exploring the potential for...more

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