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Financial Services Weekly News: SEC Proposes New Derivatives Rule

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In This Issue. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a rule that would permit funds to enter into derivative and certain other transactions, notwithstanding leverage restrictions under the Investment Company...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

US Court of International Trade Confirms Limits to Section 232 Action

In just one opinion, the landscape surrounding national security tariffs has undergone a dramatic shift. In Transpacific Steel LLC v. United States, an otherwise narrow dispute regarding steel imports from Turkey subject to...more

Dentons

A valuable decision of the UK Supreme Court on Scottish sales at undervalue

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On 4 December 2019, the UK Supreme Court issued its decision in MacDonald and another as joint liquidators of Grampian MacLennan's Distribution Services Ltd v. Carnbroe Estates Ltd [2019] UKSC 57, a Scottish case involving...more

Morgan Lewis

Contract Corner 10: Performance 'Incentives' to Consider When Structuring Your System Development or Implementation Contract

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We have all heard the horror stories: system implementation deals costing 300% more than the original budget, go-live dates for development projects being way past the scheduled dates, and deliverables that do not meet the...more

Dentons

Amendments to the building and construction industry security of payment

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On 2 October 2018, the Singapore Parliament passed amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (the “SOP Act”). The objectives of the amendments to the SOP Act are threefold...more

Dentons

Property funds closing the exit doors

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The open ended real estate funds market faced its latest challenge this week following the suspension by M&G of its property fund....more

Robinson+Cole Manufacturing Law Blog

PFAS Update: EPA Progress Under PFAS Action Plan

Earlier this year, we wrote about EPA’s PFAS Action Plan, the agency’s blueprint for addressing contamination and protecting public health from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). ...more

Dentons

Insurance developments to know from Gotham Insurance Symposium 2019

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The world of insurance is evolving at an exciting and unprecedented pace. We are seeing new risks and demand for new products, followed by new regulations to address the changes. As such, companies are innovating not only...more

Arent Fox

Warranty Reimbursement Rates Under the New California Law

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Actually, even dealers who haven’t questioned the value of those memberships should pay close attention to this article. Major kudos are in order for CNCDA, OCADA and the other metro dealer associations for convincing the...more

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed,...

Act Before Year-End To Maximize Opportunity Zone Tax Benefits

As 2019 comes to a close, there is an important deadline approaching for opportunity zone investors. December 31, 2019 is the last day on which investors can make an investment in a qualified opportunity fund (“QOF”) and...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Congress Adds Potential U.S. Sanctions on Hong Kong to Escalating U.S.-China Tensions (Chinese Edition)

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As another sign of the escalating tensions between the United States and China, in addition to the long-running trade war, China this week suspended visits to Hong Kong by the U.S. military and vowed to impose sanctions on a...more

Hogan Lovells

Confirmation from the Court of Appeal: Exercising CRAR will waive a right to forfeit

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In an earlier blog we discussed the High Court decision in the case of Thirunavukkrasu v Brar & Brar. The High Court confirmed that taking action pursuant to the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery regime (CRAR) would amount to...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

President Trump to Restore Tariffs on Aluminum and Steel Imports from Brazil and Argentina

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While China commands the media spotlight in the global war on trade, new trade battles are being waged south of the equator. On Monday December 2, 2019, President Trump announced that he would reinstate tariffs on aluminum...more

Dentons

Amendments to Contracting Provisions of CFE

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Last Friday, Comisión Federal de Electricidad published in the Federal Register amendments to the General provisions for acquisitions, leases, services and works of the CFE and its State Productive Subsidiaries...more

Michael Volkov

DOJ Indicts Former Braskem CEO on FCPA Criminal Charges

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Recently, the Justice Department unsealed an indictment charging Jose Carlos Grubisich, the former CEO of Braskem S.A. with participating in an FCPA conspiracy with Odebrecht S.A.  Grubisisch was arrested last Wednesday. ...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Does the placement of a cookie banner impact user acceptance rate?

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Yes. Most cookie banners can be classified into one of three general categories: (1) notice only banners, (2) notice + opt-out banners, and (3) notice + opt-in banners.  If a company chooses to adopt a cookie banner that...more

Mitratech Holdings, Inc

For Policy Management, Give Employees the Tools for Success

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In part two of this six-part series, we’re going to explore the importance of making sure that a policy management tool is easy to use for your employees, particularly when it comes to reading, attesting and finding...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Week in Weed: December 2019

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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. New Jersey is talking about decriminalizing marijuana. Regular readers will doubtless recall that legalization...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Is the Bank Open? Federal Agencies Clarify Regulatory Requirements for Banking Hemp

On December 3, several federal agencies issued guidance (Guidance) that, by its terms, “provide[s] clarity” regarding “the regulatory requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) for banks providing services to hemp-related...more

Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

ABA Opines on Lawyer Non-competes, But Does It Apply to In-House Counsel?

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The American Bar Association just issued an opinion about what lawyers and law firms can and should do when lawyers move from one firm to another. A key point of the opinion is that, according to the ABA, “ethics rules do not...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Transfer of “Know-How” Includes Copyrights

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated the district court’s dismissal of trademark and false advertising claims and grant of summary judgment on a copyright claim. Evoqua Water Technologies, LLC v. M.W....more

Allen Matkins

Serving Upon Foreign Corporations - What About Code Of Civil Procedure?

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Earlier this week, I wrote about two provisions of the California Corporations Code (Sections 2110 and 2111) addressing service on foreign corporations. Technically, these provisions may only apply to foreign corporations...more

Dentons

Giving notice of claim under a share purchase agreement: the importance of strict compliance

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A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the importance of ensuring that a notice of claim in relation to a warranty claim under a share purchase agreement complies with the requirements of the agreement and does not rely...more

Dentons

Implying terms into the price adjustment provision of a share purchase agreement

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A recent High Court decision serves as a useful reminder of the test the court will apply when deciding whether to imply a term into a share purchase, or other, agreement....more

Thompson Coburn LLP

Life insurance death benefit may be subject to income tax

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In How to avoid tax traps in life insurance, I mentioned that an employer-owned life insurance contract might not qualify for the usual exclusion from regular income tax because an “employer-owned life insurance contract” (a...more

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