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LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Argentina

1. What role does the government of Argentina play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Argentina’s government has issued general regulations regarding foreign investment, and has, in general, allowed the...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - February 2018 - Issue 4

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 an FCA report on algorithmic trading; the publication of the FSMA (Benchmarks)...more

Acquisition Disruption – Innovative Concepts in Government Contracting

Government procurement often gets a (not altogether undeserved) bad rap as a cumbersome process that is lacking in imagination and innovation. Today more than ever, however, the federal government is making use of cutting...more

Show Me The Money! Unexplained Wealth Orders in the UK

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Following the Criminal Finances Act 2017’s entry into force on 31 January 2018, the UK enforcement authorities added a new weapon to their arsenal in their fight against corruption. The Act introduced a new investigatory...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

First Circuit Holds Rejection of Trademark License Leaves Licensee With Only a Claim for Pre-petition Damages – No Right to...

The First Circuit in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (In re Tempnology, LLC), 879 F.3d 389 (1st Cir. 2018), recently held that the Debtor’s rejection of a trademark license left the licensee with only a...more

GDPR’s Most Frequently Asked Questions: What Does It Mean To Be “Established” In The EU?

by Bryan Cave on

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is arguably the most comprehensive – and complex – data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018, there...more

New Jersey Adopts Series of Changes for Corporations

by White and Williams LLP on

The state of New Jersey recently amended its corporate laws under the New Jersey Business Corporation Act (NJBCA) in an effort to provide clarity for companies incorporated within the state. The changes closely align with...more

2017 New Tax Law: Pass Through Provisions

by Blank Rome LLP on

On December 20, 2017, Congress passed its comprehensive tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act” or “the Bill”), which was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The Bill represents one of the...more

Airbus Pays €81 Million Fine to German Authorities for “Violation of Supervisory Duties”

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In one of Europe’s largest cross-border corruption investigations, involving multiple jurisdictions including Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Austria, one chapter concluded at the end of last week: On February 9,...more

English Court of Appeal Rejects UK Parent Company Duty of Care to Those Affected by Pipeline Operations of Nigerian Subsidiary

by King & Spalding on

In a decision likely to give comfort to parent energy companies, the English Court of Appeal has confirmed (by a majority of 2:1) that the parent company of the Shell Group owed no duty of care to approximately 42,500...more

“Interpreting” The Code’s Plain Text

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

What Does It Mean? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act[1] has now been in effect for fifty days. During this relatively brief period, many tax professionals have pored over the statutory language, as well as the Joint Explanatory...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

Africa Focus: Spring 2018: Exiting African PE investments - While IPOs remain scarce, other promising exit strategies are gaining...

by White & Case LLP on

Historically, one of the key concerns of LPs regarding African private equity has been the number and quality of available exit routes. Illiquid domestic exchanges as well as political and foreign exchange risk have all...more

2018 Antitrust Outlook – Another Year Of Uncertainty

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The antitrust outlook in the United States in 2018 continues to present uncertainty. Below, we look to identify some sources of that uncertainty and offer some predictions for industries, including the auto industry, for the...more

Has Australia's Takeovers Panel Turned the "Tap" on to More "Association" Proceedings?

by Jones Day on

The Situation: A major shareholder of Tap Oil Limited, a company listed on ASX, gave notice of an intention to spill the board, to remove all but one of the current directors, through a general meeting of shareholders. The...more

Bitcoin Futures Trading Kicks Off; CFTC to Monitor Risk

CBOE Global Markets Inc. (CBOE) began trading CFTC-approved bitcoin futures on December 10th, and CME Group Inc. (CME) will begin trading them on December 18th. Bitcoin futures have generated significant attention as the...more

New revised version of the X Principles of Corporate Governance of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange

by Dentons on

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange has issued a fourth revised version of the X Principles of Corporate Governance (the “X Principles”), to include a new Principle 9 on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and to integrate...more

Choices for Illinois Taxpayers in Implementing the 2017 Income Tax Rate Increase

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Last year, Illinois enacted a mid-year income tax rate increase. Effective July 1, 2017, Illinois increased the income tax rate for individuals, trusts and estates from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent, and for corporations from...more

UK Court Takes a “Realistic” and “Commercial” Approach to Litigation Privilege in the Context of Internal Investigations

by King & Spalding on

In a judgment handed down at the end of 2017, but only recently released, the High Court in London has determined - in Bilta (UK) Ltd v RBS - that interviews held with employees in preparation of a report intended to deter a...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 6 Pain Points Any Fast-Scaling Startup Needs to Know - Scaling is a crucial stage in a startup’s early life....more

MoFo's Quick Guide to: REIT IPOs - February 2018

Real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) are endlessly inventive. They were first developed in the 1960s as a means for ordinary retail investors to hold interests in real estate. The REIT market has waxed and waned over the...more

Senior EU Court Adviser Provides Welcome Guidance on Gun-Jumping

by WilmerHale on

EU and US laws prohibit merging companies from implementing reportable transactions until their deal is cleared or the statutory waiting period has expired. Violations of this principle are colloquially known as “gun-jumping”...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

Landmark UK Case Takes A Stand: Parent Companies May Be Liable For Their Subsidiaries’ Alleged Human Rights Abuses

by King & Spalding on

A landmark United Kingdom case recently has made it clear that UK-based parent companies may be found liable for human rights violations committed by their foreign subsidiaries. Plaintiffs all over the world are filing...more

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