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Key Regulatory Developments in the EU

by Dentons on

We present you with the selection of key regulatory developments in the European Union....more

Arkansas Legislator to Present at US P3 Infrastructure Forum 2018

Public-private partnerships (P3s) continue to grow in the United States, positively impacting the architecture, engineering, construction, development, finance, and public infrastructure industries and sectors of the economy....more

China Establishes State Administration for Market Regulation to Integrate Antitrust Enforcement

by Jones Day on

China recently established the State Administration for Market Regulation ("SAMR"), which combines the antitrust enforcement responsibilities of the previous Price Supervision and Antimonopoly Bureau of the National...more

Last Week in 340B: the Revival [not] of the 340B Mega-Guidance, Another Senate Hearing, and the Trump Blueprint to Lower Drug...

On Wednesday May 9th, I was floored when the Administration released the Spring 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which contained this nugget: by December 2018, HRSA will publish its 340B Omnibus...more

President Trump signs joint resolution disapproving CFPB Bulletin concerning discretionary pricing by auto dealers

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Yesterday afternoon, President Trump signed into law S.J. Res. 57, the joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that disapproves the CFPB’s Bulletin 2013-2 regarding “Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with...more

Rhode (Island) Rage: New Paid Sick and Safe Rules May Frustrate Employers

by Littler on

On May 11, 2018, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training finalized regulations concerning the state’s mandatory paid sick and safe time law, the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (HSFWA). The regulations...more

CFIUS Reform Legislation Update

by Jones Day on

On May 11, 2018, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs ("Committee") released a "discussion draft" of the Committee's amendment to the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017...more

New York Response to #MeToo: New Laws Target Sexual Harassment

Sweeping new legislation in New York aims to prevent and shine light on sexual harassment. New York State employers will soon be prohibited from mandating arbitration of sexual harassment claims. They must also obtain...more

EU responds to US re-imposition of sanctions on Iran

by White & Case LLP on

The European Union has announced a package of measures in response to the re-imposition of US secondary sanctions on European persons and companies with dealings with Iran....more

Game Changer: Oklahoma’s new insurance business transfer law could set precedent for other states

by Hogan Lovells on

On 7 May 2018, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law the Insurance Business Transfer Act that, effective 1 November 2018, will allow an insurer or reinsurer, through a court supervised process, to transfer a portfolio...more

Key Regulatory Developments in Spain

by Dentons on

We present you with the selection of key regulatory developments from Spain....more

Maryland enacts law establishing Student Loan Ombudsman and significantly amends other consumer financial services statutes

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On May 15, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law a bill that, among other things, establishes the role of Student Loan Ombudsman within the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation and sets forth various...more

The New York Note - May 2018 #3

by Cozen O'Connor on

Administration Unveils New Platform Dedicated to Helping Women Succeed & First-In-Nation Task Force To Examine Automated Decision Systems - De Blasio Administration Unveils Women.NYC, New Platform Dedicated to Helping...more

Russian Legislature Makes Way For Counter Sanctions Legislation

by Dechert LLP on

Second Draft Somewhat Softens Previous Provisions Widely Reported In Media - In response to the most recent round of U.S. sanctions against Russian entities and individuals, which were arguably the most profound in terms...more

Key Regulatory Developments in Poland

by Dentons on

We present you with the selection of key regulatory developments from Poland....more

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – May 2018 #3

This week, various health care programs in need of reauthorization will be reviewed by the relevant House and Senate Committees. The Senate will be looking at the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, or PAHPA, and the...more

Blog: Senate ‘Right to Try’ Bill Under Consideration in the House of Representatives

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The U.S. House of Representatives (House) is slated to vote today on S. 204, a ‘Right to Try’ bill passed by the Senate in August 2017. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced last week that the House vote was...more

US and China Trade Talks Progress

by Cozen O'Connor on

A trade war between the U.S. and China has been avoided. Both countries have been threatening each other with tariffs for the past couple months, while many economists and experts worry about an impending trade war. ...more

Derailing the Gravy Train – Trump Unveils Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

Throughout his presidential campaign, President Trump championed the need to allow the government to negotiate drug prices on behalf of the Medicare program. However, that third rail for pharmaceutical companies was not...more

California Consumer Privacy Act Likely to Appear on Ballot in November

Businesses are understandably focused this week on the looming effective date for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For U.S. businesses, however, a proposed law closer to home would raise similar...more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 20

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Farm Bill Re-vote? Last week’s vote on the farm bill failed after the Freedom Caucus refused to support the measure. A roll call vote on the motion to reconsider was postponed...more

The Weekly Hill Update

by BakerHostetler on

Foreign policy – particularly trade with China and the standoffs with Iran and North Korea – is likely to compete for attention this week among policymakers in the Trump administration and on Capitol Hill....more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

by BakerHostetler on

RYAN SAYS POTENTIAL COMPROMISE COMING ON RISK EVALUATION AND MITIGATION STRATEGY DRUGS - House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., last week said congressional leaders are trying to hammer out compromise legislation that would make it...more

Trump DOJ’s Antitrust Enforcement Policies Are Predictably Unpredictable

by Holland & Knight LLP on

More than 40 years ago, the Supreme Court determined that efficient enforcement of the Sherman Act required a bright-line rule, with very limited exceptions, barring antitrust claims by "indirect purchasers"—end customers who...more

Beltway Buzz - May, 2018 #2

The Buzz returns renewed and reenergized from last week’s highly successful Workplace Strategies conference in Phoenix, Arizona, where approximately 800 employer representatives gathered with Ogletree Deakins lawyers to...more

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