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10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program - #1 Top Management Through the Organization

by Thomas Fox on

Episode One of a ten-part series for compliance professionals. In this new series of audio white papers, Thomas Fox looks at the 10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program. Material in this audio white paper is...more

Court of session refuses permission to proceed in legal action over revocability of Article 50

by DLA Piper on

On 6 February 2018 the Court of Session in Edinburgh refused permission for judicial review proceedings to be brought to determine whether the UK Government could legally withdraw its Article 50 notice under which the UK is...more

Legal Trends and Challenges in Asia

by Epiq on

For many legal practitioners, Asia remains a legal challenge, “whether it’s the different data sources, the lack of familiarity with case law or an understanding of the legal landscape in different countries, from Hong Kong...more

Paving the way for third-party dispute resolution funding in Singapore

by Dentons on

The Civil Law (Amendment) Act 2017 - In 2017 Parliament aligned Singapore with other leading arbitration jurisdictions, such as London, Paris and Geneva, in embracing third-party funding as a viable method in increasing...more

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s proposal on cross-institutional consolidation of arbitrations

by White & Case LLP on

For parties and counsel to arbitrations alike, it is unfortunate that one dispute may require battles on many battlefields: Disputes about similar or identical factual and/or legal questions may arise under several...more

Test Your GDPR Preparedness: 7 Questions to Ask Your Team

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

With only 100 days to go until the General Data Protection Regulation becomes enforceable on May 25, it is increasingly imperative for organizations that process information relating to an identified/identifiable European...more

Japan Integrated Resorts Update

by DLA Piper on

Where have we come since December 15, 2016, when the Japanese National Diet passed the Integrated Resort Promotion Act (IRPA), which is the basic framework legislation for integrated resorts (IRs) and the introduction of...more

Impact of US Tax Reform on Insurance Companies

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law a budget reconciliation act commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This sweeping tax bill represents the most comprehensive reform of U.S. tax...more

Increase in UK Employment Compensation Limits

by Dechert LLP on

The maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for “ordinary” unfair dismissal claims will increase from 6 April 2018, as will the weekly wage figure for calculating an employee's entitlement to a statutory...more

Presidential Proclamation Imposes Safeguard Tariff on Solar Panel Components

by King & Spalding on

On January 23, 2018, President Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation imposing a safeguard tariff on solar panel components. The U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) released the following terms of the tariff...more

What’s trending: The factors that can trigger supply chain disruption and litigation in the life sciences industry

by Hogan Lovells on

Change is coming to the life sciences industry. Price pressure, new market entrants, the emergence of personalized medicine, and even climate change are adding complexity to traditional manufacturing processes and supply...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

Countdown to GDPR-Episode 1, Introduction to GDPR

by Thomas Fox on

Whether you are ready or not, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live on May 25, 2018. It will impact companies doing business in London as much as any other EU legislation. To help US companies prepare,...more

FinCEN Imposes Section 311 Fifth Special Measure on Latvian Bank ABLV

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Alleged Illicit Activity Included Transactions Promoting North Korea’s Missile Program and an Institutional Commitment to Laundering Money - On February 13, 2018, FinCEN announced that it had proposed a special measure...more

Holmes, Innovation & Compliance: Part II – Using the Digital Twin

by Thomas Fox on

Yesterday I began a five-part series on the intersection of Sherlock Holmes, innovation and compliance by considering lessons from A Study in Scarlet converged with the digital transformation of compliance. Today, I want to...more

My friend, the agent, blackmailed me

This week I'm traveling to the Middle East for the first time in ten years. It’s a welcome return to a region where I spent a lot of time, and where I enjoyed dealing with agents and end users. Those agents were hard working,...more

France: Pragmatism and Flexibility for the GDPR Implementation

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will be applicable as of May 25, 2018. The (high) level of penalties under the GDPR will become one of the core issues for companies. Indeed the GDPR is based on the European...more

Rabobank Coughs Up $368 Million and Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Money Launder and Obstruct Investigation

by Michael Volkov on

The Justice Department announced a guilty plea by a subsidiary of Rabobank, a Dutch global bank, to a conspiracy to violate money laundering laws and obstruct a regulatory investigation of Rabobank’s activities in California....more

Window on Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 7

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - FY18 Appropriations Wrap-up. House Appropriators are trying to finish drafting the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations bill by March 14 in order to give Congress enough time to pass...more

ITC Denies Request for Early 100-Day Program as Too Complex

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Since 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has designated certain investigations where there is an issue that could resolve the entire dispute as appropriate for a 100-day early resolution....more

EU Court ruling on how off-label use is to be analysed under competition law

by White & Case LLP on

On 23 January 2018, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice ("ECJ") delivered its judgment on preliminary reference from the Italian State Council in the Roche case, which concerns the off-label use of Avastin for the...more

The Future of GMOs in the UK Post-Brexit

Following the United Kingdom triggering its formal exit from the European Union, negotiations regarding the details of the exit and the following transition period have begun. As one could expect, this negotiation process has...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

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

EU Delegated Regulation on Materiality Thresholds for Credit Obligations Past Due

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

A Commission Delegated Regulation on Regulatory Technical Standards for the materiality threshold for credit obligations past due has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Delegated Regulation...more

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