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New Regulations Increase Uncertainties Regarding Chinese Investments in Offshore Funds

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On March 1, 2018, the Administrative Measures for Outbound Investments by Enterprises (“Circular 11”) issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (the “NDRC”) went into effect. In addition to regulating direct...more

Why Your Small U.S. Business Should Care About GDPR

by Barley Snyder on

You’re not alone if your small business hasn’t been paying close attention to the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live May 25. ...more

Innovation in Compliance-Digital Transformations in Compliance with Vince Walden

by Thomas Fox on

The Innovation in Compliance Podcast is here! In this inaugural episode, I’m interviewing Ernst & Young partner and Big Data expert Vince Walden on the ways in which automation and data analytics are transforming the...more

French prosecutors reach first ever DPAs settling bribery charges

by White & Case LLP on

In February 2018, the first Conventions Judiciaire d'Intérêt Public ("CJIPs") – or French Deferred Prosecution Agreements ("DPAs") – were entered into for corruption charges between the Public Prosecutor's Office of Nanterre...more

Russian Legislation Update: January – February 2018

by White & Case LLP on

Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of January – February 2018. In this issue: - Banking - Currency Control - Anti-Money Laundering - Disclosure of Information -...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on Broker-Dealer, CFTC, Derivatives, Brexit and UK and EU Developments

BROKER-DEALER - SEC Proposes Transaction Fee Pilot Program On March 14, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new Rule 610T of Regulation National Market System (Reg NMS), which would create a Transaction Fee...more

IRS to end Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program in September

by Dentons on

The IRS has announced that it will begin winding down its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) on September 28, 2018. Under the OVDP, a taxpayer with undisclosed foreign assets or income could come forward to pay tax,...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 375, Steve Durham on Impact of Digital Realty Trust

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I welcome back Steve Durham, a partner with Labaton and Sucharow to discuss the continued reverberations from the recent Supreme Court decision narrowing the definition of whistleblowers in Digital Realty...more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 94, the March Madness edition

by Thomas Fox on

1. March Madness is here. So is corruption in NCAA basketball. 2. Former FCPA Unit Head Chuck Duross says that self-reporting is still “probably not worth it”. 3. Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos were engaged in massive,...more

GDPR is Here: How EU Privacy Regulations Impact U.S. Business

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. Although U.S. businesses may think that EU regulations do not apply to them, GDPR extends to any entity that collects,...more

The UK releases new guidance on Mutual Agreement Procedures

by DLA Piper on

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the UK tax authority, has published revised guidance on the Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) in its International Manual (INTM) (at INTM 423000 – INTM423130)....more

Financial Reporting for Foreign Private Issuers Before the SEC

by White and Williams LLP on

Under the current rules of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), foreign issuers are allowed to use International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) financial statements in their registration statements and...more

UK Joint Money Laundering Steering Group Obtains Ministerial Approval for Updated Guidance

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK’s Joint Money Laundering Steering Group has confirmed that it has received approval from HM Treasury for the final revised guidance it published in December 2017 on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing...more

Is France going to strengthen its control over foreign direct investments again?

by Bryan Cave on

The current rules in France concerning the control over foreign direct investments arose from the deregulation of international capital flows which occurred worldwide, and especially in the United States and the European...more

Reviewing Canada's Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime

by Dentons on

On February 7, 2018, the Department of Finance (the Department) released a consultation paper (Consultation or Paper) as part of its review of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and...more

Parent company liability in England for human rights impacts abroad: Lungowe v Vedanta

by Hogan Lovells on

Conventionally, a "corporate veil" and the doctrine of "forum non-conveniens" have isolated UK businesses from human rights related claims arising out of the operations of their foreign subsidiaries. ...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - March 2018 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Limited recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in Singapore

by Dentons on

Creditors and anyone seeking recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in Singapore should consider how the presence of an injunction or an adverse court order may affect the chances of successful recognition....more

President Trump Blocks Broadcom’s Bid to Take Over Qualcomm Upon Recommendation From CFIUS

by Goodwin on

On March 12, 2018, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order blocking the proposed $117 billion takeover of Delaware corporation Qualcomm by Singapore chipmaker Broadcom due to national security concerns. The action...more

The Italian Competition Authority Updates the Merger Notification Thresholds

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

By a decision adopted on 7 March 2018 and published in its Bulletin of 12 March 2018, the Italian Competition Authority has updated the thresholds for merger notification, adjusting them to the inflation rate. The new...more

FCPA Self-Disclosure-Based Leniency for all Corporate Cases of Misconduct?

by NAVEX Global on

Ethics and compliance officers, take note of the Justice Department’s newest statement about its new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy: it wants to drop the “FCPA” bit....more

EU Competition Newsletter - March 2018

by Bryan Cave on

Early attention to the antitrust considerations of a given transaction can go a long way towards promoting the chances of timely or even early clearance of a transaction. As an initial matter, parties should focus their...more

European Commission Proposed Legislation to Regulate Cross-Border Crowdfunding Service Providers

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has published a proposed Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business. The proposed ECSP Regulation is part of the EU Capital Markets Union initiative and the Commission's FinTech...more

[Webinar] New China tax regime applicable to foreign university programs in China - March 27th, 1:00pm ET

by Hogan Lovells on

Last month, Chinese tax authorities issued a groundbreaking tax notice (Bulletin 11). As a result, foreign universities operating in China will be subject to a new tax regime effective 1 April 2018, including more than 1,000...more

New Tax Law May Result in Additional Taxes for Certain US Persons who Directly or Indirectly Own Equity in a Foreign Corporation

by White & Case LLP on

The new federal tax rules (informally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA")), signed into law on December 22, 2017, significantly expand the situations in which a foreign corporation will be treated as a "controlled...more

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