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2017 Year-End Cross-Border Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Review

by BakerHostetler on

As the first year of a new administration, 2017 was a year of transition in terms of both leadership and priorities of U.S. law enforcement agencies. Despite these changes, however, pre-existing trends in cross-border...more

House Committee Holds Hearing on Export Control Reform Bill

On March 14, 2018, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing titled “Modernizing Export Controls: Protecting Cutting Edge Technology and U.S. National Security” to examine the proposed Export Control Reform Act...more

Investment Services Regulatory Update - March 2018

by Vedder Price on

New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - PROPOSED RULES - SEC Proposes Changes to Fund Liquidity Disclosure Requirements - On March 14, 2018, the SEC issued proposed amendments to the disclosure requirements...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for February 2018

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole

by Thomas Fox on

The golden age of polar exploration lasted from about 1895 to 1912 during which time explorers raced to reach both the North Pole and South Pole. Even today those explorations and expeditions raise admiration and awe. Today,...more

GDPR's Most Frequently Asked Questions: If I Receive a "Right To Be Forgotten" Request From A Client Who Is An Individual With A...

by Bryan Cave on

The European Union's 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,...more

ASX Releases Continuous Disclosure Guidance on the Insolvent Trading Safe Harbour

by Jones Day on

On 9 March 2018, an updated version of the Australian Securities Exchange's ("ASX") Guidance Note 8 came into effect to include guidance on a listed entity's continuous disclosure obligations in the context of the new...more

GDPR Countdown - 11 Weeks to Go

by DataSmart Consulting LLC on

A client recently asked me what I think are the biggest risks for companies regarding the GDPR. I had to think, because the question requires a straight answer, and lawyer answers are rarely direct. The first answer is...more

DOJ Settles Follow-On FCPA Case: Transport Logistics Pays $2 Million Penalty

by Michael Volkov on

Last week, the Justice Department announced its first FCPA enforcement action in 2018 – a follow-on settlement from prior FCPA enforcement actions centering on a bribery scheme involving a Russian government official from a...more

Life Sciences Quarterly: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Implications for Life Science Business

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

What is the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and what provisions of the legislation are relevant to the life sciences industry? In this recap of our first quarter presentation of 2018, which includes video and an...more

Data Mining and GDPR Compliance: Dealing with Obtaining EU Personal Information from Third Parties Under the GDPR (Including a...

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

As the effective date of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) draws near, companies that collect, process, and use data relating to EU citizens need to be thinking proactively about issues they will face under the...more

U.S. Department of Commerce Provides Further Guidance Regarding the Process for Submitting Exclusion Requests to the Section 232...

by WilmerHale on

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued an interim final rule establishing the process by which organizations may submit requests for exclusions from the 25% duties on steel...more

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

Procurement Pulse - March 2018

by DLA Piper on

This month we look at the Lancashire case, where Mr Justice Fraser dispels a myth about procurement law, and raises new issues which might be thrown into the balance whilst deciding whether or not to lift the automatic stay....more

Federal Court Adopts CFTC Position on Cryptocurrency Authority

In the first case of its kind, a New York federal district court has adopted the position of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that it has jurisdiction to regulate the virtual currency markets. In so doing, the...more

First FCPA Action of 2018: Elbit Imaging

by Michael Volkov on

No one needs to be reminded about the importance of anti-corruption compliance. For global companies, anti-corruption risks are amongst the top 3 risks identified by corporate leaders....more

Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service Retains Sovereign Immunity, For Now

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

In the United States, unlike in many civil law jurisdictions, the federal courts are vested with broad civil subpoena power. That power, however, is limited by the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), 28 U.S.C. §§...more

Cyber Risk News & Trends

Cybersecurity This Month - Are U.S Elections At Risk? "Frankly, the United States is under attack," U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said at the Senate Intelligence Committee’s annual hearing on...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

Know the Risks: Domestic and International Compliance

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

An open question coming into 2017 was whether the aggressive enforcement posture that had characterized the Obama and Bush administrations would continue under the Trump administration. Any questions were answered with the...more

EU Trade Update

• European Commission publishes survey on concept of “Specially Designed for Military Use,” and issues request for input for possible EU commercial policy measures targeting the United States • Netherlands introduces...more

Special Focus: NAIC Hearing Regarding The Implementation Of The Covered Agreement

by Carlton Fields on

On July 31, 2017 we posted a Special Focus article on the final approval of the Covered Agreement(“the Agreement”) negotiated and entered into by U.S. and E.U. dealing with reinsurance collateral reform and insurance...more

Brainstorming for Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

Brainstorming can be a useful and indeed powerful tool in the business world. In my corporate career I participated in several large brainstorming sessions to help develop or focus on new product or service initiatives....more

The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review, Eighth Edition - Japan

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

This fully updated eighth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides an overview of evolving legal constructs in 26 jurisdictions around the world. It is intended as a business-focused framework...more

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

1 .What role does the government of Colombia play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Colombia is subject to registration with the Colombian Central Bank (Banco de la...more

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