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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

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

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

Initial Coin Offerings in the United Arab Emirates

by King & Spalding on

Background - Against the backdrop of the increasing prominence of cryptocurrencies globally, initial coin offerings or ICOs are becoming commensurately popular as a capital raising method. ICOs, essentially a method of...more

Mexican Fintech Law Becomes Effective

by White & Case LLP on

On March 10, 2018, the law regulating Financial Technology Institutions ("Fintech Law") became effective along with certain reforms to other financial laws....more

IT/Data Protection Newsletter – Germany – Winter Edition 2018

by Reed Smith on

The Winter 2018 edition of the quarterly IT & Data Protection Newsletter by Reed Smith Germany has just been released. We cover new case law on marketing consent, cookie consent, the liability of platform providers,...more

EC Speech Outlines Goals of FinTech Action Plan

The European Commission (“EC“) published a speech on February 27, 2018 given by Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (“CMU“), which...more

OFAC Imposes More Russian Cyber Sanctions And Foreshadows Future Oligarch Sanctions

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On March 15, 2018 the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) exercised its authority to issue cyber sanctions under Executive Order 13694 and the new Countering America’s Adversaries Through...more

EU Strikes Latest Blow To Britain’s Financial Services By Refusing To Recognise Equivalent Data Legislation

by King & Spalding on

In another knock to the UK’s Brexit hopes, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said “no” to any automatic recognition of Britain’s data protection legislation, meaning the UK’s financial services sector could potentially...more

ESMA Speech on Measured Approach to FinTech

The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA“) published a speech by ESMA Chair Steven Maijoor on taking a measured approach to Financial Technology (“FinTech“) on February 27, 2018. Mr. Maijoor explained that...more

U.S. Companies: Are You Ready for GDPR?

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. Are you ready? Who’s affected? Organizations, anywhere in the world, that process the personal data of European Union (EU) residents...more

Energy Newsletter - March 2018

by King & Spalding on

Good news at last for the development of offshore wind projects in France - While France had launched in 2011 a very ambitious offshore wind farm development program, aiming to reach 6 GMW of wind turbine installations at...more

The New EU General Data Protection Regulation: What It Means For US Healthcare/Life Science Companies

Cultural gap between the EU and the US - EU Data Protection Rules - Why should you care about those rules? ..GDPR is « general » i.e. it applies to all activities including the Healthcare/Life Sciences. ..As of...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

Merck Launches Ontruzant®, First Trastuzumab Biosimilar in Europe

by Goodwin on

Last week it was reported (here and here) that Merck launched Samsung Bioepis’ Ontruzant® in the United Kingdom, the first biosimilar trastuzumab launched in Europe. Ontruzant® is a biosimilar of Roche’s Herceptin® and is...more

12 O'Clock High-Episode 82, Leadership Lessons from Henry Worsley and Ernest Shackleton

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In this podcast, I explore leadership lessons from the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and modern day Antarctic adventurer Henry Worsley. Henry Worsley and Ernest Shackleton are related by more than blood. They are...more

Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 74, Continued Fallout from Somers

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In this episode, Matt Kelly and I continue our exploration of the fallout from the recent Supreme Court decision in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers in light of the filing by BioRad in its appeal of the whistleblower award to...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

GDPR's Most Frequently Asked Questions: If I Already Drafted a Privacy Policy to Comply with US Law Do I need to Change it for the...

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

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

GDPR Compliance: 10 Tips for Employers

by Dechert LLP on

An immense volume of personal data (or personally identifiable information) is proliferating and flowing throughout the world. Personal data is an incredibly valuable asset to companies but data protection and privacy laws...more

Financial Stability Board Publishes Reporting Guidelines for Global Securities Financing Data Collection

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board has published final Reporting Guidelines for implementing the November 2015 Global FSB Securities Financing Data Standards, which set out the standards and processes for global securities...more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 10

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Omnibus. While negotiations on the Omnibus appropriations bill are said to be almost completed with the possibility of it being on the House floor next week, there are still a...more

German Court Issues Important Judgment on Consent and Transparency in Facebook Case

by Reed Smith on

The Regional Court of Berlin held in a judgment of 16 January 2018 (docket no. 16 O 341/15, German language version of the judgment available here) that Facebook’s default privacy settings and parts of their terms and...more

Federal Judge Upholds CFTC’s Determination that Virtual Currencies Are Commodities

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In September 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) stated in a settlement order that “Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are encompassed in the definition and properly defined as commodities” under the...more

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