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China Prioritises Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors in Overseas Investment

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Chinese government has announced a US$4 trillion investment in developing infrastructure globally under the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI). Under the BRI the Chinese government will spend US$750 billion on overseas...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Deutsche Borse CEO Carsten Kengeter announced yesterday that he’ll step down in the wake of insider-trading allegations related to the exchange’s now-defunct merger with the London Stock Exchange Group....more

39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners publishes Resolution on Data Protection in Automated...

by Reed Smith on

The 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong published a Resolution on Data Protection in Automated and Connected Vehicles, which sets out fundamental data protection...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The US’s biggest banks had a good day yesterday on news that they “breezed through” the first phase of the Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests—a good sign that they “have enough capital to withstand the type of financial...more

Minimize the Risk of External Whistleblower Activity

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

External whistleblower activity can be very costly in the auto industry. As the industry continues to develop, prevention of whistleblower claims will only grow in importance. It’s an issue that can impact every company...more

China’s State Council Announces Expanded Opening to Foreign Investment

by WilmerHale on

On January 17, China's State Council published the Notice on Several Measures on Increasing of Openness to Foreign Investment and Active Use of Foreign Investment (Guo Fa [2017] No. 5). The notice is intended to expand...more

Embraer’s FCPA Deferred Prosecution Agreement and $205 Million Payment Demonstrate Need for Adequate Internal Controls

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer SA (“Embraer”) will pay the United States government $205 million to settle allegations that the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) by paying millions in bribes...more

Monarch - A royal reprieve or a stay of execution?

by DLA Piper on

On Wednesday 12 October it was reported that Monarch secured an extension to its ATOL licence following in-depth negotiations with the CAA and a £165 million injection of capital from its major shareholder, Greybull Capital....more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

LATAM Airlines Agrees to Pay $22 Million to Settle FCPA Cases - Last month, LATAM Airlines (“LATAM”), based in Santiago, Chile, agreed to pay $22 million to settle parallel civil and criminal proceedings involving...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 6.15.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A nasty May jobs report and fears about China’s markets have probably done in any plans the Fed had to raise rates in June [though maybe it shouldn’t wait much longer]. Here are the 5 things we should be watching when the...more

Indonesia’s revised negative investment list

by Reed Smith on

Recent changes to Indonesia’s revised Negative Investment List have largely been positive, with relaxation being the order of the day. In this briefing we look at some of the key changes and their likely impact on foreign...more

International Monetary Fund’s Forecast for Global Economy Cools

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Even as experts are signaling caution in their outlook for the automotive sector, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is lowering its forecast of economic growth for this year. In its April 2016 report, the IMF reduced...more

2016 Automotive M&A Outlook

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The automotive industry experienced extraordinarily high levels of deal activity in 2015. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the sector are expected to remain strong in 2016, but deal volume and frequency may slightly taper...more

U.S. Treasury Department Eases Sanctions Under Iran Nuclear Deal

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Changes Authorize Certain Transactions by Foreign-Incorporated Companies - On January 16, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department eased economic sanctions on Iran and issued new licenses authorizing three new categories of...more

The Partial Lifting of Iranian Sanctions – Not Quite Business As Usual

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Implementation Day under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed by the P5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany), the European Union, and Iran (“JCPOA”) came on January 16, 2016 and...more

Iran Nuclear Sanctions Relief Implemented: New Opportunities Await Non-US Companies, but Comprehensive US Transaction and Export...

by WilmerHale on

On January 16, 2016, the United States, its negotiating partners and Iran announced the arrival of Implementation Day for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), to which the parties agreed on July 14, 2015 with...more

First trial in the financial list over validity of derivatives transactions draws to a close

by DLA Piper on

The trial of the first case to be heard in the new Financial List has finished and we await the judgment from Mr Justice Blair with interest. The case was transferred in the middle of October, shortly after the Financial List...more

The Aviation Industry and Corruption

by Michael Volkov on

DOJ and the SEC have quietly (or maybe not so quietly) set an enforcement tone in the aviation industry. When you look over the last few years, we have several enforcement actions either pending or resolved involving the...more

Coast Guard Issues New Citizenship "Mechanisms of Compliance"

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

This morning, the Coast Guard issued a Notice in the Federal Register entitled “Mechanisms of Compliance With United States Citizenship Requirements for the Ownership of Vessels Eligible to Engage in Restricted Trades by...more

International Criminal Defense Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current International - Transnational Criminal...

by McNabb Associates, P.C. on

Our paper focuses on articles concerning US Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal. You will also find news about the US Seizure of Non-Resident,...more

Trading in piracy-risk areas: issues for commodities traders concerning the piracy threat

by Reed Smith on

Introduction Pirate attacks on merchant vessels are still an increasing problem. The total annual cost to the shipping and trading industries is substantial. Traders have to respond to the reality of the piracy threat by...more

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