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Congress Introduces Bill to Expand CFIUS’s Review Authority

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced identical bills in the House and Senate on Wednesday to broaden the authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or the “Committee”), an…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Tax Receivable Agreements and Tax Reform Proposals

Last week the House Republicans introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, their long-awaited first draft of tax reform legislation, bringing Congress one step closer to achieving tax reform. Earlier this year, the House of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Securities Law, Taxation

UK proposal for three-tier fee model for data controllers from May 2018

With the deadline for enforcement of the GDPR looming closer, many data controllers had believed that, with the abolition of the requirement to notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of their data processing…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy

Pending Supreme Court PTAB cases [Video]

Scott McKeown, Ropes & Gray IP litigation partner and chair of the firm’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) group, discusses potential impacts of pending Supreme Court PTAB cases, Oil States and SAS Institute. ----------- In…more
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SEC Issues No-Action Letters to Ease U.S. and MiFID II Compliance; EC Issues Guidance on MiFID II Advisers’ Receipt of Research from Non-EU Brokers

On October 26, 2017, the SEC staff issued three no-action letters to, respectively, the Investment Company Institute (the “ICI Letter”), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Asset Management Group (the…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Amendments to China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Broadens the Scope of Commercial Bribery, Imposes Vicarious Liability, and Increases Penalties

On November 4, 2017, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (“NPC”) adopted amendments to China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law (“Amended AUCL”). In 1993, the Chinese government enacted the AUCL to encourage and…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations

House Republicans Introduce Long-Awaited Tax Legislation

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, House Republicans introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, their long-awaited tax reform legislation, followed quickly by an amendment introduced on November 6 by House Ways and Means Committee Chair…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Changing status of EU local authorities under MiFID II

Asset managers located inside and outside the European Union (“EU”) should be aware of the changing regulatory status of EU local authorities, and their pension funds, under the next iteration of the Markets in Financial…more
 /  Finance & Banking

SEC Issues New Guidance on Several Exclusions under Rule 14a-8

On November 1, 2017, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (the Division) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (the SLB) on shareholder proposals. The SLB provides guidance on: (i) the application of Rule 14a-8(i)(7), the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

FTC's merger remedies study [Video]

Jonathan Klarfeld, Ropes & Gray antitrust partner, discusses key takeaways and likely impacts of the Federal Trade Commission's recent divestiture study. ____ The FTC's divestiture study is a rehash of a report that they had…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Ropes & Gray, The Boston Foundation and Boston College Present Leading By Example Program on International Philanthropy

The following article is authored by Jean Whitney, a philanthropic advisor at Ropes & Gray. She works with families, charitable trusts and private foundations to implement best practices in charitable giving. Her work comprises…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Nonprofit Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Q&A: What to Expect from the “New” SEC

David Tittsworth and Jeremiah Williams are Counsels in the Washington, D.C. office of Ropes & Gray. David served as President and CEO of the Investment Adviser Association for 18 years prior to joining Ropes in 2015. Before…more
 /  Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

China FDA’s Device Regulations Ready for Public Comments

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has published its proposed amendment of the Medical Device Regulations (MDR), previously known as the State Council Order # 650, for public comments. This Alert summarizes the key…more
 /  Administrative Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

ITC Defers to FDA, Declining to Institute Section 337 Investigation

In what represents a departure from typical U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) practice, the ITC on October 27, 2017 declined to institute a Section 337 investigation based on a complaint brought by Amarin Pharma, Inc…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Department of Labor's Fiduciary Rule [Video]

David Tittsworth, Ropes & Gray investment management counsel, analyzes the possible fate of the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule. ____ In April 2016, the Department of Labor issued a final rule that amends the definition…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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