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Fifty State Attorneys General Reach Settlement over Cyber-Incident Disclosure

Uber Technologies, Inc. has reached a settlement with the attorneys general for all fifty states and the District of Columbia regarding allegations that Uber had violated state data breach notification statutes and consumer…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy

CFIUS Pilot Program: Immediate Implications for Investors and Investment Targets

On October 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued temporary regulations—a “pilot program”—to implement certain provisions of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (“FIRRMA”), signed into law by…more
 /  Administrative Law, Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

UK Court dismisses first challenge to new AML powers

The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) has successfully defended the first challenge to its new power to require individuals to explain how they have acquired assets which it suspects may represent the proceeds of crime…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law

U.K. financial regulator issues £16.4 million fine for cyber fraud — and it’s not even GDPR

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) on Monday (1 October 2018) fined Tesco Personal Finance plc (“Tesco Bank”) £16.4 million for its failings in relation to a cyber attack in November 2016…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy

IRS Considers Giving More Ventures Access to Tax-Free Spinoffs

On September 25, 2018, the IRS announced that it is considering guidance on the treatment of spinoffs involving business ventures engaged in research and development for future profit. The announcement is of special interest to…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Petrobras Reaches $1.78 billion FCPA Resolution

On September 27, the DOJ and SEC and Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (“Petrobras”), Brazil's state-owned energy company, reached the largest settlement in the history of U.S. enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Notable September Developments in the Cryptocurrency Space

Three notable developments occurred this month in the cryptocurrency space: in U.S. v. Zaslavskiy, a federal judge permitted a criminal case to proceed based on a finding that digital tokens issued in an initial coin offering…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

OCC Opens Door for Fintech National Banks

Following the Office of the Comptroller of Currency’s (the “OCC”) July issuance of a policy statement and supplement to its licensing manual relating to special purpose national charters for non-deposit-taking financial…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Podcast: Introduction to Credit Funds: Basics on How Credit Funds and Private Equity Funds Differ [Audio]

In this Ropes & Gray podcast, Michael Doherty and Jason Kolman discuss some considerations for newer credit fund managers, including common differences between the various types of credit funds, as well as between private equity…more
 /  Taxation

Data protection post-Brexit – Deal or no deal?

The UK Government has produced a series of technical notices explaining what businesses might need to do if there is a “no deal” Brexit. While it considers this “unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Privacy

China’s Health Authorities Issue New Rules on Telemedicine

On September 14, 2018, the PRC National Health Commission (“NHC”) promulgated three administrative measures1 (the “Measures”) to regulate telemedicine. The Measures recognize the legitimacy of emerging internet-based healthcare…more
 /  Administrative Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

After 10 Years of Litigation, Ninth Circuit Dismisses Northstar v. Schwab Class Action

On September 14, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit put an end to the long-running Northstar Financial Advisors v. Schwab Investments class action. In a much anticipated ruling, a panel of three Ninth…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Securities Law

Podcast: Credit Funds: The Benefits, Challenges and Applications of Treaty Fund Structures When Investing in Credit [Audio]

In this podcast, Laurel FitzPatrick, Adam Greenwood and Jim Brown discuss the tax considerations applicable to non-US investors investing in funds that invest in credit and debt instruments. So-called 'treaty funds' offer one…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

ISDA Publishes 2018 U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol: Considerations for the Buy Side

ISDA recently published the ISDA 2018 U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol (the “Protocol”), which is now open for adherence. This Client Alert provides further information about the Protocol and considerations for buy-side entities in…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

SEC Withdraws Two No-Action Letters Regarding Use of Proxy Advisory Firms – Chairman Clayton Issues Statement Regarding Staff Views

On September 13, 2018, the Division of Investment Management (the “Division”) issued an Information Update (the “Update”) in which it announced the withdrawal of two no-action letters concerning the circumstances under which a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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