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Loan repatriation – key points

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New amendments to Russian currency controls entered into force on 14 April 2018 (the Law), extending currency repatriation requirements to loans issued by residents to foreign borrowers. The changes are meant to reduce the...more

Update: DEC Accepting Additional Comments on Proposed SEQR Amendments

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As a follow up to a March 14, 2017 legal alert on proposed SEQR amendments, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) published a notice of revised rulemaking in the New York State Register on April...more

Podcast - Developments in FDA & DOJ Regulation and Enforcement of Manufacturer Communications

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The rules regarding truthful, non-misleading communications by medical product manufacturers have long been unclear. In recent years, there have been significant developments in the case law, as well as in FDA guidance and...more

Final Draft EU Technical Standards Amending Systematic Internalisers' Quote Rules

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The European Securities and Markets Authority has published a final report and final draft amending Regulatory Technical Standards to amend the RTS on the equity transparency obligations of trading venues and investment firms...more

Comparative analysis of the provisions of Federal Law No. 214-FZ in light of recent amendments

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The adoption of Federal Law No. 218-FZ on the Public Law Company for the Protection of Rights of Individuals Who are Shared Construction Participants in the Event of Insolvency (Bankruptcy) of Developers and on Amendments to...more

The CLOUD Act: Broadening both U.S. and Foreign Governments’ Reach into Individuals’ Data

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The new U.S. CLOUD Act directly addresses the very real challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and internationally in accessing increasingly globalized communications data and provides clarity to...more

UK Secondary Legislation on Regulatory Treatment of Peer-to-Peer Borrowers

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The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2018 has been published. This Amendment Order amends the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on...more

Amendments to the insurance regulations

by Hogan Lovells on

The proposed amendments to the regulations of the Long-term Insurance Act, 1998 and Short-term Insurance Act, 1998 are out for comment with submissions due on 23 April 2018. ...more

Updated Massachusetts Equal Pay Law to Take Effect on July 1, 2018

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The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), which amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law, goes into effect July 1, 2018, and applies to all employers regardless of their size, including the state and its municipalities. ...more

2018 Legislative Changes for Community Associations

On March 23, 2018, Governor Scott approved House Bill 841, amending a number of statutes regulating community associations. The following is a summary of House Bill 841 by topic...more

Congress Enacts Law Clarifying Reach of Warrants for Overseas Data

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On Friday, March 23, President Trump signed into law the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act), which amends the Stored Communications Act (SCA), 18 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq., to require providers of electronic...more

Highlights of the Alberta Employment Standards Code Update

The province of Alberta, Canada, enacted significant revisions to its Employment Standards Code effective January 1, 2018, overhauling its foundational employment laws for the first time in almost 30 years. Canadian...more

Enhancement of corporate regulation in Ukraine (Ukrainian)

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On February 6, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law On Limited Liability Companies and Superadded Liability Companies (hereinafter referred to as the Law on LLC), whereby material amendments were introduced...more

Enhancement of corporate regulation in Ukraine

by Dentons on

On February 6, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law On Limited Liability Companies and Superadded Liability Companies (hereinafter referred to as the Law on LLC), whereby material amendments were introduced...more

Fair Trading Act Becomes the Consumer Protection Act and Other Key Amendments

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Bill 31: A Better Deal for Consumers and Businesses Act passed First Reading on November 29, 2017, in the Alberta Legislature and received Royal Assent very quickly thereafter on December 15, 2017. Bill 31 amends the Fair...more

Amendments to the RES Act / New obligations resulting from the Capacity Market regulations

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Amendments to the RES Act - On 6 March 2018, the Council of Ministers adopted a bill of amendments to the Act of 20 February 2015 on Renewable Energy Sources (“RES Act”), the Act of 20 May 2016 on Investments in Wind Power...more

Life Sciences. Major Russian legal changes in the second half of 2017

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Major Russian legal changes - 1. The Russian government has introduced a risk-oriented approach for scheduled inspections in the healthcare industry - (RF Government Resolution No. 907 on Amendments to the Regulation on...more

Singapore Employment Act Amendments: Expanding coverage to professionals, managers and executives while tightening rules on hiring...

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Due to the increasing number of professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) in the Singapore workforce, the Ministry of Manpower has made various changes to the Employment Act of Singapore (the Act) – most notably expanding...more

Higher penalties for therapeutic goods advertising offences

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General advertising offences are contained in section 42DL of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the TG Act). Previously, section 42DL stated it was an offence for a person to ‘publish’ or ‘broadcast’ an advertisement about...more

Syndicated loans march ahead

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Federal Law No. 486-FZ on Syndicated Loans and Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation dated 31 December 2017 - Russian authorities have been looking to regulate syndicated lending for some time. With...more

International Arbitration Alert - Revision of the DIS Arbitration Rules

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The German Institution of Arbitration (Deutsche Institution fu¨r Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, or “DIS”) has revised its Arbitration Rules (“Rules”). The new Rules came into effect on 1 March 2018 and replace the 1998 DIS Rules....more

Japan Renewable Energy Update

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On April 1, 2017, amendments (the "Amendments") to the Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Renewable Energy-Sourced Electricity by Electric Utilities (the "Renewable Energy Act") became effective. These...more

Recent Developments in the Regulation of Employment Agencies

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There have been some key developments in relation to the regulation and licensing of employment agencies (EAs). Recent enforcement action by the Commissioner for Labour also evidences a growing trend towards closer monitoring...more

US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Issues Final Rule Amending International Banking Regulations

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The FDIC adopted amendments to its international banking regulations that primarily impact the asset pledge requirements applicable to FDIC-insured branch offices of non-U.S. banks (of which there are only 10) as well as...more

SEC Approves NYSE Rule Modifying Requirements for Physical Delivery of Proxy Materials

Just as proxy season gets into full swing, the SEC has helpfully approved a modification to the NYSE’s rules regarding physical delivery of proxy material to the Exchange. ...more

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