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Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on SEC/Corporate, CFTC, Derivatives, Brexit and EU Developments

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues C&DIs on Proxy Rules and Proxy Statements, Overhauling Telephone Interpretations Manual - On May 11, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the...more

US Department of State Releases June 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories remain unchanged, while EB-2 India advances slightly....more

Proposed Amendments to India's Arbitration Act

by Jones Day on

The Government of India has announced possible amendments to the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 ("Act"). On 7 March 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2018...more

US Department of State Releases May 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories remain unchanged, while EB-2 China and EB-3 India cutoff dates will advance....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Some analysis of Friday’s less-than-booming jobs report – NYTimes and Bloomberg And a look at Fed Chair Powell’s first major remarks on the state of the economy and the potential effects a trade war would have on the Fed’s...more

Banking Disputes Quarterly Q1 2018

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Introduction - The recent New Delhi High Court decision in Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited v Electricity Generation Incorporation & Others [2017] upheld an English law jurisdiction clause contained in a bank guarantee....more

An Introductory Guide to Arbitration in Asia - March 2018

by Morgan Lewis on

Commercial parties, when entering into a contractual relationship, will have to address three key issues when negotiating the dispute resolution (or jurisdiction) clause. First, whether to resolve those disputes by...more

US Department of State Releases April 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories will retrogress, while EB-2 China and EB-3 India will advance....more

The Choice of a Foreign Seat in Domestic Disputes – An Opportunity for one More Step Forward in India’s Journey to Establish...

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The growth of India as an arbitral jurisdiction continues to raise interesting questions of principle and policy. This article explores one such question - whether Indian parties have the autonomy to choose a foreign seat. As...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - February 2018 #4

Dominion to Start Cove Point LNG Exports Early March - "Dominion Energy said it expects to start exporting liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal in Maryland, the second U.S. facility to produce LNG from shale...more

Indian Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017

Under a newly amended law, many employers in India are required to increase paid maternity leave and offer on-site day care services; some of the new standards await clarification. Providing crèche (day care) facilities is...more

$50 Million Lawsuit Filed Against FDA

by Knobbe Martens on

On January 22, 2018, a $50 million lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Central District of California. The complaint was filed by Semler Research Center Pvt. Ltd., a contract research...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - February 2018 #3

Trump Budget Seeks 23 Percent Cut at EPA, Eliminating Dozens of Programs - "The fiscal 2019 proposal released marks the Trump administration's latest attempt to shrink the reach of an agency the president once promised to...more

Global Innovation Centers in the Data-Driven Digital Economy

GICs offer advantages for exploiting big data and staying competitive. Data is the fuel of the 21st-century economy. Companies must manage and exploit data and digital technologies in an innovative, agile and cost...more

"Make in India" Initiative Extends to Medical Devices - India's New Medical Device Rules Are Now in Effect

by Hogan Lovells on

In January 2017, India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released the long-awaited Medical Device Rules of 2017 (MDR 2017 or the Act), which took effect on January 1, 2018. Upon implementation, this regulation replaced...more

US Department of State Releases March 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

Cutoff dates for all employment-based categories show minimal advancement. The US Department of State has released its March 2018 Visa Bulletin setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa...more

Trade & Manufacturing - February 2018

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Trump Administration Imposes Tariffs On Imported Large Residential Washing Machines And Imported Solar Cells And Modules - On January 22, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that...more

Data Protection Laws in India

In August 2017, the Supreme Court of India passed a judgment in the case of Justice K S Puttuswamy vs Union of India (Supreme Court of India, WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO 494 OF 2012), in which fundamental rights, as provided in...more

India Kickstarts New Year with Significant Changes to FDI Regime

by Morgan Lewis on

The recent amendments to India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) rules allow foreign airlines to invest up to 49% in Air India, adding new wings for the nation’s flag carrier that has been wholly owned by the government. The...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - February 2018

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Could Looming Virtual Private Network Rule Changes In China Further Stimulate “Reshoring” Of American Manufacturing? - Starting March 31, 2018, China will only allow companies to use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from a...more

India Launches Bid Process for Largest Auction of Oil and Gas Blocks

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The Situation: Under a new licensing policy, India is set to begin an auction for exploration and development of 55 oil and gas blocks. The Action: Bidders are invited to bid for the identified blocks spread over a 59,282...more

Key Developments in the 2017 Indian Legal Landscape

by Morgan Lewis on

Legal and regulatory developments in the country included changes to the foreign direct investment policy, changes to the foreign investment regime, and a new platform for sexual harassment complaints by employees. Labour...more

Global Intellectual Property Indicator in 2017 Published by WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published its annual report, Global Intellectual Property Indicator 2017, on January 8, 2018. The report is 226 pages long and contains mostly statistics and colorful graphs....more

Littler Global Guide - India - Q4 2017

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Delhi High Court: “Mere Physical Contact” Not Sexual Harassment - On October 31, 2017, the Delhi High Court passed a landmark judgment in the case of Shanta Kumar v. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...more

Petition Summary: Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, China, Korea, and Turkey

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On January 17, 2018, the American Line Pipe Producers Association filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, the People’s...more

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