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New AIM Rules in force this month: all AIM issuers must now comply with a recognised corporate governance code

by Hogan Lovells on

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has announced that its new AIM Rules for Companies (AIM Rules) and AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers (Nomad Rules) will come into force on 30 March 2018. ...more

Colorado Legislature Signals That It May Create More Stringent Data Destruction Regulations and Tighten Breach Reporting...

by BakerHostetler on

In January 2018, Colorado legislators sponsored a bill that, if passed, will change the state’s existing data breach reporting laws in important ways. A House Committee Report detailing the current version of the bill can be...more

100 Days Until GDPR … Are You Ready?

by Vedder Price on

What Is GDPR?- The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),—described as “the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years”—becomes enforceable by law on May 25, 2018. After four years of preparation...more

Tax Reform & Qualified Equity Grants: New Tax Provisions

by Holland & Hart LLP on

Beyond cutting individual tax rates temporarily and slashing corporate taxes to 21 percent permanently, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes new options in the taxation of certain employee equity awards....more

Recent Conference Highlights Cyber Risks and How to Protect Against the Same

On February 13-14, 2018, Advisen held a conference focused on exploring cyber risks and how companies can best move to address potential exposures. Below are key takeaways and trends discussed by the panelists....more

U.S. Department of Justice Will Likely Become More Active in Reviewing Proposed Class Action Settlements

• The DOJ has streamlined its process for reviewing CAFA settlement notices. • The DOJ will likely become more aggressive in reviewing class action settlements for fairness, reasonableness and conformity with DOJ policy...more

New California Law: Employers Must “Resist” Federal Immigration Agents

by Hogan Lovells on

Effective January 1, 2018, the California Immigrant Worker Protection Act (the “Act”) requires private and public employers to “resist” informal worksite inspections by federal immigration enforcement agents....more

HIPAA Small Breach Notifications Due March 1

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

March 1, 2018 is the date by which HIPAA covered entities must notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of “small” breaches of unsecured protected health information that were...more

Sudden impact: When a spouse unexpectedly dies

It’s almost impossible to fully prepare for a spouse’s sudden death, but it helps to keep one’s finances organized and communicate with a spouse about these matters. This article offers points to address in the event a spouse...more

The Making of a Super-SAR: A Case Study

by White & Case LLP on

The UK Government has continued to develop the UK's existing anti-money laundering ("AML") framework, both in response to EU driven initiatives, but also as part of its own national strategy. The Criminal Finances Act 20171...more

Federal Trade Commission Announces 2018 Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Thresholds

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On Friday, January 27, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the revised “size of transaction” thresholds for 2018 for reporting proposed mergers and acquisitions under Section 7A of the Clayton Act, as added by...more

New HSR and interlocking directorate thresholds announced for 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

On 26 January 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the annual jurisdictional adjustments for premerger notification filings made pursuant to Section 7A of the Clayton Act, known as the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust...more

North Carolina Proposed Data Breach Legislation & Security Breach Report 2017

by Wilson Elser on

On January 8, 2018, the State of North Carolina released its Security Breach Report 2017, which highlights a 15 percent increase in breaches since 2016. At the same time, North Carolina introduced new legislation aimed at...more

FTC Announces Annual Changes to HSR Thresholds (2018)

by White & Case LLP on

On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act notification thresholds....more

Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced

On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised, higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The filing thresholds are revised annually, based on...more

Investment Funds Update Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

BaFin publishes new circular for investments of German Insurers - As of 12 December 2017 and after a long consultation period, BaFin has published its new Circular 11/2017 (Hinweise zur Anlage des Sicherungsvermögens...more

Connecticut Employers Have New Notification Requirement Beginning January 29

The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CT FEPA) was amended during the past legislative session to enhance the protections available to pregnant women in the workplace. Among the new provisions of the law (which...more

FTC Revises Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds; Minimum Size for Reportable Transactions Increases to $84.4 Million

• The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 requires parties to transactions meeting certain size and other tests to file premerger notification forms with both the Federal Trade Commission and Department of...more

In Principle: 10 Things Authorised Firms Need to Know for 2018 – The World of Financial Regulation as the UK Prepares to Exit the...

There is much for authorised firms to consider in the year ahead. Firms have been through the intensive period of the enactment of the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), but must now step up their...more

Tougher Privacy and Data Security Protections Coming to North Carolina

by Fisher Phillips on

A bi-partisan privacy and data security bill, which will significantly impact companies with North Carolina employees, is in the works. North Carolina State Representative Jason Saine (R), Appropriations Chairman of...more

NYSE Dividend Notification Changes Effective February 1

by Goodwin on

On February 1, 2018, the amendments to the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual adopted in August 2017 become effective. These amendments will require listed companies to notify the NYSE at least 10 minutes before a...more

The Proposed Overhaul Of North Carolina’s Data-Breach Law Could Have Big-Time Consequences

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

One might expect N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 to play a big role in data-breach litigation. The statute, after all, offers the prospect of treble damages and attorney fees. But, historically, it hasn’t. Only three...more

Financial Derivatives Intermediaries Who Trade Virtual Currencies Face the NFA’s Enhanced Reporting Requirements

Derivatives regulators continue to take actions that pull virtual currencies – also known as digital currency or cryptocurrency, the best known of which is bitcoin – into their regulatory schemes....more

Friendly Reminder: New York Paid Family Leave Law Effective January 1, 2018 - A Heads-Up on Employment Issues Confronting the...

• New York’s Paid Family Leave Law went into effect on January 1, 2018. • All New York employers are impacted. • New York employers have an obligation to notify employees of their right to paid family leave. • Firms...more

Getting Ready for GDPR Compliance in the New Year

by Vedder Price on

As 2017 comes to a close and companies look to planning initiatives for 2018, there is one date that should be front and center for privacy professionals: May 25, 2018. That is the date that the EU’s General Data Protection...more

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