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The Ghost in the Procurement Machine: Using AI in the Contracting Process

by Morgan Lewis on

Among the many ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are enhancing business functions, the inefficiencies and labor-intensive organizational aspects of the contracting process present many fertile...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

What to Look for in a Middle Office Outsourcing Provider

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Many sources will offer advice on what to look for in a legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider. Features to look for include company longevity, client references, expertise with your size law firm and practices, reasonable...more

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

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New edition of UCITS and AIFMD Q&As published by the Central Bank - The Central Bank recently published the 28th edition of AIFMD Q&A on the 2 January 2018. A number of new questions have been answered regarding the PRIIPS...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

Tired of Deal Fatigue? (Part 2: Root Causes)

by Morgan Lewis on

Imagine a scenario where you are a new member of a deal team that has been working on the same deal day and night for months, but just can’t seem to close. As a new member of the team, you’re still fresh and optimistic, but...more

FDA Continues to Prioritize Compounding Regulation with the 2018 Compounding Policy Priorities Plan

by Reed Smith on

On January 19, 2018, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. released FDA’s 2018 Compounding Policy Priorities Plan. The plan provides an overview of the key priorities FDA will pursue in 2018 to implement the federal law on...more

Cloud Computing by EU Financial Institutions Gets a New Rule Book

Financial institutions should take note of, and make every effort to comply with, the European Banking Authority’s new cloud computing guidance which will be effective from 1 July 2018. In order to clarify EU-wide...more

Professional secrecy and outsourcing arrangements – Latest developments

by Allen & Overy LLP on

At the time we released our last e-alert on the bill of law n°7024 aiming, among others, at amending article 41 of the Luxembourg act of 5 April 1993 on the financial sector, as amended (the Banking Act 1993) on professional...more

Tired of Deal Fatigue? (Part 1)

by Morgan Lewis on

Have you ever really thought about deal fatigue? Most people don’t realize that it’s a thing. Yet its real, it’s powerful, and it can drive a deal team to unwittingly act against its own interests at the worst possible...more

European Banking Authority Publishes Recommendations on Outsourcing by Financial Institutions to Cloud Service Providers

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has published its final report on Recommendations on outsourcing by financial institutions to cloud service providers. The EBA has developed the Recommendations on its own initiative as part of...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - December 2017 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT - Department of Labor Seeks to Loosen Reins on Restaurant Industry By Rescinding Regulation of Certain Tip Pooling Practices - In 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division...more

Claims by Vendor Personnel in Outsourcing Deals: Mitigating the Customer’s Risks

by Morgan Lewis on

When a company outsources, it is looking to engage a third party to provide a service—not to assume risks with respect to the third party’s personnel. In fact, a key concern of a company looking to outsource is that it does...more

Best Strategies for Outsourcing Benefit Plan Services

Include all necessary interested parties in the process. This means including individuals with decision-making authority from Human Resources, Benefits, Labor Relations (if applicable), Finance, Payroll, and Legal. A...more

Outsourcing and Delegation – EU Commission Proposes Powers of Intervention

by Morgan Lewis on

Aware of the risks of regulatory arbitrage developing post-Brexit, a key feature of the Commission’s proposals allows ESAs to monitor the practices of EU27 regulators....more

Global In-House Centers in India, v2.0

GICs in India are evolving from cost-saving platforms into Innovation Centers for emerging digital technologies that can provide a competitive advantage. Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in GICs in India...more

Restrictions on L-1 Visas Could Increase Outsourcing

by Ronald Shapiro on

Forbes contributor Stuart Anderson has recently stated that recent L1 visa and US H1B restrictions could result in increased outsourcing of jobs. As the federal government and Congress continue to deny access to temporary...more

FDA Unveils Ramped-up Regulatory Initiatives for Drug Compounders

by Reed Smith on

On September 26, 2017, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. released a statement about FDA’s ramped up regulatory initiatives for drug compounders. These initiatives include: (1) publishing a report that provides a list of...more

Employment Law Insights and Solutions (ELIS)

by Dentons on

In this special first edition of Dentons’ new global publication, Employment Law Insights and Solutions (ELIS), we identify some of the most important legislative developments and court decisions in the employment arena from...more

Reserve Bank announces revised BS11 Outsourcing Policy

by DLA Piper on

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) released its revised BS11 Outsourcing Policy (BS11) last week following a two year consultation period. While the RBNZ initially consulted on lowering the threshold of BS11 to apply to...more

Financial Regulatory Observer - September 2017: Regulators put their heads in the cloud

by White & Case LLP on

A new wave of IT outsourcing by banks raises some important questions for regulators. Financial Regulatory Observer (FRO): Why is outsourcing back at the top of the agenda for banks and supervisory authorities? ...more

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk: Effective Transportation and Logistics Provider Diligence and Management Practices

by Benesch on

Every day, supply chain managers and logistics coordinators navigate a world of risk. Those risks include interruption due to delay, the damage, contamination, or loss of goods, customer service failures, and even regulatory...more

Frenemies: Gaining Efficiency Through Shared Services

by Bryan Cave on

Bryan Cave colleagues Ken Achenbach and Sean Christy join Jonathan and me on this episode of The Bank Account to examine the ability of banks to gain efficiency through shared services. Throughout the business environment,...more

Implications of the 2016 US Presidential Election for Trade Policy

by White & Case LLP on

The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States will have important implications for US trade policy. Assessing these implications in the immediate aftermath of the presidential election is,...more

ESMA Issues Opinions on Supervisory Convergence in the Areas of Investment Management and Secondary Markets

by Dechert LLP on

The European watchdog has issued its much anticipated opinions on outsourcing/delegation of: (i) fund management companies; (ii) MiFID entities; and (iii) trading venues. This Newsflash focuses on the opinions as they relate...more

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