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by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important to your organization....more

New rules of migration registration in connection with the holding of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

by Dentons on

We advise you of the following important changes affecting foreign citizens' stay and residence in Russia in connection with the holding of the 2018 FIFA World Cup....more

Texas Enforcement Sweep Finds Widespread Fraud in Cryptocurrency Offerings

by Jones Day on

The surge in cryptocurrency activity has led to an increase in attention from enforcement authorities at both the state and national levels. The Texas State Securities Board launched an investigation into cryptocurrency...more

Offering Exemptions Available to Companies Issuing ICOs

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Issuing an initial coin offering (ICO) is a new and innovative way for companies to infuse capital into their enterprise. However, several regulatory agencies have increased their scrutiny of ICOs, including the U.S....more

Transparency in the territories – public ownership registers in Cayman, Bermuda and the BVI

by White & Case LLP on

UK overseas territories – including the offshore financial centres of the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the BVI – will be required to introduce public registers of local companies' beneficial owners by the end of 2020, after a...more

Jockey Club Rules “Justify” Crazy Names at the Kentucky Derby

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

A top favorite to win this weekend’s Kentucky Derby is a colt named Justify, whose parents were Stage Magic and Scat Daddy. Other contenders include Free Drop Billy, Firenze Fire, Lone Sailor, and Magnum Moon. ...more

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain name) have launched their "Sunrise" registration periods. Please contact us...more

Understanding the Regulatory Concerns of Cryptocurrency Exchange Registration

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, recently approached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about possible licensing as a broker-dealer. If Coinbase decides to register with the SEC, it will...more

GSA Identifies Fraudulent Activity in and Imposes New Requirements

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Takeaways for all government contractors - 1. Review your registration to ensure it is accurate, especially as to banking information and authorized Entity Administrators. 2. Prepare and submit notarized...more

Industrial Development Bonds And The Mystery Of Federal Preemption

by Allen Matkins on

This should be a straightforward question - Are qualification and registration requirements under state securities laws preempted with respect to industrial development bonds? When Congress enacted the National Securities...more

FINRA Requires Order Taker Registration

by Carlton Fields on

In late 2017, FINRA pronounced in Regulatory Notice 17-30 that, "Beginning on October 1, 2018, unregistered persons cannot accept an order from a customer under any circumstances. ...more

Ohio Publishes Guidance for Recent Statutory Changes to Residential Mortgage Lending Licensing Laws

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Financial Institutions recently published guidance to assist mortgage licensees and registrants with implementing the newly-effective Ohio House Bill 199, also known as the Ohio...more

What's New In Washington - April 2018

Congress returned from its spring recess with a host of issues to address—trade, Trump administration nominations and opioid legislation sitting atop the priority list. Given the ongoing data scandal at Facebook, privacy...more

New Compulsory Register of Beneficial Owners of Overseas Entities Holding UK Real Estate

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The government has recently published its response to a call for evidence on the proposed UK register of beneficial ownership for overseas entities (the “OEBO register”) with implications for overseas entities that currently,...more

New Jersey Expands Medical Cannabis Program

by Wilson Elser on

On March 27, 2018, New Jersey approved a significant expansion of its medical marijuana program. Reforms include eligibility for patients with anxiety, chronic pain, migraines and Tourette’s syndrome. The move is expected to...more

Washington Court of Appeals Dismisses Oregon Contractor’s Collection Action for Failure to Strictly Comply With Registration...

by Lane Powell PC on

In an unpublished opinion filed April 3, 2018, in HNS, Inc. v. Eagle Rock Quarry, et al., Cause No. 34695-1-III, Division Three of the Washington Court of Appeals dismissed a contractor collection action finding that the...more

FATCA: "COPA" y "CERTIFICACIONES PERIÓDICAS" que vencen el 1 de Julio de 2018 tendrán en efecto, una extensión de 3 meses. PERO,...

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

El 19 de marzo de 2018, el IRS publicó el "Borrador de Preguntas de Certificación FATCA" ( para ser completado por el Oficial Responsable (“RO”) de una ...more

FATCA: “COPA” and “PERIODIC CERTIFICATIONS” due by July 1, 2018, will have, in effect, a 3 Month Extension. BUT, will you be...

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

On March 19, 2018, IRS released “Draft FATCA Certification Questions” to be completed by the Responsible Officer (RO) of a Participating Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) or Reporting Model 2 FFI. ...more

Utah Modifies Provisions Under Residential Mortgage Practices and Licensing Act

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Utah has issued House Bill 243 relating to licensing, record requirements, and investigations. The updates are effective May 8, 2018....more

Spending Legislation Contains Long-Awaited Reforms for BDCs

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On March 23, 2018, Congress passed and President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, the omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September. The spending bill included the Small...more

SAM, I AM: New Verification Requirement for Likely to Delay New Registrations

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Registering with is a fact of life for government contractors. And, from what we often hear, a challenging fact at that. Indeed, it can be difficult to navigate the registration process, and it is time-consuming....more

Luxembourg register of beneficial owners: Are you ready?

by White & Case LLP on

Draft Luxembourg bill of law transposing article 30 of Directive (EU) 2015/849 (the fourth anti-money laundering directive (AMLD IV)). The Luxembourg parliament is reviewing the draft bill of law implementing article 30 of...more

SEC Issues Statement on Potentially Unlawful Online Platforms for Trading Digital Assets

by Dechert LLP on

The staff of the Divisions of Enforcement and Trading and Markets (collectively, Staff) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 7, 2018 jointly issued a statement on digital asset trading platforms...more

Small Business Credit Availability Act: Increasing Capital and Flexibility for Business Development Companies

by Dechert LLP on

Highlights - On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the Small Business Credit Availability Act (the Act), which aims to increase the availability of funding to small to mid-sized private U.S. companies and startups by...more

Arizona Corporation Commission Adopts Milestone Code of Ethics, Including a Lobbyist Registration Requirement

by Snell & Wilmer on

After a year of development, including workshops and public input, the Arizona Corporation Commission has adopted its first Code of Ethics. The Commission believes that its new Code is the most comprehensive in the country...more

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